Dallas cocktail bar and brunch favorite Henry's Majestic to close
A Dallas bar both popular and acclaimed is closing: Henry's Majestic and its speakeasy Atwater Alley are closing on October 30. According to a release, the landlord sold the building forcing the bars to move along.
However, Henry's owners say they plan to reopen in another space.
"We hope that our customers will come by and dine one last time in this amazing space over the next few weeks! Our plan is to reopen Henry's Majestic in a new location, so the hunt continues for a space! Stay tuned," says co-owner Andrew Popp in a statement.
The building, which also once housed a dry cleaners and an alterations shop, was bought in 2022 by StreetLights Residential, who focus on mixed-use and high-rise multifamily properties.
Henry's was the glitzy nightlife member of the Bread Winners family when it opened in October 2014 at 4900 McKinney Ave., in a space most deemed "cursed" - home over the years to a series of restaurants including Acme F&B, Acme Social Club, Vino & Basso, and Toscana.
But they beat the odds, making the most of an odd location, with a strong food and cocktail program, an eclectic wine list, 24 taps with craft beers, and as always given the Bread Winners heritage, a bustling weekend brunch.
The building came with a spacious dog-friendly patio where patrons have been able to enjoy an outdoor fireplace, pool table, TVs and al fresco dining.
They were on the front end of the craft cocktail movement in Dallas, and have been home to many notable mixologists and chefs including Alex Fletcher, Chris Unruh, Roe DiLeo, Ricky Cleva, Julie Bennett, Angela Montesclaros, and many more.
They were also early on the speakeasy trend - long before it became a trend in Dallas - when they opened Atwater Alley, in an adjacent space accessible via an alley behind the restaurant or else for those in the know via a secret entrance attached to the kitchen, where it served Prohibition-esque cocktails and oysters.
The Bread Winners team has experienced some changes as of late, including selling off the Bread Winners brand. They still own Harlowe MXM in Deep Ellum.