The Dallas bar Clutch is in the news after Ezekiel Elliott was reportedly involved in an incident at the sports bar. According to TMZ, cops were called on Sunday, July 16 at 9:30 p.m. to investigate a “disturbance”.
TMZ reported a man had a broken nose, and was also heavily intoxicated. The unidentified man with the broken nose did not know who punched him. The man’s friend told police, “It was that Dallas Cowboys running back.” Elliott was not at the bar when cops arrived, and no arrests were made.
Regardless of Elliott’s involvement in the incident, it is not the best look for Elliott as he awaits word on the NFL’s investigation to alleged domestic violence. It is also not the first off-season incident for Elliott, who was caught on video pulling down a woman’s top at a parade.
Clutch has a Dallas and Houston location. The Dallas bar is on 2520 Cedar Springs Road in the Uptown neighborhood, and has the look of an upscale sports bar. Here’s a look at the outside of the bar with plenty of luxury vehicles lined up.
Here’s a look at the inside of the bar taken by a local DJ.
Those on Yelp have not been kind to Clutch. Based on 104 reviews, it received an average of 1.5 stars. Many complaints center around the club’s dress code. Reviewers speak of being turned away in shorts or sneakers, while others were allowed inside with similar attire. There are also several reviewers who felt they were involved in unfair treatment based on their ethnicity.
There are those that spoke highly of Clutch, praising its indoor/outdoor space. The bar offers outdoor games which some reviewers seem to enjoy.
When news broke that the incident happened at Clutch, here was Twitter’s response: