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After City Lifts Curfew, Dallas Bars and Restaurants Plan to Reopen

After more than six days on curfew, many establishments plan to serve diners and drinkers tonight

A mural that reads “Deep Ellum TX”
Deep Ellum bars and restaurants are officially allowed to reopen
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Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Six days after Dallas city manager T.C. Broadnax issued a curfew for Dallas neighborhoods where police brutality protests took place, the curfew has been lifted.

Broadnax signed an order lifting the curfew on Saturday afternoon, according to the city of Dallas, following discussions with Dallas police chief U. Renee Hall and the Dallas City Council. Implemented after some protesters caused property damage to businesses in Deep Ellum and Downtown, the curfew only applied to Downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods, including Deep Ellum, Uptown, and the West End, which are of course some of the busiest restaurant and bar districts in DFW.

Following the announcement, a number of restaurants and bars that were forced to close because of the curfew, which prevented most people from leaving their homes after 7 p.m, announced plans to reopen. Among those establishments are Deep Ellum restaurant Ebb & Flow, cocktail bar the Tipsy Alchemist, and beloved watering hole Anvil Pub. Expect more bars and restaurants to announce opening plans in the coming hours.

The lifting of the curfew comes at a crucial time for the restaurants in these neighborhoods; they had just been allowed to increase capacity when Dallas’s curfew went into effect.