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Champagne pop rocks and hypnotists: new downtown Dallas club has it all

Champagne pop rocks and hypnotists: downtown Dallas club has it all

Champagne popping - New Year's Eve
Cheers to this new supper club. Courtesy photo

A glitzy new dining club concept with entertainment and a high-profile consulting chef is opening in a cool vintage storefront on the eastern edge of downtown Dallas. Opening in mid-July at 2026 Commerce St., it's called Don't Tell Supper Club, and it will combine a gourmet restaurant with a high-energy nightclub, featuring elaborate stage acts you might find in cities such as New York, Miami, and Las Vegas.

Owner Derek Braun feels that Dallas is missing a certain kind of something on the club scene.

"For all of its amazing restaurants and nightclubs, Dallas has yet to realize the supper club concept as witnessed in other cities around the country," he says in a release. "With Don't Tell Supper Club, we're out to prove that Dallas can support such a concept, and that with the right mix of top-notch food and eclectic entertainment, patrons can enjoy a full night out, from dinner to after-dinner, in one unique space."

Braun is collaborating with industry vets including Avi Adri, known in Dallas for Levu, Aura Lounge, and Rock In Taco, plus Robert Ortiz and Lisa Bennett, owners of a 20,000-square-foot mega club in Charlotte, North Carolina, called Label.

General manager is James Hamous, a creator and co-owner of Standard Pour and High Fives. The bar program will serve twists on classic cocktails meant to enhance the visual aspect. For example: the Old Fashioned will be served in an old, medicinal serum bottle. The Negroni will feature a Death Star ice cube. The champagne punch will be sprinkled with pop rocks. Yes to champagne with pop rocks.

In addition to cocktails, the supper club will offer a wide selection of wine, whiskey, and craft beer.

Chef is Tre Wilcox, who has created a theatrical, whimsical menu to complement the space. Shareable plates range from beef sliders to fish dishes like smoked hamachi crudo with grapefruit, avocado sauce, and togarashi panko. Large plates will include a whole fish, dueling lobsters, and lamb three-ways: a smoked rack of lamb, braised lamb leg, and spice-rubbed T-bones.

The space is more than 10,000 square feet spread over two stories. There's a 120-seat dining room, two bars, a 24-foot stage, and an enclosed patio with prime city views. The decor combines brick and wood with dramatic art pieces and decorative wall mirrors. Upstairs, patrons will find projection walls that display different themed programming and images to accompany the performances and music downstairs. The entire space is decked out with top-of-the-line sound and lighting.

Hours are limited to Thursdays and Fridays from 4 pm to 2 am, and Saturdays from 6 pm to 2 am. Dinner seatings begin at 6 pm. The restaurant transitions into a nightclub at 11 pm, complete with pulsing house music, dancing, and revelry. Yes to pulsing house music, yes to revelry. Shows will take the stage each night, and will include an array of circus acts, burlesque, aerialists, and hypnotists. Yes to hypnotists.

An additional brunch show will launch in the fall. The space will also be used as a private event venue, known as DT Downtown, available every day for parties, corporate functions, and revelry, no doubt.

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