Plus, a Special Bonus....
below, first mention in This Week in Texas (TWT), 5/27/83
original owners were Dan Cain, Ken McIntyre and Bart Johnson, from Austin
below, first ad, two pages, TWT, 6/24/83
this was a four-page fold-out ad, TWT, 7/7/83
Note, the ad above had a mock-ticket stapled to the TWT page , very unusual
Richs Closing, first time
after a 2-year gap
above, first ad after re-opening, 5/27/88
Richs entry in 1990 Pride Parade
14th anniversary....yeah, if you ignore the two years it was the bar Mecca
above left, ad in TWT for Rich's, 4/16/99...I joked that it was referred to the next day as the White Party....and above right, the next year it Was.......
seemslike the club ran a lot fewer ads after the closing of This Week
in Texas, in August 2000
few posters (okay, it's not easy to take photos of shiny large posters)
are up to 2010, and through these recent years there's not much visually
So here are Guide sections at least documenting the Richs' existence
2007 - 2011
the above chart, in Aug 2007, it appears the club was only open Thursday-Sunday,
through several local publications from 2011-2012
Closing, Again, April 2013
Limelight (primarily a straight club)
Nov 2013 - May 2016
And, there's more
Richs Reopens, June 2016
below, owners Brad Janacek and Jeff Harmon at work on the renovations
was on Queer Voices on 6/3/16 to talk about the opening,
The Door Closes....
F-Bar, then Mynt, then Re-Bar....