Strangeways

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BA SCORE
95
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10 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar

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

(214) 823-7800 | map

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Added by air on 11-20-2011

PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
29
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
5.38%
 
 
Taps:
40
Bottles/Cans:
140
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 29
Reviews by Momar42:
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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 eclectic...trust 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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More User Reviews:
Photo of Fabiand
3.73/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of rboughner
4.93/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Eddiehop
4.37/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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 nickfl
4.19/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of memphischas
4.37/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ZEB89
4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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 MattSweatshirt
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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 BJasny
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Abbbp
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Westyn
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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

This is one of my favorite places to go drink at in Dallas, they have an awesome and unique selection.

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of street1891
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of UtisTheLaw
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of SavageHopHead
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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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Strangeways in Dallas, TX
95 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
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