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So & So's opens in prime Uptown location

Posted 11:14pm on Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

In the past year, Uptown has bid farewell to some of its most popular establishments including Frankie's Sports Bar, Sfuzzi and Primo's Tex-Mex Bar & Grille. News also broke that the legendary Loon, the bar known for its extremely strong drinks, would be relocating by the end of May to make room for a CVS to sit almost directly across from a Walgreen's.

The bad news stops here.

So & So's, located in the historic spot on McKinney Ave. that housed Primo's for the past 28 years, has opened its doors just as the worst winter in recent memory is coming to an end in DFW. The new spot from co-owners Phillip Schanbaum and Brandon Hays is exactly what Uptown needed to fill the multiple voids left by the demise of the aforementioned neighborhood staples.

So & So's calling card is 'Something for Everyone,' making it a unique option in the upscale community full of places that often pride themselves on high levels of pretension and exclusivity. So & So's is positioned as a neighborhood restaurant and bar that just happens to be in the coolest neighborhood in Dallas. Don't be surprised if while you are hanging out here, you happen to see more than a far share of pro athletes and some of the most beautiful ladies in all of DFW.

The front patio provides a panoramic view up and down McKinnney Ave. and upon entry, it is impossible to recognize the interior that belonged to Primo's as the new owners have gutted the place and completely remodeled it. The bar that was to the left has been replaced by a library-esque lounge area complete with plush chairs and couches with the current bar -- and its antique piano hanging above it -- being the first thing you notice when you walk in the front door. The far back right corner is home to a pool table and there are plenty of seating areas all within views of several of the 15 flat screen TVs.

While the patio alone would likely keep the place packed on a nightly basis, So & So's already has live music every Thursday evening and is the new location for the long running Red Bull Red Mondays series featuring resident DJ Billy the Kidd from 106.1 KISS FM and drink specials for those in the service industry. They will also soon be serving food from Chef Ian Tate, formerly of Salum and Komali, that will feature a variety of items following their tagline of offering 'something for everyone.'

So & So's is open daily from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. For updates on live music acts and other news, visit their Facebook page.

SO & SO'S 3309 MCKINNEY AVE. DALLAS, TX 75204 (214) 393-6473

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