Bonham Exchange

 
93% love it
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A local landmark
Drag shows, go-go boys, and dancing to heat you up, and strong drinks to cool you down.

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    • cjaysolis
      cjaysolis 8 months ago
      Loves it

      One of my faves! ð
      Been here twice..won $50 (it was a tie) at a booty shaking contest on a Friday, second time I went was a Saturday and was there all night! Totally my go-to club in San Antonio. â

    • Kodak
      Kodak Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I love this building!
      Overall I really liked this place although I didn't stay long. I love the giant rooms and the old style this place carries. It reminds me of a good movie scence for a vampire movie. Dracula's coffin was downstairs I swear. Its almost too much space due to not having it all accommodated for but still is nice. It has a cool but narrow walkway alongside the dance floor, cheap cover, good drinks and a isolated pool table. As a pool player I run into a lot of poorly placed tables. The couches in this "lounge" area should be trashed for stools and tables imo. The crowd was very mixed although I believe there was more straight couples there than anything. The 2nd floor leaves much to be desired but it's soo much room up there! Very rustic and different 1 1/2 thumbs up!

    • erick1687
      erick1687 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      fun!!!
      Visiting from South Carolina, fun place and great people. The drinks were not that strong but I will be coming back.

    • BIjbb829
      BIjbb829 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Awesome
      Been to the Bonham several times. The music is awesome, the bartenders are so nice and there is so much Eye Candy to view. Include the Go Go Boys!

    • dclyne
      dclyne Over a year ago
      Loves it

      gay ole time
      We had a blast!!!! Staff was great, 1$$$ cocktails on Friday night. Sat 2$$$$ cocktails and a bit more hetro but still a good time had:)

    • armicost
      armicost Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Had fun for my first time.
      Well I'm 19 and never been to a club, so paying $20 to walk in the door didn't seem worth it till I missed the bus and had to find something to do. At first I thought it was a drag because I was there to early, and being a minor I couldn't leave without paying to get back in. Around 11 everyone started poping in and it started to get fun. Some things I didn't like was I was hit on by every other girl and basically every drunk, one that got kinda out of control. (I expected the drunks, but I grew up with no girls liking me, so to go to a gay bar and get hit on by all these girls was kinda odd for me.) Only had one conversation with one guy, but I can't punish the club for who goes there. I had tons of fun and plan on going back often.

    • sinnerrage
      sinnerrage Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Once upon a time.
      There was this club that catered to all walks of life. The night would consist of getting in the door first. The line would extened around the corner. This club as been around for awhile and is nice and big inside. It use to the Friday night thing! Breeds have taken majority of it now. I hear that that the dance/electronica room is now the hip hop room. Bad move!

    • Nomadic
      Nomadic Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Gay club?
      I will be in the area later this year, so i thought i'd check out what bars are in the area. This bar is on the top of the list as a gay bar, but going through the pictures proves otherwise. While it isn't difficult to pick out the gay guys, there are far more women. Also, when found, they're rarely dancing (Are Texan boys afraid to get close?) There are FAR more, what appear to be straight couples dancing, seconded by lesbian couples. I hope when I'm down there, this isn't the case. On a good note, the place is PACKED. Crowd appears to be ages 20-30, with some older patrons sprinkled in.

    • sadevil
      sadevil Over a year ago
      Loves it

      now this is a CLUB!
      I'VE BEEN GOING 2 THE BONHAM SINCE I WAS 18. NOW I'M 24. WHAT U NEED 2 REALIZE IS CHANGE IS ALWAYS DIFFERENT. 4 BETTER OR WORST. I REMEMBER WHEN I TURN 21 THE DRINK SPECIALS WERE MUCH CHEAPER. BUT 2 OR 3 DOLLARS IS NOT BAD COMPARED 2 OTHER GAY CLUBS/BARS IN OTHER CITIES. THE MUSIC IS AWESOME. I WOULD GO ALMOST EVERY FRIDAY WHEN I WAS ALITTLE YOUNGER. THE LINE WOULD PRACTICALLY WRAP AROUND THE STREET. I STARTED GOING ON SATURDAYS NOW CAUSE KTFM PLAYS GREAT MUSIC. AS FAR AS THE BREEDERS. I REALLY DONT PAY ATTENTION TO THEM. AND LETS KEEP IT REAL PEOPLE, BARS/CLUBS ARE 1 OF THE PLACES NOT TO MEET PEOPLE, UNLESS YOUR DESPRATE. HORACE AND DAWN ARE THE BEST BARTENDERS THERE (MY OPINION). IF U DONT LIKE PAYING OR WAITING IN LINE, DO WHAT MY FRIENDS AND I DO. GET WRIST BANDED (B4 10PM), GO FRESHEN UP AND PARTY LIKE YOU OWN IT.

    • singboy4
      singboy4 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Twink palace
      Make no mistake, this is a boy bar. Used to be nice for all san antonians ... but now it's mostly bi-sexual wanna be fashion models ... picture Studio 54 in the 80's.

    • Dr.Milton
      Dr.Milton Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I thought i was called the Bottom Exhange!
      I had a blast there! One of the best parties I have been to in some time. I thought it was called "The Bottom Exchange" no wonde the cab driver chuckled when I told him. I just thought he knew it was gay. LOL

    • B1ColoNTex
      B1ColoNTex Over a year ago
      Hates it

      San Antonio
      The Bonham Exchange is a fun place to hang out if you love eye candy...because the cute boys are everywhere! The only drawbacks at the Bonham are the prices, which are insanely overpriced, and the crowd. Expect to get there early, expect to pay a cover and expect to wait for drinks. If you don't mind the crowd and the prices, the Bonham delivers plenty of beautiful boys and great music!

    • purplepassion
      purplepassion Over a year ago
      Loves it

      great place to host a real party
      My best " GIRLFRIENDS" recently had a celebration there. Although not originally from San Antonio, they both agreed this place is hands down the best place to go if you are looking for a fun night out with the boys or the girls. Free toys were handed out! WHAT FUN THAT WAS FOR ALL!!!!!!

    • bravwill
      bravwill Over a year ago
      Hates it

      So disappointed! :-(
      I was told this was the place to go in San Antonio and it was a huge, huge let down. It was full of heavier girls and there was practically none of the gay community there. The drinks are really, really SMALL, full of ice, and hard to order too with the small bars. The two bartenders we interacted with were rude and begging for tips and they said they couldn't even make a martini. So disappointed. Oh!... And there were tons of older people, straight old ladies no less too. Hmmm???

    • Warmman
      Warmman Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great place! Huge! Great on friday and saturday. A must if you want to dance!

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