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Tucked away in the historic Jefferson Tower, this wood-laden hop haven, lined with picnic tables, brewing equipment and bags of barley, was the most buzzed-about beer bar to open in 2015. And it's not... Read More
Tucked away in the historic Jefferson Tower, this wood-laden hop haven, lined with picnic tables, brewing equipment and bags of barley, was the most buzzed-about beer bar to open in 2015. And it's not only the enticing lineup of house-made brews tapped here: think fruit beer made with wild plums and pilsner imbued with black pepper. The place also serves some of the most inventive bar bites in town, which happened to land it on Bon Appetite's nominee list for "America's Best New Restaurants 2015. Of course it's all only fitting since its chef, Misty Norris, previously worked at Dallas' five-star FT-33 restaurant. Norris' compact menu is filled with the sorts of things you'd find in a cutting-edge restaurant, imaginative and Instagram-worthy, but for a fraction of the cost. Items such as house-made charcuterie and fermented vegetable boards are a must. But the most interesting options are ones that push the boundaries, like lamb tartare with puffed rice, dill pollen and soured honey; and pig's trotter served with fermented strawberry preserves. Cocktails, like the Penultima (tequila, smoked tea and ginger), are also worth a try.
- Oak Cliff's Best Restaurants: "Join Small Brewpub for its $5 classic cocktails happy hour; from 4-7 p.m. daily (and all day Tuesday and Wednesday. Also check out the events section of its Facebook page for upcoming live concerts, backyard barbecues and weekly jazz nights."
- Best for Oak Cliff's Best Restaurants Because: Tasty craft tipples and innovative five-star food for affordable prices, what's not to like?