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Yea that didn't last long. I saw they had closed on Friday while I was at Wonder Bar.

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I talked to Carlos who I think is the owner or manager. The new place is called Midtown Drinkery bar and grill. He said they will serve pizza, wings, and will have steak nights.

They are trying to open next week.

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More on Midtown Drinkery Bar & Grill from the More Coming to Midtown thread in 2011:

On 7/18/2011 at 11:53 AM, Charles Z said:

The Cheerz Bar is now Midtown Drinkery. The old Tipsy Clover crew got together with the Drinkery on Washington owner and opened this weekend. They seemed fairly excited. The place is being renovated to have more of an open feel outside. The bar had quite a few St Arnolds choices on draft. Was a good time.

 

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Midtown Drinkery at 2416 Bagby, Ste A is closing this month. Houston Press reported in May that it's closing the Houston location and reopening in New Orleans.

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From the article:

Midtown Drinkery, 2400 Bagby, is saying good-bye to Houston in July. Owner/operator Wade Yeomans told the Houston Press Monday morning that he's excited about the opening of Bourbon Street Drinkery in New Orleans' historical French Quarter at 217 Bourbon.

The bar and grill in Midtown has been open since July of 2011 after being originally located in the Washington corridor. Unable to re-negotiate lease terms with the landlord, Yeomans said he felt like it was time to go. "Our rent actually doubled and they [landlord] wanted to tell us how to operate," he said.
 

The lease at Bagby ends at the close of July.

As for the future of the space, a source told the Press that rumor has it that Dogwood has bought it and Sage County plans to "build a monster new concept, stretching the entirety of the block."

http://www.houstonpress.com/restaurants/midtown-drinkery-finds-new-home-on-bourbon-street-9442370

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1 minute ago, CrockpotandGravel said:

As for the future of the space, a source told the Press that rumor has it that Dogwood has bought it and Sage County plans to "build a monster new concept, stretching the entirety of the block."

http://www.houstonpress.com/restaurants/midtown-drinkery-finds-new-home-on-bourbon-street-9442370



The rumored plans for the site of Midtown Drinkery and Sage County at 2400 Bagby is a entertainment district or multi-bar venues. The project as reported by Houston Press in May is from the owners of Dogwood, Carmack Concepts from Austin. If I had to guess, it may be similar to the other Midtown multi-entertainment and bar project Midtown Common at 2403 Caroline.

The name of the Carmack Concept project covering the entire 2400 Bagby block is Social Union
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Here are renderings from Social Union's Facebook.

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https://www.facebook.com/sociaunionhtx

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Here are more proposed renderings included in this week's city planning agenda for the Carmack Concepts (Dogwood Midtown owners) entertainment block that will include bars and restaurants. The entertainment block encompasses the 2400 block of Brazos and the 2400 block of Bagby. Recent bars on that block: Stoked Tacos, Spare Key, Sage County, Midtown Drinkery, Red Door.

Taken from the 2416 Brazos/ Open City Bar thread:

 

On 10/10/2017 at 5:34 PM, Urbannizer said:

 

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More on the Carmack Concept entertainment block from this month's Houston Planning Commission meeting, reported by Virtual Builders Exchange. This is covering the entire block of 2400 Bagby and 2416 Brazos (Stoked Tacos, Spare Key, Sage County, Midtown Drinkery, Red Door). Carmack Concepts owns Dogwood Midtown, that's across the street from this.

The entertainment block will include bars and restaurants. From previous renderings and a Facebook page,  the name of at least two will be Social Union and Stars & Pints.


 

The engineering firm BGE Inc. submitted plans to the Houston Planning Commission for a remodel and expansion of commercial space in the 400 block of Bremond Street. The project site is across Brazos Street from the Spec's Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods store.
 

This project would involve knocking down the existing one-story home of the Sage County tavern and a major remodel of the space that was Stoked Tacos & Tequila, which closed last November after just six months in operation. The property was also home to Midtown Drinkery Bar & Grill, 2400 Bagby Street, which relocated in July to the French Quarter in New Orleans.

..."The applicant plans to further amenitize the public realm along Bagby Street by installing new landscape plantings through a coordinated effort with Midtown."

...The developer's plans are to expand and remodel the structure with a new front facade on Bremond and Bagby to update its "aging appearance" and improve the pedestrian experience by making the facade more open and transparent. The hope is this will invite interaction between the pedestrian realm and the inner spaces.



Information about the rendering of Social Union posted this summer in the forum here:

A new two-story structure will be built at the Sage County site at the corner of Bagby and Bremond.


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More here: https://www.virtualbx.com/construction-preview/25062-houston-midtown-dining-venues-due-for-remodel-addition.html

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On 10/27/2017 at 5:00 AM, CrockpotandGravel said:

The property was also home to Midtown Drinkery Bar & Grill, 2400 Bagby Street, which relocated in July to the French Quarter in New Orleans.

