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RIPCORD

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friendly bartenders

not crowded and an outdoor area that's not too smoky. cheap/moderate drinks which are good. they... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2017
AppleStud
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Dallas, Texas
Not for the faint of heart!

Ripcord is a step above your typical gay bar. With a leather/bondage shop on site, the vibe is... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2017
RaqVentures
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May 25, 2017
“friendly bartenders”
May 24, 2017
“Moderate size venue but ...”
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RIPCORD is an iconic gay bar known for Bear, Cub, Daddy, Chaser, Leather and Masculine men. Established in 1980, RIPCORD is the second oldest gay bar in Texas and is a staple in the gay community, hosting a wide range of events.
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

not crowded and an outdoor area that's not too smoky. cheap/moderate drinks which are good. they had a pool table in great condition!

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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Moderate size venue but ... Crowd was low on Sunday and Tuesday. No more than 12 customers each night I went. Music was good, in my opinion. Crowd was mixed black white, young and old, people dressed in street clothes, saw one person in jockstrap,...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Ripcord is a step above your typical gay bar. With a leather/bondage shop on site, the vibe is charged with sexuality and the alcohol just helps. Come dressed casual, or clad in leather, or shirtless, anything goes. As a lady, I was deterred from using...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2015

Updated review! I had the great joy of being at the Ripcord under the new management for GLUE weekend. The place has had a face lift and am very much impressed by the changes. It's not what it used to be and seems to be...More

1  Thank JereKD
Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been coming to the Ripcord for years. It's very friendly and come-as-you-are. No attitude here, unlike many other places here. Great staff, great patio, great theme nights keep things interesting.

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