So now that you know the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is reinforced and ready to blow (they carry portable breath testers), surely you're wondering, "What bar will they hit next?" Please note, we're not judging here. You could be wondering that because you're looking for a bar free of obnoxious drunks so you can simply have a quiet conversation as you nurse one drink all night. Or you could be on a mission to get snot-hanging drunk and don't want to wind up as somebody's special jailhouse someone.
Either way, we've got some guidance for you. We asked the TABC which bars in the Dallas area top their watch list. A bar can make the list if it shows multiple warning signs: the cops may get called there a lot, there may be a suspicious numbers of DUIs on their block, they get a lot of neighbor complaints--that kind of stuff. TABC superspokeswoman Carolyn Beck obliged us with the following roll of honor:
- Hooters, 985 IH-35E South, Denton Jonathan's, 108 W. Congress, Denton Rockin' Rodeo, 1009 Ave. C, Denton Rocky's Sports Bar, 2000 W. University, Denton Duke's Original Road House, 4180 Belt Line Road, Addison Sherlock's Baker Street Public House & Grill, 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 776, Addison
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We're not saying they're going to be at these establishments this weekend, or that these are the only places they could be. But if you're at a place on the TABC watch list, you might want to do some watching of your own. As in, watching your intake. --Rick Kennedy