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

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Love this place have been going here 4 years. Great food great service great beer. Good place 2 go 4 games.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Karma is something else! – I witnessed the doorman and valet attempt to run this game on a person they didnt know was a police officer. The doorman decided the officers slacks, and button down shirt were not enough to get in. This black officer and his girl friend. Politely advised that three men ahead of them let into the bar not wearing jackets. The bouncer smirked and advised that was them and this is you. The officer walked away to his vehicle still parked on the curb as he valet had not parked it yet. The officer then contacted the valet and asked for his money back (20.00) as his vehicle had not been parked. The valet advised he would need to return at the end of the night (3am) if he wanted his money back. The officer looked at both the doorman and the valet and said " oh, i see your game." He then pulled out his badge and threatened to take action on the valet. The valet advised here is your money have a nice night. The doorman thought it was funny and decided now to let the officer and his girlfriend in. The officer declined and offered us a ride to another club. We ended up partying with the cop and his girlfriend the rest of the evening. We all hope the bar closes for good!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

I am so confused! – I really have no idea what's going on, I feel like I am in the twilight zone! Well maybe not that dramatic, but what Obar are all these people talking about??? Bc I am having trouble believing it's that tiny little underground place on Main I know as Obar! I'm not defending the bar, I find the place a bit too hard to walk through/ get a drink anyway, but was so curious I had to ask! I live downtown and have been to Obar roughly 50 times over the past 3 years since moving to Dallas and I couldn't be more confused! Waiting in hours-long lines? Lists? Slipping money to bouncers? Did I accidentally link to the Ghostbar reviews somehow? And I don't even know what is going on with all of the racism stuff... I've never noticed anything other than a well mixed crowd. Who are the non-whites not getting in? Asian? Black? Hispanic? Again, I'm just curious at this point... bc the Obar all these people are talking about just.... doesn't exist? By the way, heard rumors Obar shut down? What happened with that? That was like... at least a month ago.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

WOW – When I read the first review about the discrimination going on, I figured it was just because you were mad but as I am going through the reviews, it seems like every other review is about them discriminating. And I think that whoever responded by basically saying these people are pulling out the race card, you should have a real hard time looking at yourself in the mirror. I went to there once last year for halloween and had a great time. Then again it was predomanately black and the people throwing it was black. But I have never seen them have another party like that again. I was hoping they would do it again this year but now I wonder. Definately what did it for me is the young lady who's black friend got turned away from the door because they wern't on the list and no one was even holding a list. I seriously don't think more that one particular person would get on here and say the same thing if its not true. If it is true, you need to not defend the club mr. busness person doing the responses and listen, and investigate the situation to be on the safe side because these are serious acusations. This is illegal and should not be taken lightly. I however, will not go again and am glad that I didn't attempt to before. And Im already letting other people know about this so that they can tell other people too.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Avoid at all cost! – No stars for this one! Obar will give you an OMG moment. This establishment has not received the memo that the civil rights act passed. It is unacceptable that in this day and age Neanderthals are placed in front of an establishment to bar the entrance of intelligent, articulate, well dressed and financially able adults. Hmmm... Here's a thought. Maybe instead of suits, and designer dresses we'll show up with picket signs! My recommendation is to Boycott OBAR until the management changes its philosophy and these people are replaced.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Its Not Obar... its Rbar you know what R stands for – I am not writing this just because I got upset they didn't let me in for the first time.I understand sometimes it would get really crowded and they won't let you in if you get there late.

I went yesterday with couple of my friends again, and got there at 10.P.M , there were two bouncers at the door, there were no line and he let 6 white people in front of us without any question. I showed my ID, he was like Oh..we can't let you in because you didn't reserve a table and its crowded.GREAT

We dressed up pretty well and we are professionals , But the matter of fact is he didn't wanna let us in and when we turned and started walking away those bouncers were smiling at each other as if they have accomplished something great in their life(Losers). I was like forget it, and lets go to Green ville which we had blast later.

If you are not white they won't let you in which was so obvious when they didn't let us in for the 3rd time. I understand you people want to let decent people and maintain some standard. But in no dictionary it says decent mean WHITE. The bouncers are so horrible and they own this place. You need to tip them to get in(which I came to know later) when white guys walk in free in front of you. Come on, rather you people can have cover and I am happy to pay for it. STOP BS about you need to reserve table and its so crowded we can't let you in, @ 10 P.M when no one was standing outside and you can see others walk in before you without any problem and he didn't have any list to check either???

It would have been great if I had videotaped and posted it on you tube, But I am sure someone might do that soon.

Bottom line don't waste time checking out this horrible place until things changes and they give respect to other people which I doubt would never happen until the management take this seriously.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Discrimination at it's Finest! – I hate this place with a passion! I've only been a few times and everytime is a bad experience! This place treats ppl horrible. The bouncer makes ppl wait FOREVER to get in. and then finally get in an hour later to see that it is nowhere near crowded! this is the type of spot where you have to "Play by rules". Like, if you are not a white guy then you have to dress better than the average white guy just to get in. That is unless you walk up with 3-4 hot model type chicks than they dont care. Either that or tip the bouncer. I will NEVER go to this place again! Save the hassle and go to Ivy or Dolce.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

What a shock ... – I was doing research to locate unique venues for our patrons. I work in an upscale hotel downtown. After reading the comments regarding "discrimination" I know I certainly wouldn't feel as though I was doing anyone a service by sending to them Obar. I hope the owners address this issue as it most certainly will hurt business. I send legions of customers to local spots daily and am leery about sending them here after reading some of the comments.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

What a fantastic place!!!!! – I went for their 4th b-day party and had an amazing time! It's trendy and a very good example of the urban texan. Some are better than other ( people) but you find that everywhere. They try to be discrimanating at the door without zeroing out most. It does get corwded so get there early, the later it gets the more ' trendy' the people that try to get in get, so just have some fun and behave in front of the doorman :) He is there to make sure we all have fun!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Fun and trendy – i love the setup at obar. very chic and trendy. and it draws a great crowd! the drinks can be a little pricey, but what else can you expect downtown.

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