Deep Ellum is no stranger to quirky cocktail bars, so impressing a Deep Ellum regular with unique libations can be a challenge. The neighborhood’s newest spot, HIDE, will soon open their doors to accept the challenge.
Set to make its debut this weekend, HIDE serves up a mix of classic libations and more modern interpretations. At HIDE, the bartenders can whip up a Manhattan, old fashioned, or margarita for the traditionalists, along with giving more adventurous drinkers a few experimental libations, like the Wild Hare, mixed with milk-washed carrot gin, ruby port, ginger liqueur and cumin tincture.
Proprietor Nick Backlund and beverage director Scott Jenkins spent a year perfecting their menu, and they’re still not even quite done. The experimental section of the cocktail menu is meant to grow and expand as the bartenders curate new recipes.
“We believe our cocktail menu is where art meets science,” Backlund tells Eater. HIDE bartenders create these unique drinks using both modern mixology technology and pure recipes. The space itself aims to reflect that ideal with a minimalistic interior featuring floating shelves that house the booze selection and a hydroponic herb garden that will grow herbs for garnishes and infusions
As far as food is concerned, look forward to comforting bar fare like ahi poké nachos topped with shaved cabbage, pickled cucumbers, crispy wontons, and seaweed, and Philly cheesesteak meatballs served au jus with melted peppers and onion, aged provolone.
HIDE will kick open the doors on Friday night, and will be open Sunday through Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Before you go, feast your eyes on the city’s newest cocktail menu.