The Place: The Gallant Knight
2511 Bissonnet St. Houston, TX 77005
The Hours: 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursdays.
The Deals: $1 domestic beers; $10 Lone Star buckets.
The Scene: The women packed inside The Gallant Knight all seemed to be taking advantage of the $1 beers, cramming on the dance floor to bounce to the band that pumped out crowd-pleasers like "Jungle Boogie" and "Boogie Shoes." But there was one young lady who seemed to enjoy it the most.
She was a twentysomething dressed for Washington Avenue or Midtown and was a very energetic dancer. In fact, each time a guy walked inside from the patio to get a drink -- almost always a $1 beer -- she would attempt to draw them out to the dance floor.
We were watching this unfold when we realized something very strange going on at The Gallant Knight. There were actually two scenes at the bar.
There was the crowd on the patio that was the crowd that you might find at Kay's, and there was the crowd that was inside the bar: all twenty- and thirtysomething women. And the women weren't just sitting and mingling like the patio crowd. We saw one woman, for example, perform a short lap dance on a red leather chair.
Imagine Pub Fiction on a busy night, but without any of the guys. By midnight, however, the crowd outside had made its way inside, but for a couple hours, it was one of the most bizarre scenes we've ever come across.
The Gallant Knight is only open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The bar started featuring $1 beers on Thursdays about a month ago, but according to the bartender at The Gallant Knight, the place gets even crazier on Fridays and Saturdays.
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Conclusion: You can't beat $1 beers.