Chances

1100 Westheimer

1994 to 2010

 

 

Chances was a popular Houston women's bar

   

1994

Owner Marlene Beago

1995

below, a glimpse of Chances from the roof of Mary's,
during the 1995 Pride Parade, with Rick Hurt (Rainbo de Klown)

  

1996

  

  

  

1997

Below, sorta like a stock split....The New Barn

 

  

1998

  

  

1999

2003

2004

2004

Chances in H.E.R.S. Magazine, Feb/Mar 2005

2005

above, Chances at 2005 Houston Women's Festival

2008

Yelp Review

2010

2011

These three: the destruction of Chances, by Robin Blinn, 8/11/11

What's there now?
The Hay Merchant or Georgia James (same owner)?

Underbelly was there until March 2018
google gives all three restaurants for 1100 Westheimer
may have to drive by and check...

That owner also has Blacksmith, across the street, (used to be Mary's)

There seems to be a Chances Bar Tribute Site,
which could use more participation...

And there's a Chances group on Facebook

They displayed these souvenirs...

  

  


Didya Know?
Before it was Chances for many years the building held the club Boobie Rock...
and after that The Rendezvous Club (in 1987)

  

Below, two shots of Boobie Rock in the background of the 1979 Pride Parade.
On the right guys are sitting on Mary's roof across from Boobie Rock

The Rendezvous Club was listed in the TWT Guide from 6/28/85 to 10/4/85;
however I found in the Montrose Voice an ad for 1987, so timespan uncertain