Take a peek inside Beer Mansion, Dallas' choose-your-own-adventure beer party
Beer drinkers, this is your pop-up Disneyland. For the first time ever, Beer Mansion is coming to Dallas, and Brooklyn Brewery is bringing you all the good things in life: arcade games, live music, great food, good vibes, and, of course, plenty of beer.
Beer Mansion is an unconventional, multi-party celebration of brews that's headed to 2616 Commerce St. in Deep Ellum for two days only, June 15-16. What can you expect? The unexpected. But here's the lowdown on the basics:
Explore four themed areas
There truly is something for everyone, since you get to curate your own experience and choose from four parties, all under one roof.
- Music lovers should check out The Show, where a lineup of local artists curated by Nine Mile Records will be performing live.
- Search out eclectic food and goods in The Bazaar, where local Dallas vendors ranging from Good Records to Hypnotic Donuts will be serving up beer ice cream, tabletop games, and more weird and wonderful finds.
- The Speakeasy does it old-school style, with a transformative room that will be decked out in sultry dark woods, sleek sofas, and refined beers for the mature palate. Plus there will be craft beer cocktails from Balcones Distilling.
- Lastly, you can chill out in The Arcade, an adult gaming playground for both the casual and hardcore gamers. You'll find cutting-edge consoles and cabinet-style classics you haven't seen since the '80s, supplied by Free Play Arcade.
Try some beer, obviously
This isn't your typical beer event, with tables stretching endlessly through some bland convention center. Tasting stations will be integrated throughout the mansion, so partygoers can have access to cold ones from seven different breweries including Braindead Brewing, Bishop Cider Company, Lakewood Brewing Company, and Brooklyn Brewery's own array of beers. Ales, lagers, ciders, IPAs — it's all here. Flavors will range from sweet to funky, with everything in between.
Listen to live music
Check out some of Dallas' hottest live music throughout the weekend. Friday performances include Upsetting, Annabelle Chairlegs, and Not Half Bad. Saturday daytime performances include Mother Tongues, Loafers, and Go Fever. On Saturday night, catch Violent Squid, Duell, and Otis the Destroyer.
Take in some art
Thanks to Art of the Brew, the Austin-based nonprofit that's dedicated to supporting Texas artists, you can gaze on an array of cool artwork while you sip.
Eat some tasty grub
All that beer is sure to make you hungry, so enjoy bites from some of Dallas' best restaurants. Snag a poke bowl or street taco from Bowls & Tacos, or down some delicious grub from Mudhen Meat and Greens. Got a sweet tooth? Double up on your carbs with limited-edition doughnuts from Hypnotic Donuts or ice cream from Devious Desserts.
Shop for local goods and other cool stuff
Pop-up shops and goodies from a variety of vendors will be available, including Deep Vellum Publishing, Dallas Pin-Up, and Good Records. There will also be games from Free Play Arcade, Common Ground Games, and card games from Competition Kitchen. Plus don't miss the Blundstone boot photo booth to capture memories of your beer-fueled weekend.
Beer Mansion will offer three separate sessions, giving guests the option of Friday night, Saturday afternoon, or Saturday evening. A portion of sales from regular admission and Tasting Experience tickets will benefit Texas artists through Art of the Brew.
Regular admission is $20, while the Tasting Experience is $35 and includes early entry to the Mansion, access to the Tasters Quarters, a signature Spiegelau tasting glass, swag bag, and one complimentary food item from the vendor of your choice. Food and drink tickets are available onsite for purchase.
Go here to learn more and purchase tickets. Cheers!