Best of Dallas 2015 Guide : Page 102

dallasobserver.com dallasobserver.com Best Dance Club StAtiOn 4 SPORTS/RECREACTION | NIGHTLIFE/MUSIC | FOOD/DRINK | CULTURE/PEOPLE | SHOPPING/SERVICES | Classified | MusiC | dish | stage | Movies | Culture | Night+day | feature | sChutze | uNfair Park | the thread | CoNteNts | MON–SAT 2–9PM & ALL DAY SUNDAY New food. New DRINKS. Same great Happy Hour. Live Music. No cover. NOW NON-SMOKINGs Melissa Hennings Bound’s guiding principle is to toss rules out the window. Local music doesn’t get more wild or inspired than this. 1914 Greenville Ave., 214-828-1914, thecrownandharp.com Best After-Parties 16Bars.xxx Hip-hop is booming right now in Dallas ( just ask Noisey ), but if you really want to know what makes the scene tick you have to go un-derground. No one in North Texas has a fin-ger on the pulse of hip-hop, both local and touring, like the folks behind 16Bars.xxx, who specialize in late-night, DIY after-parties. They set up camp at places like Ash Studios or random Airbnbs, and it’s not uncommon to catch rappers such as Vic Mensa and Travi$ Scott mingling with the Outfit, TX or Blue, the Misfit at these packed parties. You might even catch a world premiere, such as when Scott debuted “Antidote” this summer. 16bars.xxx DALLAS OBSERVER DALLAS OBSERVER Lounge or R.L.’s Blues Palace? The answer is, “Nowhere, you idiot.” Sadly, Ships’ recent (though, God willing, temporary) closure means there can only be one, Highlander -style. R.L.’s is an utterly unique experience in Dallas. The club is only open for a few hours a week, and it’s a slice of life that hear-kens back to the juke joints and blues clubs of yore. So bring along some liquor, grab a bucket of ice and sit back and enjoy the Hen Dance. 3100 Grand Ave., 214-421-9867 Best Swing-Dancing Video Mark Cuban at The Standard Pour Say this much for Mark Cuban: He has a sense of humor. Or maybe he just doesn’t give a damn. When the Free Loaders per-form each week at the Standard Pour, band leader John Jay Myers makes the same joke: “If you like what you heard, put $100 in the tip jar,” he says. “Unless you’re Mark Cuban. Then put in $1,000.” Lo and behold, one night last winter, Cuban — of Dancing With the Stars fame — was there, swing dancing his ass off for all the world to see. It may not have been a cash contribution, but it sure was priceless. 2900 McKinney Ave., 214-935-1370, tspdallas.com S EPTEMBER 24-30, 2015 M onth XX–M onth XX, 2014 Best BYOB Club ADDISON • ARLINGTON • DALLAS sherlockspub.com R.L.’s Blues Palace #2 This should be a two-horse race. Where else in Dallas would you want to BYOB (or tech-nically speaking, BYOL) other than Ships 4 102

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