You finally get the whole crew downtown and Precinct has a line wrapped around the block. Don’t panic, just walk two blocks over to New Jalisco. The classic dive bar has been around for at least 300 years and is the kind of place that takes a night from medium to crazy in a very short amount of time. The cash-only bar is small, but there’s a great dance floor in the back and a performance space featuring some of the best drag shows downtown.

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