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828 Opens With a Splash

Brian McCullough and Michael Martensen

by Steven Doyle

Last evening we popped into 828, the pop-up speakeasy in Oak Cliff that benefit’s the Promise House, and found a whole host of DFW cocktail legends behind and in front of the bar.

The brainchild of Michael Martensen and Eddie “Lucky” Campbell who will soon open their own bar tentatively entitled Rock and Rye, are using the lounge as a launch pad for the bar and to raise funds for the charity.  

"Tiki" Dave Mayer of The Usual

We broke news of the temporary lounge last Monday detailing temporary bar and how it will only be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week and next before finally shuttering the building located at 828 Davis in Oak Cliff, just west of Bolsa.

Last minute details prevented Campbell  from joining the party, and rumor spills that his commitments with Bailey’s Prime Plus  have halted his involvement at 828.

Here are more photos from the opening splash at the speakeasy:

Jennifer Uygur and Fana Yohannes both of Lucia were out styling last night to support the pop-up speakeasy.

Kyle Hilla of Bolsa will have his shift behind the bar at 828 very soon.

Kevin Obregon of The Cube Creative worked on this speakeasy themed mural most of the evening and told us he will be doing more work in the bar.

Bolsa’s Chris Zielke was in the house to support the speakeasy’s efforts.

 Former Packers linebacker and owner of Cedars Social Brian Williams sipped a few cocktails last evening at 828.


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