Best of Houston® 2019: Best Gay Bar

George is a great place to hang.
George is a great place to hang.
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Best Gay Bar: George Country Sports Bar

George Country Sports Bar is a melting pot of regulars, newbies, the fresh-faced and the seasoned. Whether it’s Dolly Parton or Drake you’re keying in on the jukebox, anyone and everyone is welcome — which is why it collects die hard regulars from all over Houston. Uninvasive TVs screen sports at all hours of the day, while darts, pool tables and game machines are also handy.

The staff are friendly and pleasantly sassy as they pour up shots, vodka-diets or simply pass Jell-O shot syringes across the bar. George makes a great meet-up spot or hangout, solo or with the gang. They even open at 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and if you post up early enough on Sundays, you might score a B & B Donuts kolache from veteran bartender Jerry Jones.

617 Fairview, Houston

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808 Pacific, Houston

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