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Nostalgia Beers: Is Zima Next?

ANTHONY MARIANI
Back in the late ’70s, before Schlitz stopped being brewed and over a decade before I started drinking professionally, I collected beer cans. My knowledge of beer was unprecedented for someone my age. (I also collected co...


Rapture

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You know how, when you hear a great song from your misspent youth, it gets you remembering all manner of things you used to get away with? On this particular day, while grooving to a Blondie song that’s older than most of...



Rapture

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
You know how, when you hear a great song from your misspent youth, it gets you remembering all manner of things you used to get away with? On this particular day, while grooving to a Blondie song that’s older than most of...


Wasted

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Ever heard that saying about how little man really knows about the ocean? You know, how we supposedly know more about deep space than we do our own planet? Well, that’s sort of how I’ve always felt about the Hurst-E...



Happy Hour Camp Bowie Crawlin’

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One bummer, among many, about living in Arlington (stop laughing!) is that, when friends plan an evening of drinking, it’s usually far, far away. Like in Dallas. Earlier this month, the site was lowest Greenville Avenue a...


Citizens of the World

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When asked about his nationality in Casablanca, Rick Blaine replies, flatly, “I’m a drunkard.” So it’s no surprise that a ton of bars are named after the actor who portrayed the legendary film-noir chara...



Oh, Show Me The Way to The Next …

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In a recent HearSay column (“The Usual,” July 2), we told you about The Usual, a new lounge of sorts opening soon on West Magnolia Avenue a couple of blocks away from the Chat Room Pub, whose co-owner, Brad Hensarli...


An Elegy for JJ’s

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Three years ago, I was writing a story for this paper on the local gay political scene. Spent a lot of time hanging out at Best Friends nightclub on Lancaster Avenue, doing interviews and drinking with the boys. Even got to lis...



Old Days

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I know I’m in the right place when I play Boz Scaggs on the (non-internet!) juke and the other customers don’t sigh at me and roll their eyeballs.


Home Run

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There are a million – and by “a million,” I mean, two billion – sports bars in the world, and probably half of them are in Texas. Easily a quarter are in the 817.