The news that Lucky Burger will close this week isn't the only change coming to the corner of Richmond and Mandell. Even as the iconic burger restaurant prepares to flip its last patty, workers are busily prepping Revelry on Richmond, a craft beer concept that's taking over the former Orange Bar space next to Maria Selma's.
Although the bar's Facebook page describes the location as being in the "heart of Houston's Museum District," most people will recognize the location as being squarely in the southern end of Montrose. Regardless of its physical location, the concept itself sounds like one of the party spots that have been so successful recently in Midtown.
To wit, Revelry's marketing director tells CultureMap the space will feature live music, a bingo night (take that, trivia nerds) and frozen vodka Red Bulls for Sunday Funday. The bar also plans to double as a sports bar, with lots of TVs to feature local teams and the upcoming World Cup. Two patios will offer outdoor seating.
The concept itself sounds like one of the party spots that have been so successful recently in Midtown.
The craft beer component consists of 40 taps that will rotate between various local and national craft options. A full cocktail menu will feature Texas spirits in both classic and custom combinations. Beverage offerings are rounded out with wine and, as previously mentioned, the frozen vodka Red Bulls.
Artisans chef Michael Sanguinetti consulted on the menu, which features an extensive selection of kicked up pub grub in the form of burgers, fries, sharable plates and comfort classics like grilled cheese and a pork porterhouse.
Taken together, the concept mixes a little of Cottonwood's blend of craft beer, cocktails and food with a pinch of the Dogwood's sports bar and frozen drinks fun. Expect it to be popular once it opens later this summer.