Best Straight Bar for LGBTs
The Grapevine Bar
3902 Maple Ave.

Sure, we say The Grapevine is a “straight” bar, but who’s to say that’s for certain? Is the crowd mixed? Definitely. But let’s not call it gay-friendly, just everyone-friendly. Located on the edge of the gayborhood, it’s an unassuming structure, but inside is a warren of fun decor, sunny patios, billiards and basketball hoops. With its wide-ranging happy hour (with signature frozen drinks like the Tangarita, made with — yup — Tang) and kick-back vibe, it’s the definition of a neighborhood hang. Or gayborhood hang. Whatevs. Don’t try to label it, just chill with the eclectic crowd. The Grapevine is the least “Dallas” thing in Dallas.

— Arnold Wayne Jones


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DJ Ellz
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Best Bartender
Robert Cisneros
Works at TMC.

Friendliest Staff
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Best Theme Night
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Best Latinx Club
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Best Karaoke Host
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Best Exotic Dancer
Jacob Fuselier
Dances at Tin Room.

Best Local Drag Performer
Cassie Nova
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Best Beer Bust
The Hidden Door
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Beer bust on Sundays.

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