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It's members only at this downtown Dallas co-working speakeasy bar

It's members only at this downtown Dallas co-working speakeasy

Office 772
Photo courtesy of Office 772

The downtown Dallas location of Common Desk, the coworking chain, has opened, and so has the chain's first bar.

Called Office 772, it's a membership-only speakeasy-style bar tucked within Common Desk  – Trammell Crow Center, which opened in January at 2001 Ross Ave., on the 7th floor.

The bar represents an extension of the company's fondness for throwing community-driven happy hours within their spaces, a policy they've embraced ever since they first opened in Deep Ellum in 2012.

As can be seen in their 2017 acquisition of Fiction Coffee, they've gravitated towards getting more first-hand involvement in the hospitality realm.

For Office 772, they originally envisioned a whiskey bar. But a spokesperson says that the concept evolved into a full bar, which they executed in partnered with Omar Yeefoon, acclaimed bartender and owner of cool bar Shoals Sound & Service in Deep Ellum.

The menu includes"Hi Balls & Bucks," martinis, wine by the glass, beer, and a selection of espresso-based cocktails dubbed The Jitters.

Featured cocktails include:

  • Espadin Paloma - mezcal, grapefruit soda, and lime
  • Fluffy Navel - vodka, Campari, white peach puree, "fluffy" OJ
  • Whiskey Sour - Irish whiskey, lemon juice, and aquafaba
  • St. Germain - elderflower liqueur, sparkling wine, sparkling mineral water

Office 772 requires a membership for entry: It can be a Common Desk coworking membership; or a "Social Membership" that costs $150 a month and grants access to the co-working space during non-workday hours.

The social membership option is for:

  • Those who have an office elsewhere in Downtown Dallas but want a private place to close out the workday.
  • Someone not ready to commit to a full coworking membership who wants to try it out.
  • Brokers who need a place to meet with clients.
  • Tenants of Trammell Crow Center.
  • Professionals who only need access to the space after 5 pm.

Social membership hours run from 4-10 pm weeknights, and on weekends from 7 am-10 pm.

Office 772 is only open Monday-Friday from 4-7 pm - basically, happy hour hours.

Common Desk – Trammell Crow Center is a 52,000-square-foot space with two floors, including luxury enterprise suites for companies with 15-75 employees.