RIPCORD Houston, Guide & Review
Voted best Gay Leather Bar in Houston. Since 1982, Ripcord has been a fixture of Houston’s LGBTQ+ bar scene and THE gay leather bar in Houston where the wild, the weird, and the kinky gather on a nightly basis. The crowd is incredibly laid-back and cool, and while bears in harnesses abound, people of all genders and orientations are welcome. The drinks, the sights, and the sounds are all major draws, but RIPCORD is first and foremost about community. At Ripcord, everyone is embraced for who they are—no pretense, no gatekeeping, just pure camaraderie and debauchery.
RIPCORD — Your Friendly Neighborhood Leather Bar. It’s a safe, comfortable neighborhood bar that’s welcoming to the Levi/leather/uniform and gear communities. Best place in Montrose to catch a vibe! Ripcord features great people, a fun atmosphere, friendly bartenders, chic decor, and great drinks that are reasonably priced, big TVs, stylish interior, live music, free, WI-FI, quiz night, late-night menu, creative cocktails, and a free buffet.
Ripcord operates Monday – Friday 1:00 pm – 2:00 am and Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 2:00 am. The place is fairly large and is decorated with fun/quirky signage. Ripcord is a popular spot for various groups in the gay community, including Bears, Cubs, Daddy, Chaser, Twink, Leather, and Masculine Men. With its large patio, Ripcord is a great place to enjoy a beer or a cocktail on a nice Houston evening. Great place! Good drinks, nice people, chill atmosphere. Better than surrounding bars. Best leather gay bar in Montrose. Drink prices are some of the best in Houston, and the bar atmosphere is fun and welcoming to everyone. DJs, a leather shop inside the bar, shows, and friendly staff throughout the week keep Ripcord fresh and fun!