OBar

(214) 747-6227

1602 Main St Ste B, Dallas, TX | Directions   75201

32.780791 -96.798125

 
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More Categories: Nightclubs, Lounges, Singles Bars

Bar & Club Special Features: 21 & Over, After Work, DJ, Late-Night Scene, Outdoor Seating, Romantic Nightlife, Specialty Cocktails

Bar & Pub Special Features: Dance Floor, Happy Hour, Martinis

Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Diners Club, Discover, Gift Certificate, MasterCard, Travelers Check, Visa

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Reviews for OBar

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Pay (bribe) the bouncer and skip the line – Having been to O-Bar a few times before, and liking it, my friends and I decided to go back this weekend. We get to the door and there is about 20 people waiting in line. Not too bad, its a nice place and worth the wait, right? Well, not this time. The line didn't seem to move yet people kept walking past us and getting in. VIPs, or so I thought. After waiting for close to an hour, we get to the front of the line and the bouncer lets half of our group in and leaves three of us waiting in line for another half hour. It was then that I noticed what was really going on at the door. People would walk up to the bouncer, shake hands, pass some folded bills in the handshake and walk in. The bouncer would then transfer the cash to his left hand and slip it in his pocket. I have seen a number of bad reviews here that point to mainly poor management so I doubt this practice will change. So next time I think of going to O Bar, I will have to decide between waiting in line, bribing bouncer or walking away.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome! – Went last Friday night, had a great time! They played great music, but it was not too loud so you could actually have a conversation in the place. This place has a lounge area, patio, and great service at the bar! Only negative that I experienced was the valet service took a little too long, but besides that I had a great time. I am looking forward to going back.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Horrible If you are Not White Do Not Go – People let's stand together and Boy Cott. Why are we giving money to an establishment to increase there revenue, when they don't even want us there. Think about !!!!!!!!!! Don't give your slave masters money to enslave you.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

obar is still my favorite spot!! – I have been going to Obar for almost two years now and it is still my favorite bar in Dallas. The staff makes me feel like I am apart of their family and the crowd always makes for interesting people watching. One of the best things about Obar is that it is eclectic, you don't have to fit a certain profile to feel like you belong. If you haven't been there or if it has been awhile then I suggest hitting it up on a Friday night, the DJ is great!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

great vibe – I'm hispanic, and visit this bar when I can. They treat me very well! I have not felt discriminated against at all. Its a great place, w/o the guestlist nonsense and no cover! Good pours and great patio. Im just going off what i've experienced and it has been great. Crowd has always been diverse on my visits as well.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

You Deserve a Law Suit – New to Texas and searching for new places my husband and i would like...your place sounded like our what we might enjoy...until i read your reviews. Its one thing to get a bad review, my husband and i both have 25+ years in the restaurant business, my husband is currently a COO of a food chain and so we are very sensitive to service and attitude, he deals with online complaints regularly. Some are legitimate and others will always be unwarranted...BUT YOUR RESPONSE TO THIS COMPLAINT SHOULD BE GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL - the owner of this bar should seriously consider the implications that have been made and whomever responded in such a callous and LAME way should be fired. There is nothing worse than a great place with horrible management...and obviously this is one of them....No thanks, you lost a great customer over nothing more than ignorance. As a caucasion the discrimination disturbs me, but it was your response that is a complete turn off - my advice as the average customer... delete change your response...my advice as a professional...DELETE IT AND HIRE NEW MANAGEMENT!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Still stuck in the past – Most friends who have been to this club complains of one thing. The fact that they are discriminatory and that is very sad at this age..well that can only happen in texas.. so beware if you African American, Native or Latino. You will only enjoy this bar if you are caucasian..They are very discriminating to guests that are not whites..

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Disappointing! – A group of us came to Dallas for business. Obar was recommended for its atmosphere and chill unpretentious attitude. Well we get there ,on a Saturday night, and found the opposite. Three of us walked in after just showing our I.D.?s. The other two African American male members in our group walked up later after valet parking, but couldn?t get in. The door man saw them and immediately said ?you can?t come in you?re not on the list.? The funny or not so funny thing is there was no list. The door man was holding no list to reference. The first group of us were inside for 30 minutes waiting. The decorum is trendy. It looks like a chill spot, but it was too crowed for the small venue. The D.J. was good. Once we left and rejoined the other two members of our party ,we waited for valet for another 30 minutes. While outside we observed the door man usher in dozens of people without mentioning or referencing any list. It?s disappointing that this club discriminates against people based on the color of their skin. In Los Angeles there are a lot of pretensions clubs with more people on the outside trying to get in than on the inside. The difference is these clubs often treat the average White guy the same as the average Black guy, bad. It?s not right, but being denied entry, based on ethnicity is hurtful and illegal.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Popular downtown post-war speakeasy with a contemporary twist. – In Short
An unassuming facade conceals this posh subterranean spot that's sleek, modern decor exudes elegant sophistication. Hipsters wanting to see and be seen revel among the city's social and business elite. Plush couches surrounded by flickering votives are grouped for intimate conversation. Nestled into alcoves, the flat-screen TVs are unobtrusive. On the terrace, the votives sparkle on oversized ottomans and ultramodern chaises.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

all trash at one place – if you want to get disrespected,WELCOME TO OBAR,

They should change the name from obar to trash bar,

Bouncers crazy,they wil make you wait outside purposly for 15-30 min by saying,

club is packed but that's not true,they will make other go inside whom they know(WHITE PEOPLE),

when you go inside you only see bartenders only giving preferences to WHITE PEOPLE,

C'mon people it's 2008 be nice world has changed,

This place needs miracle to survive, i would never ever recommend this trashy place to anybody.

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