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i laughed when i saw that pic and someone else overheard and asked why i was laughing. when i showed her the pic she got concerned cause her kids have some of the clothing. lol

he he --I'm not sure when exactly Ed Hardy stopped being cool, but I'm guessing it was sometime before logo'd preschooler's backpacks and the Costco pallets of sequined ladies hoodies.

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It's a design label that makes graphic t-shirts that are supposed to look like tattoos. They go for $75+ a pop. Just as lame as the dragon and skull MMA related shirts.

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Sort of reminds me of "No Fear" shirts from the junior high days. I guess d-bags never really change, they just have more money to spend now that they are older.

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It's a design label that makes graphic t-shirts that are supposed to look like tattoos. They go for $75+ a pop. Just as lame as the dragon and skull MMA related shirts.

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I see clothing like this at pretty much all the Washington bars, mainly girls wearing the hats thinking they are trendy for hanging out on Washington. At first I thought it was kind of hip, but now that I realize how popular it is, (i.e. kid's backpacks, bathing suits, being sold at TJ Maxx) I'd probably never buy it. It's too bad that there are not other clothing trends at the bar scene that are deemed respectable.

Did The Drinkery really put that on their sign out front, or was it just a joke for their facebook page?

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no velour!

What the F is electric denim? I really shouldn't start asking questions, I don't know what any of the trendy stuff is. Ed Hardy. Nope, don't know the guy. I don't think I've paid for a tshirt, ever. Maybe someone has bought me a tshirt, but the majority I can think of right now are freebies from blood drives or college stuff. $75. Wow. I'd much rather spend that on scotch.

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Kroger has Ed Hardy beer koozies in the check out lanes.

As for being cool - sadly it is and we have friends that wear it. I just could never justify spending $75+ on a T-SHIRT. Just like Armani Exchange.

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I just wonder whether they'll be able to get customers. People who would go to a place like Rebel's probably don't hang out inside the loop.

I think what we need is a bar that has live polka bands at night. As someone with Czech heritage, that would be a lot more fun than another cowboy themed bar.

apparently you've never been to whiskey creek

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Country is too niche, they should go polka. :huh:

Well Texas polka is country also, probably more fitting of that genre name than what is played at "country" bars, but I can't complain about the bars themselves. They usually have the best looking girls. I just think they need a little Texas Czech polka, like you'd hear out in the country. That stuff is really fun to dance to if you know how.

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Country is too niche, they should go polka. :huh:

For both country and polka, visit the Rose Garden on Link Rd - the jukebox there is loaded with the stuff.

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For both country and polka, visit the Rose Garden on Link Rd - the jukebox there is loaded with the stuff.

Whoa! I was just there yesterday afternoon. Not a lot of room for dancing, though.

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no velour!

How would they even know if you're wearing camouflage? It's not as if they'd be able to even see you...

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Well, I finally checked out Rebel's Honky Tonk last night. The place is very clean! Even the restrooms were the cleanest I've ever seen a bar. The music was mostly all country/western with only a brief 30 minutes or so of other music. I like how they didn't do an rotation of country/western and hip hop like at other country bars. That's lame. It had a pretty good girl to guy ratio, slightly more guys than girls, not very many douchebags at all, and some nice looking girls. The place is set up with good flow for moving around the club. Even when it got crowded around midnight, it was mainly just the bar areas that felt really packed. There is a patio outside, ground level, not rooftop. Tip: get your drinks before midnight and brush up on your dance steps.

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sorry if this has been discussed but what happened to reign lounge? I noticed their sign is gone and there is another small sign announcing something new coming - couldn't read it while driving.

I only just noticed that it appears Reign Lounge hasn't closed. Their original sign was removed but only to be replaced by a new one. (It does look better IMHO.) Also there's a yelp post from someone who was just there a few days ago. So it looks one of our favorite places to hate (from some posts) is back!!!

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no velour!

i hate that they have to say it, but on the other hand this dress code eliminates about 95% of stuff that annoys the crap out of me

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Also, any Wash/Heights bars have good MNF specials? As in not paying $3 for a Bud Light?

