Work Bar & Grill

Work Study

A Deep Ellum Hang for Brisket and Beers

None There’s a lot happening in Deep Ellum these days.

In the not-too-distant past: breakfast tacos and a rock bar.

In the not-too-distant future: donuts and ramen.

And in the coming weekend: the kind of brisket you’d cross state lines for.

But again, it’s in Deep Ellum. So that’s easy.

Put in some overtime at Work Bar & Grill, a neighborhood hangout you’ll regularly visit for post-work beers and smoked-meat dinners, slated to open Friday.

Inside, you’ve got a mixture of exposed brick, white subway tiles and leather seating. The bar’s pouring eight drafts, and out back—this part’s important—they’ve got a smoker. For smoking stuff. Like perfectly charred brisket and baby back ribs.

So this weekend, call up a friend and plan to meet here. Expect that call to go something like this:

You: “Hey, let’s go to Work.”
Friend: “It’s Saturday.”
You: “No, Work is a bar.”
Friend: “Oh, great. But who’s on first?”

Point is: build in an extra minute for some pun-related hijinks. Then, once there, you’ll sit at the bar. Watch the Rangers game on the TVs behind said bar. Order some Deep Ellum beers, a brisket sandwich and bacon-wrapped prawns, and maybe play a song on that digital jukebox to your left.

Anything from Men at Work would be fitting.


Work Bar & Grill
2618 Elm St
Dallas, TX, 75226

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