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By D Magazine |

Nightlife Great Escape Lesson Number One: Always find a pub or tavern you can call your own, a place to go when you want the bartender or waitress to remember your name and your drink. Here are some likely candidates.

The Riling Station is not a place for your car. It’s a place for good eats and drinks in a bar and restaurant with a 1920s-style filling station theme. 6862 Greenville. 823-6691.

A Dallas tradition, Stan’s Blue Note is a shrine to those who enjoy drinking beer from Mason jars surrounded by off-the-wall college dorm room decor. They really do have one of those Farrah Fawcett posters-among others. 2908 Greenville. 824-9653.

The Inwood Tavern is not to be confused with the Inwood Lounge. They’re in the same neighborhood, but this place is a tavern complete with shuffleboard, beer-guzzling shuffleboard players and singalong piano music. 7717 Inwood. 353-2666.

How do you describe a Dallas institution like Joe Miller’s? Try dark, friendly, comfortable and inexpensive. Joe’s is known for strong drinks and a new feature-live piano music. 3531 McKinney. 521-2261.

This Pub’s for you. Mucky Duck has quickly become a popular neighborhood pub with a British/Irish theme that caters to young and old alike. 3102 Welborn. 522-7200.

Adair’s thick, juicy burgers and country atmosphere continue to draw crowds from all walks of life to its unexpected Deep Ellum locale. 2624 Commerce. 939-9900.

If you enter Knox Street Pub and wonder where your worries went, they are probably just outside the front door. This is truly a casual neighborhood bar with regulars who have been coming here for a decade. 3230 Knox. 526-9479.

Louie’s crowd is a mix of media and professionals along with regular patrons from everywhere in the city. The drinks are some of the strongest in town and the pizza rivals the best anywhere. The combination makes for one of the friendliest real bars around. 1839 Henderson. 826-0505.

Late Night in the West End resembles a warehouse loading dock in the middle of a parking lot turned into a bar, and that’s exactly what it is. The 105 brands of beer are always ice cold and the crowd is always lively-who cares about the outside? 1901 Laws. 954-1901.

The White Rock Yacht Club has attracted a loyal following, and it’s easy to see why. The word casual isn’t laid-back enough for this burgers and beer emporium, and the word friendly doesn’t halfway describe the crowd. 7324 Gaston. 328-3866.

The Outback Pub is the only bar in town with an Australian theme, and they have the Aussie accents, the life-sized cardboard image of Paul Hogan, and the festive, friendly atmosphere to prove it. 1701 Market. 761-9355.

If you’re like most Dallasites, your first trip to the Greenville Bar & Grill will make you a believer. The music’s great, the crowd is relaxed, the service is friendly, and the burgers are fantastic. What are you waiting for? 2821 Greenville. 823-6691.

The more things change the more they stay the same at Poor David’s Pub, where live music is performed on occasion while the regulars enjoy inexpensive pitchers of beer. 1924 Greenville. 821-9891.

Humperdinks is a sports bar. No, it’s a billiards bar. No, it’s a place to have a drink and some munchies. Okay, it’s all of the above. And still popular with the Upper Greenville crowd. 6050 Greenville. 368-6597.

The folks at the Scoreboard Sports Bar & Grill in Addison know how to make a sports fan happy, with a serious-about-sports crowd, big-screen television and casual food and drink. 4872 Belt Line. 788-5444.