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The speakeasy development remains to be trending in Dallas, and there is a new one approaching line: Known as The Stacheit is an invitation-only speakeasy hidden within the brand new Renny’s restaurant in Preston Forest Village, and it will open on November 8.

Renny’s is the most recent idea from longtime hospitality professional Mark Maguire, which opened at 11661 Preston Rd. #135, within the onetime Rockfish Grill house, in June 2023.

“Stache” is brief for sure, mustache, and sure it’s named for somebody’s mustache; we’ll depart it as much as you whether or not that is cool or eeuu. The mustache in query belongs to the identical Renny, father of proprietor Mark Maguire, after whom the restaurant is called. Come on, that is candy.

In keeping with a launch, Renny has been well-known for his epic mustache and persona for 60+ years. The discharge additionally notes that “stache” may very well be a play on phrases referring to the house as a hidden stash in addition to quick for mustache. One supposes that is a small reprieve.

Like several speakeasy, it — please do not make me sort “The Stache” once more — has numerous hoops to leap in an effort to acquire entry.

For starters, it is small, with solely 30 seats, so occasion sizes are restricted to 6 friends max, and solely 1-1/2 hours per occasion until in any other case organized by means of Renny’s administration.

It will be open 4 nights every week, however solely two nights will probably be open to the general public, by reservation solely: Wednesday and Thursday from 6 pm-12 am. (It will even be open Friday and Saturday nights, however that is by invitation solely.)

That stated, if yow will discover the doorway and clear up the entry riddle (trace: solutions are completely different characters in historical past with exceptional mustaches), then you may acquire entry.

It is described as an intimate, dimly-lit house with its personal bar and bartender, its personal particular drink and meals menu, and quirky decor, executed by Maddy Maguire, daughter of Mark and Gena Maguire, which might make her granddaughter of the eponymous Renny. She’s additionally a business inside design skilled within the Hospitality division at BOKA Powell in Dallas.

Drinks are crafted by beverage director and bar supervisor Samuel Peters and embrace the Brambling Man with bourbon, creme de mure, and lemon juice; Thirty Days of Evening with mezcal, ancho reyes, cointreau, lime, and agave; and The place The Mild Divides the Holler made with spiced rum, black seal rum, orgeat, flower water, and cardamom bitters.

Meals-wise, the complete Renny’s dinner menu will be ordered till Renny’s 10 pm closing time, however a particular bar menu unique to the house contains shareables reminiscent of Tenderloin Crostinis, Fried Calamari, Ahi Tuna Nachos and Spicy Korean Meatballs.

Speakeasies began being a critical factor in Dallas-Fort Price in 2021, and share traits like a hidden location, intimate setting, an entrance that is both a false facade or else invisible/onerous to identify, an unique vibe, a spot for insiders or these within the know, a secret password or different particular data required to realize entry, a “bar inside a bar” profile with a special and/or particular menu, and lack of publicity, contributing to the in-the-know cachet.

Now we are able to add The Stache to the listing.

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