There is no hotter spot in Dallas than Uptown. The slew of packed bars and restaurants have proven that securing real estate space in this trendy area almost guarantees success. The owners of Sherlock's Baker Street Pub are banking on this. They opened British Beer Co. a year ago and seem to be targeting an older crowd with this new endeavor. Driving up the first exciting thing to notice is the parking lot. They have one. In this limited parking neighborhood, this is a huge perk. At 4 p.m. on a weekday the parking lot is empty. Free parking-score! Two hours later the valet has showed up. Uptown is notorious for charging to park your car five steps from the front door. How is this legal? Supply and demand, I suppose.
Reminiscent of a cigar lounge, the British Beverage Co. aka BBC oozes class. In fact there was a group of professional looking gentlemen smoking cigars on the front patio in a very "Soprano's" atmosphere. There is a back patio with a fab view as well. BBC boasts an impressive liquor selection to addition to the craft beer they are known for. The New age bellini is a tasty treat. $12 for a small cocktail at happy hour was shocking. Check out their happy hour prices on their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BBCdallas. Disappointing that their signature drinks were not included in the specials.
Their Sunday brunch with $9 bottomless mimosas is getting rave reviews on Yelp.com. The Uptown area is known for the brunch crowd nursing hangovers. Emily, the general manager, said a ladies night is on the way. This should bring a weekday crowd looking for better drink prices. The fresh cut fries with sea salt are perfection. They are a perfect marriage of crispy and soft. The menu is in line with the british theme. A few traditional appetizers would be a welcome addition.
BBC is a welcome new spot to Uptown. Sunday brunch should definitely be on the agenda.