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L O C A L was conceptualized by chef owner Tracy Miller in 1998 with the inspired vision of becoming a local establishment in Dallas serving a modern American menu. They are located in Deep Ellum in the historical Boyd Hotel, land-marked as the oldest standing hotel in Dallas, circa 1908. They were truly grateful to find a space with a real sense of soul and resonated with the building immediately. Renovation of the hotel began in 1998. They started with catering and happily celebrated the opening of the restaurant in February 2003.

Kristi Nedderman, Assistant City Archivist, Dallas Municipal Archives will be giving the talk on the history of Love Field at this new bar that gives homage to the iconic airport.

The Inwood Theatre is a Dallas legend. Movie buffs praise its distinctive selection of foreign and independent films. Locals love its eclectic Midnight Movie showings featuring cult classics. And art enthusiasts adore its Old Hollywood feel, landmark art deco architecture and beautifully painted murals. Whatever your reason for visiting The Inwood Theatre you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience.

The storied past of Lowes Anatole (1979-1995), Wyndham Anatole (1995-2006), and Hilton Anatole (2006-present) is rich. It includes hosting the 1984 Republican National Convention with Presidents Reagan and Bush. Come hear more about this and other events, share your memories, and tour this landmark hotel during its Ruby Anniversary.

Milo Butterfingers is Dallas’ long standing sports bar and grill located near the corner of Greenville Avenue and SMU Boulevard. We have been taking care of our customers for over 45 years. We have great bar food, cold beer, cocktails, foosball, darts, pool, video games, and over 15 Large HD screens. Come here more about the history of this venue which opened in 1971, the famous people who have played there and other famous happenings.

State & Allen Kitchen+Bar is one of those Dallas neighborhood establishments that is as real and as effortlessly fun as the people who frequent it. A place for a quick cocktail or impeccably prepared food accompanied by a selection from an impressive wine list. We are your living room away from home, where you can hang out on our patio and enjoy good drinks, catch a sports game on the big screen—and above all, have a great time with old friends while making new ones.

Judith Hearst, a State Thomas resident, will be giving the talk about the history of the State Thomas area.

The Granada Theater is located in Lower Greenville, in Dallas, TX. The theater was built in 1946 as a movie house. In 1977 it was converted to a concert hall, only to revert to a movie theatre soon after. In 2004 it was again opened as a concert hall. The Art Deco design of the Granada reflects the decadence of that Golden Era and the interior decor employs the influence of ancient cultures. The murals were designed by the artist(s) who also worked on Los Angeles’ famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater. The grand scale murals depict different genres of film with the ceiling feature depicting a mythological “film goddess” standing over a reel of film. Fitting, since the Greeks gave us theater. Under the current ownership of Mike Schoder and Julia Garton, the theater is still going strong hosting on average 160 concerts a year and an array of private events. Their goal is to bring local, regional and national acts to an intimate setting in order create unforgettable experiences. Many of the greats have graced the stage including Adele, Bob Dylan, David Crosby, Leon Russell and recently Willie Nelson.


While we are disappointed we have had to postpone a few of our 2020 Pour Yourself into History happy hours, we’d like to give thanks to our past locations. Hopefully, we can resume soon, and look forward to seeing you then! Many of them are offering curbside pick-up and delivery. Please consider supporting them!

Click on each listing to go to their website for details, hours and other information.


Join the Dallas Historical Society for happy hour around town to learn and discuss the unique heritage of Dallas in a fun, relaxed and enjoyable setting!

All events held from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM 

Come socialize, help support a local business, eat, and “drink in”  local history!

Events are free to attend; attendees are responsible for their food and drink.

For more information please call 214.421.4500×107
or email pours@dallashistory.org

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