- Megan Ziots, Paper City Magazine

Square Footage and Outdoor Patio Space Are Big Factors

With bars allowed to open in Dallas this Friday, May 22, at 25 percent capacity, we wanted to check in with some of our favorite local spots to learn more about when they might be opening their doors, along with what it might look like when they do.

We’ll continue to update the list as we hear from more Dallas bars.

Katy Trail Ice House

Though the popular Uptown bar tried to open as a restaurant on May 1 (a move that earned them a citation), Katy Trail Ice House will open — for real this time — this Friday, May 22, at 11 am. The full menu will be available and social distancing will practiced on the sprawling patio.

Bowen House

Bowen House owners stated in an Instagram post: “We’re excited to welcome more of you back this Friday! We’re still strongly encouraging reservations, so please give us a call to reserve your spot.” You can call 214-484-1385 to set up a time at the Uptown gem.

Kung Fu Saloon

Uptown’s Kung Fu Saloon is opening at midnight on Thursday to kick off Memorial Day weekend celebrations. The bar will be open on Friday from noon to 2 am, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 2 am, and Monday as well from 11 am to 2 am.


According to D Magazine, Uptown’s Parliament bar will re-open on May 25 with limited hours from 4 pm to midnight.