Amid the slew of 50th-anniversary commemorations related to the assassination of JFK, it’s a tribute that stands out.
The Kennedy Room is a tiny, 350-square-foot Uptown bar that opened last month, and because of its unique concept, you could say it has already created quite a stir.
Growing up in Dallas, owner Pasha Heidari always felt an affinity for the Kennedys, so when space became available in the Montaigne Supper Club building (a place that’s named after the French philosopher), Heidari thought it made sense to honor his heroes, the Kennedy family.
It couldn’t be more perfect, even though the owner says the timing of his bar’s opening and the 50th anniversary is merely coincidental.
Heidari did thoughtfully decorate this den, retrofitting it with church pews and 1960s-style office chairs that have been converted into bar stools. A portrait of Jack and Jackie is enshrined above the bar, which features a heavily lacquered penny-covered counter.
And while the decor is traditional, the drinks ($6 to $8) are fun and heavily improvised, like the Maddy Special, which features, among other ingredients, Malibu rum and pixie-dust candy.
This is our kind of bar--one that’s decidedly of the people and for the people.
The Kennedy Room, 2512 Maple Ave., Dallas; 214-880-0189