Guava Lamp (Closed Permanently)

98% love it
GayCities Members report that Guava Lamp has closed
Lounge atmosphere with popular karaoke nights
Houston's premiere video lounge, Guava Lamp features plush chairs, karaoke, a popular pool table and plenty of divas -- on the screens, that is.


    • GuavaLamp
      GuavaLamp Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Favorite Gay Bar
      Favorite gay bar in Houston.

    • ChristopherB
      ChristopherB Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Love Guava Lamp!
      Guava Lamp is lively gay bar with up-beat videos and a fun vibe with a great mix of events (MON: Live Music, Art Shows, TUE: Steak and Game night, WED: Karaoke, FRI: Country Night, SAT: Top 40 Dance).

      RIPCORD Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Love it.

    • uncutedge
      uncutedge Over a year ago
      Hates it

      It looks likes my opinion is in the minority here but I don't like Guava Lamp very much. The decor is actually very nice but the layout is bad. There's a huge space between the bar on the one side and tables on the other which makes someone walking in feel very exposed, like all eyes are on them. Except, they aren't, because the place is very clique-ish and it's very difficult to break into the groups of friends. The drinks are average in quality but very high in price, and the bartenders again are very clique-ish - they'd rather sit and chit-chat with their friends than, you know, tend bar. Guava Lamp is obviously going after a more upscale crowd but they need to go to F-Bar, or even Meteor, to see how it's done. I've tried GL a few times but I'm not going back there again if I can help it.

    • MontroseMuscle
      MontroseMuscle Over a year ago
      Loves it

      ... actually a great bar with nice bartenders!!!
      I was expecting this place to be the usual liberal establishment: * rich * white * gay * urbane * artsy * stuffed shirt types ... but was not at all. Good looking, sweet, devoted bartenders (but HIGH priced drinks) and a great crowd *any* night of the week. The only problem is that Guava seems to draw only white guys; we never see hispanic or black guys there.

    • mialebven
      mialebven Over a year ago
      Loves it

      One of my two favorite bars in Houston
      Great laid-back bar with modern ambience that is not so bright, and with fun events and great crowd. Karaoke is fun here.

    • calebguava
      calebguava Over a year ago
      Loves it

      a place to go back to
      everything in this place is awesome: the staff, the drinks, the place, the pool and karaoke nights... I'll definitely go back here!

    • JacenSpace
      JacenSpace Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A Nice Change of Pace
      This bar is clean, well decorated, and new. The location is new but the name has been around several years. It is 5 minutes from the heart of Montrose but worth the time away from the gay ghetto. Not a dance club but a nice, energetic bar for lounging. Good job! Its good to see that a bar can survive outside of the interior of Montrose.

    • Cute but Tight!
      Nice interior, nice crowd, but small space. Very lively and fun. It is worth the 3 minute drive from the Montrose strip!

    • TexasTraveler
      TexasTraveler Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Guava Lamp is where it's @!!!
      For someone who hadn't step foot in this bar since it was in it's original location years ago, this was a much anticipated foray. And I must say the new location is even better than ever. This is defintely the place to be for "HHH" - Houston's Happy Hour. The wait staff of guys & gals gave excellent service and the crowd was simply awesome as well. This place is designed & decorated in the hippest of style, from the cool glass counter tiles to the oh so interesting diamond pattern, padded door...."for staff only"! The only thing that would be better is if this door lead to a private hangout for special people!!! ;-) Don't miss out on the "Hot" crowd here, you'll defintely regret it!!!!

    • Eddie
      Eddie Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Much Better than the Last
      The new location of Guava Lamp, I have to admit is much better than it's last location. Located in the corner of a strip center, the patrons are a mix of men and women, generally the preppy, collegiate, A&F crowd mixed with older professional gay men and women. There is only one bar in the place, but with quick service and a friendly staff. Semi circular booths run along the outside walls. There is a "lounge" with sofa and chairs located at the back of the bar along with a pool table. Flat screen televisions provide videos of all the top pop / dance music and add to the ultra modern decor. If you like "Martini Bars", with a good size crowd of friendly people, I recommend you come here.