Michael Martensen is at it again. After a successful run in Oak Cliff with his pop-up emporium Bar 828, he has created Hid In 2612 on Commerce Street. (That would be 2612 Commerce.) The small, 1,400 square-foot cocktail lounge is next door to Cane Rosso. “We got our liquor license today at 1:00PM,” Martensen said. “We open tomorrow night at 8PM.” They will be open Friday and Saturday this weekend and Tuesday through Saturday of next week. Eight nights. Period.
The groovy space has already been decorated by King Zulu Bong Design group and once again features furniture from Again and Again. Martensen is teaming up with fellow mixmaster Brian McCullough who worked at Smoke and was also involved in Bar 828. McCullough is working on getting Standard Pour on McKinney open. Details are still sketchy. A Deep Ellum Arts project TBA will be the beneficiary of proceeds. Times, etc to follow. Food–pizzas and flatbreads–will be provided by Jay Jerrier’s Cane Rosso.
UPPITY DATE: “The same crew that brought you the hit pop-up cocktail lounge BAR828 is at it again. Operating under the name Hid In 2612, mixologists Michael Martensen and Brian McCullough will bring in a host of guest bartenders from the best establishments around town for only four nights. The official kick off is 8 o’clock p.m. Friday, February 3. The additional dates are Saturday, February 4, Thursday, February 9, and Friday, February 10. There will be private parties in between these dates. The space, located at 2612 Commerce Street in Deep Ellum, is adjacent to Il Cane Rosso and will be part of their expansion once Hid In 2612 closes its doors. Decor and design of the space are by the talented team of KingZuluBong, with accessories offered by Again & Again. The chosen mix of furnishings will offer an experience unlike any other in Dallas! Hid In 2612 is a cash only establishment. The hours will be from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Food will be available from Il Cane Rosso, as well as surrounding restaurants.
A portion of the proceeds from Hid In 2612 will be donated to the Deep Ellum Community Association. Find out more about DECA at deepellumtexas.com.”