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Dallas-based arcade and cider paradise pops open massive new EaDo location

Dallas-based arcade and cider paradise pops open new EaDo location

Bishop CiderCade interior
Bishop CiderCade is coming to EaDo. Photo by Kathy Tran
Bishop CiderCade interior
The selection focuses on games that can be played by two or more people. Photo by Kathy Tran
Bishop CiderCade interior
The bar will feature at least 40 ciders on tap. Photo by Kathy Tran
Bishop CiderCade interior
Bishop CiderCade interior
Bishop CiderCade interior

Dallas-based Bishop Cidercade is coming to EaDo, the company announced.

Co-founder Joel Malone tells CultureMap in an email that the new facility will be located at 2339 Commerce St. and is scheduled to open sometime in the fourth quarter of 2019. At 18,000 square feet, it dwarfs the original Dallas location's 6,500.

"EaDo is in a period of transition, and we really like the vibe there," Malone writes. "It allows us to play a large part in the transition and really get engrained in the neighborhood."

Founded in 2014, Bishop Cider Co provided an outlet for Malone and his wife Laura's passion for hard cider. "We didn't care for most of the commercial ones that were available in the market, so we sought to make it ourselves and do it better," he explains.

The couple opened their first location two years later to extend the brand and serve as an R&D facility for new flavors that are distributed statewide to bars and grocery stores.

The Houston location will feature 40 or more draft ciders, an increase from the 30 served in Dallas. Similarly, the bar will offer approximately 300 arcade games — all of which are free to play once patrons pay a $10 entry fee. That's approximately double the number of games at the Dallas original.