Inside this Spring watering hole, an 18-foot waterfall, surfboard-lined walls and plenty of beach-related paraphernalia take customers far from the shopping-center surroundings - all the way to Galveston, or so owner Brian Scott hopes. In only two months, the Houston Fire Department captain's bar has begun to take on its own identity, playing host to a multitude of neighborhood youth looking to drink and dance to something besides country music. DJs and musicians enliven Fridays and Saturdays, and nearly a dozen TVs and a gigantic projector have been installed. Twelve beers are available on tap, but Beach Bums offers almost any kind of beverage you can think of, including flavored vodkas and frozen margaritas.

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