After nearly four years in the works, long-awaited tiki bar Swizzle Luau Lounge has officially found a home on Greenville Avenue.
A permit application filed with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission indicates that the bar is set to open its doors at 1802 Greenville Avenue, Suite 110, taking over the space formerly occupied by the short-lived Rocko’s Lounge, and before that, Dallas Beer Kitchen. As Eater reported back in 2016, co-owners Jen and Marty Reyes have been working tirelessly to spread the tiki gospel in Dallas over the past few years, hosting tiki-themed pop-ups at bars like Industry Alley.
Even though a number of Dallas bars can serve a killer Mai Tai, Dallas’s tiki scene has long been bleak. When it opens, Swizzle Luau Lounge will be Dallas’s first legit tiki bar since the departure of Trader Vic’s in 2010. Fortunately, tiki enthusiasts got a ray of hope when 4 Kahunas Tiki Lounge made its debut in Arlington in 2018, but that’s a long haul to make from Dallas, especially after a couple of potent rum drinks.
Eater has reached out to Jen and Marty Reyes for more details on when Swizzle will make its Greenville Avenue debut. Stay tuned for an update.