Monday, July 23, 2012 , Updated 5:00 p.m., August 3, 2012
Sneak peek: Blackfriar Pub’s second-floor patio in Uptown Dallas is open
It opened Friday, August 3.
DALLAS Blackfriar Pub in Uptown Dallas is moving up. In about a week, the popular happy hour patio spot on McKinney Avenue will open its second-floor patio and bar. They will serve 16 beers on draft -- more than double the number of beers on tap downstairs. Local breweries Peticolas, Franconia, and Deep Ellum Brewing Company will be on regular rotation.
[UPDATE: The bar officially opened Friday, August 3.]
"We finally have a beer scene," said David Allen, operations director and co-owner of Blackfriar and sibling bar Renfield's Corner. With breweries popping up in the Dallas area just in the past year, craft beer has become more of a focus at Blackfriar. They will also have cider on rotation at all times.
Positioned behind the bar is a piece of dark wood stamped March 29, 1902. Owner Feargal McKinney found it at an auction -- a pasttime Allen says he's a pro at. On the patio, McKinney found shiplap wood, or reclaimed roofing wood, to panel the wall. The tile around the bar was another "Feargal find." The walls were painted red with roses by Dallas artist Megan Hall.
Blackfriar is situated in a house built in 1908. Allen and Blackfriar General Manager Charles Reis said their construction crews had to redo the electrical wiring before they could begin the renovation. Until recently, the second story was rented out to an apartment locator service.
Reis said the second floor will likely be open everyday. On opening night, they will tap a keg of Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA, which Allen and Reis guess will sell out in one to two days.
Blackfriar’s new second-story bar
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