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Inauthenticity Is the Real Deal

Is there such a thing as an authentic bar? A bar totally devoid of pretense? Because, after all, the best bars (The Chat Room,...

Big Balls

Karaoke. The word itself looks like it might be the name of some frighteningly conceived, poorly designed, rubber-suited star of a Japanese monster movie....

Cali via 44Bootlegger

At some point over the last few years, the Near Southside matured. While most West 7th Street bars tacked up silly dress codes and...

’Tis the Season for Stouts

The deeper I get into beer –– and, admittedly, while I’m out of the kiddie pool, I’m really just splashing around the shallow end...

Spec’s: 2 Cheap

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,...

Getting Over the Rainbow

Businesses aren’t people. However, there isn’t any entity more in the business of people than a bar. No one needs anything beyond water to...

High Speed on Ice

For a native Yankee and hockey fan like me, there's no more heartwarming feeling than walking into a Texas sports bar during the playoffs...

Pour Some Sugar on Us

Last week, I decided to lock up the hooch in my desk and do a little investigative reporting. The location: one of my favorite...

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...

The Plug

Big thumbs-up to Mark Irving, famous raconteur and former bartender-in-chief (at least according to me) at the recently shuttered Shamrock Pub (now Poag Mahone's)....