Drinkery tweeted last night: "Are you at theDrinkery watching MNF? If not, you so crazy... $2 beers all night long.Monday at the Drinkery has your name on it."

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What's the bar next to the comic shop?

Also, any Wash/Heights bars have good MNF specials? As in not paying $3 for a Bud Light?

Citizen and Bronx Bar are close to comic shop.

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Drinkery tweeted last night: "Are you at theDrinkery watching MNF? If not, you so crazy... $2 beers all night long.Monday at the Drinkery has your name on it."

We drove by it on the ay to (sigh) the Tavern. My wife said 'I really want to try it.'

She pulled over, I called my friends, they wer at the Tavern. So we went, and ate crappy wings.

+1 for the info!

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We drove by it on the ay to (sigh) the Tavern. My wife said 'I really want to try it.'

She pulled over, I called my friends, they wer at the Tavern. So we went, and ate crappy wings.

+1 for the info!

Did they make you pop your collar before they allowed you into the Tavern?

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On a different topic, I was at Kobain on Saturday night and they had both PPV events (Mayweather and UFC) going on, along with the UT Tech game, for no cover. Well worth it, especially since Social was charging 10 bucks for Mayweather.

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On a different topic, I was at Kobain on Saturday night and they had both PPV events (Mayweather and UFC) going on, along with the UT Tech game, for no cover. Well worth it, especially since Social was charging 10 bucks for Mayweather.

Good to

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On a different topic, I was at Kobain on Saturday night and they had both PPV events (Mayweather and UFC) going on, along with the UT Tech game, for no cover. Well worth it, especially since Social was charging 10 bucks for Mayweather.

Good to take note of for next time if anybody on here is interested in those types of events.

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Did they make you pop your collar before they allowed you into the Tavern?

Ha. I HATE the Tavern and I use to be a regular.

I've been held out twice, as have some of my friends. And let's face it, the Tavern can't really afford to be holding people out for BS reasons, especially normal, employed 20 and 30 somethings (sadly a group of about 8 friends is there EVERY Monday).

Once I was denied because I had black shoes, khaki pants, and a white t-shirt on (I took my dress shirt off). I was told no 'undershirts' (mind you not a wife beater).

The other time my wife and I went. I have a solid color t-shirt and normal khaki cargo pants. I was told no because my pants were 'baggy.' I laughed in the bouncer's face, then turned to my wife and laughed some more, explaining the Tavern had just denied me entrance.

Not sure why I let up on my ban last night.

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Did they make you pop your collar before they allowed you into the Tavern?

Tavern customers have collars? They were t-shirt wearing greasers the last time I went in there, just a step above the unemployed roofers and future sex offenders at the Wet Spot.

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Tavern customers have collars? They were t-shirt wearing greasers the last time I went in there, just a step above the unemployed roofers and future sex offenders at the Wet Spot.

Must have been an off night. Or perhaps the only two times I've been there, they were hosting the Semi-Annual Douchebag Convention.

Er... I guess it's pretty odd that I'd show up on Dbag nights.

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Tavern customers have collars? They were t-shirt wearing greasers the last time I went in there, just a step above the unemployed roofers and future sex offenders at the Wet Spot.

Hence me laughing at being denied entrance.

In all seriousness I've heard it's usually because a fight happened a day or two before (again) and all they can figure out to do is over-enforce the dress code.

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Must have been an off night. Or perhaps the only two times I've been there, they were hosting the Semi-Annual Douchebag Convention.

Er... I guess it's pretty odd that I'd show up on Dbag nights.

How long ago? It was pretty meat-market about 2 or 3 years ago but its mellowed out significantly. Still not exactly my crowd, but much more palatable.

In general I don't like The Tavern though.

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Tavern customers have collars? They were t-shirt wearing greasers the last time I went in there, just a step above the unemployed roofers and future sex offenders at the Wet Spot.

no kidding....and that's just the female customers at the Wet Spot.

Our Red has his standards, you know. ;)

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How long ago? It was pretty meat-market about 2 or 3 years ago but its mellowed out significantly. Still not exactly my crowd, but much more palatable.

In general I don't like The Tavern though.

