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'Crappiest Dive Bar'
"..."TCB" [Music, June 10] that Jackalope is "the crappiest dive bar" in Austin. That honor clearly belongs to Ed's..."

June 16, 2005 Postmarks

ACL Live Shot: Lake Street Dive
Panties welcome onstage
"...the scorching hip-hop of Ana Tijoux was Lake Street Dive, the Brooklyn quartet that mashes Americana genres with gusto...."

Oct. 4, 2014 Music Post by Melanie Haupt

Two Music-Centric Bars Add Rhythm to the Local Bar Scene
Hanging with the Long Play Lounge and Frazier's Long and Low
"...the best listening experience possible for the space. With Barrett's Coffee across the street providing some willing regulars from..."

July 19, 2019 Food Feature by Alexandra Detmar

MugShots Bar Announces Permanent Closure
Beloved dive bar was a Downtown mainstay since 2002
"...casualty of the pandemic, the laid-back, well-loved E. Seventh dive bar – where the walls were covered in mug..."

Sept. 13, 2020 Food Post by Kimberley Jones

Dive Deeper Into the World of Mezcal in Austin
It's agave all day at these local bars
"...than blues music and great pizza: The dark and divey Eastside cocktail haunt also happens to have a vast..."

March 1, 2019 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Zach Theatre's Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
A fierce portrait of Billie Holiday painted in blood and pain
"...half-mast, all betray her as a woman who is barely holding it together in a haze of booze and..."

June 23, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Cheap Thrills
This grisly, dark comedy is last year's winner of Fantastic Fest's Midnighters Audience Award.
"...Seeking solace from his financial woes in a seedy dive bar, he runs into an old high school pal,..."

March 21, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Drop
Based on a Dennis Lehane story, this disappointing crime drama costars James Gandolfini in his last role.
"...vague slice of low-end Crooklyn crime life, but just barely. Love it or leave it, this is Tony Soprano’s..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lining 'Em Up in Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross on making movies on the edges
"...something uniquely American - even Americana - about the dive bar. It's so unique yet universal that filmmakers Bill..."

July 31, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Garth Brooks Packs Into Gruene Hall
Promotional tour takes tiny town by storm
"...Garth Brooks’ Dive Bar Tour rolled into the tiny town of Gruene..."

Sept. 24, 2019 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Wither Chain Drive
Longtime patrons at a loss over sudden closure
" (and then some) for nearly 30 years, the dive formerly known as Chain Drive has closed their doors..."

April 3, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Blake McCoy

Different Stages’ Yankee Tavern
This production of Steven Dietz’s play offers a deep dive into what we choose to believe and a stimulating evening of theatre
"...The setting is a dive bar on the ground floor of an abandoned motel,..."

April 6, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

25 Bars That Define Austin
Dives, lounges, and saloons that are raising the bar
" think of a city more defined by its bars than Austin, but choosing just which bars define the..."

July 21, 2017 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

First Look: Nickel City
Eastside bar returns Austin to its roots
"...What to do when Austin bar culture has hit a peak? Go back to the..."

Aug. 4, 2017 Food Feature by Thea Newell

'Chronicle' Mock NFL Draft
"...Rosal’s collection of frenzied-cool poetry Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive on the water tank of my toilet, along with..."

April 25, 2008 Sports Post by Timothy Braun

First Look: Stay Gold
Hitting pay dirt on East Cesar Chavez
"...The Austin bar scene has added names to its roll call at..."

Feb. 24, 2015 Food Post by Amira Jensen

Bernadette's Reopens With Lizzy Caroloke
The ax has been put away for now, as the queer dive bar gives it another go
"...weeks ago, we reported the demise of beloved Eastside dive bar Bernadette's closing her doors for good. Well, it..."

Jan. 8, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
Intimate, semi-improvised last night at a dive bar sees delight in the dregs
"...besotted, bedraggled, and bewildered patrons of a Las Vegas dive bar dubbed the Roaring Twenties is a miraculous nightmare..."

July 24, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cheer Up Charlie's New Red River Digs
East Sixth fixture moves into storied space with warm gay memories
"...The small, strange little bar at 1104 E. Sixth had become the story of..."

Dec. 30, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Top 10 Thorny ’Cornies
Andy Campbell weighs in on LGBTQ Tops and Bottoms
"...CLOSET You know what San Marcos needs? A queer bar. All of those queermo Bobcats need a place that’s..."

Jan. 8, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

The 12 People You Meet at Sam’s Town Point, Austin’s Real-Life Roadhouse
You’d never know the South Austin honky-tonk is there, but wait 'til you meet its cast of characters
"...throttle jammed on her car and crashed through the bar's front wall...."

April 26, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

First Look: The Badlands
Homey dive has a local vibe
"...was scrapped for bigger ambitions, and Badlands was born: dive bar slash restaurant slash venue with a locals-only attitude...."

Dec. 9, 2014 Food Post by Adrienne Whitehorse

Gay Place
Get crafty with Dandy
"...low-key-like with like-minded queers at our fave Airport Boulevard dive. Hope to see you there, T-square! ON OUR GAYDAR..."

Nov. 11, 2011 Column by Kate X Messer

EAST Eats: King Bee Lounge
Classic pizza meets frozen cocktails
"...on the Eastside. The mixologist helmed the Good Knight bar on East Sixth from 2008 to 2011. From there,..."

Nov. 14, 2014 Food Post by Amira Jensen

Foodie innovators land grants and La Corsha rep replies to Wonderland backlash
"...him to expand onsite storage capacity, source more Texas barley, and possibly bring another regional farmer into the fold..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Where To Find Custom Cocktails and Affordable Wines During SXSW
A penny saved is a cocktail earned
" have become suddenly expensive because some of our bars have chosen to temporarily do away with silly things..."

March 9, 2012 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Behind the Case
Firehouse Lounge hits 'craft dive' stride
"...floor was under a separate lease, but adding a bar to the hostel was always part of the future..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Food Feature by Gracie Salem

Boozethugs Ain't Harmin' Me
Fusebox goes all noir with th' drank
"...revenge played out in the cozy confines of Austin's Dive Bar, right there across from the venerable Dog &..."

April 26, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Small Town Crime
John Hawkes hits the bottle and the case as a modern day detective on the trail for redemption
"...high school baseball hero who now runs his favorite dive bar. It’s a simple conceit that they carry off..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Last Flag Flying
Three veterans embark on a road trip in Linklater's latest
"...takes place, he is the alcoholic owner of a dive bar in Virginia. Sal and his buddies may have..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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