In our modern day culture of immediacy and convenience where chain restaurants, fast food and instant gratification are the norm, we find ourselves craving the out of the ordinary, the unique, the thoughtful destination. We want to feel adventurous and be treated special. And at HERE we aim to do just that. - Lounge Here
The bar by Julie Doyle — co-founder, singer, manager of The Polyphonic Spree and an owner of local faves Good Records and Good Pagoda , and the swaggering, talented Hagfish drummer Tony Barsotti (most recently lauded by the Observer as a designer of furniture, props and lamps, techs for photographers and, “oh yeah, dirt bikes”) promises to “whisk guests away into another place and time."
The decor at HERE is inviting and chic: casual enough for your post work happy hour and yet dapper enough to channel your inner mad men cocktail party. The room features a beautiful, mammoth wall, designed by Barsotti, inspired by the lounges that existed on airplanes back in the 1970s, and a large photo mural by Rainer Judd, daughter of artist Donald Judd, adding a touch of Marfa to the space.
HERE occupies a space at 9028 Garland Rd., an area Doyle describes as “growing but under-serviced area surrounding the Arboretum and White Rock Lake all the way up to Casa View,” destinations frequented by Lake Highlands and East Dallas residents alike.
The menu is executed by veteran Megan Foley (Meddlesome Moth, Smoke, HG Supply, Stephen Pyles), and features Southern-inspired sharable small plates like Deviled Eggs, Pimento Cheese and Fried Chicken Confit; entrees such as Shrimp and Grits and Chicken Fried Akaushi Ribeye; and sides like Cauliflower Hash and Soy Chili Glazed Brussels Sprouts. Craft cocktails are designed by Brad Bowden (Remedy, Midnight Rambler) and Omar Yeefoon (Shoals) while the good times and attention to details are delivered by the entire HERE family.
Serving as General Manager is the graceful Julie Moore, an East Dallas native who previously worked at Times Ten Cellar, but logged many years with pub impresario Peter Kenny.
The lounge also features live music on Sunday evenings (Songbird Sundays), but executed in a casual, organic fashion, without a stage. Doyle and Barsotti say they want people to feel a certain way when they come in, whether it’s the house music or a live performance.
HERE regular hours are Tuesday-Thursday 4 p.m.-midnight, Friday and Saturday 4 p.m.- 2 a.m. and Sunday 4 p.m.- midnight. We will offer occasional Sunday brunches as special events from time to time. Stay tuned!
Here Lounge T-Shirts are available for $20 and Hoodies for $30. Hats are available for $15.