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Refusing the Right to Serve

The Grotto’s Swan Song

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University Pub’s Facelift

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Last Call

Wasted Away Again

By the time we reached the lake, the rain had begun to fall. My wife and I have been living in Fort Worth for...

Free Beer, Wine and Cheese cubes

A lot of people don't get art or think there's a certain honor in bragging about how much they don't get it. Maybe in...

Fresh-Air Booze Cabal

For most of us scenesters above a certain age, drinking isn't what it used to be. Most of us do it because we have...

Blue Notes

I've always had a fantasy about opening a punk-rock tiki bar. Think of it: a dark room with lots of bamboo crap, busted surfboards,...

Stars Over Cowtown

I have no business being invited to elaborate private parties. I am by nature socially awkward, and I drink hard - a bad combo...

Bait and Switch (and Bait)

I'm going to go on record as saying that I've been getting tipsy on Monday nights purely by accident. The problem (if, of course,...

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,...

7th Haven Redux

Recently got a sneak peek at the third incarnation of the self-proclaimed Cadillac of dive bars, the 7th Haven, and I have to say,...

Go to Fubar (Just Not When I’m There, Please)

As much as I want mom-and-pop bars and restaurants to succeed, I'm also a selfish bastard who hates crowds. See, every once in a...

Citizens of the World

When asked about his nationality in Casablanca, Rick Blaine replies, flatly, "I'm a drunkard." So it's no surprise that a ton of bars are...