America's fourth-largest city, Houston mixes traditional Southern charm and down-home friendliness with a healthy dose of urbanity, cultural, and sophistication. With one of the nation's largest and most visible gay communities, much of it centered around the bustling Montrose neighborhood, Houston has plenty going on for lesbian and gay travelers - amazing restaurants, outstanding museums, and a superb arts scene. Here's a look at gay Houston in pictures.
|F Bar, a hip indoor-outdoor gay bar in Montrose||Guava Lamp Video Lounge and Vue Nightclub, two gay hotspots in Montrose||Bayou Bend Gardens and Mansion||Cafe Annie, near The Galleria shopping mall (closed 2009)|
|Carter & Cooley Deli, in the Heights||Coppa Ristorante Italiano, in River Oaks (former Catalan tapas restaurant)||Central Market, at Highland Village on Westheimer Road||Chippendale Eastlake Antiques center, in the Heights|
|Downtown Skyline, viewed from Midtown during the day||Empire Cafe, on Westheimer Road||Galleria shopping mall||Hotel Derek, off I-610 Loop and Westheimer Road, by the Galleria|