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Lowball Diary

Breaking the Downtown bubble with a buzz.

Colliding al fresco: It’s patio season, and Downtown is on point

April 15th, 2014

Breaking the Downtown bubble with a buzz.

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    How many phone numbers will three popular nightspots yield?

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    "I’ve always wanted to find my beer, one I’d order over an Old Fashioned not because it was socially correct or cheap but because it ...

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    The fashionable soiree series concludes next Thursday.

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    "Wandering the man-made wonderland was like dream hopping."

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    And Cantina Laredo's guacamole earns two mom hugs. Two.

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    Meet the man behind the zebra pants and plastic neckties. Sir Gaga has spent a dozen years clubbing up and down the Boulevard like it’s ...

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    Come spring, Denny's will have a chapel fit for a Grand Slam Wedding.

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    Full of craft cocktails and novelties, Fremont East needed a straight-up bar. Triple B has arrived.

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    Bubbles, confetti and bedazzled beer bongs on the 55th floor—the crazier the better at GBDC.

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    Closing out the season at Encore Beach Club, a venue as well-oiled as the tourists.

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    We've got it all, from margaritas to cosmic skating to jazzy happy hours.

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    Everything you want in a pub, plus freaking awesome chicken tenders.

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    Mixing Star competition final at Palazzo was a muddling masterpiece.

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    Oh, and did we mention the award plaque with a plastic figurine in a mankini?

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    Find a retro atmosphere and cocktail throwbacks at the El Cortez's Parlour Bar, as well as the recently-opened Mob Bar.

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    "The bachelorette sucking booze out of a fishbowl brought me back to Earth, to the cigarette smoke and the Texans exuberantly spanking each other..."

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    "A little bourbon, a little lemon, a swirl of honey and hot water—everything is right again."

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