Revelers Hall is a New Orleans-style bar

Revelers Hall is a New Orleans-style bar

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The Bishop Arts District gets quiet by about 10 p.m., says Oak Cliff business owner Amy Wallace Cowan. What would keep customers up for a few more hours, for a few more drinks, for a little more fun?

Cowan, joined by Oak Cliff residents Corey McCombs and Jason Roberts, are opening bar and music venue Revelers Hall as a place for drinks and dancing. It's there for snacks, too, with a menu of small plates with cheeses and charcuterie.

The snug venue opens March 21. It feels like it's straight out of New Orleans.

Bring your dancin' shoes to Revelers Hall in Oak Cliff.

Bring your dancin' shoes to Revelers Hall in Oak Cliff.

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It is, sort of: Cowan was an Oak Cliff resident for 10 years, from 2007 to 2017, but now she lives in NOLA. She's back in Dallas often, to check on the coffee bar and restaurant she co-owns, Oddfellows, and the outdoorsy shop AJ Vagabonds with a roastery Rabble Rousers Coffee Co. in the back. Revelers Hall is a short walk between the two. 

Revelers is inspired in part by the Ace Hotel and the Spotted Cat in Cowan's new home of New Orleans. And the music, picked by music director and musician Kevin Butler, is expected to have that freewheeling Louisiana vibe, with plenty of horns and a dance floor that's ready for action.

Revelers Hall isn't a jazz bar, Cowan says — "Everyone wants to pigeonhole us as a jazz bar. We're not a jazz bar" — but more of a music venue offering all genres, she says. The house band, Revelers Hall Band, will play Thursdays through Sundays.

The name of the bar follows a pattern for the businesses Cowan, Roberts and McCombs own together: "They're all named after things we are," she says: oddfellows, vagabonds, rabble-rousers and revelers.

Revelers Hall is located at 412 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas.

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