You're never far from 12th and Lamar!
The Tavern has a special place for me personally because it was one of my main hangouts and I had a major crush on waitress Syliva. The guys that I hung out with at that time really only had one play in the playbook: beer at The Tavern until about 9:00, Mexican food at one of our spots, strip club to close the evening. Sounds like a rut but the folks and fun at Tavern kept if fresh.
BTW: Ever been locked in at a bar after the staff closed and left? I checked that box at good'ole 12th and Lamar.