Yes, that’s a good thing.
For one, you don’t need to worry about driving on the left.
For another, Olympic Village is all booked up. (We checked.)
Also, it means you’re around to watch the games in this place.
Presenting Union Park Gastro Bar, a sprawling Downtown sports bar for cold beers, dressed-up burgers and watching synchronized swimming (or, you know, the Rangers), slated to open Thursday.
Imagine a sports bar... That’s it. Just imagine a sports bar. Stools. Sleek wooden tables. An obscene amount of burgers and flat-screens. The kind of place you could spend every Sunday in for the rest of your life.
So, hey, next Sunday, when you’re in Downtown and need somewhere to watch the canoe slalom (your money’s on the Brazilians), come here. Make your way to the stone bar top on the right and order one of 30 drafts. Say, a Deep Ellum IPA. Then hunker down with an infused burger. Yes, we said infused. The patties come stuffed with your choice of ingredients. Like cilantro and jalapeño. Or applewood bacon bits (an extremely distant cousin of the Bac~Os).
And after dinner, retire to the back room for billiards and Golden Tee. Games that require exactly the level of physical activity you can muster after eating a burger.
That’s been injected with bacon.