Texas’ Oldest Gay Leather Bar since 1982

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Welcoming gay bar in the heart of Montrose. Houston's LGBT community. Bear, Cub, Daddy, Chaser, Leather, Men, and Friends.

RIPCORD is the longest running gay leather bar in Texas. Since 1982, RIPCORD is respected as an iconic staple in the Montrose community, hosting a wide range of events.

RIPCORD is a popular spot for various groups in the gay community, including Bears, Cubs, Daddy, Chasers, Twinks, Leather, and Masculine Men.

RIPCORD has one of the largest patios in Montrose and is a great place to enjoy a beer or drink on a nice Houston evening.

RIPCORD is open seven (7) days a week, Monday thru Friday (1pm - 2am), Saturday and Sunday (12pm - 2am)



Based on 269 reviews
Zoe B.
19:38 23 Apr 23
The bartender was so sweet! Went to go play pool not knowing it wasn't open on weekends cause there wasn't a sign anywhere. One bar back comes up to us to...
James B.
14:23 18 Mar 23
Great place for women to drink white claws and gawk at the smoldering ruins of gay culture. Completely bereft the energy that used to make it great. Someone...
Sinema Sinematica
03:00 18 Mar 23
Has the best drag shows! Reign’s shows are the best and the LaRue takeover shows are amazing. All bartenders and staff are so kind and welcoming. Definitely a no judge zone.
07:21 15 Feb 23
I frequent this bar quite often, tonight the second bouncer that was out there was so disrespectful and rude. I walked out to follow my friend and see if he made it to his car ok, when I came back the bouncer said he couldn’t let me back in “because he saw me walk out.” I said why? He said I don’t need to give you no explanation. I’ve been coming to this bar since I lived here in 2015 this bouncer either has to get trained or let go because an excuse as to “I saw you walk out.” Is ridiculous.
Rusty S.
21:06 31 Jan 23
This is a leather bar with such a fresh kick to it. The recent new additions have made it a GO-TO spot to have a drink and relax in their leather kinky...
19:46 30 Jan 23
Ripcord is such a nice leather gay bar! I enjoy having a drink there almost everyday weekend, the stuff and doormen guys are the best! They’re quick and friendly! The best in montrose tbh. Highly recommended
Jairo G.
17:53 01 Jan 23
Anyone going tonight?????????????????????????????01/01/2023???????? Alone and bored lol
rich n.
19:22 14 Dec 22
Ugh. This place is dirty and not in a good way. Clean the deck. Air the place out.
Casey Nee
11:37 11 Sep 22
We love the ripcord!! ... We are regularly at this bar during the day. There's a different crowd that comes in there in the evening but either way this is a great bar to go to if you want a few drinks and socialize. Bartenders are awesome and always friendly....
James N
08:44 05 Sep 22
Good club. A hundred times better than the Eagle.
Andrew Theiss
06:36 24 Aug 22
ok bar in midtown it's popular but not my favorite
Isaac Castillo
19:32 02 Jul 22
I travel from San Antonio to see Brandon at ripcord. Happy hour is the best in montrose. Their frozen sweettart is my favorite
Ivette L.
13:31 01 Jul 22
I went early so I cant say how the atmosphere os during late hours but service was excellent
Azalea Deckard
06:48 30 Jun 22
A little overwhelming but I loved the energy and the warm sense of community
Erick C.
19:20 28 Jun 22
Love this place! Music is different and fun every day of the week. They have a great mix of local and established DJs. Trivia night, drag queens, leather...
03:37 28 Jun 22
by far my favorite bar in the Gayborhood. they seem to really understand being a pillar for the community, and deliver a true sense of authenticity. they also really outdid themselves this year for Pride. can’t wait for next year! also, bonus points for always having Topo Chico.
Andrew Anthon
23:24 27 Jun 22
Such a friendly bar! Bar staff are all super sweet and helpful. Drinks are priced very well. It’s a great bar for every night of the week. Check out their themed nights on social media. A Montrose staple
Jonathan A.
00:47 28 May 22
Such a cool spot! Very easy going bar for being a leather bar. Very open to all LGBTQ! Richard is the best bartender, he's always smiling and mixing up the...
Haley T.
07:04 09 May 22
Great place! Good drinks, nice people, chill atmosphere. Better than surrounding bars.
Durant S.
06:15 25 Apr 22
Visited the Ripcord this past Saturday.Not a good experience. The music was awful and way too loud. And honestly, it didnt look like a leather bar to me....
Taylor Smith
22:51 24 Apr 22
Great drinks and music. Always a blast on the patio. Perfect spot post-brunch.
Jeffrey R.
16:37 23 Apr 22
love it here. toms of fun! great drink! nice staff and good music! 10 out of 10 would recommend
Dan Perez
21:45 15 Apr 22
Always a good time with solid drinks. Bartenders are quick to know your name and get your drink. Great patio, good vibes, and always welcoming.
20:36 15 Apr 22
Great chill bar in Montrose. Crowd is super relaxed, great music. Patio is huge which is a plus. Preferred bartender is Pierro he’s quick and remembers every drink I order even on a busy day. A must visit every weekend with friends.
