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Bar Crawl Conversations
Crawl (or should that be pedal?) around the East Austin bar scene with the 'Chronicle'
"...came first, where music venues gave way to shot bars with cover bands serving crowds of hard-partying frat boys..."

Aug. 10, 2012 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Page Two: Eastside Crawlin'
No lack of hipness on these streets
"...the Eastside – long home to African-American and Hispanic bars and businesses – began to experience an influx as..."

Aug. 10, 2012 Column by Louis Black

Living in Mess: 'Wildness'
Documentary as palliative care
"...that supply the lifeblood for our identities. Often these bars are uneasy spaces of contestation, existing adjacent to businesses/organizations..."

March 12, 2012 SXSW Post by Andy Campbell

Luv Doc Recommends: ROT Rally Parade
Congress Avenue, Friday, June 10, 2011
"...can trust TMZ's vigilance, she's not out cruising biker bars. Besides, there aren't really any biker bars in Austin...."

June 10, 2011 Column by The Luv Doc

This Week's Waste of Time
Two free online games keep it short and less than sweet.
"...a creepy world filled with barcodes and paranoia with Bars of Black and White. Explore your world and, if..."

Sept. 17, 2009 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Liquid Assets
Downtown, a nice drop of wine is never too far away
"...Wine bars have been sprouting up around Austin almost as fast..."

March 27, 2009 Food Column by Wes Marshall

After a Fashion
Bachelorette parties in gay bars: Sure. Why wouldn't we want to celebrate your wedding?
"'s so much more fun at our few gay bars, rather than at the hundreds of straight bars (or..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Microbrew Renaissance
It's a good time to drink beer in Texas
"...although Live Oak promised it will return to area bars someday...."

July 4, 2008 Food Feature by Lee Nichols

Meet Bill
Aaron Eckhart stars in this middle-aged wake-up call whose message – trust yourself and find your inner child – is tired but expressed with a whole lot of enthusiasm.
" in the suburbs, he ate too many candy bars, and – little by little – he became nothing...."

May 2, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

A Whacked-Out System
Inmate's lawsuit focuses on secret and unreasonable Texas paroles
"...if he could keep his "nose clean" while behind bars – avoid racking up a disciplinary record, use rehabilitative..."

March 30, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Margaritas vs. Mojitos
It's Mexico vs. Cuba, tequila vs. rum, mix vs. muddle, in this battle for lime-infused-libation-sensation supremacy in the Lone Star State
"...the beverage of choice. Cronies pull on longnecks in bars, on stoops, in homes. On beaches or lakefronts, cans..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

DIY Queer Community
Can’t relate to what Austin’s gay scene has to offer? Make one of your own!
"...unity that so many gay men enjoy in the bars. Here in Austin, male bars flourish, while women's establishments..."

June 2, 2006 Features Feature by Kate Getty

Our readers talk back.
"...Oct. 21]. What my colleagues notice is that many bars with patios have enjoyed increased business beginning Sept. 1...."

Nov. 4, 2005 Column

The Problem Is the Ban!
"...Oct. 21]. What my colleagues notice is that many bars with patios have enjoyed increased business beginning Sept. 1...."

Oct. 27, 2005 Postmarks

Our readers talk back.
" just the beginning of the end for many bars in this town that cater to specific subcultures, as..."

June 17, 2005 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...Some are lazy and would rather cruise in the bars. Others are making plans to leave the state as..."

June 10, 2005 Column

Rare Bird
From her office vantage point, beside the rosy glow of the majestic Capitol dome, 78-year-old feminist, political powerhouse, and gay rights lobbyist Bettie Naylor keeps a watchful eye over the doings at the legislature
"...confining. "Here, when the women I would meet at bars and parties would see me out in public, they'd..."

June 3, 2005 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

It's the Regulars Who Keep the Clubs Open
"...five nights a week, or more, at nightclubs and bars. This is a lifestyle: nightlife and bar culture. Without..."

May 2, 2005 Postmarks

Our readers talk back.
"...there are plenty of reasons people will still frequent bars. Since the beginning of time people could drink at..."

April 29, 2005 Column

Smoking Ban Imposes on Many
"...theatres, and in restaurants, and that banning smoking in bars is the next step in society's relentless march forward...."

April 26, 2005 Postmarks

Our readers talk back.
"...tough on smoking. Some folks bail to the Pa. bars but mostly because last call there is 2am, not..."

April 22, 2005 Column

Vote No on Smoking Ban
"...There's Smoke ..,” News, April 15]. Anyone who frequents bars and clubs needs to get out there and vote..."

April 14, 2005 Postmarks

Page Two
Anyone who tells you the impact of a smoking ban will be negligible doesn't appreciate that it's the very number of Austin music clubs, including the swarm of the more marginal ones, that enables the scene's vitality
" be able to go into so many smoke-free bars...."

April 1, 2005 Column by Louis Black

Our readers talk back.
"...Sixth Street become a strip of just corporate chain bars? I thought the Chronicle was a big supporter of..."

May 9, 2003 Column

All the Fish in the Sea
Part one of our guide to Austin's proliferating sushi spots.
"...proliferating like wildflowers in spring. Just how many sushi bars are in Austin? Counts vary based on exactly how..."

May 10, 2002 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Prison Buff
Peeking Behind the Curtain of Incarceration
"...Shakespeare Behind Bars: The Power of Drama in a Women's Prisonby Jean..."

April 6, 2001 Books Feature by Amanda Eyre Ward

Gardens of Eden
Entertainment has always been a keystone of Austin's identity, Cuisines writer Rachel Feit observes. And among Austin's numerous diversions were German beer gardens.
"...a lively place, with no shortage of amusements. Restaurants, bars, and theatres filled the downtown commercial district. In Hyde..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Our readers talk back.
"...Topless Bars Are Harmless..."

June 2, 2000 Column

"...he also spends his (occasional) nights cruising the local bars and trying to pick up a date who won't..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

California Dreamin'?
", banning cigarettes from nearly all public places, including bars. Organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the American..."

Oct. 8, 1999 News Feature by Mike Jasper

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