97% love it
Leather bar with dark corners and a kink shop
A long standing part of Houston's gay and leather community. Pick up your leather needs then grab a drink at the bar.


    • GaryQVV
      GaryQVV Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The Rip Cord - A long-time iconic leather bar in the center of the famous Gay Mecca Montrose-Houston area. Always familiar & fresh faces, & bodies, for your pleasures. A spacious patio provides privacy for your brief encounter, or even a break - if that's your thing. The handsome bartenders' generosity will sooth your rattled nerves, while keeping a friendly, watchful eye on your sobriety - he is indeed your good friend. Leather &/or denim is the preferred dress code, but come as you are & they'll "take care you", the Rip-Cord-Way. Long-time patron, GaryQVV

    • Jragland
      Jragland Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Unpretentious as most leather bars are, and very friendly staff. Parking is a nightmare as ripcord does snot have onsite parking but other than that great friendly place!

    • bathhousebottom
      bathhousebottom Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Awesome Bar
      One of my favorites. A very happening place. Iam never disappointed

    • ShelbyS.
      ShelbyS. Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Oh Boy Says this country boy!!!!
      I loved the beer and the attention I got. I got to be the center of attention on the patio. I will be a regular here when I get to come out.

    • GuavaLamp
      GuavaLamp Over a year ago

      Leather forever!

    • ChristopherB
      ChristopherB Over a year ago

      Leather forever!

    • setxscholar
      setxscholar Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Always fun
      Enjoy every time I visit town.

    • jackhighfive
      jackhighfive Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Bill Bernhard's desire
      Coming out gay and being new to the scene I visited Ripcord and found it to be a nice place to meet guys wiling to show me the ropes so I recommend it to anyone visiting Houston and wanting to get into the scene you will not be disappointed.

    • Sacopotatoe
      Sacopotatoe Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great leather bar in town
      Ripcord is a great bar. Nice, chill atmosphere. The bartenders are great, if you get a chance, check out Christopher Barry, he's the best. They're always having events from guest djs, rewind to the 70s-00s, to leather, and they even host geeks who drink on Wednesday's at 830 pm. They also host an art gallery which you can purchase. Over the years this bar has vastly improved with awesome friendly staff and the upkeep. Definitely worth checking out if you're into the leather scene and need a place to catch a few drinks.

      RIPCORD Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Totally Awesome 80's Music on Friday Nights (10p-2a)!

    • Jocko127
      Jocko127 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice cool dark place
      Love this place the people are nice and prices are good

      COWBOYCUBS Over a year ago
      Loves it


    • Master moving to Houston
      A nice place for a Master to take his slave/property

    • GMONEY
      GMONEY Over a year ago
      Hates it

      One word.... TIRED!!
      Rude Bartenders, no personality and they could care less if you want a drink... Leave your personal baggage and crappy attitude at home!! People come out to have a good time and spend money. Which..on the good side, well its a hit and miss these days and the music..not so good... Re-staff and spruce it up.. people do look up at the ceilings...

    • John83
      John83 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Old old old
      They claim to be "The Leather" bar in Houston, but it's always dead. The bartenders look like death warmed over - thank god we have Eagle on sundays