After 25 years in business, The Brick Dallas is closing its doors. The club is a generous supporter of our community, including hosting charity fundraisers of all types, from gay sports leagues to AIDS service groups and Resource Center Dallas. In fact, just last week, The Brick hosted a benefit for the victims of the Orlando mass shooting.
In recent months, they’ve been a frequent haunt of the cast of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Dallas,” with viewing parties and other fun celebrity appearances.
The club’s final day will be Sunday, July 24. They’ll be missed.
Unfortunately, this is a trend happening around the world. Last month, The Advocate published a tribute to “26 Dead (Or Dying) Gay Bars in NYC, LA, SF.”
(PS – The Brick still has a full schedule of events until then, so there’s still a chance to have one last fling.)
Here’s their statement…
BRICK/JOE’S NIGHTCLUB SAYS GOODBYE
The Brick Dallas would like to thank the community and our patrons for 25 wonderful years in Oak Lawn. We have seen many changes in the last 25 years in the LGBT community and the bar industry, made many new friends over this time, and lost some along the way. The Brick has an amazing staff who has been loyal and now are some of our closest friends. This includes DJ’s, promoters and entertainers. We have strived to provide a fun, entertaining and safe environment for everyone.
It is now time for us to start a new chapter in our lives. Over the years we have watched many young men and women go from kids into productive members of the community. We started here when our community had few places to go. Times are changing and we are hopeful that progress continues for the LGBT community and Oak Lawn.
July will be our last month in business and our final day will be Sunday, July 24.
We hope you will come by in the following days and say goodbye to us as we prepare to say goodbye to Dallas. We have a full calendar of events in July and hope to see all of our customers before we close our doors July 24th with our “Farewell” Party.
As one of the last founding members of The Dallas Tavern Guild I want to say thank you to all the members and bars who have been a part of this group. Michael Doughman has been a great leader and we wish many more years of events and strength for The Tavern Guild and all the bars.
We could not have been in business for 25 years without teaming up with these great agencies: Resource Center Dallas, AIDS Arms, LifeWalk, AIDS Services of Dallas, GDMAF, Legacy Counseling Center, The Red Foundation, The Purple Party and many more…
Thank you to our softball (Titans, Hashtags, Synergy). Volleyball (DIVAS) and Rugby teams that have been very supportive to us for many years.
Thank you to our loyal poker players who come out week after week to play poker and eat pizza.
Thank you to Greg Turner (Camille). Bob Wright, Dan Lambert, Betty Neal, Gaylan Zant, and Adam Metts for your years of service to The Brick.
A very special thank you to Mikey Howard, and Dannee Phann for being the most amazing managers we could have asked for.
Thank you to our staff and friends Jimmy, Laurie, Shawn, Dwayne, Mickey, Charles (DJ Unique), Ivan (Ida Mae), Netta, Michael, Brittanie, Larry, Jason, DJ Rudeboy, Stanley, Chris, Andy, Brandon, Jennifer, Shy T, Jay, Blake, Pay, CJ, Cooper, K, Baby, Lukas, Skylar, Aubrey, Kingston, Travis.