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Ten of the Best Doormen and Doorwomen in Dallas

At bars in Texas, only one person stands between you and taps of the local pub - the door person, better known as the "whiskey keeper" in rural places like Bowie and Archer City. He's or she's the one person you most want on your side as the night progresses. And while some door keepers and bouncers live only for the power rush, many others tend their posts with equal parts watchful eye and welcoming personality. Here are ten of our favorites, in no particular order.

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Christian McPhate is an award-winning journalist who specializes in investigative reporting. He covers crime, the environment, business, government and social justice. His work has appeared in several publications, including the Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth Star Telegram, the Miami Herald, San Antonio Express News and The Washington Times.