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A Whole New World

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I have an intense fear of karaoke bars. I always have. Well, at least since my high school days, when my mother and my older brother Mikey helped bring the “art form” to the unwashed.


Babes? Vodka? No Thanks

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‘Member when you were in college, and every weekend, you felt like something cool was going on while you were stuck at home watching bad tv?



Grrrl Pokrrr

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Fort Worth native Angie Box is a long-time card shark. But until recently, she’d only been able to play games with friends and neighbors for leisure, which is why two years ago – “for selfish reasons,” s...


Last Laughs

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Randy Butler spends a lot of time in the basement. His comedy nightclub, Hyena’s, is located there in a building owned by a mega-real estate company on Houston Street near Sundance Square. But when it comes to moving and ...



Size Matters?

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Here comes another nightlife project in a seemingly cursed spot in the Stockyards. In April, veteran mover-and-shaker Spencer Taylor will take essentially an entire city block on West Exchange Street to open several clubs, incl...


Alt-Hip-Hop?

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In the Southside space formerly known as Club Freestyle – and to the Fort Worth Police Department as “Club Free-For-All” – 29-year-old first-time club owner LaCresha Thompson has just opened Mesmerize.



Man For All Seasons?

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Well, it’s about damn time. Ever since I heard the news that The Ginger Man pub chain was going to take over the spot formerly known as Rick’s on the Bricks, on Camp Bowie near Montgomery, I’ve been salivating.


Pretty-Boy Security

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I don’t know what nightlife’s like in Dallas, but here, I’m glad to see things spiffing up a bit. Variety’s the spice of life and all.  There are a lot of folks to thank – the club owners, the pre...



New Year’s Eve or Just Another Obligation to Blow Money?

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Since I’m a nightlife columnist and since the biggest nightlife celebration of the year is Sunday, I’d be failing you by not saying something about New Year’s Eve. But understand that what I have to say has no...


Pilgrim’s Progress

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As a devout nightlife columnist and professional social drinker, I need to make a pilgrimage to my mecca every now and then, just to reacquaint myself with my inner-Foster Brooks and adjust my priorities (and vision) accordingly.