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Rooftop bar with fried chicken and snow cones hangs on Dallas' Greenville Ave

Rooftop bar with fried chicken and snow cones hangs on Greenville Ave

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Fried chicken and snow cones make a well rounded meal. Social Diets

Greenville Avenue has a new rooftop bar with fried chicken, foosball tables, and boozy snow cones.

Called Eastside Social, it's located at 1928 Greenville Ave., which used to be home to the restaurant Nora.

This is the third concept from Laurel Concepts, a California-based company whose Dallas debut was in 2018, when they opened Laurel Tavern. In spring 2019, they opened Wah Wah Room, a retro-styled bar. All three are located along the same block. Laurel Concepts really loves the 1900 block of Greenville Avenue.

According to a spokesperson, Eastside will open in stages. The rooftop bar, which opened on July 21, came first. They'll open a restaurant and arcade game room downstairs on the ground level later this summer.

It's a casual, no-frills hangout with retro lawn chairs and gliders surrounding a fireplace that's open on all four sides. A wooden arbor spans the rooftop, and there's a colorful mural of a beer can by mural artist Michael McPheeters in the restroom.

Fried chicken is their specialty. Wings come Louisiana-style, buffalo, or Nashville hot. Sandwich options, which they call "sandos," are served on a potato roll and include Nashville hot, ranch, or cold fried chicken.

There are also sides including fried pickles, seasoned crinkle-cut fries, and coleslaw. Desserts are kitschy and include Hostess Twinkies and Ding Dongs.

The bar includes distinctive frozen drinks, including frozen margaritas and a drink called The King Bee, with gin, honey, and lemon.

Boozy snow cones come in three flavors: tiger’s blood with Cimarron tequila, blue raspberry with Citron vodka, and piña colada with Plantation rum.

Eastside Social is big on beers in cans in two sizes, 12- and 16-ounce, plus five beers on tap: Peticolas Golden Opportunity, Community Lager, Dallas Blonde, Martin House Friday IPA, and St. Arnold's first-ever cider.

The rooftop has a daily happy hour with $3 draft beer, $6 draft cocktails and wine, and a $7 chicken sandwich.

They're also doing a unique temperature-driven special in which you get $1 off any beverage when it is over 99 degrees outside.

Eastside Social is starting out slow, with limited hours: 5 pm to midnight Thursday and Friday, and noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday.