Deep Ellum is making some serious advances in late-night eats options as of late. Recently opened On Premise is serving global street food into the wee morning hours on Elm Street, and now newcomer Brick & Bones has moved in right next door.
Dark, cool, and cavernous inside, it's precisely the kind of place you want to hunker down with a drink when it's 105°F outside. Owner Cliff Edgar has created a funky dive bar vibe, with Mexican loteria images adorning the brick walls and rooster-themed tchotchkes galore. The Mexican influence carries over to the menu, where alongside fried chicken — brined 24 hours for maximum flavor and juiciness — you'll find poblano-spiked potato salad, jalapeno-studded biscuits, and coleslaw with avocado and lime. Fried chicken skins are an ideal bar snack for four bucks.
Cocktails are well-balanced and affordable, starting at $7; they're built with fresh, housemade ingredients like roasted pineapple mezcal, gin infused with passionfruit, and peppercorn honey syrup.
Brick & Bones' kitchen opens at 6 p.m. nightly (except Mondays, when it's closed) and keeps cooking till 2 a.m. Check out the gallery above for menus.