Photography by Matthew Shelley.

Beer

The Bottle Shop is Closing

Call the mayor.

A sad day is upon us. The Bottle Shop on Greenville Avenue is closing its doors. Those who know this place may already know this news, which makes it not news. Those who don’t should pay attention and prepare to get sad.

The Bottle Shop has been important to the Dallas beer scene since opening in 2011. The beer joint was serving delicious brews in proper glassware before Greenville Avenue’s resurgence. It’s one of Dallas’ best beer-nerd-hideouts, offering rare bottles, elevated tap lists, and pioneering the make-your-own-six-pack movement. That beautiful wall of bottles will forever be in my heart.

But a place like The Bottle Shop won’t go down without a beautiful fight. Beginning Friday at 4 p.m., the shop will offer up their cellared beers for purchase. These aren’t the beers from the cellar just beyond the bar (which I’ve personally pillaged on many occasions). These are the backroom beers that only few have gazed upon. Big time stuff, people.

They’ll also be tapping some vintage kegs. And the staff who opened the bar back in 2011 will be slinging beer all weekend. Tap your toes (while they tap kegs) to a live jazz trio Saturday evening. The Bottle Shop will stay open until everything is gone but no longer than the end of January. Open your hearts and open your wallets and say farewell to this icon of beer-loving freedom.

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