Deep Ellum already offers a crowded field of dining options, and next month a new bar called Off The Cuff plans to add to the glut of new spots taking over the neighborhood.
Off The Cuff which bills itself as “your friendly neighborhood sports party bar!” will debut in the troubled space most recently vacated by Junction Craft Kitchen and previously Kitchen LTO at the corner of Elm Street and Malcolm X Boulevard, according to its Facebook page. The space promises an indoor-outdoor feel with four garage doors that open to the street, plus plenty of TVs, mural art, and a DJ to create that “sports party bar!” atmosphere.
In addition to the party-friendly vibe, the menu at Off The Cuff indicates that its owners love a gimmick. The cocktail menu will offer a 64-ounce Moscow mule, cheekily-named dishes like the “hippie wrap” and “boss burger,” plus an “upside down burger,” according to a press release. How serving a burger upside down improves on the traditional formula is anyone’s guess, but the bar appears to put a premium on sandwiches and burgers created by consulting chef Alex Lines; another option includes a “phat banh mi” with marinated shaved pork, pickled carrots, cucumber radish, and serrano peppers.
Off The Cuff will debut in mid to late March and will operate 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. weekends.