There’s a new kid in town. Well, not so much a new kid as a clone of a kid that goes to school across town. The owner of Pour House in Fort Worth, Eric Tschetter, brought his sports bar concept to Oak Cliff for the cliff dwellers and Kessler Theater goers. It’s the perfect place for you southies to hang out and watch a game on one of the many TVs while snacking and … well, drinking.
PhD is deceptively large with a patio, bar, and restaurant area. The patio has a lot of promise. It’s: a) huge, b) decked out with TVs, and c) going to be screened in. I can already imagine all of the great summer brunches I’ll be spending there with $1 mimosas in-hand.
The food (which we got to try a nice sampling of tonight), was great for bar food. I’d recommend the Red Pepper Penne Pasta, Baja Fish Tacos (oh muh guh), and the buffalo wings. Everything we had tasted like real food, not frozen fried things like most sports bars serve.
PhD’s drink options include local beers (think Deep Ellum Brewing Company, Rahr, and the brand new 4 Corners), the usual suspects (Bud, Blue Moon, etc.), a handful of wine options, and a full bar. I enjoyed a couple Jacks on the rocks and the pours were quite generous. Their cocktail menu hasn’t been finished yet, so stay tuned to hear about drink options.
Expect an update when their cocktail menu gets sussed out … but for now, head on down to Oak Cliff to catch a game if you’re tired of the crowded Uptown sports bars (because sometimes it’s nice to be able to order a beer and actually get it when you want it and not 20 minutes later).