The Elbow Room located at 3010 Gaston Road has shuttered, at least for the moment. Long tome employees at the Elbow Room claim the restaurant has actually been sold after a run in with the state over taxes. There is a hearing with the former owners Tuesday, September 18, 2012 over the tax matter and the dive bar could potentially open back up Wednesday afternoon under new ownership.
The bar is known for stiff cocktails, a reasonable beer selection, good tunes and a funky patio rife with iconic murals. The bar closed down at midnight last Saturday, and at that time many decorative items were already missing from the bar including chandeliers and one partially nude painting of Mona Lisa that served as a mascot.
The bar is also known for their pizza and sandwiches, and offered late night delivery to the area including parts of downtown Dallas.
More information on the re-opening as information becomes available.
Update: the owners of the bar lost a bid in court yesterday to remain open, and the sale to relatives may have been blocked. Elbow Room will remain closed indefinitely.