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Drink This: Five Notable New Bars for Fall Fun

The ever-changing nature of the Dallas drinking scene means that there is always somewhere new to toast to. Here are five new drinkeries you can find us at this fall.

Photo: Oak Cliff Brewing Co./Facebook

Photo: Oak Cliff Brewing Co./Facebook

Oak Cliff Brewing Co.’s taproom is officially open in uh… Oak Cliff. Breweries have long been a domain for North and East Dallas; finally, Oak Cliff folks can enjoy fresh beer like their IPA, farmhouse saison, black lager and export lager. More exotic creations will rotate through the taproom, so it makes sense to explore this new taproom early and often this fall.

Photo: Civil Pour/Facebook

Photo: Civil Pour/Facebook

Over on Walnut Hill just east of Central, Civil Pour opened theirs doors earlier this week for a 1-2 blast of coffee and craft beer. We consider coffee just as vital to our existence as beer, so Civil Pour’s approach suits us just fine, especially because they have North Texas’ first Poursteady, an automated machine that creates a perfect cup of pour-over coffee. It has an app and everything. As for the beer, there will be 25 taps “with a focus on draft-only, and once-annual releases” and Texas’ first Gruber growler filling machine. Man, these guys have all the cool toys.

Photo: Mama Tried/Facebook

Photo: Mama Tried/Facebook

Mama Tried’s opening earlier this summer gave Deep Ellum its very own honky-tonk where you can enjoy live music, cornhole and Lonestars on a massive patio. Basically, a perfect fall Friday night, so put on your pearl snaps and boots and get ready to pretend like you don’t live in a major urban city.

Photo: Vidorra/Facebook

Photo: Vidorra/Facebook

Vidorra is Deep Ellum’s newest food and drink spot from the team behind Stirr and Citizen, and it checks off all of our bar and grill must-haves: Indoor and outdoor seating, killer Mexican food, and a premium drink menu that guarantees a new favorite for all of our readers. We're particularly fond of the Giant Vidorrita. We won't spoil it for you, just bring enough friends to drink the whole thing. Ultimately, the rooftop patio is the moneymaker here — you will take a selfie for the likes, just accept it. And thus continues the Uptownification of Deep Ellum.

Felix Culpa is creeping in on the Dallas scene in the old Victor Tangos spot on Henderson, announcing loose plans to open soon. Exact dates are still TBD but they're currently hiring, so we're betting on sooner rather than later. Arguably the most exciting of the list, Felix Culpa comes from the inventive minds behind spots including The Tipsy Alchemist and Truth & Alibi. Fingers crossed that it can capture the magic that Victor Tangos had in that space for so long.