by Sean Collins
What ever happened to the hot Austin scene?
There used to be the ever-so-popular Boyz Cellar and now
its gone. Now even Sidekicks is 21 to enter. Why is there
no club for 18 and up in Austin? Are the police buckling down
on the capital of Texas?
This year marks the first year in a decade or so that we
have had reports that Splash will be cancelled for Memorial
Day Weekend. Last year the Brat party or Meltdown (sorry I
get the names mixed up there are so many for this event) held
on Memorial Day weekend in Austin was moved to a less expensive
venue instead of Austin Music Hall for cutbacks. We certainly
hope that Austin is not loosing its gay standing. It is certainly
loosing its gay bars and clubs fast not to mention the biggest
gay events of the year in Texas suddenly gone from Austin.
It's time to stand up and reclaim Austin. This city is one
of the most beautiful artsy cities in Texas and should not
be overlooked for a gay hotspot. Austin has hippie hollow
and Lake Travis to brag about but where are the cool clubs
besides the Element and straight clubs. Oil Can Harry's is
nothing to get excited about that is for sure but they do
have 18 to enter nights on Wednesdays now. There is also Charlie's
a few blocks near the Capital so maybe it will turn into something.
Will the boats still be afloat on Memorial Day weekend? We
are not sure but you can be we will find an excuse to be in
Austin that weekend because its one of my favorite things
to do each year. We dont have to have the party barges there
to have a good time but we could for sure count on a decent
club to goto after we burn at the lake but that will not happen
UPDATE 2009- There is a new club in Austin now called Kiss and Fly it is a 21 and up club located off 4th street across from Spaghetti Warehouse and down the street from Oil Can Harry's and Rain on 4th. Austin does have a great gay scene now since this article was written. I guess someone listened!
Austin Labor Day Weekend
Gay Dance Clubs in Austin
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