by Rhonda Dutton
Tonight, January 27, HIDE Bar opens in Deep Ellum. This is not “just another bar,” however. The experience at HIDE is more an immersion into science and chemistry and molecular stuff bundled with all the fun and elation that imbibing brings. And for the OCD cocktail alums, the bar is perfectly organized, identical bottles all facing the same direction, super clean – just like a classy stylish science lab.
HIDE Has 11 House-Made Bitters
You may find yourself deep in discussion with your mixologist about the compounds of different ingredients resulting in epiphanies as to why your cocktail tastes/feels/looks/smells as good as it does. And their passion is obvious, you can tell that they care about the ingredients and technique used to create your sipper in the way they set up their implements, the way they look at the liquid during its creation, the way they squeeze the citrus rind “this way” across the glistening surface, the way they look at it with approval before presenting it to you.
Turbo Quaker: Steel Cut Oak Bourbon, Cinnamon, Crème Sherry, Orgeat, Milk-Washed Applejack Brandy, Walnut Bitters, Egg White
HIDE makes you want to understand the science behind the beautiful drink set before you. The knowledge that a centrifuge was used to clarify the lemon juice that is in your Upside Down, helps you to understand why the lemon you’re tasting isn’t like juice squeezed at home – it’s cleaner, elevated, brighter – and you’ll respect the whole process even more. And you’ll want to take your time appreciating every drop.
Upside Down: Fino Sherry, Chamomile Scotch, Aquavit, Clarified Lemon, Pineapple, Nutmeg
This is John. John makes an excellent Gin + Tonic, carbonated for you while you watch…
HIDE offers something for every taste and preference. With 30 signature and 15 classic cocktails, 9 different craft beers along with a cider, top shelf liquors, and wine on draft, HIDE has the prescription necessary to wind down from any life situation. And you will want to, often.
Snapdragon: Kummel, Pisco, Clarified Grapefruit, Maple, Cardamom Tincture
Corey (from FT33 in a past life) explains how they smoke a glass of brown…
Corey also has a degree in petroleum engineering and other stuff that my ADHD wouldn’t let me catch because I was focused on the lesson in smoking.
HIDE Bar opens tonight at 2816 Elm Street in Dallas.