Studio 13

1318 Westheimer

1984 -- 1993

 

Studio 13 was a noted and popular Houston Black gay bar

Pre-History, Inside/Outside:  see this link

Other bar genesis:
Posada del Sol, 1973-1974
Annex, 1974
Inside Outside, 1974-1981
Montrose Pub, 1981-1982
Texas Renegades, 1983- Jan 1984
Rascals, 1996-2000
Bartini, 2005-2010

1984

  

above, first listing in TWT Guide. 11/2/84

  

1985

 

looks like the club may have started out as a cabaret,
and after its remodeling it became a Black bar
with Cookie LaCook, an icon of the Black community as regular emcee,
and Tommie Ross was a frequent performer

     

   

   

   

1986

the club's Parade entry won an award

   

   

1987

1988

1990

1991

above, last listing in the TWT Guide, which was odd....
they usually kept good track of when bars opened and
closed, but Studio 13 continued to run ads (just a few)
and was mentioned (in Hot Tea) at late as 7/23/93

1992

   

1993

when did it close?

Usually I can tell when a bar closes by when
TWT stops listing them in the Guide section,
but not this time....

Afterwards...

1997

2016

from the Transgriot blog of Monica Roberts

1318 Westheimer is currently the home of the Royal Oak Bar & Grill