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Baker Street: It’s Elementary

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I used to think of Baker Street Pub & Grill as a pretty run-of-the-mill place –– until I found myself turning into a regular. (It doesn’t hurt that it’s near my apartment.) For all my devotion to small businesses an...


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The Tweet Life

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I like being reductive. It allows me to pare any given situation or personality into a handful of quickly assessable elements. Slashing the fat (trivial details like context and color) creates brevity that’s sometimes useful ...



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That Silverleaf Chill

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I can’t say I’ve ever been a big fan of cigars, but it’s not because there is something inherently bothersome about them to me. I’ve never minded the smell, and the care and consideration with which cigar aficionados sm...


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Kent & Co. Fires on All Cylinders

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Back in May, I made a point to belittle Kent & Co. Wines. At the time, Frank Kent Motors was wrapping up construction of its new wine bar/service depot on West Magnolia Avenue, meaning that I was, in effect, reviewing a pla...



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A Landmark Game

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I am not really a gamer, but I will forever be susceptible to the pixilated flicker of an ancient CRT screen’s silent exhortation to INSERT COIN. What this means for bars is that if you affix a drink holder to a game cabinet ...


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O’Shea’s: Tubular

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I admit it. I’ve written far too much about Applebee’s in this space, enough to make the casual observer suspect that for all the jokes and scorn I utter, I secretly love the place. This is not true. And I made a point to s...



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Tappin’ that Brass

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Let’s take a second to recognize and enjoy something going on in this town right now: We are in the midst of a craft beer explosion and a major growth spurt in Texas’ handmade spirits industry. It’s hard to find a bar in ...


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Fins and Fun at Coyote Drive-In

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If I had to pick the funniest thing I saw at the Jimmy Buffett concert at Coyote Drive-In last Thursday, I’d say nothing beat the retired dad in a business casual Hawaiian shirt hurrying away from the bar with a bottle of win...



Hurricane Harbor: pretty terrifying when you're 36 and sober. Ish.

Hurricane Hooters

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I turned 36 on Monday, and to celebrate I decided to go to Hurricane Harbor with a few friends, because, clearly, that’s what four grown men should do on a friend’s birthday. I’d never been to Hurricane Harbor. In fact, t...


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World Cup o’ Brew

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I could go on yet another tear about my limited understanding of soccer. (It’s played with a ball. Sometimes the outcome of a game inspires a murder.) But how many variations on “Hey, have you heard about the big soccer com...