When world-classily touting the world-classiness of our world-class city to all the world's classes, local booster types seldom mention Houston's gay scene. (Except to mention how world-class it is for us to have now twice-elected a LESBIAN MAYOR.)
That may change now that Buzzfeed has deemed Montrose the ninth-finest gayborhood on the planet, just behind New Orleans's Faubourg Marigny and just ahead of the Fruit Loop in Las Vegas. (We didn't know it was called that either.)
The site touts the TC's Show Bar's drag shows as can't miss events, and also stresses the area's artsy leanings in the Rothko Chapel, the MFA, and the CAMH, and all the free galleries.
Then there's the thrift stores along the Westheimer curve and the folk scene, which, truth be told, has seen much better days. (Alas: Townes, Guy, Lucinda and Lyle are long gone, Buzzfeed.) Dive bars like Lola'a, the West Alabama Ice House and Poison Girl are also singled out for praise.
But wow -- that number nine ranking puts us four slots ahead of San Francisco's Castro. Who'd a thunk that?