Posts Tagged ‘The Usual’

Cocktail Week Is Here

Susie Geissler
When I moved to Fort Worth 12 years ago, Last Call would have been a harder column to write. Borrowing the style of LL Cool J, I could just say week after week, “The stool? Round. Bud? Tall. It’s kinda dusty in the corners....


Cocktail Week A-Cometh

Steve Steward
Real talk: I would honestly rather discuss Marvel’s Luke Cage than talk about Fort Worth nightlife this week. Oh, don’t worry. This is a column about bars, after all, so I’ll get to the part about what bar-related social ...


A Little Pain and Fermented Grain

Susie Geissler
I’m precariously perched atop an unwelcoming bar stool, waiting out steel blue thunderheads, and drinking a jalapeño martini as Tom Waits growls, “I like my town with a little drop of poison” into my frontal lobe. Not th...


The Top Shelf: “Tiki” Dave Mayer of The Usual

Brad Hensarling
An aspiring priest walks into a bar… Eight years ago a cherub-faced young man approached me at The Chat Room looking for work. As I typically prefer to hire people with at least some bar experience outside of just drinking, t...

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The Top Shelf Blog: Let’s Stir Things Up

Brad Hensarling
The Fort Worth Weekly Stir competition has been going on once a month for about six months now, and naturally, because I’m the guy who writes the cocktail blog I’ve been called in a few times to be a judge. It’s been cool...

Chad Gowen Spear and Marianne Galloway cross swords while Amber Marie Flores looks on in Circle Theatre’s Lovers and Executioners.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 19 - Before Shakespeare, so-called “morality plays” were written to show characters resisting temptation in favor of a virtuous life, but none have survived the years better than Everyman, an anonymous 15th-century work...


Non-Smoking Bars in Fort Worth

Eric Griffey
If you’re like me, you love coming home after a night on the town soaked in cigarette smoke, with a cough reminiscent of a barking seal’s mating call. In case your sarcasm meter is turned off, coming home after sitting in a...

The Usual to Open on Nov. 9

Chat Room owner Brad Henslaring’s new bar, The Usual, will be opening up across the street from his current hipster haven on Mad-Nolia ave. in 10 days,  in the same spot that once housed MacHenry’s and the second c...