Texas June 18, 2019
Sip Wine While You Read At This One-Of-A-Kind Bookstore Bar In Texas
Bibliophiles and booze unite under one roof for a combination of epic proportions. Located inside a quirky Texas bookstore, this wine, beer, and coffee bar lets patrons leisurely sip a glass while getting lost in the fictional world of a captivating novel. Check it out:
This quaint little venue is the brainchild of two best friends who wanted nothing more than to combine their greatest loves in life: books and booze. 2014 was the year their vision finally became reality, and The Wild Detectives opened its doors on the last day of February.
Thousands of vetted books are stacked cover-to-cover on shelves all around the room. Whether your favorite genre is mystery, horror, nonfiction, or something else entirely, rest-assured it has a rightful place on one of these four walls. Set aside plenty of time to simply look around, as you'll be too enthralled for a quick, in-and-out visit.
After getting lost in the vast array of titles to choose from, grab a barstool and make yourself comfortable. Maybe you'll strike up a conversation with another patron and get ideas for what to read next (or perhaps even start a boozy book club!).
Locally-sourced wine, beer, and coffee ensure everyone's sipping preferences are catered to. Pair your glass with avocado toast, a cheese board, pastry, or breakfast tacos for maximum enjoyment.
Events ranging from book presentations and poetry readings to wine tastings and movie screenings are held regularly. Community is everything here, so you're not only encouraged but expected to make conversation and have raw, real interactions with other human souls while leisurely sipping a drink.
Outdoor seating is available as well for those who would rather read in the cool, invigorating nighttime air. Every so often, emerge from the realm of fiction to take in the sights and sounds of Texas after dark. No feeling quite compares to that of a mild summer breeze mingling with an alcoholic beverage's subtle warming effect.
Address: 314 West Eighth Street, Dallas, TX 75208.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday, and 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. Monday.
For more information, visit the bookstore’s
website or Facebook page.
Have you ever been to The Wild Detectives? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience! For another unique boozy activity, check out
Drink Your Way Through Texas On The Margarita Marathon.