Patio Time

Ivy Tavern opens in true Dallas fashion with rockin' patio party

Ivy Tavern opens in true Dallas fashion with rockin' patio party

Brittanie Buchanan Oleniczak, Justin Oleniczak, Ivy Tavern Opening Party
Justin Oleniczak, Brittanie Buchanan Oleniczak, Photo by Shana Anderson
Lisa Georgalis, Tom Georgalis, Christa Chance, David Chance, Ivy Tavern Opening
Lisa Georgalis, Tom Georgalis, Christa Chance, David Chance Photo by Shana Anderson
Mike Davis, Wes Langley, Dan Robinson, Patrick Donalson, Ivy Tavern Opening
Mike Davis, Wes Langley, Dan Robinson, Patrick Donalson Photo by Shana Anderson
Staci Munir, Erin Slaton, Dan Hammons, Melissa Vullo, Ivy Tavern Opening
Staci Munir, Erin Slaton, Dan Hammons, Melissa Vullo Photo by Shana Anderson
Lauren Kleim, Caitlin Meroney, Ivy Tavern Grand Opening
Lauren Kleim, Caitlin Meroney Photo by Shana Anderson
Steve Wooten, Lane Wooten, Ivy Tavern Opening Party
Steve Wooten, Lane Wooten Photo by Shana Anderson
Francisco Rizo, Trisha Boulogne, Ivy Tavern Opening Party
Francisco Rizo, Trisha Boulogne Photo by Shana Anderson
Yajaira McGovern, Melissa Rountree, Ivy Tavern Opening Party
Yajaira McGovern, Melissa Rountree Photo by Shana Anderson
Sarah Wheeler, Jenny Doran, Ivy Tavern Opening Party
Sarah Wheeler, Jenny Doran Photo by Shana Anderson
Brittanie Buchanan Oleniczak, Justin Oleniczak, Ivy Tavern Opening Party
Lisa Georgalis, Tom Georgalis, Christa Chance, David Chance, Ivy Tavern Opening
Mike Davis, Wes Langley, Dan Robinson, Patrick Donalson, Ivy Tavern Opening
Staci Munir, Erin Slaton, Dan Hammons, Melissa Vullo, Ivy Tavern Opening
Lauren Kleim, Caitlin Meroney, Ivy Tavern Grand Opening
Steve Wooten, Lane Wooten, Ivy Tavern Opening Party
Francisco Rizo, Trisha Boulogne, Ivy Tavern Opening Party
Yajaira McGovern, Melissa Rountree, Ivy Tavern Opening Party
Sarah Wheeler, Jenny Doran, Ivy Tavern Opening Party

Owners Lisa and Tom Georgalis lured VIP guests to Ivy Tavern with the promise of drinks, bites and lots of live music. The goal: introduce these scenesters to Lemmon Avenue's newest neighborhood hot spot.

Attendees — including Brittanie and Justin Oleniczak, Darin Kunz, Clint Bradley, JB Hayes, Beth Stavinoha, Christie Whitten, Yajaira McGovern, and Melissa Rountree — explored the rustically styled interior, but the owners were most excited to show off the patio, which they claim is one of the best in Dallas. It features a fire pit, picnic tables, oversized Jenga board, cornhole and darts.

Droo D'Anna entertained guests on the tree-covered patio with live music, while DJ OB-Jen & Juice revved up the party inside, where servers passed Greek pita sandwiches and brisket grilled cheeses. With bars inside and out, there was no waiting in line for craft beers or custom cocktails.

Ivy Tavern is now open to the public from 11 am-2 am daily.