For years, JR's has been the premier meet-and-greet place for the gay community — and even some straight men have figured out that it's the place to go to score since nearly every gay man brings his best girlfriend there at some point and there's no competition. The place is usually packed but it's so large that everyone has some breathing room. (Longtimers remember when it was actually two bars: JR's and Santa Fe, before it was merged it into one.) The layout is perfect for a long walk around to check everyone out while they do the same. The daily drink specials make for some great deals, and the amateur strip contests and karaoke nights always make for some rowdy fun. The music doesn't totally drown out any attempt at conversation, should you actually attempt to have one before you take whomever you have your eye on home for the rest of the night — and maybe forever. We can always dream, can't we?
The back patio is a nice change of pace.
24 | jul at 9:30 am
|Second Annual Festival of Aerial Arts: Classes and Workshops|
24 | jul at 11:00 am
|Express Children's Theatre presents Three Little Pigs|
|Miller Outdoor Theatre|
24 | jul at 12:00 pm
|Margaret Alkek Williams Crain Garden Performance Series: The Salvation Army's Harbor Light Choir|
|Crain Garden Lobby at Methodist Hospital|
24 | jul at 5:00 pm
|Throwback Thursday at Studio 101 and Spring Street Studios|
|Spring Street Studios|