DJ-Ellz

Best Club DJ
DJ Ellz

Spins at Zippers (Wednesday–Friday) and Marty’s Live (Sunday), 9 p.m.–2 p.m.

Although he’s been spinning less than three years, Elliott Reed — aka DJ Ellz — already has amassed enough of a following that he was the winner in this year’s polling for best club DJ. And we think we know the reasons. One is — and this is a shocker — he doesn’t think the music should be all about himself. “I play what I like, but really what the people like. It’s not about me, it’s about people having a good time even if they’re having a bad day. He steers clear of too much EDM, settling in on R&B, House and even pop. “I love Rihanna a lot, as well as Ariana Grande — vocalists who can really sing. I like making people happy.” Oh, and the last reason he’s a hit with our readers? Well, just look at his photo!

— Arnold Wayne Jones

Photo by Arnold Wayne Jones

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Round-Up---Friends

Best Gay Club
Friendliest Staff

The Round-Up Saloon

You have to assume there is a connection between what won the Round-Up the title Best Gay Club (for, like, the gazillionth time) and its co-honor as Friendliest Staff. When it comes to what we go to The Strip for, having a good time is No. 1, and a welcoming smile and “Howdy, pardner” goes a long way in making us feel welcome. But it’s more than just that, of course: The spacious club just oozes “Texas” with its two-stepping, boot-scootin’ clientele and men poured into Wranglers. Heck, without the Round-Up, you might as well live in Minnesota.

— Arnold Wayne Jones

Photo by Kat Haygood

BEST GAY CLUB

FRIENDLIEST STAFF

The Round-Up Saloon

3912 Cedar Springs Road.

Open daily 3 p.m.–2 a.m.

214-522-9611.

RoundUpSaloon.com.

BEST LESBIAN CLUB

Sue Ellen’s

3014 Throckmorton St.

Open daily 4 p.m.–2 a.m.,

after-hours until 4 a.m.

214-559-0707.

SueEllensDallas.com.

BEST LATINO CLUB

Kaliente

4350 Maple Ave.

Open daily 9 p.m.–2 a.m.

214-520-6676.

Kaliente.cc.

BEST STRAIGHT BAR FOR LGBTs

The Grapevine Bar

3902 Maple Ave.

Open daily 3 p.m.—2 a.m.

(Sundays from 1 p.m.)

214-522-8466.

GrapevineBar.com

BEST CLUB TO GET A LAP DANCE

The Tin Room

2514 Hudnall St.

Open daily 10 a.m.–2 a.m.

214-526-6365.

TinRoomDallas.com.

BEST EXOTIC DANCER

Sunel Molina

Dances at BJ’s NXS!

BEST CLUB DJ

DJ Ellz

Spins at Zippers (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays), and Marty’s Live (Sundays), at 9 p.m.

BEST BARTENDER

Jacob Moore

TMC: The Mining Company

3903 Cedar Springs Road.

Open Tuesdays—Sundays, 3 p.m.–2 a.m.

214-521-4205.

TMCDallas.com.

BEST LOCAL DRAG PERFORMER

Cassie Nova

The Rose Room at S4

3911 Cedar Springs Road.

PartyOnTheBlock.com.

BEST KARAOKE HOST

BEST THEME NIGHT

Wayne Smith, Cher-E-Oke

Cedar Springs Tap House (Thursdays); Alexandre’s (Sundays); and Liquid Zoo (Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays),

at 10 p.m.

BEST BEER BUST

Cedar Springs Tap House

4123 Cedar Springs Road, Ste. 100.

214-377-7446.

CedarSpringsTapHouse.com.

HOTTEST HOOKUP APP

Grindr

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition MARCH 17, 2017.