This is an amazing historic moment for our sisters down in Travis County. We should have known that Austin would somehow get to marriage equality before Dallas or Houston. Congratulations to Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant on their wedding. This was the first gay marriage in Texas by court order.
Well we could call it Friday the 13th weekend, Valentines Day Weekend, or Mardi Gras Weekend. It’s quite exciting for a February weekend that would normally be pretty lame. Let’s all get out and enjoy some drinks before the cold front moves through next week and it gets in the 20’s.
Here is a list of the hottest events in town this weekend:
Friday, Feb 13
Flirt Night at S4 – by FUSE Dallas starting at 9pm. Come find a date and stock up on condoms and lube from Resource Center.
Friday Password Night for Station 4 – The password is “CARNIVALE” to get in free for 21 and up. 18 and up still pays a cover.
“50 Shades of Gay”: Speed Dating Mixer for Men – Fundraiser for LGBTQ Teen Organization at Randy Club Cherry’s at 9pm
While we may have a great nightlife scene here in Big D we do not expect to top the Las Vegas or Miami numbers. Four years in a row XS has topped Nightclub & Bar magazine’s Top 100 although it has the former spot of Studio 54 at the MGM Hakkasan on its tail. The megaclub at Encore, which regularly features DJs such as Skrillex, Kaskade, Diplo and David Guetta, saw a reported $103-$105 million come in from clubbers and VIPs in 2014 which is about $10 million more than it grossed in 2013.
Hakkasan landed at No. 2 which is the Vegas home of dance giants Calvin Harris, Hardwell and Tiësto bringing in $100-$103 million. Millions down the list we get to LEVU Dallas which tops the Dallas nightlife list but #13 on the national scale with up to $25 Million made in 2014. Avenu Lounge at #2, Plush #3, Thrive #4, and Luxx at #7. The gay friendly Sisu Uptown known for pool side events such as the Purple Party got #6 on the Dallas list. The Round-up Saloon scored #85 but in the TOP 5 in Dallas and #1 for a gay bar/club on the list in Dallas. We should also mention that Landmark Bar & Kitchen made #35 on the national list out of Ft. Worth (do not consider this a nightclub).