30 Ratings

Type: Bar

2429 N Fitzhugh Ave
Dallas, Texas, 75204-3443
United States

(214) 823-7800 | map

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 30
Photo of zizouandyuki
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Not the most happening place whenever I stop by, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The bar is a great place to hang out. Same goes for the front patio. Not so much the rest of the establishment.

That's as critical as I can be. Everything else about this place is AWESOME! Possibly the best bottle selection of any bar in Dallas. Went there for a HH with a co-worker, who thought they may have some Parabola or Stickee Monkee... they had both!

Never disappointed with the service or the selection. Top notch, and a place I should frequent more often. Cheers!

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Photo of stephens101
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Dark and frayed and oh-so perfect with a killer tap-list, nice bottle selection, good liquors for those inclined, and stellar music selections consisting mostly of the post-punk/new wave/goth kind. And I hate to admit it, being a self proclaimed music aficionado and all, I hadn't heard most of it.

Standouts on tap included Scuplip Grapefruit, Lakewood Lions Share II Berlinerweisse, Lone Pint Yellow Rose and more from Prairie, Epic etc. It is more than evident that this list was put together with care.

Excellent menu with enough flavorful options to keep your hunger satiated. The wife and I split the hummus for starters and found it spicy and near perfect. We then went for the tamales, and ended up getting two orders, they were that good.

This is my kind of place all the way and as far as I'm concerned it will be my first stop in Big D on every visit.

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Photo of Wayne17
3.37/5  rDev -24.4%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

Wow the list is impressive! Apparently the owner knows his stuff and orders amazing beers. However the experience here is ruined by the rude know nothing bartends who served my beer in a glass that hadn't been cleaned properly and still had lipstick on the rim. It's a shame really. If I wasn't such a stupid beer nerd And was a casual drinker I would probably never come back to this place. At least they have Good beer and that counts for something.

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Photo of Katie_B
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Strangeways is a wonderful place to hang out and enjoy some awesome beer and delicious food. The atmosphere is unassuming and welcoming. This is definitely not your typical Dallas bar. If you like it that way, you will love this place. Beer selection is fantastic and there's always something new. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly folks. If you crave a cocktail, never fear! The liquor selection is just as plentiful as the beer collection. The music is always spot on. Just visit!

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Photo of rjtx000
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

This is one of my favorite spots, the staff knows their stuff and they play great music. For the people saying its in a "sketchy" area - go down a mile further from Meddlesome Moth and tell me your still in a nice part of town, Dallas is just mixed like that. If you're looking for great beer and a low key spot, this is the place for you.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Strangeways is strange indeed- a cool beer bar in a not-quite-there-yet ghetto-ish area. This is not a place you stumble upon while driving by. You ought to know about it or there is no way you'd be here otherwise.

But check it out and it looks cool inside, a long concrete bar, chill music, lots of tables and dim atmosphere. No crowds here, the place was almost empty when I visited on a Tuesday afternoon during happy hour times.

The biggest draw here are the taps, not a whole lot of them but oh my what quality: Mikkeller Ris a la M'ale and I Beat U, Founders Rubaeus, Ballast Victory at Sea, Southern Star Valkyrie DIPA, Boulevard Stingo and Grainstorm, Clown Shows Blaecorn and so on.

These folks clearly get the rarest, baddest beers in all of Dallas!

The bartender (owner?) was changing several taps on the menu as I was there, so I assume beers are fresh and renewed often here.

There is a small food menu of sandwiches and appetizers I didn't try but looked pretty alright. Prices are on the high side but understandable for such rare brews. I paid eight dollars for my Mikkeller I Beat U and seven dollars for a snifter of Rahr bourbon-barrel aged Winter Warmer.

A must for the beer lover in Dallas, can't wait to go back!

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Photo of averydylan
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The place is a dive, and I mean that in a good way. If you admire The Smiths, then this is your mecca.

