Knox Street Pub and Grill in Dallas is a bar with many personalities. It has a cozy patio. A raging, late-night dance floor. A shockingly excellent whiskey selection. TVs for sports of all kinds. And Jell-O shots, sold at the bar by the fistful -- and served out of plastic syringes as if you were at a frat party. The Uptown Dallas bar is many things to many kinds of people.
And in November 2018, it's closing.
The word is "bittersweet," owner Ryan Ferguson says, answering the phone June 28 while he worked the bar.
An Instagram post that went up a few hours earlier explains some of the reasons the McKinney Avenue bar is closing.
"This is my baby," Ferguson writes. "But, for right now, it's time to move on to bigger and better things." He's been involved with the bar for more than 13 years, but it's been open for about three decades, the website says.
Ferguson's note alluded to potentially opening another Knox Street Pub somewhere else someday. But for now, his focus appears to be on making its last few months count. Are Jell-O shots a good way to celebrate? Absolutely.
For Uptown bar hoppers of a certain age, the end of Knox Street Pub signals fond memories other bars of the same era, like Idle Rich Pub and McKinney Avenue Tavern, both now gone. Go see the ol' KSP before it closes; that red neon sign won't be lit forever.
Knox Street Pub is located at 4447 McKinney Ave., Dallas.