Attention, club rats and bottle service junkies: Your favorite late-night stomping ground, Uptown, is welcoming two new additions. But both will offer something somewhat unexpected in the nightclub arena: food.
First up is TBD (yes, that is the actual and final name), which takes over the former Republic space on the corner of McKinney Avenue and Hall. Co-owner Alex Marko described the concept to GuideLive as "a fine-dining restaurant that turns into a nightclub after 10 o'clock." The interior is stark white-on-white and includes an all-too-appropriate neon sign behind the bar that reads in all caps, "Let's pretend none of this ever happened." The chef position is being filled by Jesse Ragon, who's new to DFW. Per CultureMap, expect the all-important bottle service and a clubby "party brunch." Judging by the plethora of party photos on TBD's Facebook page, it's already up and running, but grand opening festivities are slated for Tuesday, August 11.
Coming this fall is Citizen, from a team that includes Imran Sheikh, Asim Sheikh (who co-owned gigantic downtown club Zouk), and Mark Hearl, who was a partner in the now-defunct Village Kitchen and Toko V. Described as a "bar and lounge," a press release promises a "carefully created cocktail menu" and a food menu created by chef Rodman Shields of The Common Table; "tapas-style shareable plates" will be served till 2 a.m. There will also be a patio with a full bar and a "fire feature," and yes — bottle service. Citizen will be located at 2923 Fairmount.
Of course, some would argue that, much like combination shampoo-conditioner, hybrid concepts tend not to do either thing very well. Time will tell if TBD and/or Citizen find favor with Dallas's fickle clubgoers.