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The Mule Barn

A Kickin’ Time at The Mule (Barn)

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One good thing about neighborhood watering holes is that they’re a great place to visit when you get locked out of your house. On Saturday, I’d driven up to Justin to hang out at Electric Barryland, the recording studio on ...


Frankie's-Bar

Rack Your Super Bowl Options

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It’s hard to believe that the Super Bowl is already upon us, but come Sunday, people will be packed into bars eagerly waiting to see if halftime star Katy Perry has wardrobe malfunction. If her top “accidentally” flies of...



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Downtown Abbey

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In my humble estimation, Irish pubs are a default kind of bar. They’re cozy, with lots of warm lighting and dark wood, and emphasize brown liquors, darts, and billiards. I’ve never been across the Atlantic, so I have no ide...


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Upper 90: Around the Bend

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I think most of the things that I hate the worst can be attributed to a matter of one individual ruining it for everyone. It’s the kid who prompts the recall of a really cool toy because he manages to stub his pinky toe in a ...



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Fort Worth Nightlife for Bucks and Ducks

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On Monday the first college football championship of the post-BCS era will be played in Arlington at JerryWorld, which means that a bunch of out-of-towners will be here, presumably from Oregon and Ohio. While I’m tempted...


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NYE in the Fort

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Well, Wednesday is New Year’s Eve, and in the words of a popular yet controversial longhaired sage who is worshipped by millions (that would be St. Jonathan of Bakersfield, of course), “Are you ready?!” Allegedly –– a...



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Dept. of Wish Fulfillment

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I went to a dueling piano bar last Thursday, almost a year after my first visit. Compared to Louie Louie’s ridiculously festive décor –– instruments, piñatas, bras, deer heads –– Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar’s was s...


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Be Careful Out There

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I had one sort of depressing experience at Don Pablo’s and then, about two months later, one that was totally fine and enjoyable. I’d love to tell you about both of them with all of the relevant yuks, color, and happy hour ...



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Uptown Wild

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A couple of years ago, when The Wild Rooster changed owners, hired a new manager, fired a bunch of old staffers, and then went under in less than a year, I talked to one of the bartenders who’d gotten the ax. She was understa...


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Yelpless

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I like Yelp for its maps and search function. It’s pretty helpful for finding dives that have somehow escaped search engine indexing, but because Yelp allows feedback only in the form of buttons that mark reviews as “funny,...