REPORTS PUBLISHED IN PREVIOUS TRANNY GUIDES
by Beth Boye
, Beth & Lauren
Davis at work
Nestled in the beautiful Texas
hill country, is the state capital, home to a vibrant
nightlife and is also famous for being the ...
"Live Music Capital of the World".
live music is not your thing, there is a thriving live
theatre scene, art house cinemas and a vital club DJ scene.
A variety of restaurants ranging from earthy ethnic to
elegant fine dining surround us. There are also many little
neighbourhoods, like South Congress Avenue and Hyde Park,
with cozy coffee houses and designer boutiques. A new
international airport has made this Texas treasure more
accessible than ever before.
Avenue Bridge, spanning the Colorado River,
which divides the city’s north and south sides, resides
the largest urban bat colony in North America. Approximately
1.5 million Mexican free-tail bats have made the underside
of the bridge their summer home, and in the process created
one of the city’s major tourist attractions. It can take
up to 45 minutes for the bats to make their exit from
beneath the bridge each evening at dusk.
unique party atmosphere begins on historic 6th Street.
A cleaned up, funky version of New Orleans’s famous Bourbon
Street, Austin’s 6th Street offers the busiest nightlife
of any major city in the state. It’s a diverse mix of
dance clubs, bars, pool halls, restaurants, comedy clubs
and live music venues in the midst of a virtual melting
pot of people, from college kids to professionals, and
teenyboppers to punks. Red River Street, which plays host
to much of Austin’s alternative live music scene, intersects
6th Street, as does the Warehouse District
on the opposite side of Congress Avenue.
Warehouse District features a more grown-up
atmosphere, with a variety of elegant, upscale pubs, clubs
and fine dining at some of the city’s best restaurants.
You’ll even find a couple of queen friendly gays clubs
here – the BOYZ CELLAR ,
home to the LIPSTICK LOUNGE,
with shows featuring creative, young drag queens, and
both near 4th Street
decidedly liberal attitude of the city (Austin has had
a clause in its City Charter since the early 1980’s expressly
forbidding discrimination for sexual orientation, including
transgenderism), along with its rolling green hills and
beautiful lakes makes Austin a Mecca for fun seekers from
all around the state. At the beginning and the end of
each summer, the city is host to Splash Days, when gays
from across the state converge on Lake Travis by day,
and at night party at the many great dance clubs scattered
throughout the downtown area.
has a colourful and exciting transgender scene”.
TIME can be found by taking the highway
north toward Dallas it will bring you to ‘this cross dresser’s
bar in the northern part of city. A favourite of the local
tranny and cross dressing girls, it serves a mixed gay
and lesbian crowd in a tavern style bar with a safe, relaxed
and friendly atmosphere, and it is recommended as the
#1 tranny bar in Austin by Transformations make up & hair.
Entertainment includes pool tables, video games, large
screen TV, sand volleyball courts and the most fun drag
shows in town.
is back downtown, standing in the shadow of the capital.
It is the oldest gay bar in the city and still draws a
crowd with nightly events. The crowd consists mainly of
guys, gals and trannies of all shapes, sizes and ages.
Special events are scheduled for every night of the week,
whether its drag shows, pool tournaments or free buffets.
Charlie’s Sunday Show is the most professional drag show
in the city.
1920’S CLUB is an upscale martini bar just
2 blocks from the capitol building and is hosted by and
is frequented by a growing number of transgender patrons
seeking a quieter alternative to 6th Street. It boasts
a very comfortable environment for transgirls and their
spouses and also has a very elegant after theatre crowd.
It’s the kind of place a bi-curious F. Scott Fitzgerald
would choose to take a nightcap.
the newest club on the Austin T-scene, is a multi level
dance club featuring three separate and distinct clubs
in one arena. The standout being the Show Room, which
features extravagant drag shows and pure Texan beauty
as well as an enormous lesbian clientele. It also hosts
pageants and other special events in the area.
Austin’s own fabulous
cross dressing make over service
MAKEUP & HAIR 400
W Mary Street Austin, Texas 78704
(512) 474-5545 or toll free at 1-888-708-TRAN
MAKEUP & HAIR was founded in 1990 and is owned
and operated by myself - Jon Davis (aka Beth Boye). Transformations
is well known throughout America and is dedicated to serving
all of our sisters in the transgender community. Beauty
is my livelihood. As a licensed appearance designer and
image consultant I work daily mostly with female clientele.
I may be doing ad campaigns, fashion shows or beauty pageants.
Transformations is a natural extension of my lifelong
experience as a transgendered person and is the basis
for my belief that every TG person, especially those new
to the art, should have professional image counselling
to ensure success in creating their own unique style.
Team Transformations’ talented make up and hair artists
are trained in our techniques of contouring make up and
are very experienced in the proper use of cosmetics and
how to fulfil the needs of our TG clients by educating
and advising them on how to achieve a pretty and passable
appearance, thus achieving an inspirational and positive
effect on their cross-dressing activities. Whether you
are a first timer or a more experienced transsexual, we
are ready to welcome you to Transformations Make-up &
Hair. We offers something for everyone.
& Roxy |
and Girl Talk’s Bijoux |
Boye - Owner & Amanda