Your Bastard Bar, Your Decision
Name The Gallant Knight's replacement by voting in the CulturePoll
The Name By Bar Contest has (almost) come to close.
More than 500 submissions poured in to christen 2511 Bissonnet, the current location of The Gallant Knight, which will close Dec. 31 after almost 40 years of near-continuous operation in Houston. The jazz bar has risen before, and we hope to see it rise again.
But its most recent home at the corner of Bissonnet and Kirby has seen its own share of openings and closings. The building's new owners, the same brothers behind Vintage Lounge, are hoping for some permanence. Along with nixing cover charge, extending weekend hours and adding a kitchen, they're reaching out to old friends and potential patrons for some inspiration: Name the new place, and win a $2,500 bar tab.
The results have been narrowed down to eight close finalists, and it's up to you to pick the winner. Click over to our CulturePoll and vote for your submission, if it's there, or pick your favorite and do your darndest to make friends with whoever conceived it. $2,500 is a lot of drinks.