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Ultra-Buzzy Tulum Will Debut a Boozy Subterranean Bar in Highland Park

It’s going down at one of Eater’s hottest restaurants

We hope the basement has head-turning fixtures like Tulum’s upstairs bar
Photo by Kathy Tran

Highland Park’s Tulum, which quickly became one of Dallas’ hottest restaurants after opening last fall, will debut a separate bar in its basement later this year.

Owner Mike Karns confirmed the news to Eater that his subterranean booze destination, which he refuses to call a “speakeasy,” will open in about six months’ time. It will have an entrance accessible from inside the restaurant, as well as a back entrance accessible from behind the shopping center located at 4216 Oak Lawn Avenue.

There are few details about the project available just yet, Karns says it’s still in the preliminary planning stages with some sizable obstacles ahead. “We’ve got to dig out the basement five feet. It’s a big undertaking,” Karns explains, to make more head room in the low-ceiling space. He hasn’t approached menu planning yet, and as far as decor and vibe, Karns says it will be a “different twist” on Tulum’s resort-chic interiors.

Tulum’s basement bar plans to debut at the end of summer. Stay tuned for more details as the project unfolds.

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