Hattie's was sort of similar to the Chicken Ranch minus the chickens and the ambiance. It was, um, staffed by young ladies who frequently attended classes at a nearby university. Much of the clientele came from nearby Bergstrom Air Force Base. In addition to the standard services associated with such an establishment the beer was cold (usually), and the proprietor was a generous loaner of funds to the financially lacking at a rate slightly lower than was available at other venues. For instance, at Hattie's one could borrow $5 for $8 as opposed to the usual $10 for $5.