Brazos River Bottom, BRB
2400 Brazos

But first, courtesy of Robert Harwood, here is a video
taken at the BRB shortly before its closing in March 2013

Click to View on Youtube

Below, I bought this picture (20"x32") in a PWA Charities auction in July 2017. It had
hung in the bar and upon closing went home with owner Bill Havard. Upon his
passing in March 2017 it was donated for the auction.

Three bars preceded the BRB in that location...

The first gay bar I found at that address was the Spur,
or Golden Spur, which lasted until May 1975....


followed by Adam's Image, in October 1975

it was lasted listed in the TWT Guide on 2/7/76

and then in May 1976 Levi's opened

above, Levi's sold on eBay in Aug 2018 for $66, sadly not to me



Exclusive: photos of the Military Ball, at Levi's, 1976, photos by Janice Rubin

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Finally, in Feb 1978, the Brazos River Bottom opened









above, Brazos River Bottom in 1986 Pride Parade












The Closing, March 2013...just over 35 years

and, after a thorough renovation, it's (sigh) a straight bar, The Gaslamp

But the tradition continues, just in another part of town...

Some of the BRB owners, and others opened Neon Boots,
on Hemstead Highway