How did I just now notice they moved to New Orleans?

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Jack & Gingers [Austin] from Carmack Concepts opening in Houston, part of Carmack's entertainment district block in Midtown.

From a posting :

Austin Based Irish Pub comes to HTX We are coming to Houston! We're showing up with 80 beers on tap, lots of delicious pub grub, and plenty of TV's.

- 2416 Brazos St, Houston, TX, 77006
 
 

 

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More details on the bars coming to 2400 Brazos in Midtown from Papercity:


 

Four new bars will be raising the bar on Houston nightlife, starting this summer. By late this fall, you won’t even recognize Midtown’s main block on Brazos. Get ready for an all-new night out.

This means sayonara Midtown Drinkery, Red Door and Stoked Tacos and Tequila — and hello Unicorn Disco, 77 Degrees, Jack & Ginger’s and one space that’s keeping its name under wraps for now. Each bar will have its own vibe, making for bar hopping that’ll keep you guessing all night long.
 

The new block will feature three separate building suites, A, B and C. Each will be multilevel. Carmack Concepts, the group behind Dogwood, has called dibs on A, while Unicorn Disco, created by the minds behind HandleBar on Washington, will be in Suite B, and the owners of Austin’s Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub, and 77° Rooftop are coming to Suite C. Each will have its own distinct look.

 Along with brothers Chad and Brad Womack, Carrier runs Carmack Concepts. The Austin-based group is adding the for-now-anonymous bar to this lineup, one that’ll complement Dogwood.



TBA bar from Carmack Concepts
 

Carmack Concept’s new bar, name TBD, will be a two-level, 11,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor concept. You can expect tons of beers on draft, expertly crafted cocktails and shareables throughout. Each floor will have its own experience to offer, with a breezy downstairs and a cinematic upper level.

The bottom floor will feature retractable sliding glass panels that open up the front, making it a street-side patio. “People are inside all day in their offices, at their desks. It’s a great escape once you get off work and walk across the street and sit on the patio and have a cold beer,” Carrier says.

Head upstairs, and you’re in for a different type of relaxation. A massive cinema room awaits, with movie theater-style risers that seat 60, and a whopping 200-inch projection screen. The mega screen can show anywhere from one to nine different feeds. “On game day, we might have the Texans on 25 percent of the screen, and six other games for the other 75 percent of the screen,” Carrier says.



Unicorn Disco details

No word yet from the HandleBar owners when it comes to their concept for Unicorn Disco. But Carrier shares that their space will be a combo rooftop patio and downstairs bowling setup.


Jack & Gingers details

 

Jack & Gingers, located downstairs in Suite C, is an Austin offshoot. There’s no telling yet on how much it will differ from the original outpost, but the Austin menu brings a mixture of Irish, British and American eats in an airy locale.

British classics pop off the menu, such as Guinness-battered fish and chips, bangers and mash and shepherd’s pie. But you’ll also find some dirty waffle fries, a southern pulled pork sandwich and even hand-rolled pigs in a blanket.



77° Rooftop details

In Austin, 77° Rooftop is a clubby spot with a dance floor and hookah lounge, known for its innovative craft cocktails and tapas. Its menu looks heavy on the Bacardi, with rum-based drinks such as the El Nino with lime and ginger beer and the Norman’s Cay with coconut water and coconut rum . Tapas options include flatbreads and kebobs.


More here: https://www.papercitymag.com/restaurants/houston-midtown-bar-scene-transformed-new-bars-unicorn-disco-77-degrees-jack-gingers/


 

 

 

 

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More on the Carmack Concept entertainment block covering the entire block of 2400 Bagby and 2416 Brazos (Stoked Tacos, Spare Key, Sage County, Midtown Drinkery, Red Door). This will also include bars from Handlebar in Austin.


From Houston Business Journal:


77 Degrees and Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub — will open in September, according to a press release from Union Venture Group, which owns more than 10 concepts in Austin and Houston. Unicorn Disco and the now-named Electric Feelgood are expected to debut in the first quarter of 2019, a spokesperson said.  

77 Degrees will be a 14,000-square-foot, Caribbean-inspired, rooftop bar with four decks located atop Jack & Ginger’s, which will offer 80 beers on tap, Irish and American comfort foods and a patio across 7,000 square feet, per the release. Currently, one location each of 77 Degrees and Jack & Ginger’s are open in Austin.

Houston-based Avan Construction Inc. filed a $1.4 million construction permit in December for the two concepts at 2416C Brazos St. The spokesperson confirmed that Avan Construction is the general contractor and said Scott Polermo is the architect and Darren Van Delden of Union Venture Group is the designer for the two concepts. Construction started in February.

