Winedale Tavern - CLOSED
Dallas, TX 75206
- Sun 12pm-2am, Mon-Sat 7am-2am
Dallas Observer's Description
Ever overheard one of those loud discussions between a woman and a man, where you can't tell if they're about to get into a fistfight or start making out? Those seem to be a regular occurrence at The Winedale Tavern, featured as one of "Dallas's Most Authentic Dive Bars".
It's impossible to imagine such bizarre exchanges occurring anywhere else within a couple of blocks in either direction. The Winedale is improbably sandwiched between a fondue shop and a techno nightclub on Lower Greenville, just a stone's throw from a new hookah lounge to the south and an organic food store to the north. You wouldn't think that in a Lower Greenville bar scene replete with $30,000 millionaires, frat boys and sorority girls, poseurs, voyeurs and just plain regular folk, there would be room for such characters. But they'll have a home as long as the Winedale is open.
Free-poured cocktails strike that fine balance between generous and too generous, ensuring you'll feel the liquor but not get so blotto as to nix another one.
As entertaining as the crowd is, the club also has karaoke nights as well as open mic performances by acoustic acts. And open mic host Mark McCulloch is another type of character altogether, a pro at dealing with delays between nerve-racked or ill-prepared performers with an arsenal of groaners to keep the crowd entertained.
If it's been a while since you've taken your medication, you'll fit right in.
Tips from foursquare
Ask the bartenders if Dan Blankenship is there for added fun!