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Drinking the ’Burbs

Grapevine’s Christmas Break

Summer at Gator’s

Last Call

Last Call

Hottest Club North of Havana

Clubs 'round here typically don't open with much fanfare. Restaurants, sometimes. Hang-outs, uh-uh. The only club in recent memory that's generated any hype is Embargo,...

Fill ’er Up at Daiquiri Daddi

I kill a lot of time driving around, and for whatever reason (nostalgia, imagined nostalgia), I gravitate to the ruins of ancient strip malls...

The Door Guys of Perception

This cheapskate waiter-hating person I know gave me crap for using this space as a soapbox for the service industry, a crime to which...

Ridglea Redux

Of all the peculiarities and hassles surrounding the Ridglea Theater’s renovation, the oddest one in my mind was how the Ridglea Bar, now rechristened...

Bull, Bush, Bluesface

I’m a fan of entertainment districts, especially on weekends. When it comes to weekday drinking, however, nothing beats a neighborhood pub. I’m probably over-thinking...

Bright Lights, Big Rooster

I forget where we started out, but we ended up going to The Wild Rooster Bar, a relatively new joint on that little peninsula...

Not Too Modern

My confusion started a couple of days beforehand, when I mentioned something to somebody semi-hip in town about Modern 'til Midnight. I got a...

Gentlemen’s Bars

The part of my growing up that I didn't do in record stores, I did as an illegal (teenage) patron in old-man bars, shot-and-a-beer...

Swingin’ Time

Since Fort Worth has never had a pure jazz club, I felt obligated to flip on my fedora last Wednesday night and check out...

You Got ’Em — Smoke ’Em

I've seen them, the humidors - I know they exist. And while I don't spend a lot of time at the upscale nightclubs downtown,...