In this town, if a business moves out of a building, it usually becomes a frozen yogurt shop or an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet.
When The Brick and Joe’s closed after years of fun nights (some not repeatable in mixed company), the buildings were actually demolished. And it seemed in the rubble lay a piece of gay Dallas history.
Well, like a big, gay, triumphant phoenix, The Brick and Joe’s have risen from the ashes in a familiar place that’s housed its fair share of gay bars over the years. And we’re so glad they’ve been reincarnated because they’re better than ever.
The space has completely been renovated, with plenty of flat screens and a groovy lighted dance floor, plus go-go boys, live music and DJs spinning tunes almost every night, meaning there’s plenty of eye and ear candy for everyone.
The Brick side is connected to the smaller Joe’s with a shared stage between the two spaces that can either be kept open for one large club, or closed off to create an intimate bar on one side and a high-energy dance club on the other. Genius, if you ask us. (FYI, draft beer is only on the Joe’s side.)
It’s 18-and-over and on Fridays and Saturdays, and you can dance (or ogle) the night away until 4:00 a.m. with one of their resident or superstar guest DJs. Sundays through Wednesdays, there are super-cheap (like yo’ mama) drink specials, but even when they’re not on rock-bottom clearance prices, cocktails are more than affordable.
We like that. A LOT.
Their official Grand Opening is tomorrow night, March 27, 2010, so make sure to add Brick and Joe’s to your Saturday night itinerary. There are sure to be plenty of surprises.
Then join us next Wednesday for our monthly Gay List Daily subscriber mixer, hosted by none other than The Brick and Joe’s (what a coincidence that we just happen to be writing about them!). Bring all your friends, but make sure to get there right at 6:00 p.m. when the event begins. The first 100 people through the door will get a free drink, then it’s only $3.50 for well DOUBLES and $1.50 for draft beer the rest of the night. There’ll be food from Doug Boster Gourmet Catering, gay cupcakes from Frosted Art, go-go boys, and plenty of giveaways from us, your Fairy Prizemothers at Gay List Daily.
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The Brick is back, baby. And we’re ready to make it one of our favorite hangouts once again. As for the all-you-can-eat Chinese buffets, you’re officially dead to us.
The Brick / Joe's
2525 Wycliff Avenue, Dallas