Houston’s Oldest Gay Bar Closes After 36 Years

Houston resident and JMG reader Dwayne points us to this Facebook post:

Effective immediately, Montrose Mining Company, located at 805 Pacific Street, is closed. We sincerely appreciate Houston’s support of The Montrose Mining Company for the past 36 years. The Montrose Mining Company was the first Houston Levi/Leather gay (GLBTQ) cruise bar on Pacific Street with an amazing sound system, cheap drinks and an oversized covered patio.

However, with the changing times we recognize the concept is gone; times have changed. This makes it all the more important to close The Montrose Mining Company to allow time to work with architects and designers to bring Houston’s gay (GLBTQ) community a new concept at 805 Pacific Street that we’re really excited about in the upcoming 18 months.

During the 1970s throughout the 1980s, and 1990s the Montrose Mining Company was visited by guests from around the world. None of this would have been possible without The Mining Company’s staff and each of your support. Again, THANK YOU Houston for an amazing 36 years!

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