The massive trucks. The fire poles. The dalmatians.
And of course, the chimichangas.
Enter Gloria’s in their new location at the old Firehouse No. 15 in the Bishop Arts District, now open for your patio and margarita needs.
Imagine the old Gloria’s in Oak Cliff. Actually, imagine any Gloria’s in Dallas. Now add a two-story redbrick firehouse. Two levels of patio lounging. And one gold firehouse pole that stretches from the first to the second floor. Then you’ll have this place.
From the outside, the only hint of the past is an orange fire station sign. (Well, we assume Oak Cliff’s bravest didn’t have a massive stone patio, two fire pits and white lounge furniture worthy of a South Beach bungalow. But you never know.)
Step inside and grab a margarita swirl at the center black bar. But don’t linger, because you’ve got business on the second-floor brick patio. Here you’ll settle into the corner table and order up the Mar y Tierra (steak and shrimp covered in queso). Then, as you overlook all of Bishop Arts, you can watch over the city and keep an eye out for any black smoke.
Unfortunately, you can’t take the fire pole down.