Montrose Mining Company

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Every Night's a Winner On the Montrose Mile

    The howls and whistles of approval are deafening, causing a temporary lapse in drink-ordering at the overcrowded bar. Somehow the floor at Blur Bar has cleared enough for an impromptu dance-off to Beyonce's "Single Ladies," and these men are working it out, honey. It's barely 10 p.m. on New Year's ... More >>

  • Music

    January 9, 2014

    Ringing in the New Year in Montrose Is a Sight to Behold

    Celebrating 2014 at Montrose's ever-popular dance clubs.

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Friday Night: Katy Perry At Toyota Center

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Katy Perry, Robyn Toyota Center July 29, 2011 See more teenage dream photos in our slideshow. As the current crop of glittery female pop-stars goes, Katy Perry is not as tragic as Britney Spears, less serious and arty than Lady Gaga, not as hedonistic as Ke$ha, and a ... More >>

  • News

    May 19, 2011

    The Mayor of Montrose

    Charles Armstrong, owner of four gay clubs and benefactor to feral cats, is the most powerful man in his neighborhood.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Cover Story: In the Gay Nightlife Scene, Charles Armstrong Is the Real Mayor of Montrose

    ​Deep in the heart of Montrose, gossip flows as freely as the liquor. Throw club owner Charles Armstrong's name into the mix and you'll get more than an earful, no matter which gay bar you're in. Everybody knows about the feral cats, for instance. Cats run freely around Montrose like they do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Mini-Tinis and Mini Pizzas at Caffe Bello

    The bianca pizzetta.​Happy hour at Caffe Bello draws all types, from the two gay men on my left last week who were in search of a good cigar bar to the older, well-dressed couple who were quizzing the bartender about where he'd worked in the past over a bottle of white. "You look so familiar, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: The Petrol Station

    Photo by Paul Knight​The Place: The Petrol Station 985 Wakefield Dr. Hours: Monday through Friday 3-7 p.m.The Deals: All $4 beers are $3.The Scene: On Wednesday afternoon, the Petrol Station, a little bar tucked away in the Oak Forest neighborhoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Houston Pride Parade

    This isn't even the half of it. This year, at least for my group of Pride-goers, the parade was all about the swag. It started coming even before we left the house. A friend lives on Kipling near Woodhead, in the neighborhood where all the floats are set up, and we sat on his porch watching all the ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2005
  • News

    December 1, 2005

    Free Booze

    Never pay for a drink in this town again

  • News

    October 13, 2005

    Game Four: A Bitter Sweep Ending

    The Astros’ attempt to win without scoring somehow fails

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    Curses Again

    God, Drayton and dogged Astros fans awake from another World Serious dream

  • Music

    April 10, 2003
  • Music

    July 5, 2001

    Wet Nighthawks Cry Foul

    They're deluge-ional, say accused Fitz's and South Beach proprietors

  • Calendar

    June 9, 1994