An exciting new bar with mixology in its mission will take over the space in Uptown Dallas once occupied by Dee Lincoln's Bubble Bar, at 2101 Cedar Springs Rd. Lincoln has partnered up with a young but experienced hospitality team that includes bar owners and a veteran bartender.
Called The Tipsy Alchemist, the bar's expressed purpose is "to blow your mind with elevated cocktails through science, art, and technique while giving you what you didn't know you wanted."
That includes cocktails, champagne by the glass, and a full makeover, with an enclosed patio open all year round. It has a target opening date of May.
Lincoln is joined by SBBC Group, the team behind hot-spots such as Truth & Alibi and Punk Society, and Stephen "Scuba" Underhill, who has tended bar at a number of bars around Dallas including Avenu Lounge.
"We at SBBC Group are extremely excited to partner up with Dee," says SBBC principal Chris Beardon. "We're just wanting to bring something unique and interesting to Dallas."
That will include some fun fire and brimstone, with a molecular component to the cocktails.
Lincoln has hit a few bumps in Uptown. She opened the Bubble Bar in 2011, as a second branch of a champagne-focused concept that debuted at Cowboys Stadium. She also opened, then closed, her Steak & Burger Bar nearby.
The Bubble Bar was a champagne-sipper's dream, with high-tech Enomatic machines that allowed customers to sample different sized pours. But she closed it in 2014 and transformed it into a private events space.
Tipsy will make good use of those Enomatics, Beardon says.
"We will have high-end wines and champagne by the glass, which you can get one-third, one-half, or full glass," he says. "It's great for toasting with friends on special occasions without having to buy a full bottle."
As seen at Truth & Alibi, this is a team that outfits a space with panache. They're giving it a full makeover, with a bar that incorporates the look of an old science lab, and lounge furniture that Beardon describes as comfortable and elegant.
"We see it as a place to gather for a corporate happy hour, or late-night cocktails and music with friends," he says. "We'll also offer a dessert menu for the 'after dinner' crowd."