This & That Co., the group that owns neighborhood staples like High Fives, The Whippersnapper, Tiny Victories, and Ferris Wheelers, is unveiling its newest restaurant-bar, called Dibs on Victory.
Dibs on Victory, or "Dibs" for short and maybe "Dib" for even shorter, is a multi-level restaurant located across from the W Hotel that owners Brandon Hays and Phil Schanbaum first hatched two years ago, when they sat down with the other operators to create a new district in Victory Park.
"Two years later, sitting in Dibs on Victory, it’s amazing to see the growth of what has taken place here," Hays says. "The area has become a destination for affluent Dallas diners and drinkers, and we hope they are as excited as we are to experience this new venue."
The 7,700-square-foot concept has 180 seats with a patio that's destined to become iconic. It's a V-shaped, 2,600-square-foot space overlooking Victory Plaza with its own separate bar.
Atmosphere is designed to be easygoing and approachable. They'll also host live DJs every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.
The food is affordable, with insta-worthy signature items, which is of course important. You must be able to photograph it. The menu incorporates creative takes on familiar favorites, such as Adult Steak Fingers and 24K Gold Wings. There's a 44 Farms Filet and airline chicken – a roasted chicken breast with spaghetti squash, tomatoes, and pepita.
General manager Dave Thompson says that Dibs has the whole package, baby.
"Dibs has an incredible menu created by Chef Rob McKee in addition to a great bar scene with an extensive drink selection," he says. "Dibs' unique ambiance combined with its prime location and incomparable bar scene makes it the perfect spot for concertgoer, sports fans, and residents of the Victory Park area."
The bar includes wine, beer, and cocktails such as Giggle Water – Deep Ellum Vodka, coconut, lime, basil and cucumber mint simple.
This & That Hospitality has a seven-year partnership with the Dallas Stars and will serve as the official post-game destination, which it's primed to do, with its close proximity to American Airlines Center. Dibs will create a unique pep rally on the patio prior to games, and it will be the perfect place to celebrate post-game.
Located at 2401 Victory Park Ln., Dibs will celebrate its grand opening April 26-27. Doors open for dinner and drinks at 4 pm, and the party starts at 10 pm, with DJs playing until 2 am.