The food selection is small, but everything that we've eaten is above average, the kitchen is really good. The bar tenders are friendly and they know thier beer. The beer selection is fantastic. It's not a place to go and pound a dozen bud lites. It's a place to go have a good time with your friends, drink a Sculpin IPA, and have a good dinner. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a great beer selection in Dallas.

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Photo of pandajuice22
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

I was driving by with my GF on a Tuesday night and noticed this place in a not very "hopping" part of town, I turned in on a whim since I was craving a beer, and the atmosphere indicated "good brews inside" (I guess I just have a 6th sense for this kind of thing). Walked in an I noticed a huge amount of beers on tap, and many fridges with very rare craft beers. Indulged myself in some of the best beer I've ever found.

Found some beers here that I haven't seen anywhere else in Dallas (or even the US). If you are constantly seeking top tier beers, come check this place out, you won't be disappointed, a hidden treasure in DFW!

Planning on going back and trying their food and their night life.

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Photo of Momar42
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Huge thanks to mattisloco for the suggestion to meet here for our brew trade. Eric the proprietor is a great guy with a great bar and way above selection of quality brews on tap. If you are looking for the trendy, overpriced bar with an OK selection of taps on hand, stop reading now and move on.

Eric and Strangeways is unassuming from the outside to say the least. From outside, it looks as if it should be a lounge with a velvet Elivs painting hanging inside. The area is "Um..ok" and the parking lot is straight out of World War I France, but do yourself a favor and press on my friend.

This is a cool bar. Nice patio seating, tho the view of the intersection leaves something to be desired! lol. Inside its mostly brick with bar seating and tables. The decor is me, when you see it you will agree. Funny thing is everything just "works". There is no theme, it is just Eric's bar.

GREAT selection of QUALITY beers. Not a HUGE selection, but what he has is some GOOD stuff. If you want something else, ask him, he just might have it in the back. Ask him what upcoming as a great selection might be waiting for the next empty tap. I really enjoyed myself there and would gladly return and recommend it to others. On a side note, if you are looking for whiskey, booze or otherwise dont fear, Eric has you covered. Pappy van Winkle and several other quality spirits await your palate as well. A true diamond in the rough and proof that venturing out and asking fellow BAs about where to go pays off.

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Photo of mattisloco
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Walking up to Strangeways one might wonder what the hell they're walking into. Strangeways sits in between lower Greenville and the Knox Henderson area, an area that is currently in the middle of a slow change. For parking I highly recommend you park across the street at the Mexican grocery store La Michocana, they even suggest parking there because Strangeways parking on the side and behind their establishment is small.

Walking in there its a nice S shaped bar, 4 person raised tables in front of you and larger tables for bigger parties to the right. To the left hangs many Smiths albums... Someone really has a thing for the Smiths. This place has the look of a classy dive bar if that even makes sense? Seating outside for smokers.

Why I come here is for their selection and pricing, avery mephistopheles for $8 a glass, Maui's Father Damien for $6, Unibroue Ephemere for $5, clearly you'd pay more elsewhere. They seem to always have local and Texan beers such as Deep Ellum, Southern Star, Rahr and Jester King on tap at more than fair price. They also have a nice selection of liquor, for anyone who knows their whiskey they had Pappy Van Winkle 20 year the last time I was there, very good stuff.

The food selection is small but everything is made very well and comes out tasty. The menu currently consists of 4 or 5 appetizers, 4 or 5 dinner salads and 4 entrees... I was impressed with the hummus, cheese board, grilled cheese and burger. On off nights there is no waitstaff, so you will need to ask for a menu if ordering food at the bar... This is why I gave their service a 4, when the waitstaff is working they do a very good job.

The owner Eric, waitstaff Annelle and Anna, bartenders Vince and Jose are not only polite and talkative but know their beer.

If you need the uptown look, pricing and music this is not the place for you. If you want a quality beer with a very nice selection served to you by great people Strangeways is the place to grab your next drink.

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