Jay B
02:44 02 Apr 22
God, this place gets crazy on weekends. Fast and good drinks. I usually hit up the main bar but there is one outside too. They also have smash parties where you can beat sh!t up with a bat!!!!
Matthew C.
11:19 30 Mar 22
Pretty awesome atmosphere. Drinks on point! Went during the day chilled on the patio. Friendliest leather bar I've been to!
Paul H.
13:08 27 Mar 22
Favorite bar in montrose. Friendly staff. Hot bartenders! Best drink prices in town. Always have a great time no matter when i go....daytime or night!
Victor Hugo
01:58 27 Mar 22
Great place to hang out with friends,  good drinks and friendly staff. It's a late start, if you don't like crowds go early, or go late for the crowd. People of all kinds go there, they welcome everyone.
Brandon Ramos
19:53 09 Mar 22
Best leather gay bar in Montrose. Drink prices are some of the best in Houston, and the bar atmosphere is fun and welcoming to everyone. DJs, a leather shop inside the bar, shows, and friendly staff throughout the week keep Ripcord fresh and fun!
Eden Wences
19:42 09 Mar 22
Ripcord or the rip, how cool people call it is the best gay leather bar in Houston. Brandon makes the delicious drinks and shots. If you’re looking for a good time, great vibes, and good music ripcord is the place to be.
Brianda Paola
19:20 09 Mar 22
I always have a great time at my Fave Leather Gay bar - Ripcord. I love how they have an open back patio with another bar out there. I'm super excited to be entering Spring time in Houston to go out and enjoy it more. Brandon the bartender is always so friendly and welcoming. His shots and drinks are the best in Montrose hands down. They also have a really fun trivia night, I love it!
Cordero R.
11:43 09 Mar 22
Best leather gay bar in Montrose. Drink prices are some of the best in Houston, and the bar atmosphere is fun and welcoming to everyone. DJs, a leather shop...
Jeremy T.
10:33 20 Feb 22
Fav Bar in Houston for sure. The people are there, nothing fancy for the drinks but they aren't hella expensive.
Fabian Espinoza (fabianandhair)
17:29 15 Feb 22
Chill vibes, great themed parties! Good eye candy for gay men for sure! Great to have a casual gay bar in Houston that you can be yourself in. Piero is by far a go to bartender! Love the leather and gear nights there most!
Karen H
04:45 13 Feb 22
Visiting from out of town and can say that this place is definitely the place to be! Staff was super sweet and the drinks were on point!
21:59 10 Feb 22
Well, as is usually said in most Gay bars I’ve frequented, “Thank Goddess these walls (or the infamous patio) can’t talk. A leather establishment by choice, it’s also a fun place to drop in for an early afternoon cocktail hour (2pm) as most of the bars in the area don’t open until 4pm. Weekends are usually when all the action takes place (and I was rather lucky to meet a delicious piece of yum who was in town from NYC, and actually lives two blocks from my old apartment on 57th St. Kismet. My favorite K word.) Stop in and give it a try sometime. 🍺🍸🥃🍸🍺
Rafel Rosas
01:09 12 Jan 22
Great place super friendly staff . Piero is the best ever ! Richard is daddy for days! Ezekiel is so sweet you want to eat him up. And David has a great personality. Thomas is super sexy 😝. Oh and B is great 👍🏼
Gary W Willbanks PhD
13:25 24 Dec 21
Best dam Leather hangout bar in Houston. Still in the heart of Montrose for as long as I can remember.
Johan K.
20:05 04 Dec 21
Always feel welcome here. Wide age range and types of guys. Reasonable prices for beer, whiskey and other drinks
Not E.
06:39 19 Oct 21
Came here for the first time to meet my Grindr date, he never showed up, left home with 5 new friends instead! Great place to socialize and meet new people!
Sheira Hope
03:00 18 Oct 21
I would have to say that Rip Cord is one of my favorite bars in the area. There is a pretty interesting crowd especially on the weekends. The patio is gorgeous. Everyone is friendly and the drinks are cheap.
None Soulesss
19:34 06 Oct 21
This place is only for alcoholics And those with low sofa staying there are better places To meet up and to hang out at, keep looking
Courtney M.
12:35 26 Aug 21
Came here on a weekday afternoon while giving my LGQTB friend (from the east coast) a tour of Montrose. This was stop number 3 of our "pride" bar hop...
Jose Moncivais
05:31 08 Aug 21
Bad service while at the line, no order and bartender takes whoever he knows. Definitely not going back.
Tanner V.
15:06 19 Jul 21
RIPCORD has been in Houston since 1982... There's a reason they have lasted this long. Nuff said. Great drinks, awesome bartenders, and so many different...
N Maharaj
03:26 09 Feb 18
Great location for a drink and just to hang out during the week. It does get busy on weekends. It's well laid out, with a nice big patio for relaxing. Great music and friendly staff make this one of the best bars in Montrose.
Hailea M.
08:36 06 Feb 18
If you want good-kink company look no further! I love everything about RIPCORD - especially the shop. Houston doesn't have a true artisan BDSM supplies shop...

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