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Keeping Tabs: Eastbound & Down Icehouse

Eastbound and Down Icehouse, opened in early May on Ross Avenue, has a relaxed country-dive vibe and an admirable appreciation for the 1977 Burt Reynolds’ film Smokey and the Bandit. In fact, the first thing you’ll notice when you approach from the parking lot is a mural on one side of the building—an impressive homage to the stagecoach scene painted on Snowman’s truck.

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Keeping Tabs: Parker Barrows

Parker Barrows, a Bishop Arts bar and deli, is a quiet reference to the (usually mononymous) outlaws Bonnie and Clyde. The black-and-white color scheme, compact space, solid booze and food offerings, and subtle Great Depression-era feel do well to uphold the understated theme. The result is a friendly, accessible bar that should become your new hangout.

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The New Bodega Wine Bar

Tucked quietly in a plaza off of Mockingbird and Abrams just two doors down from Taco Joint, the new location of the Bodega Wine Bar may be easy to miss. That’s okay. Once you get inside, you are immediately transported to a romantic, stone-walled den where all of your wine-loving desires come to life. This introduction may seem […]

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