Jeff Van Delden of Union Venture Group represented the company in the lease negotiations, while the development's owner, Heather Chappell of Midtown Interests, represented herself as well, the spokesperson said.

For the two bars, Union Venture Group expects to hire about 100 people, and it currently employs over 400, the spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, Unicorn Disco is expected to feature a bar and bowling lanes. It was created through a partnership between the owners of Austin-based Handlebar and the owners of Kung Fu Saloon, which is operated by Austin-based KPG Hospitality.

And Electric Feelgood comes from Austin-based Carmack Concepts, which is behind Houston’s The Dogwood bar located on the same block at 2403 Bagby St. This new concept is expected to be about 11,000 square feet and compliment The Dogwood, per PaperCity.


https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2018/07/24/restaurant-roundup-more-details-revealed-about.html

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More on the entertainment block in Midtown from Carmack Concepts, Union Ventures, and Handlebar at 2416 Brazos and 2400 Bagby in Midtown.


From Austin Statesman
 

The companies behind some of Austin’s hottest bars are making a big push into Houston.


Four bars with local roots will share a building at 2416 Brazos St. in the Bayou City’s trendy Midtown district, with some opening as soon as this year.


Union Venture Group is set to bring 77 Degrees and Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub – both mainstays in Domain Northside’s Rock Rose entertainment district – to Houston.


Joining them will be Electric FeelGood, a new concept from Austin-based Carmack Concepts, operator of a number of bars including the Dogwood.


The fourth bar, Unicorn Disco, is another new concept that’s the brainchild of the owners of HandleBar and Kung Fu Saloon.


The Dogwood, 77 Degrees and Jack & Ginger’s routinely rank among Austin’s top-selling bars, according to an American-Statesman analysis of state liquor tax data.


...Electric FeelGood will take up two floors, spanning 11,000 square feet, Carrier said. There will be a cinema room with a 200-inch screen and riser seating for up to 60 people, as well as a rooftop patio with games.


After two years operating 77 Degrees and Jack & Ginger’s in Austin, Union Venture Group co-owner Jeff Van Delden said he was looking for opportunities to bring the two concepts elsewhere.


“It was the right place at the right time,” Van Delden said. “Houston delivered on walkability and we’re proud to offer two of the four new spaces in Midtown’s resurgence. We’re eager for people to come back to an area they’ve always known to rediscover a whole new scene.”


A rooftop bar, 77 Degrees will span 14,000 square feet, offering four levels of cabana-style seating. Its specialties are cocktails and Caribbean-inspired tapas.


Jack & Ginger’s will be 7,000 square feet, serving 80 beers on tap and an assortment of Irish and American “comfort foods.”


https://www.mystatesman.com/business/after-heating-austin-bars-making-push-into-houston/hIKoN3j3OPDAi1MhqVy9UP/


 

 

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From Houston Business Journal on the entertainment black at 2400 Brazos in Midtown Houston, a collective of bars from Austin.


Union Venture Group sets opening date for Jack & Ginger's Irish Pub.
 

 

The first of four Austin-based bar concepts located at 2416 Brazos St. in Midtown will open by the end of October.  

Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub will debut Oct. 25 in an 8,000-square-foot space, according to a press release. The concept is from Austin-based Union Venture Group, which will also open 77 Degrees — a four-level outdoor bar on top of Jack & Ginger’s — a week or two later.  

These two bars will later be joined by Unicorn Disco, which is from the owners Handlebar and the owners of Kung Fu Saloon, and Electric Feelgood, from Carmack Concepts, which is behind Houston’s The Dogwood bar.

Jack & Ginger’s, which has accents of green, brick and wood, will have two bars: one on the inside and another on the outside. The outdoor bar and its seating will be covered by a low ceiling to create both the open-air style of a traditional biergarten and the coziness of an Irish pub, said Darren Van Delden, co-owner of Union Venture. This patio bar will have retractable glass walls facing Bremond and Brazos streets that will be closed only at night or on cold days.  


Meanwhile, inside Jack & Ginger’s, there will be another bar, a walk-in cooler that guests can view, seating options ranging from long communal tables to small, private tables as well as a back-of-house kitchen. Additionally, TVs and chalkboards will don the walls with a special focus on soccer matches. There’s also a space for hosting private events.


https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2018/09/24/photos-austin-restaurant-group-sets-opening-date.html
 

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Photos of Jack & Ginger's and 77° Rooftop or  77 Degrees Rooftop, part of the entertainment block in Midtown from Carmack Concepts, Union Ventures, and Handlebar at 2416 Brazos and 2400 Bagby in Midtown.

Photos from Houston Business Journal:

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More here:
https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2018/09/24/photos-austin-restaurant-group-sets-opening-date.html



 

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