Next week, Deep Ellum will officially become home to Bottled Blonde Pizzeria + Beer Garden, which will serve up Italian fare and a buzzy vibe alongside lots and lots of craft beer.
The restaurant-bar hybrid is set to kick open its doors at 505 North Good Latimer Expressway in the coming days, coming to Dallas straight out of Arizona. It’s the third outpost of Bottled Blonde, joining locations in Scottsdale and Chicago. Here, it will occupy an expansive 10,000 square-foot, open-air space, complete with a covered patio, communal seating, and a stone pizza oven that serves as functional decor in the dining room.
As far as the food is concerned, diners can look forward to a menu of pizzas, pastas, and starters created by chefs Jared Porter and Joe Absolor. A lengthy list of brews from Dallas and beyond is the focal point of the booze offerings, but there’s also a selection of wines and menu of cocktails like frosé and a variety of takes on the Moscow Mule.
Bottled Blonde doesn’t come to Dallas without controversy, though. Earlier this year, the restaurant’s Chicago outpost came under fire for an allegedly racist dress code that, among other absurd stipulations, banned patrons wearing puffy jackets, “gang attire,” and “excessively baggie” jeans from the establishment. According to Eater Chicago, the dress code debacle could still cause Bottled Blonde to lose its liquor license in the city.
Despite that ongoing mess, Bottled Blonde will make its Dallas debut on October 12. The bar will be open Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., with the kitchen closing at 10 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, the doors open at 10 a.m. for brunch.