Male "Hooters" in Dallas

  • rockjockCA

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    Apr 25, 2016 8:55 PM GMT
    Surprised that this hasn't been discussed here.

    "Tallywackers," (http://tallywackers.com) often called the male Hooters," opened in Oak Lawn, the gayborhood of Dallas a years ago. The uniform of the waiters are short shorts but it seems like only bartenders get to keep their shirts off. The owner originally wanted to target the LGBT community and women (http://www.guidelive.com/restaurant-openings/2015/04/22/tallywackers-male-version-breastaurant-gayborhood). They are still going strong a year later (http://www.eater.com/2016/3/24/11300634/tallywackers-dallas-male-hooters but most of the yelp reviewers seem to be women. Has the novelty (to the gay clientele) worn off? (Of they never developed such a clientele?)
  • venue35

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    Apr 25, 2016 9:06 PM GMT
    It has been discussed someone from Realjock went there and had posted a video.
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    Apr 25, 2016 11:37 PM GMT

    Well, its possible real gay men are avoiding being seen going in and out of Tallywackers out of plain fear, since apparently, there continues to be anti-gay attacks in, around the Dallas gayborhood area.



    Anti-Gay Attacks Continue in Dallas, With At least 5 In Last 3 Weeks March 17, 2016
    http://www.towleroad.com/2016/03/anti-lgbt-attacks-continue-dallas/


    Last week, we told you how LGBT Dallas residents are taking matters into their own hands in the wake of a recent string of violent anti-gay attacks in the city’s Oak Lawn neighborhood.

    About 20 new recruits have signed up for the Dallas Police Department’s Volunteers in Patrol program since more than a dozen anti-gay attacks were reported last fall. However, police still haven’t made any arrests in connection with those incidents, and the volunteers’ presence apparently has done little to quell the wave of violence against LGBT people in the city’s gay entertainment district.

    John Anderson, the volunteer featured in our report, says there have been at least five additional attacks against LGBT people in the last three weeks in Oak Lawn. But none of the victims have reported the crimes to police. Here are descriptions of the five attacks, according to Anderson:

    • A trans woman required stitches after being attacked while walking down the street behind the Brick, a gay bar.

    • A gay couple was attacked behind the Round-Up Saloon, the city’s iconic country and western gay bar.

    • A gay man fought off his attackers after being jumped while walking from Station 4, the city’s largest LGBT nightclub, to his apartment.

    • A person attending the Texas Bear Roundup, a large gay event, was attacked on the Cedar Springs strip in the heart of Oak Lawn, with his wallet stolen.

    • A man ran from three men wielding a baseball bat between the Round-Up Saloon and the nearby Walgreens drug store.

    “Unreported attacks are an epidemic issue in Oak Lawn,” Anderson wrote. “If you are attacked, please call 911 immediately. It does not matter if you are intoxicated or undocumented. The police only care about catching the attackers. We cannot become complacent about the crime wave in Oak Lawn. The attackers were never caught and there are still attacks EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND.”
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    Apr 26, 2016 4:44 AM GMT
    reading the link:
    http://www.eater.com/2016/3/24/11300634/tallywackers-dallas-male-hooters
    "The city has more than a dozen Hooters, nine Twin Peaks locations, a risqué joint called Redneck Heaven and a sports bar 'with a view' called Bikini’s."


    They should have picked a more accepting location because i assume the investors had expansion plans. What tallywackers offers is not different than hooters. I wonder what their expansion plans are these days with the bad publicity (violence). Bet that issue gets cleaned up quick.
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    Apr 26, 2016 5:09 AM GMT
    I seem to recall a previous thread about it.

    Dunno... We still have a couple of gay clubs where the bartenders are all shirtless. Though cute waiters in brief underwear seem to be mostly a thing of the past. icon_sad.gif
    I don't know that we need a tacky chain restaurant version.
    I have mixed feelings about the loss of that one place that had really good burgers but played XXX gay porn on the monitors all afternoon. "Oh waiter! Hold the mayo, please...." At least you didn't have to stand in line to get a table.
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    Apr 26, 2016 3:20 PM GMT
    Well speaking of anti gay attacks, that's what happens when you raise soon to be men and women to believe that men aren't allowed to be vulnerable, then you open up a place where men aren't wearing much clothing and in a vulnerable position, and homosexuality is associated. Obviously some people will revolt and go a bit crazy because seeing men do these things directly goes against what they're taught. Also, much of this teaching is rhetorical due to how much male issues are just flat out ignored, and replaced with woman complaining about everything.

    Am I the only one who has a rational understanding as to why anti anything exists, or do we just post threads about someone gay bashing still and go "tsk people are so evil. case closed...until it happens again in a week".
  • Nakedman1969

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    Apr 26, 2016 4:11 PM GMT
    I would love to go to one!!!! Plus I wish we had one here!!!!
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    Apr 26, 2016 4:19 PM GMT
    ya there is a market for this type of thing.

    Stupid to start the very first one in Dallas.
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    Apr 26, 2016 5:58 PM GMT
    pellaz saidya there is a market for this type of thing.

    Stupid to start the very first one in Dallas.


    Dunno, but I'm guessing the "market" in Dallas is predominantly female.
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    Apr 26, 2016 6:03 PM GMT
    well they have none-acceptance issues in Dallas. cool way to piss off a few million dollars tho.
  • bro4bro

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    Apr 26, 2016 7:14 PM GMT
    I've found that Yelp reviewers everywhere are mostly women. Whenever I travel to an unfamiliar city I try to get a read on the local gay bars, and more often than not even the gay bar reviews on Yelp are written primarily by women!

    They typically say things like "My boyfriend and I went there because we wanted to see what a gay bar was like and the bartender was so rude! He wouldn't pay attention to me at all! It was absolutely the worst service I've ever had in my life..."

    I've also noticed that every single hotel on Yelp has at least one review claiming it's "The worst place I've every stayed in my life!"... always written by a chick.

    Just one more reason I'm glad to be gay.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 26, 2016 11:44 PM GMT
    pellaz saidreading the link:
    http://www.eater.com/2016/3/24/11300634/tallywackers-dallas-male-hooters
    "The city has more than a dozen Hooters, nine Twin Peaks locations, a risqué joint called Redneck Heaven and a sports bar 'with a view' called Bikini’s."


    They should have picked a more accepting location because i assume the investors had expansion plans. What tallywackers offers is not different than hooters. I wonder what their expansion plans are these days with the bad publicity (violence). Bet that issue gets cleaned up quick.
    Yeah they should have just stayed out of Texas entirely. They should have either picked San Diego, Las Vegas, Portland, or Boulder, CO for their debut rather than a falsely perceived accepting locale in Texas, the Giant Tea Party State.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 27, 2016 8:15 PM GMT
    Sometime when I'm in Dallas, I'll have to check it out for sure. I'm not surprised. I've served in that role at a couple of charity parties and I didn't mind just wearing shorts (one was a swim party and I just wore a swimming brief). It was all in great fun and we raised money for a local charity!

    Hopefully more places like this!
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    Apr 27, 2016 11:07 PM GMT
    I bet the food taste terrible!
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    Apr 30, 2016 2:17 AM GMT
    Actually, I've been to this one. It is just like a Hooters, but with guys. The food isn't anything to write about, but they occasionally have drag shows. It's more about a bunch of gay guys, the employees, having fun.

    Cheers,

    Sean