After 17 seasons, you’d think inane animated comedy Family Guy had lost some of its luster, but not at this Knox-Henderson watering hole which has completely transformed into a replica of the animated sitcom’s beloved bar.
Whippersnapper at 1806 McMillan Avenue has undergone an interior overhaul (or strip-down) to make it look like the The Drunken Clam, which means removing everything that was aesthetically pleasing about the establishment — including its lively artwork, twinkle lights, and collection of disco balls — and replacing it with bare-bones brick walls, red booths, and green wood cladding for the month of January. Apparently, even the facade got the Drunken Clam treatment, and drinks will be on-theme. Here’s hoping at least the pool table stays in-tact.
The switcheroo is most likely preparation for the bar’s longterm interior renovation set to take place after the pop-up closes on February 2. The Whippersnapper’s new look will debut alongside the bar’s three-year anniversary at the end of February. “We have some exciting plans for The Whip moving forward, but we thought we’d have a little fun first by bringing The Drunken Clam to Dallas,” said Brandon Hays, This & That co-owner, which is also responsible for spots like High Fives, Tiny Victories, Ferris Wheelers, and newly launched Dibs on Victory.
The Drunken Clam pop-up will operate January 4 to February 2, Wednesday through Saturday 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.