When I first moved back to Houston just over two years ago and then maybe about six months after that. I haven't returned since. I've never been to the Wet Spot, but I'd be curious to take a customer there just to see the reaction from the accounting department when my T&Es have to be approved. "You went to the where? The Wet Spot? Is that a lesbian bar? A strip club?"

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The Wet Spot sucks as a bar, but no complaints about the crowd. Its true its very much a working class crowd, but you can also find this at the Brewery Tap downtown.

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The Wet Spot sucks as a bar, but no complaints about the crowd. Its true its very much a working class crowd, but you can also find this at the Brewery Tap downtown.

Is the Brewery Tap a brew pub? Those are great places. I like drinking small batch beers. There used to be another one in Houston, a little less than a decade ago, called The Bank Draft, just outside Rice Village. I wonder what happened to that place.

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Is the Brewery Tap a brew pub? Those are great places. I like drinking small batch beers. There used to be another one in Houston, a little less than a decade ago, called The Bank Draft, just outside Rice Village. I wonder what happened to that place.

The Bank Draft is now a [mostly] scotch bar called Kelvin Arms, and you can still have a drink in the old bank vault. It was a bank before being several bars.

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Is the Brewery Tap a brew pub? Those are great places. I like drinking small batch beers. There used to be another one in Houston, a little less than a decade ago, called The Bank Draft, just outside Rice Village. I wonder what happened to that place.

The Brewery Tap is not a brew pub. It is, however, a great place to watch EPL matches despite the fact that the owner supports Chelsea. :)

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I've never been to the Wet Spot, but I'd be curious to take a customer there just to see the reaction from the accounting department when my T&Es have to be approved. "You went to the where? The Wet Spot? Is that a lesbian bar? A strip club?"

Along similar lines:

Steak House or Gay Bar?

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Went to the Drinkery for MNF. You pay $5 for a pint glass, and drafts (Fireman #4, an IPA, a PA, and 3 St. Arnolds) are $2. $6.50 pizzas - they're not bad for bar pizzas.

My friends and I were the only people in there for most of the game.

Only complaint was they need more of a menu.

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Went to the Drinkery for MNF. You pay $5 for a pint glass, and drafts (Fireman #4, an IPA, a PA, and 3 St. Arnolds) are $2. $6.50 pizzas - they're not bad for bar pizzas.

My friends and I were the only people in there for most of the game.

Only complaint was they need more of a menu.

...and you keep the glass, bring it back next time for $2 pints? Is this only on Mondays? I'm out of town this Monday, maybe the one after next...

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...and you keep the glass, bring it back next time for $2 pints? Is this only on Mondays? I'm out of town this Monday, maybe the one after next...

Yes and yes. I'm hoping if their week nights keep sucking they add other days :)

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Hey, no matter how dazzled your wife is with the manmeat its bad form to hit her over the head with a 2x4! biggrin.gif

Especially when the back of your hand is available.

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Tried Sawyer Park today. Nice view from the upstairs deck. Everything else? Two thumbs down.

Don't bother unless you're a 20-something pretty boy who likes to chat up high maintenance ladies. And don't even bother asking them to change one of their TV's from the Texans game to baseball. They'll scoff.

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And don't even bother asking them to change one of their TV's from the Texans game to baseball. They'll scoff.

Well you are in Houston, and there is no need to watch the Astros game.

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Here's the scoop on a few new bars opening around Washington, some I never even knew were on the map:

http://fredeatshouston.typepad.com/wwwfredeatshoustoncom/

Roosevelts - Across from Taps (Old Purple Building)

Brixx - Changed name from Busty Larue's

Shotzky - Country Shot Bar Concept

Phil's Texas BBQ - Corner of Washington and Heights (7,000 Sq FT!!!!)

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Here's the scoop on a few new bars opening around Washington, some I never even knew were on the map:

http://fredeatshoust...eatshoustoncom/

Roosevelts - Across from Taps (Old Purple Building)

Brixx - Changed name from Busty Larue's

Shotzky - Country Shot Bar Concept

Phil's Texas BBQ - Corner of Washington and Heights (7,000 Sq FT!!!!)

$2 drafts at Drinkery for MNF. I'll be there asking Rogers and Jennings to pull off a FF miracle.

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