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4/20: Shaka Brah

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Months ago, I had a story idea that I was going to pitch to Weekly editor Gayle Reaves as a Second Thought column. I’d planned to use the space to develop this thoughtfully researched argument in favor of legalizing marijuana...


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Thinking Applebee’s

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Do you know somebody who goes to Applebee’s on the reg to get drunk? If you do, is it your weird Uncle Mustache or sad Aunt Cathy? Or are you chagrined to admit it’s your dad? The only times I ever go there are when I get a...



The Bearded Lady is a bar that will serve food until 2 a.m., a first for Magnolia.

Up Next, The Bearded Lady!

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Last summer, after being informed by some self-important neighborhood denizen that The Boiled Owl, where I tend bar, needed to serve food, I griped in print how American eating has evolved from a matter of biologically fueling ...


V.I.P.'s bartender says “Doors shut, there are strange noises, and we’ve seen lots of pictures that are full of orbs.”

V.I.Poltergeist

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OK, here’s a question: Have you ever seen a ghost at a bar? Because I’ve drunk at lots of the allegedly haunted bars in town, and the scariest thing I’ve seen was two hardly attractive people getting waaaaay too friendly ...



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The Winged Serpent

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Maybe I’m getting old. I forget the name of the place, but according to Yelp, the bar I should have gone to was a mere four miles away from my gal’s apartment. The two reviews attached to the listing suggested the place is ...


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Blarney Blowouts

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Last year, as South By Southwest drew to a close, I had this moment when I almost went against my innate urge to avoid huge hassles and decided to stay one more night, all because I saw the thunder god himself, singer for Asgar...



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Once More to the Nerdcore Show

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I think there comes a point when, if you’ve consistently been under the influence of various intoxicants for awhile, you have to stop the party wagon for a moment and ask yourself, “Whoa! Am I fucked up, or is that Sonic th...


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Front Burner Taking Over Gold Standard

ANTHONY MARIANI
And we were just starting to become good friends. The impending demise of The Gold Standard might come much sooner than anticipated. Tomorrow (Friday), said Gold Standard co-owner Jimmy Moore, Addison-based Front Burner Restaur...



Liquor

Spec’s: 2 Cheap

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I remember, with surprising clarity, my first trip to a liquor store. I’d just started the fall semester of my sophomore year in college, and my roommates and I were gearing up to “pre-game,” as we called it, in the dorm ...


Airport

Terminal Daze

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I won’t get into why I missed my flight to Los Angeles on Saturday, but getting put on the standby list for the next one afforded me about three hours to get a bunch of writing done. I figured that since I was stuck in the te...