Latest Bars and clubs News

Ali Wong's Raunchy Humor Charms in 'Dear Girls'

Oct. 21, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

"Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life," Random House, by Ali Wong In comedian Ali Wong's "Dear Girls," Wong opens by declaring that she was nervous to write a book because she didn't feel smart enough. She found her groove, she says, when she realized that she could...

Hold the liquor: Sober bars growing in Pittsburgh

Oct. 19, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Before social media dramatically changed the way Americans interact, the local bar was where people gathered to unload about the day's events and get together with friends. These days, though, a growing number of people are looking for an alternative to a mid-week hangover. "The younger...

Waitress refuses to serve couple over transgender comments

Oct. 15, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A Fond du Lac woman says she was fired from a restaurant for refusing to serve a couple who were making disparaging comments about a transgender woman sitting at the bar. Brittany Spencer worked as a server at Fat Joe's Bar & Grill in Fond du Lac. Spencer says she went to her...

16-year-old youngest inductee into SD Country Music Hall

Oct. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Delaney Johnston, of Lead, said she felt an "overwhelming sense of joy" sweep over her when she stepped on stage last month to become the youngest-ever inductee into the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame. And what she's demonstrated so far in her short life and...

Second-largest city in Kansas bars LGBT discrimination

Oct. 8, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The second-largest city in Kansas has passed an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The city council in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park voted 10-1 Monday to protect residents and employees from being denied housing, employment...

Police: 2 dead following shootout outside Houston nightclub

Oct. 6, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Police in Houston say two people are dead following an early-morning shootout in front of a crowded nightclub. Houston Police spokesman Sgt. Anthony Turner says a fight broke out between two women inside the club and spilled out into the parking lot where a shootout between multiple people...

Tap dancing classes offer escape for female inmates in Ohio

Oct. 6, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The thought of going to prison conjures up images of uncomfortable routine and restriction, including confinement to a cell for long periods of time. Even recreation time offered outside has its limits. But 15 inmates at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville are discovering...

Closed Waikiki bar must pay $250K for sex harassment lawsuit

Oct. 4, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the owners of a shuttered Waikiki sports bar must pay more than $250,000 in penalties for sexual harassment. A lawsuit says an owner, managers and patrons of Snappers Sports Bar and Grill subjected women employees to harassment,...

DC considers banning 'gay panic' defense

Sep. 20, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington, D.C., Council is considering legislation that would bar people charged with violent offenses from claiming they acted in self-defense after learning the victim was gay or transgender. WTOP-FM reports Council Chairman Phil Mendelson introduced the "Sexual Orientation and...

Ortiz says he doesn't know what might have led to attack

Sep. 14, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

David Ortiz said he is still trying to mentally process the shooting at a Dominican nightclub that seriously injured him and doesn't know what led to the attack. The retired Red Sox slugger spoke to Univision in an interview posted online Friday, his first since being shot. Ortiz dismissed speculation that he was...