Dada Opens Venue's Former Green Room Space As New Dive Bar Concept Called The Red Door

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David Wilson
The Red Door at Dada
This past Sunday night in Deep Ellum, the folks behind Dada officially opened their side-room space, which had been previously used as the venue's green room and by the previous owners as "The Listening Room," as a new dive bar concept called The Red Door.

The soft, unannounced opening took place during the venue's now-regular Sunday night DJ nights, which, this past week, featured Deejay Ceepee (aka Good Records' Chris Penn) on the proverbial one's and two's.

These DJ nights will now permanently take place in this new space, along with a few other recurring weekly events, including the venue's Tuesday night karaoke event with Carmen (who runs a similar deal at The Goat) and a new Wednesday night "Game Night," during which patrons can play any of the expected five arcade games the room will eventually boast or pool on the room's billiards table, free of charge.

More than likely, though, the new room won't be featuring music. Not any time soon, at least.

"We're just using the space as a dive bar," Florence says. "We've got the big, bad room and the patio out back for live music."

Still, as one would expect, a music vibe persists in The Red Door nonetheless.

In the corner, there's a mural featuring various music icons painted by Steve Hunter, who's also responsible for the murals painted in the main room at Dada, as well as in the back hallway at City Tavern. And, along the new spot's shared wall with the main room, another welcome sight -- those old, distinctive booths and tables from Dada's halcyon days, which were removed during the renovations that took place shortly after this most recent ownership team took over the lease on the building.

"We just think it's a really neat space," says Dada owner Josh Florence. "There will never, ever be a cover. There will always be cold, cheap drinks."

Except for Monday nights. The Red Door will be open six nights a week, Tuesday through Sunday.

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2720 Elm St., Dallas, TX

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13 comments
Todd Elia
Todd Elia

This embodies everything that I hate about Dallas.  Pretentious and manufactured.  I can't wait to leave this shit town in the rearview

Guest
Guest

Dont let that door hit your butt on the way out. Actually...kinda hope it does.

Dave
Dave

Very insightful, Todd. Really, this is just like every OTHER douchebag bar in Dallas, right? I mean... It's just another West Village wanna be bar with popped collars and trixie anorexic money hungry bitches swilling overpriced drinks to unrecognizable electro-shite, yes? And Jesus pleezus, how this town just FAILS to kiss your ass for being so cool and never kisses your ass for blessing it with your amazing presence! 

Maybe one day we'll learn...

Until then, FUCK OFF.

MattL1
MattL1

It's a bar.  Don't read too much into it.  You might hurt yourself.

Tambien
Tambien

your insight is amazing and that is why you will always wear a stupid hat. 

matt
matt

hit the road.  no one wants a dipshit whiner like you around anyways

trannnyntraining
trannnyntraining

I wouldn't say it's just Dallas that does this...but we do, do it well!

Coleman
Coleman

I went there friday and it was actually kinda nice.

Magical Mystical Wizard
Magical Mystical Wizard

yeah man, Dallas sucks and all other towns are magical and their businesses are all governed my mystical wizards who cast out all pretentiousness from the land. Portland would never do this to you! You should leave for sure.

Dean Davis
Dean Davis

A dive bar cannot be created.  A dive bar is not a concept.

Gavin Mulloy
Gavin Mulloy

I love this.  Not sure if it's cuz Josh is behind it or I'm just an alcoholic

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