White Rock Alehouse and Brewery is a new bar in Dallas that expects to begin brewing beer in-house in early 2018.

White Rock Alehouse and Brewery is a new bar in Dallas that expects to begin brewing beer in-house in early 2018.

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Bring on the booze. A new bar and restaurant is set to open in East Dallas, near White Rock Lake, on Nov. 30.

Founded by best friends and craft beer lovers Greg Nixon and David Kirk, White Rock Alehouse and Brewery is exactly what you might expect from its name. The space inhabits about 8,500 square feet split between an indoor dining area, two outdoor patios and a beer garden. With 36 draft taps pouring beer made in the Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond, Nixon hopes it will be an "adulting spot" for nearby residents.

Eventually, some of those taps will serve beers made in-house, too. White Rock Alehouse and Brewery recruited brewer Blake Morrison, formerly of Cedar Creek Brewery and Whistle Post Brewing Co., to man its 4-barrel system. However, drinkers won't likely see original recipes available until early 2018. The bar will also serve a modest menu of cocktails, such as the Row Row Row, a mix of rye whiskey, honey, lemon juice, ginger ale, mint and blackberries.

The brewpub, which is located a shopping center with a Tom Thumb, will be the second near the intersection of Gaston Avenue and Garland Road. On Rotation opened on the opposite side of Gaston Avenue, next door to Cane Rosso at White Rock in 2015.

White Rock Alehouse and Brewery's menu encompasses familiar beer sponge cuisine, such as burgers, sliders, flatbreads, and wings, as well as a few salads and entree plates like roasted chicken and Atlantic salmon. The restaurant intends to add brunch and lunch in the future.

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White Rock Alehouse and Brewery is located at 7331 Gaston Ave., Suite 100 in Dallas. Beginning Nov. 30, hours of operation will be Monday through Friday 3 p.m. to midnight, Saturday 9 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday 10 a.m. to midnight. 

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