D&W Lounge owner Keith Weyel told the Houston Press‘s John Nova Lomax last year he was “somewhat disappointed that the kids in the nearby new condos” hadn’t quite found their way yet to his bar just past the train tracks on Milby St., at the western edge of Eastwood. But Lomax doesn’t mind:
. . . to cater to the third shift at the coffee plant, the D&W Lounge opens at 7 AM. The interior is done up with pictures of Marilyn Monroe, statues of the Buddha, and a super-cool tin man hand-fashioned out of school cafeteria cans.
More evidence of the bar’s rough-and-tumble street cred: last month’s on-site fatal shooting.
Debbie Carson, the 60something barmaid, told us the place had been here when she was a little girl, although back then, it doubled as a hardware store and beer joint. “And now I work here!” she laughed. “Isn’t life funny?” Carson told us that in addition to the coffee-plant folks, their other regulars included homicide detectives and DAs.
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Photos: Jay Lee