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Swingin’ Time

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Since Fort Worth has never had a pure jazz club, I felt obligated to flip on my fedora last Wednesday night and check out the grand opening of the Scat Jazz Lounge.


Don’t You Forget About Snookie’s

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One random weeknight not long ago, I got my after-hours snack on at Snookie’s, the South Hulen bar/restaurant that’s just far enough away from TCU to attract working stiffs but not too far to keep away the bubbly fr...



The Roof is on Fire?

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Consuming mass amounts of alcohol with art all around and while on the roof of a building is normally something I advise against – novices and other college students are liable to get tipsy and, in their delirium, spill t...


Stars Over Cowtown

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I have no business being invited to elaborate private parties. I am by nature socially awkward, and I drink hard – a bad combo (especially for you, if you are within earshot or, after a certain point, haymaker-distance of...



Fresh-Air Booze Cabal

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For most of us scenesters above a certain age, drinking isn’t what it used to be. Most of us do it because we have to or else we’ll burst from stress, not because we want to. I can’t even remember the last tim...


Monster Mash

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Musicians keep this town fun. Case in point, last Saturday night. After a couple of entertaining but relatively mundane stops on the party train, one at the Shamrock Pub on West Seventh Street and another at Finn MacCool’...



The Land of Oz

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Nowadays, if you’re going to Deep Ellum just to hang – not to see a show – be aware that your options are pretty limited. Depending on your tastes, you’ll end up at any one of a few different joints: a d...


Arts Humping

JEFF PRINCE
The last time I went to a house party, I stumbled and busted my lip on an above-ground pool and ate an entire jar of peanut butter (but not at the same time), all before the evening degenerated into wildin’-style fisticuffs.



West-Ex Redux?

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West Exchange, a cluster of bars in one central location in the Stockyards, recently closed down after being open for barely three months. Sounds tragic, but, based on the backstory, it wasn’t entirely unexpected.


Stampede to The 6

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Even straight people know that the gay scene in Fort Worth is tiny, especially when compared to the Big D, whose scene is much older, more established, and diverse.