Last Call
Drawn-Skyline-Football

Fort Worth Nightlife for Bucks and Ducks

LAST CALL
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...


new-years-traditions

NYE in the Fort

LAST CALL
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...



call

Dept. of Wish Fulfillment

LAST CALL
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...


warning

Be Careful Out There

LAST CALL
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 ...



LC

Uptown Wild

LAST CALL
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...


Courtesy Facebook

Yelpless

LAST CALL
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,...



Philly cheesesteak, made with “real” Cheez Whiz, on the grill. Courtesy Facebook.

Sturdy, Funky

LAST CALL
It’s no secret that I like chain restaurants, and I kind of get excited when a new one springs up from the dust of some freeway-adjacent retail development. If I were a little kid in 2014, I’d probably grow up thinking that...


Call

The Tomahawk of Odin

LAST CALL
I found Indian Oaks Tavern on Sunday evening, after I’d gone to Barcadia with a pocketful of cash and coins for brunch, beers, and Burgertime. I left during the second quarter of the Packers-Eagles game, imagining an alternat...



Last Call

Eldritch 8-Ball

LAST CALL
Just in time to be too late for Halloween, I discovered another allegedly haunted bar. I say “discovered” as if I had to hack through miles of dangerous jungle and even more dangerous jungle creatures to carefully unearth s...


Courtesy Facebook

The Sundays

LAST CALL
More than any other time of the week, I find myself bar hopping on Sunday nights. It’s not that I don’t go out Fridays or Saturdays (or Mondays or Tuesdays or Thursdays, for that matter), but those evenings tend to be spent...