Photo by Steve Steward

Cheddar’s: Facepalm Beach

Steve Steward
You know how people make enthusiastic, passionately committed plans to do a particular activity (“We should rent kayaks/go to the State Fair/sneak into this abandoned sawblade factory/haunted insane asylum”) only for them t...


Blu Crab: Happy Hour Delight

Steve Steward
I went to New Orleans in April for a buddy’s bachelor party. Besides some incredible meals (first time eating rabbit!), we did the usual Bourbon Street staggering, met a few French Quarter characters (dreadlocked white girl s...

Art by Elizabeth Ratfliff

On the Town

Fort Worth Weekly
Happy Hour Readers’ choice: Bar Louie, 2973 W 7th St Critic’s choice: Upper 90 on College, 961 W Magnolia Av From 2 to 7pm Mon-Fri, the Near Southside bar offers $2.50 wells and domestic bottles, $3 16-oz. domestic drafts, ...


Dagwoods: Craft Culture to Ridgmar

Steve Steward
Just when I think I’m over “craft culture,” I end up popping into some new place with reclaimed wood on the walls and chalkboards covered with lists of obscure, mythical ales and realize that I should just STFU and enjoy ...


The Whiskey Garden: Shallow End?

Steve Steward
I don’t know what you know about The Whiskey Garden, but if it’s based on its Yelp page, I can only say you should probably see what it’s like for yourself –– assuming you can get in. As a white guy, I had no problem ...


Mea Culpa, 1919 Hemphill

Steve Steward
With complete sincerity, I would like to apologize to the people of 1919 Hemphill for getting some facts wrong in my column last week about going to a show at the bar across the street. (Stick with me.) I said that 1919’s mot...

Clear Acid’s approximately 30-minute set flooded the space with torrents of distortion and reverb.

Welcome, 1912 Club

Steve Steward
As far as I know, the people who run the seminal all-ages venue 1919 Hemphill are cool and non-judgy about whatever funtoxicants a person enjoys everywhere else. It’s just that 1919 is committed to being a safe place for mino...


Sandi’s Red Barn: Secret Bar

Steve Steward
Because my friend Leah works at the Ozzie Rabbit on East Lancaster, I texted her to ask if she’d ever been to this bar down the street from her called Sandi’s Red Barn. “Hahaha,” she wrote back. “We call it ‘Secret ...


Home Plate for Howie

Steve Steward
I wish more bars would put the Game Show Network on in the afternoons. Over the past couple years, I’ve really taking a liking to Steve Harvey as host of Family Feud, specifically because his interactions with contestants rev...


Diving into West 7th

Steve Steward
Welp, after not even a year, Uptown Tavern is no mas, making it the third bar to occupy that Camp Bowie/West 7th space since — what, 2010? I don’t really have an opinion about the closing. Of course I feel bad for anyone pu...