We were on a visit to Austin, TX USA last night and thought it would be a sort-of-quiet Sunday. We were in town to see the Sordid Lives creator Del Sores and his husband Jason Dottley over at OCH (Oil Can Harry’s). Which was lots of fun by the way. Jason sung his new single that will be released in September and he even had a cold and did a great job dancing and performing (pics to come). They had $4 wells over at OCH, $3.50 wells at Rain if you can handle the Karaoke on Sundays. But get this we found out they had $2 wells over at a place down the street and you won’t believe where because I was sure amazed.
Station 4 in Dallas and Southbeach in Houston are no longer the biggest gay clubs in Texas with the biggest dance area anyway. The throne now has a new Queen because Austin also known as the music capital and the capital of Texas now owns the dance floor.
Walking by the club you see a neon looking butterfly with a gay pride flag on the top of the building but I was telling everyone in my entourage that it was not a gay club that it was straight or mixed crowd. I was wrong we walked by and it had two hotties working the door and they said no it’s now gay.. the gays have moved in! If I remember correctly this used to be called Polly Esther’s a 70s and 80s fad nationwide chain that had a VW bug on top of the building and it was three stories of different music. They only had the patio and the main dance floor open last night when we went to see the drag show at Midnight but it has three floors.
Thursday nights they have a Amateur stripoff contest with Rachel Mykels. The winner will be selected to dance in the cages hanging from above the dancefloor on the following Friday and Saturday nights. This club is different from the other mega clubs in Texas because it offers VIP tables and has three levels. You will not find that at Station 4 or Southbeach.
Sunday nights are French Kiss Sundays which feature Layla Larue, Vanessa Gordon, Rachel Mykels, Erica Andrews, and Taryn Taylor who are all known as the Fly Girls. There is no cover and the drinks are outrageously cheap at two bucks. Earlier in the day on Sunday 5-8pm they have a cookout with $1 mimosas.
Strange name for a nightclub “Kiss and Fly” but hey its so nice inside you just forget about the name. I am not sure what the street name will be for the club.. were going to Kiss tonite.. or K-FLY… or Disco Fly. They again Oil Can Harry’s is a pretty strange name too but they abbreviate it now to OCH – I Prefer to call it Oil Can’s. So a night out in Austin is going to Kiss Charlie (who is really Harry) and fly around with Oil get wet from Rain then play the Love Game. That’s if you are lucky!
This coming weekend they plan on holding a Studio 54 party to launch a new Belvedere IX vodka product. You can reserve VIP seating for the event and listen to disco style music with VJ Havoc. Another big coming event is the Splash party on Labor Day weekend which is the hottest weekend of the year in Austin. So there is now another club to pack yourself into during Labor Day after you ride on the party boat all day at Hippie Hollow.
So whats the catch? If you are under drinking age you better just stay home or plan a trip over to Oil Can Harry’s. Kiss and Fly nightclub is 21 and up. They call it Austin’s only gay nightclub but for those 18-21 you can find another “gay nightclub” just down the block at OCH which also offers great house/dance music.
Kiss and Fly is located just a few blocks from the popular 6th street and across from OCH at 404 Colorado street in Austin. If you are driving out to the club from out of town just get a hotel down the street because Austin is known for a high rate of DWI’s coming from people leaving gay bars on 4th street.