An unmarked bar that decides to go ahead and unleash a massive sidecar barbecue restaurant is... a less simple but more beautiful thing.
Related: here’s Bitters, Bock & Rye, an almost offensively spacious restaurant, lounge and bar added to what once was just a secret little taproom, opening tonight.
If you snuck into a deep-Texas barbecue joint, you’d be in a place a lot like this—a rustic sprawl of steel beams and wooden rafters rising over funnel cakes that are on top of pork chops that are on top of tables.
In case there’s any more information you need about a big place that serves funnel cakes on top of pork chops, a few further must-knows:
- The taproom itself hasn’t changed much. No worries there.
- Nightly specials are your friends here. Fried-chicken Sundays, Texas-chili Thursdays... yes. Good friends.
- They’re serving food until 1am here. So you can easily make a night of it with a bunch of friends. Just grab the big communal table in the back and get going with those maple-rye Old Fashioneds with the bacon-salt rims the taproom’s been serving since opening.
You’re, um, familiar with those.