New bar in the old Mother Egan's location opened last night.
They must've dropped a million on the renovation as the building is unrecognizable. It's pretty fancy but not over the top. Lots of nice masonry work, two bars-one indoor, one outside. Busy, large staff pouring beers and mixing cocktails.
Live Oak Pilz pints are three bucks.
They also have an apparatus that dispenses ice cold sweet tea laced with vodka. It's a metal tap with a layer of ice surrounding it so the beverage comes out teeth chatteringly cold.
They have a small kitchen in the back that's still undergoing rehab but plans are in place to have it operational before the end of the year. Menu is in development but the owners are Southern boys so expect that to be the slant.
Crowd was the typical west 6th mix of nicely dressed girls in spike heels and grown men in shower shoes. Music was a mix of top 40 right now and a few 80's nuggets thrown in for good measure.
They have a stage so presumably they'll have bands at some point.
I like Dogwood. I don't make it over to west 6th too often but if I need an ice cold dirt cheap pint of Live Oak and a patio to relax on I could see it as a good option.