The stage is set for popular dance club Beauty Bar to reopen in Deep Ellum, with a party slated for April 13.
The bar is relocating from its longtime Henderson Avenue address to 2805 Main St., next door to Stirr, in the former Zen Dessert & Bistro Bar space, which has inexplicably sat vacant since 2014.
Beauty Bar owner Brooke Humphries was an early Henderson Avenue settler, first opening her massively successful Barcadia game-themed bar, followed by the more cozy Beauty Bar across the street, with a cool retro-mod decor that included old-school hairdryer chairs, a wink to the name.
It'll all be torn down to make way for a new townhome development that takes up the entire block from Glencoe Street to McMillan Avenue. The new development came at the behest of neighbors, who wanted fewer bars in the area.
The new Deep Ellum location represents a larger, more playful space than its old digs on Henderson. Party-ready people will be greeted by a spacious bar with a sparkling bar top flanking the wall. Bartenders will serve up drinks against a backdrop of bright, bold colors that pepper the walls with playful patterns.
An adjoining patio facing Main Street will be wrapped with the original railing recycled from the patio on the original Henderson Avenue location. Eye-popping barstools reprise the disco nights of Beauty Bar's past.
The main attraction is the dance floor, which now occupies a separate back room. The floor is covered in a permanent glitter coating that sparkles and shines under three disco balls and beams of light bolting across the room.
A new DJ booth comes equipped with state-of-the-art gear and an all-new sound system.
DJ Blake Ward, who has created memorable nights across Dallas with his disco-themed pop-up parties, will give them a regular residency at the new bar, replacing his longtime Saturday night Glamorama event.
The club will play more underground music from emerging producers with a variety of genre nights already planned across seven nights a week.
"Beauty Bar is an everyone bar, and it’s fun because of that," Ward says. “The diversity of our community is what makes it so special."