Clubs

The New Upscale

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There are a few Sundance Square buildings that allegedly are haunted – the Jet Building (Jamba Juice, KFWR/95.9-FM The Ranch), Half Acre Hall (upstairs of the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium), the thirteenth floor of the B...


The Best Medicine

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In the 1970s, he served in Vietnam. In the 1980s, he survived lymphoma. In 2003, he beat colon cancer. Now, in 2006, Gary Hood faces what could be his most horrific challenge yet – paying off hospital bills.



The Simple Life

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Ask any bartender about her line of work, and you’ll be able to tell precisely what type of establishment she works for by her response. If she says “Any moron can do it,” she probably slings at a small hole i...


Find Me in the Club Axis

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No offense to Axis’ previous incarnation as a rock nightclub/venue, but the converted warehouse’s new life as a hip-hop spot is off the hook.



Pour Some Sugar on Us

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Last week, I decided to lock up the hooch in my desk and do a little investigative reporting. The location: one of my favorite Sundance Square-area hang-outs, the Pour House.


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...