Off The Cuff, a new neighborhood bar coming to Deep Ellum is scheduled to open its doors in March. Dallas restaurant veterans Alex Hines and Tan Mai have a simple goal for their new bar concept – an upbeat environment where everyone feels comfortable and welcome. With an emphasis on a neighborhood feel, this isn’t your typical bar – Off The Cuff will be customer-oriented and adaptable, tailoring itself to what each customer wants, in an atmosphere that is vibrant and engaging.
The phrase “off the cuff” originated in the United States during the Great Depression Era, meaning spontaneous or without prior preparation – and that’s exactly what you’ll find here- a neighborhood bar as eclectic as the neighborhood it’s joining. “Our goal is to create a comfortable and energetic environment for everyone and really emphasize the word “service” in customer service,” said Off The Cuff co-owner Tan Mai.
Coupled with a slew of Off The Cuff cocktails, including a 64 ounce Texas-Sized Mule, perfect for a large group, Off The Cuff also will have no shortage of TVs for optimum premium sports watching. In addition, there are four 8×8 size garage doors that open to the street, creating an airy patio feel with a view of the neighborhood. Patrons can enjoy a lite bites menu created with the help of consultant chef Alex Lines. Hippie Wrap anyone?
Menu items are affordable and include an upside-down-burger that speaks for itself, the “Boss Burger,” and The Phat Banh Mi – marinated shaved pork with pickled carrots, cucumber radish and serrano.
Happy hour specials will be weekdays from 5-8pm, and a DJ will provide extra entertainment every weekend with a popular mix of hits from different eras, making it a place with a little something for everyone.
In the spirit of celebrating the “neighborhood,” Off The Cuff will feature art on the walls from local artists. Off The Cuff is open 5pm-2am weekdays, and 11am-2am weekends.
A Grand Opening celebration is also scheduled for March, so please look out for details. It’s gonna be off the cuff