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Clean and well-stocked bar at a locals favorite speakeasy near Olympus at Ross in Dallas, Texas



Dallas is known for its lively social scene, offering everything from favorite neighborhood hangout spots to dance clubs. What many don't know, however, is that there are hidden bars that exist around the city. These are today's version of the speakeasies that existed during the prohibition era. In this case, however, the challenge isn't getting served alcohol, it's finding the actual bars. For those looking to discover some of Dallas' hidden hotspots, here are a few worth trying:

High & Tight

Named after the crew cut hairstyle, High & Tight is not all that it appears. Located in the trendy Deep Ellum neighborhood, this 1920's style barbershop also hides a speakeasy-inspired bar. With a fresh take on a throwback saloon, High & Tight delivers a large selection of inventive drinks with equally creative names such as the Barbara Sue, the Smokey Bandit and the Great Gatsby. An eclectic beer menu is also in play for those looking to enjoy some local favorites or one of the trendy "retro" offerings.

Atwater Alley

Located in the Knox-Henderson area, Atwater Alley is truly a hidden gem on the Dallas social scene. Just along an alley beyond its partner restaurant, Henry's Majestic, patrons can gain entry through a beige door by knocking for the bouncer. The subterfuge involved makes it all the more worth it once inside this secret bar room. The atmosphere is as dark and mysterious as the location, but the effort pays off with delicious classic cocktails and a selection of lighter fare items.

Black Swan Saloon

There's no signage to greet patrons but rest assured that Black Swan Saloon exists. This Deep Ellum bar is nestled among rowdier bars along Elm Street and enjoys its low profile image. Though more dive bar than cocktail lounge, the Black Swan Saloon celebrates its party atmosphere by forgoing a formal menu and allowing bartenders to help customers choose their drinks.

When you call Olympus at Ross home, secret bars like these as well as everything else this dynamic city has to offer, are on your doorstep. Please contact us for more information and to schedule a tour.