Bourbon & Banter is now on island time. This July, Bourbon & Banter, The Statler’s swanky speakeasy bar, takes you on an island getaway without even having to leave the city with a special Tiki Takeover pop-up experience.
For this month only, Bourbon & Banter transforms into an island paradise with themed decor, uniforms and a special tropical menu for guests to enjoy while visiting the city’s hottest summer destination. Continue reading
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tiny Victories is joining the fight by raising awareness and donating funds to Mammogram Poster Girls, Inc.
Ryan Payne, Operating Partner and the man behind the bar, has created two cocktails that’ll only be available during the month of October: Continue reading
The arrival of the Box Garden at Legacy Hall not only brings the ultimate, three-story patio, happy hour and entertainment experience to Plano, it also adds five new bars to the food hall’s diverse lineup of vendors: Idol Time Tiki Bar, Hawaiian Shaved Ice Stand, Stillhouse Lounge, Lunazul Tequila Bar and Unlawful Assembly Outpost.
President of The Food Hall Co. Jack Gibbons enlisted the expertise of well-known bar expert Sean Conner to conceptualize the menus for Idol Time Tiki Bar and the Hawaiian Shaved Ice Stand. Conner worked with Gibbons and Front Burner Restaurants, LP to develop the bar programs for Whiskey Cake and Mexican Sugar, before opening his own brands. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The allure of the tiki is primal. Sweet rum cocktails flowing from interesting vessels, often donning their own faces that stare back unabashed, often with revelry. Tiki bars have made a resurgence after laying dormant hitting their peak in the 70’s that rode on high with class favorites such as Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s.
Don the Beachcomber traces back to its Hollywood roots in the 1930’s when Donn Beach (Earnest Gantt) a former bootlegger opened for business and served powerful concoctions with alluring and exotic monikers such as the Zombie, Navy Grog, Samatra Kula and Tahitian Rum Punch. These seemingly Polynesian drinks were complemented by appetizing taste treats. Enter the PuPu Platter with it’s melange of tidbit that could be warmed by patrons under an open flame tableside. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
If your plans on Sunday include plenty of frothy rum cocktails and feasting on a whole hog, you will no doubt be at Standard Pour. The festivities begin at 6pm, but if like any other Standard Pour event, you will want to come early. The weather is supposed to be luau ideal and yo won’t want to miss this one.
Standard Pour is located at 2900 McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas.
by Steven Doyle
The Sunset Lounge is now humming along at peak performance. We stopped in for a few cocktails during the grand opening Wednesday evening where everything was $3 making for a rather light bar tab even with a few food items thrown in for good measure. Sad you missed that deal? Fret not my fellow bar hound, everything is $3 during happy hour each day, so enjoy that if you will.
The cocktails are magnificent. Many are throw backs to your father’s generation where they sipped large and in charge cocktails that were stuffed with giant rasps of fruit and cute umbrellas. I love a good retro drink, and the zombie is well worth the order. Cautionary tale: you are only allowed two of these babies and they are deceivingly delicious and full of 151 proof rum. Continue reading