The Parlor on Commerce, Dallas, 1/2/18

exterior
exterior

The Parlor on Commerce is a good sized bar in the Deep Ellum area of Dallas with food as well as drinks.  They’ve been open 13 months and the wine list is limited but they have a good supply of beers and hard liquors.  The kitchen also turns out some pretty tasty food to go for or to snack on while drinking.  The folks at the bar, bartender and guests, are super friendly and the place does have lots of counter seats as well as a number of tables.  The finish out of the interior has lots of interesting objects around as well as art.  The owner, Seth Byars, is a Star Wars buff so watch for some articles from that theme.  Also check out the boxcar flooring that was made into the bar counter and the basketball flooring that is now the bar’s flooring.  

bar
bar
snack menu
snack menu
sandwich menu
sandwich menu
drafts
drafts
bottles and cans
bottles and cans
whiskey
whiskey
whiskey 2
whiskey 2
Frankie and a cocktail
Frankie and a cocktail

 

We tried a couple of their snack, chips and loaded queso which was queso with ground beef, pico de gallo and sour cream and the buffalo chicken skins which were with celery and ranch dressing.  The queso was thick but well seasoned and the chips have a nice heft with good corn flavor to hold up to the dip.  It is pretty tasty and a large portion.

queso
chips and loaded queso
closer
closer

 

The chicken skins are just that, puffed chicken skin topped with hot sauce and ranch dressing.  They are crisp and heavy.  I liked them but if you want to order a sandwich too I’d stick with the queso or even try something else.  I really appreciated having the option of some tasty snacks to munch on while you wait for your food.

skins
Buffalo chicken skins
clsoer
closer
Frankie met some other creatures
Frankie met some other creatures

 

For a sandwich we tried the Patty Melt which is served on sourdough bread with caramelized onions and American cheese.  It is gooey, greasy and great.  Next time I’ll ask for the meat a little rare but the patty packs a nice beefiness and a good balance with the cheese and onions.  And plenty of onions there are, as well as cheese that makes this a yummy sandwich and one to absorb plenty of their fairly strong cocktails.  Check it out!

patty melt
patty melt
closer
closer
another angle
another angle
another angle
one more view
fries
fries
The owner donned some of his masks
The owner donned one of his masks
An another mask
And another mask
floor
floor
bar
bar
Owner and cook Seth Byars and Frankie
Owner and cook Seth Byars and Frankie

 

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