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Latest wave of Dallas restaurant-bars reopens after COVID-19 layoff

Latest wave of Dallas restaurant-bars reopens after COVID-19 layoff

Double Wide
Who hasn't had a craving for Double Wide's signature YooHoo HeeHaw? Photo courtesy of Double Wide

With COVID-19 cases around Dallas-Fort Worth going back up after a spell of being down, it's hard to know what to make of the virus and how to live life.

These bar-centric establishments aren't waiting to figure it out. They're seizing the day. They're making the most of legislation that allows bars to reposition themselves as restaurants, rolling out menus, and reopening for business.

Here are the latest bar-restaurants throwing open their doors:

Tipsy Alchemist
Playful bar at Dallas is reopening this Friday at 8 pm, after being closed since June. They promise to return to the basics, which at Tipsy consist of fun creative cocktails. In case you've forgotten, these are the guys who served a cocktail inside a lightbulb.

For now, the policy is reservation-only, to accommodate occupancy restrictions. Email scuba@gettipsydallas.com.

Bernie's
This jazzy little cocktail lounge at Preston Tower reopened quietly in September as a bar-restaurant, thanks to a food component featuring pizza. They're hosting specials such as "Wine Wednesday" with $2 off wines by the glass and half off bottles, and they've got bartending dynamo Leann Berry behind the bar, along with tasty drinks, cold beer, and what they call "the coolest lounge in Preston Hollow."

Double Wide
Popular watering hole that serves as an outpost between Deep Ellum and Exposition Park is now open after months of self isolation. They're serving up cold beer and stiff drinks, but also food from the recently opened Thunderbird Station, their newly opened sibling located across the street.

Menu items include seasoned pork rinds, pimento cheese spread, bean dip, cheese and meat boards, sandwiches and rice crispy treats.

Hours are Tuesday-Sunday 4 pm-12 am. Happy hour is offered daily until 9 pm, featuring $3 wells and domestics along with $5 Yoohoo Heehaws, the signature frozen vodka and Yoohoo chocolate drink concoction.

Single Wide
Double Wide's baby sister located at 2110 Greenville Ave. is finally reopening after months of laying low. In addition to cold beer and cocktails, Single Wide will now offer food from Thunderbird Station, its sibling in Deep Ellum which opened in September.

Menu items are the same as what's offered at Double Wide, including seasoned pork rinds, pimento cheese spread, bean dip, cheese and meat boards, sandwiches and rice crispy treats.

Hours are Tuesday-Sunday 4 pm-12 am. Happy hour is offered daily until 9 pm, featuring $3 wells and domestics along with $5 Yoohoo Heehaws, the signature frozen vodka and Yoohoo chocolate drink concoction.

Kim Finch, who owns both Double- and Single Wide, says that both bars are at limited capacity, and is asking customers to respect the space of others and wear a mask when not seated. "We want to stay open!" she says.