The Rail Club Live is about as rock ‘n’ roll of a club as they come. It's owner, Chris Polone, managed to hang on against all the odds. After COVID-19 hit, Polone kept his bar open in spite of government shutdown orders, attracting the ire of both Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Yet Polone pushed on and led a statewide movement, inspiring other bar owners to open their doors in solidarity. Pandemic and politics aside, though, the Rail is one of the best places to see straight-up rock music across all of Dallas-Fort Worth. And, given its staying power through a freakin’ pandemic, the best is yet to come.