Savory pub Fare and Beer at Independent Bar & Kitchen

08.29.2016 by: Hannah Whitman
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Located in the heart of Deep Ellum is the latest venture of Club Dada and City Tavern owner, Josh Florence. No stranger to the Dallas food/entertainment scene, Florence’s Independent Bar & Kitchen offers a twist on European-inspired comfort food at this urban pub that’s so cozy and cool, you’d think it’s been there forever.

Have a seat at the bar, and enjoy one of their twenty beers on tap, or choose from over one hundred bottled options.

Not a beer fan? No worries--they have a large cocktail list and a changing cocktail special, such as this one with peach-infused bourbon and a hint of cinnamon.

A tip for your first visit? Come hungry. Independent’s menu is extensive and features hearty appetizers, boards, plates, shared options, and yes, even salads. A great way to start is with the Scotch eggs—their version isn’t breaded but has sausage wrapped around the eggs and is fried. Served with a delicious mustard sauce, simple salad and picalilli (think Indian relish), this starter is a standout. Another winner? Fried leek rings—the batter alone will leave you wanting more.

Brunch, lunch, dinner or a snack--it doesn't matter. Get the Scotch eggs. Trust us.

In true gastropub fashion, Independent Bar & Kitchen offers up enticing takes on fish and chips, shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash. Looking for something more exclusive? Give the lamb kabob salad or pork knuckle plate a try.

The pork knuckle: Fall off the bone pork shank, herbed spatzle (soft egg noodles), lemon, house chile paste and brown butter.

If you need something sweet after all this savory, the cookie board is a popular choice. Plus, it comes with a tall glass of ice cold milk. A perfect ending.

Can’t make it down during the week? Brunch is served Saturday-Monday until 3 pm, and their patio facing Main Street is a perfect spot for enjoying a bloody mary and the Tikka Migas.

Rumor has it there are plans to open a second dining room which would include a stage—perfect for parties and more live music for Deep Ellum. We're excited to see what other plans they have in store!

Independent Bar & Kitchen's Official Site

TAGS : Deep Ellum , Independent Bar & Kitchen