Real Estate 2011
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The dead pool: Funeral bars shoot for a swimming time

The dead pool: Funeral bars shoot for a swimming time

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A look in at the pool that will be the centerpiece of one of the bars. Photo by Caroline Gallay
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Will the funeral bars really be ready to open by Wednesday as advertised? Photo by Caroline Gallay
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Photo by Caroline Gallay
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Photo by Caroline Gallay
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Photo by Caroline Gallay
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Photo by Caroline Gallay
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We got a tip over the weekend that those bars being constructed on Upper Kirby out of the old Settegast Kopf funeral home had opened.

Given the mess of the construction site, we had our doubts, but we went by Tuesday afternoon to check things out. What we can tell you is the following: The bars do not appear to be open, but that rumor about the pool in the funeral bar is definitely true.

As we reported earlier, despite the lawsuit and some serious parking issues, Roak, Twist and Hendrick's Pub have, as a collective, obtained a liquor license from the TABC and all the necessary permits for construction.

On Friday we noticed that an event on our calendar that's scheduled for Wednesday, July 13 is to be hosted at Roak (and it boasts "sipping specialty cocktails" by that pool we mentioned.)

By the looks of these pictures we took Tuesday evening, we're not sure what shape it will be in by then — but we've seen crazier stuff happen. What do you think?