4 of the Best Private Bars Around Dallas

Holly Haber, Valerie Jarvie, Elaine Raffel, Kristie Ramirez, Rhonda Reinhart & Rosie Roberson | July 22, 2019 | Food & Drink

Anything that seems exclusive or, better yet, forbidden is intriguing. Enter the back bar, a speakeasy-style lounge that offers a clubbier experience than mainstream wining and dining.

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1. Beverley’s new, private bar is a sexier sibling of the bright, high-polish bistro at the fore. Accessible through a semiseparated courtyard, the cozy event space sports lagoon-hued velvet banquettes, deep-blue walls and jungle print wildcat wallpaper. 3215 N. Fitzhugh Ave., 214.915.8840, beverleysdallas.com

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2. Taipei Room, the hideaway bar at Alice, is a sake-fueled karaoke hub. The graffiti-accented urban space does triple duty as a late-night hangout, private party room and spillover dining area on particularly busy nights. 1623 N. Hall St., 469.872.0001, alicedallas.com

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3. ABV Establishment services the vibe of a private club with plush jewel-tone sofas and plenty of leather. Every Thursday is jazz night at ABV, which awaits up the back staircase from Leela’s Wine Bar. 1914 Greenville Ave., 469.778.0201, abvestablishment.com

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4. Akai means “red” in Japanese and such is the glamorous decor in this moody lounge cached behind the kitchen at Musumé. A sinewy dragon curls overhead as guests sip creative after-dinner cocktails blended with Japanese whisky and other spirits. Be sure to ask for Akai by name or you may not gain entry. 2330 Flora St., 214.871.8883, musumedallas.‌com



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Photography by: beverley's photo by Chris Plavidal; alice photo by white unicorn agency; abv establishment photo courtesy of abv; akai photo by joe hix