Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hi/Lo Gives Dallas a Speakeasy Scene

Hi/Lo is destined to be a hot spot for beautiful people and cool kids alike.  Located below The Mason Bar (literally below - it's in the basement), Hi/Lo brings Dallas it’s first speakeasy; by definition - unmarked facade, sublime den inside – and it will work in concert with the bar/restaurant upstairs.  Hi/Lo offers a bar, stage, bathrooms, banquet seating, cabaret tables, and a design motif that is straight out of the 1920’s.  The vintage damask and skull wallpaper and antique sconces alone seem straight out of the famed Storyville red-light district in New Orleans.  To add to the authenticity, the very building itself was built in the 1920’s and has been a church, a Masonic lodge, and an artist’s studio.

The program at Hi/Lo will be to offer a one-of-a-kind event experience as well as offer select live shows.  On evenings when the room is open to visitors from The Mason Bar one will encounter an actual prohibition vibe and the mixology to authenticate the experience.

Now in it’s fourth month, The Mason Bar continues to entertain its regulars and many new faces each week with the Southern-inspired cuisine of Chef Cable Smith.  Smith, who worked under acclaimed Chef Richard Blais in Atlanta before coming to The Mason Bar also graduated from the heralded Texas Culinary Academy.  Smith’s focus on local ingredients and classic cooking style brings a fresh look to the table.  Classic cocktails, an ambitious wine list, and direct draw beer selections complete the offerings in this State Thomas original.

Mason Bar and Hi/Lo are located at 2701 Guillot Street  Dallas, TX 75204, (214) 220-0227.  For more info, visit, become a Fan on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.