Now that they have plan commission’s blessing, Danny Balis and Jess Barr detail their plans for the perfect dive bar
By Robert Wilonsky
Danny Balis and Jess Barr were reluctant to say anything — as in, one single word — about their proposed Deep Ellum bar after City Plan Commission documents detailing The Twilight Lounge hit the city’s website last weekend. They wanted to stay mum they got the specific use permit that allows them to serve alcohol and keep the doors open till 2 in the morning at 2640 Elm Street. The CPC signed off on it yesterday; next stop, the city council, where it will likely wind up on the consent agenda.
So, finally, the musicians are willing to reveal details about their would-be dive bar on Elm Street, which they hope to have open by no later than May. Says Balis, a member of The King Bucks and Calhoun and producer of The Hardline on The Ticket, it will be the culmination of a three-year effort to open a bar with Barr, guitarist in Slobberbone.