There are plenty of places to grab a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon or a simple cocktail in Deep Ellum, but the neighborhood’s newest bar plans to offer libations that are decidedly more complicated than your average drink.
GuideLive reports that Nick Backlund, formerly of HG Sply Co and Tim Byres’ Smoke, will open technology-inspired cocktail bar Hide at 2816 Elm Street early next year. The bar will utilize tools and techniques more frequently found in a science lab than behind the bar, like centrifuges and “extracting flavor molecules from fruit.”
This isn’t Dallas’ first flirtation with high-tech drinks. At The Tipsy Alchemist, Eater Dallas’ 2016 Bar of the Year, science and modern technique are employed heavily on a menu of flashy beverages. Downtown’s Midnight Rambler also features its own cocktail lab complete with centrifuges and immersion circulators that are constantly in use.
Food will also be on offer at Hide, though no details on the menu have been released just yet other than that it will serve “elevated bar fare” and “shareable plates.” A hydroponic garden will be installed inside to grow hyper-local herbs that will be used to garnish cocktails and dishes.
Hide is set to open its doors on January 27.