After 24 years of continuous operation Phil Lietch is closing the Across The Street Bar located at 5625 SMU Boulevard in Dallas. The crowded bar features live music with a historic past that includes Bowling for Soup, Jibe, and Trippin Daisy, along with many locals such as the Eli Young Band.
Across The Street Bar has served as a staple for SMU students and anyone looking for cold, cheap beer and great bands.
The bar’s landlord recently passed away and relatives sold the property to make way for another restaurant to stack into the corridor that shares real estate with Twisted Root, Nodding Donkey and Torchy’s Tacos. The Barley House remains as a long-standing venue and carries on the tradition of the neighborhood’s draw as a live music venue.
Look for Across The Street Bar to close most likely after Memorial Day.