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The Sundays

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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...


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Football Flippin’ Out

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Out of sympathy for the afflicted, my hatred for the Cowboys has settled down over the years into a low-level distaste seasoned with flecks of begrudging respect, in part because intensely hating things is exhausting but also b...



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Blocking the Brew

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Years ago, I was obsessed with a real-time PC strategy game called Starcraft, in which you guided the actions of militaristic space colonists attempting to gain control of the planets of some far-flung galaxy. The game’s poin...


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Sidetracked with Sides

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Are there any bars around here housed in an old Taco Bell? The reason I ask is because a.) that would be funny and b.) there’s a bar east of Hwy. 360 on Division Street that looks like it might have once been a Wendy’s. I g...



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Jamming at Gator’s

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I’m just going to throw this out there: All the neon trim lining the eaves of the buildings on Race Street is kind of deceptive. It makes it look like the neighborhood between Sylvania Avenue and Belknap Street is lined with ...


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Naturally Peppy: A Sobering Fact

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I noticed something during the three hours I spent at Lola’s Saloon on Saturday: People didn’t seem that drunk. I was there during the early part of the all-day Panther City Pep Rally, with various local-musician super-grou...



Art Institute's section design winner, Jean Gonzales.

Best Of On The Town 2014

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Overall Drinking Establishment Critic’s choice: Shipping & Receiving, 201 S Calhoun St Want a place with live music, a chic urban vibe, respectable beer selection and diverse crowd, plus pool, shuffleboard, and an outdoor...


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Slowdown Showdown

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One thing I love about dive bars is their apparent immunity to the caprices of time. So often they’re locked in whatever decade they opened in, staffed by barkeeps who have poured drinks through multiple presidential administ...



Apparently, West 7th had a crazy back-to-school weekend.

Crowded Streets

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Sunday night was kind of weird. My afternoon nap went way longer than I intended — essentially, I got ready for the evening at 11 p.m. and headed out not really knowing where I wanted to go or why I wanted to go out at all. I...


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Wondercrust: Watch and Riff

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When Mystery Science Theater 3000 debuted in 1988, did anyone mention that the show owed a huge debt to The Muppets? Because when I was a kid, every time I saw the silhouette of Joel Hodgson and his pair of wiseass robot sideki...