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Since the days of legendary local gangsters Delois Green and Herbert Noble, Dallas has always had a reputation for tough, mean bars. It may be somewhat ironic that, here in the bastion of middle-class hard work and clean play, brawling saloons and clip ts still abound.
But remember, Dallas began as a swashbuckling, gamb-ling-and-whoring frontier town, and that legacy has never left our blood. This is the Third World of the bar culture, beyond the chic nightclubs, the discos, the piano lounges, and even the beer ts. Some are bars still living on legendary reputations as hangouts for thugs even though, according to police, they have quieted down in recent years.
The police vice squad and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission are constantly sending investigators into these bars and clubs; from time to time one will get its pulled. A few of these places actually hire security guards to patrol the premises and throw out the more obnoxious drunks. But for the most part these guards carry out the trash bags full of empty beer cans, bottles and cigarette butts. The go-go girls are a bizarre collection.
Most appear to be about 18 years old, with dirty fingernails or none at allworn-out costumes and East texas strip clubs sandals. The flat look is in among Dallas go-go girls. Flabby stomachs, no bosoms, and lots of cellulite are their major physical attributes. It could be worse. While Dallas bars have a tough reputation, they pale by comparison to the old beer ts out on the Gregg-Smith County line in East Texas.
When I was a kid I used to fight my way in, drink my beer, and fight my way out. So, in the general public vicarious interest, we thought that these stalwarts of Dallas tradition were deserving of recognition. A brave research staff is pleased, and relieved, to present the unofficial rankings of the meanest bars in Dallas.
The meanest bar in Dallas is the Deer Lounge, N. Fitzhugh at Columbia in old East Dallas. At least, the police consider it the meanest they have to deal with. Another time, they threatened to take prisoners away from four city cops.
The atmosphere is early tacky, with deer antlers on the wall. The go-go girls are frumps with protruding bellies and flabby bosoms. You can feel meanness in the air. The old manager fired a pistol at a couple of customers and lost thewhich, by the way, belonged to a man who had died. Little Egypt, Harry Hines Blvd. We saw guys wearing chains as jewelry, pool hustlers with weighted cue sticks, a rather strange character in a wheel chair, and the toughest-looking battalion of go-go girls in town.
One fuzz-faced rookie was seen with eyes riveted on a dancer for 15 minutes. Checking for identifiable features, of course.
Harry Hines is a great street for studying the sub-culture. This club, located in a small, one-story brick building, is the deadliest of all the Mexican-American clubs. It has been open just over a year, and there have been three killings in or just outside the club. Police say the murders were the result of a Mexican narcotics war.
The club is almost totally dark, except for luminous paintings on the walls and lights over the pool table. Always crowded. The Players Lounge, N. Carroll at Ross. However, the vice officers tabbed this club as a hang-out for tough characters. Cabaret Lounge, Gaston Avenue, is a hang-out for some mighty rough folks.
One night, four intelligence officers went into this one and were recognized. The man who recognized them sent over four beers on his tab. The man, who weighed only pounds, then sent his four sons over. The four brothers weighed,andand the police had to battle their way to the front door. The brothers went to jail, and some of the officers got a little disciplinary time off for brawling.
Not exactly a place for an on-the-way-home drink. Runner-ups: Not mean enough to make the top five, but worthy of note. The Blondes, Greenville. They had a killing here a few months back. Sundowner Lounge, Bryan Parkway. A tough place with lots of drinking. The Characters, block of Samuell Blvd.
A hang-out, appropriately, for police characters. A tough t.
Another tough t. Hang-out for black and white prostitutes and their pimps. Chances R Lounge, Henderson. Two recent killings inside and one in the parking lot. The Time-Out, N. A strip t with grimy girls and drunks. Thirsty Thirties, Samuell Blvd. Brother, this is the toughest pool hall in Dallas, and no place for the average person to go without bodyguards.
A teenager got into an argument with a tough in this place one night several years ago. The tough followed the kid outside and beat his head in with a board. The youth suffered brain damage and was a vegetable for 18 months.
The tough paid a fine for fighting and got off. Meanest Ever: A Posthumous Presentation. The Sky Club no longer operates; it was closed down after a particularly violent era in He never made it. Green was ripped apart by shotgun blasts and died in the alley. Noble was killed a year later by a bomb. The vendettas that grew out of the three murders have lasted to the present, and as many East texas strip clubs 35 murders have been linked to those original deaths.
Some of the families, who live nearby, still open up on each other from time to time. They had no real alliance with the East texas strip clubs Mafia, but they were a treacherous lot who eventually killed each other off in internal disputes. The Lemon Twist today is actually a very quiet place and attracts a somewhat well-heeled crowd.
The Debonair Danceland, Samuell Blvd. The Debonair, a remodeled supermarket, was thought by police to be the object of a struggle for control by various criminal elements. However, the place has since evolved into a pretty jazzy t, attracting young singles and couples to its big dance floor and rock bands. The club now has its own security guard on duty; there is rarely any trouble here. The Clip Clip ts are a special breed and must be considered separately.
The clip ts are all lumped together, because the bulk of them are owned by the same people. Except for the Dixie Dolls, none of these places have liquor s, so they serve near-beer or phony champagne at inflated prices. The credit card is stamped, and unbelievably exorbitant charges are placed on his tab. These places are dark enough to allow the girls and the customers to fondle. If he still refuses, they usually threaten to call the cops-a ploy which works.
Finally, in some instances physical intimidation and some assaults have been used. The bouncers and bartenders tend to be large in stature. There are two clubs you could go to and be safe. The Busy Bee Lounge, N. Industrial, is an old-time stripteasehouse that features some of the best-looking exotic dancers in the city. Some of them caneven dance. The Patch, OakLawn is a little more expensive. So arethe drinks, and the place is so darkyou can just barely see the gals. Thenoise level is shattering. Be on yourbest behavior.
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