North Henderson Is Where It’s At

April 28, 2011  

By Christine Jonas
cjonas@smu.edu

If you are looking for a fun night out, delicious food and a low-key atmosphere the bars on North Henderson are just the place to go. With J. Blacks Lounge, NeighborHood Services Tavern and Capitol Pub side-by-side at the 2400 block of N. Henderson Avenue, you have three great options in one location.

The patio at Capitol Pub is hoppin' on weekend afternoons. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CAPITOL PUB)


Capitol Pub offers a classic bar environment. A horseshoe-shaped bar sits in the middle of the room with tables surrounding it. An outdoor patio boasts many tables and a chance to enjoy the beautiful spring weather.

The kitchen is open until 11 p.m. Monday- Thursday, midnight Friday- Saturday and 10 p.m. on Sunday. The menu is quite extensive and the food is delicious. I recommend the Seared Rare Tuna Salad and the Drunken Steak Sandwich.

This pub is your best bet to grab a cocktail with a friend during happy hour Monday- Thursday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and Friday from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Capitol Pub is open Monday- Thursday 4 p.m.-2 a.m. And Friday- Sunday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

For a more sophisticated night out, head to NeighborHood Services Tavern. You will find the bar separated from the seated tables, but it provides a nice atmosphere to eat, talk and drink with your friends.

The menu offers an array of items, but definitely appeals to a more sophisticated pallet. The Fried Little Asparagus is a great starter, especially when followed by the Tavern Butcher’s Meatloaf. Also, the nightly plates offer wonderful daily specials.

NeighborHood Services outdoor seating area. (PHOTO BY CHRISTINE JONAS/SMU DAILY MUSTANG)


NeighborHood Services, open Monday through Saturday, serves specialty cocktails that are classic and tasty. The bar opens at 5 p.m. and the kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. I recommend calling ahead to add your party to the wait-list for the evening, tables tend to fill up quickly.

If you want a relaxed lounge feel, with great music and amazing cocktails then J. Blacks Lounge is the place for you. A large circular bar sits in the middle of the room and tables and couches surround it. A patio wraps around the outside offering great outdoor seating options.

Acai Sangria and the BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders are a go-to favorite at J.Blacks. (PHOTO BY CHRISTINE JONAS/SMU DAILY MUSTANG)


With an extensive food and drink menu, you are sure to find something for you. Their cocktails are unique and delicious, especially the Acai Sangria or the Orange Mojito. The dinner plates are wonderful to share, so I recommend ordering the BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders, the Austrailian Lam Chop Lollipops and the Hummus–perfect as a snack for a small group.

J.Blacks Lounge is open Monday- Thursday from 4 p.m.-2 p.m. and Friday- Sunday from 11 a.m.-2a.m.

Contact Information
Capitol Pub
214. 887.9330
2401 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas TX 75206

NeighborHood Services
214.827.2405
2405 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, TX 75206

Blacks Lounge
214.613.2525
2409 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, TX 75206

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