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This Sunset Heights mainstay has long been a place to grab a brew and a show. The bar stocks a healthy supply of Texas beers in addition to the standard Bud family of bottles, and the kitchen doles out eats until the clock strikes 1 a.m. Dan Electro's doesn't serve liquor, but bring your own and for a small fee they'll set you up with some fixings. A smattering of old guitars and groovy fluorescent skating-rink stars decorate the walls, and Dan Electro's corner stage has played host to too many local and regional names to count (most often blues, folk, roots-rock and hard rock). The extensive back garden patio holds many a refuge for those looking to relax in the cool of the evening. That is if you can find the place, since it is off the beaten paths of the Heights.


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