It’s no secret that Texas gays like their cowboy bars — Dallas has the Round-Up, Austin had the Rainbow Cattle Company, and Houston? Well, Houston can soon lay claim to the biggest C&W-themed gay bar in the Lone Star State. Neon Boots Dancehall and Saloon is set to open a week from today at 11410 Hempstead Highway, the space that once was the Esquire Ballroom. The historic 1955 building on the outskirts of the city — which has played host to Patsy Cline, George Jones and Willie Nelson — has undergone a major renovation after laying fallow since the Esquire shut its doors in 1995. Neon Boots will be open Thursdays through Sundays, and plans include cowboy karaoke and line dancing lessons.
If you find yourself in Houston, you can check it out by visiting the club’s website.