Located on Elm Street in Deep Ellum, Hide offers an extensive variety of cocktails, beverages, and American bar food with a modern twist. It is set up like a dive bar but arranged with modern grayscale furniture, creating a minimalistic aesthetic. With it’s futuristic yet traditional set-up and copious amount of food and drink options, it’s no wonder why Hide was named Best Bar in Deep Ellum by both D Magazine and Dallas Observer.
Last week, Hide debuted their new spring menu, which consists of traditional cocktails, as well as uniquely-named signature beverages. There are also plenty of bar food items, which are reasonably priced during Hide’s happy hour.
Below are a few recommendations based on my recent visit to Hide.
Those wanting something heavy on flavor but light on booze should try the Frozen Guava Passion. It’s a lot like a frozen margarita, but with guava and passionfruit flavors. It is cold, thick, and refreshing and makes for a satisfying treat in the scorching summer heat.
For those in need of a quick fix, I’d highly recommend the Sazerac. This demonic combination of rye, Peychaud’s bitters, sugar, and absinthe rinse packs a powerful punch. The Sazerac may come served in a tiny glass, but don’t be fooled!–This minuscule serving is enough to make you forget about the stressful week you’ve had at the office.
Juice cleanses are all the rage right now, and the Yass Betch is the perfect cocktail for anyone trying to drink clean (or at least create the illusion of it.) The Yass Betch consists of vodka, mint, honeydew, cucumber, and clarified lime. It tastes a lot like a “green juice,” perfect for the regular Deep Ellum hipster or Highland Park housewife.
During happy hour, guests can get a double cheeseburger and fries for only $6.00. I like the set-up of the burger plate and I think the little fry basket in which the fries are served is cute. The double cheeseburger comes topped with caramelized beer onions, bacon, and garlic aioli, and is served with bread & butter pickles on the side. The beef patties are thick, juicy, and hearty. The bacon is cooked nicely and easy to chew, and it doesn’t pull out in between bites, like that of other bacon cheeseburgers. I am also quite fond of the burger’s garlic aioli and plan on ordering a side ramekin next time, in which I will dip my fries. The quality and price of the burger plate make for a great deal, which could potentially give Shake Shack a run for their money.
Apart from Hide’s many meaty options, there are also plenty of vegetarian-friendly choices on the menu. The Veggie Sandwich comes stacked with pickled cauliflower, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, arugula, avocado, and tahini aioli. This colorful arrangement of vegetables comes served with a side of seasoned hand-cut fries.
Hide’s staff consists of a group of individuals who are knowledgeable of every item on the menu. They are clearly well-trained and able to quickly answer questions regarding the compositions of the cocktails and the ingredients in the food items. Plus, they engage in friendly conversation with the guests and carry out their orders quickly
Hide is open at 2816 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226 in Deep Ellum. Happy Hour takes place Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.