Add another to the list of places in Addison to find a great selection of craft beers.
Ron's Place joins the stretch of food and drink spots on Beltline Road at Midway Road, and could be described as 1,600 square feet of craft beer nerdom, according to co-founder Mark Keltcher.
The new spot, which Mark opened with his twin brother Dirk Kelcher and partner Kyle Hidell, is a sister location to Ron's Corner Tavern in Bedford. Both heavily emphasize craft beer and honor the Kelcher's Uncle Ron, a world traveler and dedicated hop head.
Uncle Ron has "forgotten more about craft beer than most will ever know," Mark says.
Beer cans from his 50 years worth of travel line the walls at both locales; Mark estimates there are about 1,000 pieces of bubbly memorabilia at the new Place. And drinkers can see for themselves when the bar and restaurant celebrates a grand opening on July 23 to the tune of free beer and food samples. (Deets here.)
On to the goods: Ron's Place boasts 32 draft taps sure to entice "people looking for rare or unique beers," Mark says. At least 12 of those will pour Texas brews at any given time, and an updated list is always available on the website.
A big part of the experience here is education, which is why all the servers and bartenders have been certified through the cicerone program.
As far as ambiance, Ron's Place maintains an intimate, English pub-style feel, Mark says, with dark wood and stone accents. The space can only hold about 80 people. Although there is no patio, patrons are welcome to grab a beer and head over to the neighboring Hub Sports Bar and Grill, which the Kelchers also own, if they're craving some rays or a smoke. (Same goes for Ron's Corner Tavern, which neighbors another Kelcher establishment called Big Shots Sports Cafe.)
In addition to beer -- like you need anything else -- Ron's Place offers a hefty list of bourbon, scotch and whiskey, alongside a menu of bar eats.
4145 Belt Line Road, Addison. 214-628-0634. ronsaddison.com.