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College, Barred

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Whoever thinks a college-area bar must cater to of-age students to be successful needs to take a lesson from Tiff & Andi’s Place. The Bluebonnet Circle, near-TCU joint recently celebrated its first birthday, and you ...


Do You Wanna Know Club Secrets?

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As the old, as in biblical, saying goes: Judge not lest you be judged.



TABC: Texans Against Booze Chumps

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First off: TABC personnel say they are fully committed to maintaining a loose interpretation of Ordinance 49.02 of the Texas Penal Code. (“A person commits an offense if the person appears in a public place while intoxica...


The TABC and You

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Last week, undercover agents for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission went into 36 bars in a Dallas suburb and arrested 30 people for public intoxication. Let me repeat: 30 people were arrested for allegedly being drunk R...



October Skies

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Whoever said bar bosses don’t work hard should meet October Pennington. She spent years busting her butt at the Poop Deck Lounge, a salty Southside karaoke den; the whole time she pinched pennies and wooed investors in th...


Nice Impresarios Finish First

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I think I’ve figured out the key to success as a club owner here.



Night Moves

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There may be Irish people who don’t go to bars, but I don’t know any of them. The best thing about my Emerald-Isle pals is that they are to a man/woman the drinkingest folks I know. They definitely don’t care ...


The Champagne of Breweries

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To a professional drinker like Last Call, certain occasions call for certain libations. Smoking cigars while togging JC Penney’s latest line of formal business attire? Gotta have cognac. Sitting down to a fancy dinner dat...



Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy

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Call topless bar magnate Walt Duncan anything you want – just don’t accuse him of being a pimp.


You and Me, Cassidy’s

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Let’s face it: Sooner or later, you’re gonna find yourself near Meacham Airport looking to party. (Don’t worry: It happens to the best of us.) But don’t sweat it. Last week, I found myself out in the mid...