Best Burgeoning Booze Chain - 2011
Double Wide/Single Wide
For almost eight years now, The Double Wide has charmed drinkers and music fans alike down on the edge of Deep Ellum with its unique blend of trailer park décor and rock 'n' roll chic. The cheap drinks haven't exactly hurt the place when it comes to drawing a crowd, either. And now Lower Greenville residents don't have to make the drive down to Deep Ellum to partake in the party. Back in May, when the Winedale Tavern shuttered just months before its 26th anniversary, Double Wide owner Kim Finch swept in to take the place over. She called it, fittingly, the Single Wide. And though the Winedale certainly boasted a homey vibe of its own, she gave it a facelift, bringing in all the mounted animal heads and low-rent kitsch you'd expect to the new spot's walls. It's no surprise that people immediately took a shining to it. The real surprise is that there's no Triple Wide yet.