It’s that month when you fill out college basketball brackets and drastically increase the amount of time you spend sitting outdoors and drinking beers.
Welcome to The Lot, an airy retreat for draft brews, casual foosballing and... the occasional beef tongue, opening tonight in East Dallas’s old Backyard Beach Bar spot.
Here’s what’s changed since the Beach Bar days: everything. Now there’s a 180-seat dining room. The kind with concrete floors, a massive skylight and lots of wood of the reclaimed variety. Also, there’s an open-air patio. It’s huge. It’s got communal seating. It’s what the Germans would call a biergarten and what you’ll call plans for tonight.
We’re thinking you should probably swing by with some friends around 6:30. Then, we’re thinking you should probably find a seat outside and summon the largest St. Arnold Lawnmower (or one of the 50 other beers) you can muster. Pair that draft with something from the Sharon Hage food menu. Say, the Wagyu beef tongue sandwich.
And after you’ve drunken and eaten your fill, play some bar games. They’ve got a whole slew here. Stuff like washers, cornhole and foosball.
Hopefully your washers elbow won’t act up again.