First formal complaint filed against Varsity Tavern
Sam Sayed, a DFW native, filed the first formal public accommodations complaint regarding Varsity Tavern for alleged discrimination based on race after his friend Stephen, a black man from New York, was turned away from the bar for wearing Jordans.
Black male club patrons report being turned away at the door based on fluid applications of the dress code. Several said their shoes were the determining factor, when other non-black men were admitted wearing similar shoes.
The Flying Axe Factory located on South Sylvania Street in Fort Worth might be the next place on your go-to list for weekend outings. Ryan Griffin, 25, a University of Texas in Arlington business major, is launching the business Sunday, March 4.
Calvin Shelby, the owner of The Craftcade Pinball Bar in Fort Worth, and general manager/bartender John Cocke talk about their pinball-arcade-meets-cocktail bar concept. The bar is in a former bookstore at 615 S. Jennings Ave. in Fort Worth.
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