Brian McCullough

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    The Theft of Copper Mugs Has Gotten So Bad the Cost of Moscow Mules is Rising

    Fancy a Moscow Mule? The drink that may leave you with a headache in the morning has been the source of far more discomfort for bar owners everywhere. The Wall Street Journal published an article earlier this week about the rampant disappearance of the copper mugs commonly used to serve the tart vod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Pozo Mercado, a Tequila-Heavy Spot, Coming Soon to Uptown

    The same group that owns Sfuzzi and The Standard Pour, La Reve Consultants, is opening a new concept called Pozo Mercado at 2908 McKinney Ave. This new restaurant and bar, which is right next door to The Standard Pour, will have a tequila focus. For that, we applaud them. Brian McCullough, who run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Texas Craft Cocktail Event Coming to Dallas

    Attention all bourbon enthusiasts, gin guzzlers, Manhattan drinkers and budding mixologists: a massive four-day craft cocktails event is coming to Dallas June 14 through June 17; The brainchild of local booze magicians Brian McCullough (Smoke, The Standard Pour) and Nico Ponce (The Chesterfield), th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Standard Pour, the Long-Awaited Cocktail Den, is Open and Pouring on McKinney

    Standard Pour, Uptown's newest cocktail den, brought to you by Brian McCullough of Smoke and pop-up bar fame and the team behind Sfuzzi, opened last week in the old Lotus space at 2900 Mckinney Avenue. The patio was packed on a breezy Wednesday night, and inside was at about three-quarters capacity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Hid In 2612: A Pop-Up Bar That's Hidden, Sure, But Not Quite Worth Seeking

    ​"This right here is the epitome of a hipster palace," my boyfriend so eloquently put it. We had just stepped through the front doors of Hid In 2612, a blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up bar located at 2612 Commerce in Deep Ellum for just four nights. The brainchild of bartenders -- excuse me, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Esquire Comes to the Belmont Hotel in Search of Bartender Wisdom

    Bolsa's bar may have riveted Oak Cliff's attention last night, but the bar at the Belmont Hotel took its star turn today, showing up in Esquire's "Eat Like a Man" blog.​ The blog profiled bar manager Brian McCullough for its "Bartender Wisdom" column. According to McCullough, "the world look ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 20, 2005

    Sweet and Lowdown

    What is a good margarita?

  • Dining

    August 25, 2005

    State of Disunion

    Republic reincarnated: Dastardly Deeds

  • Dining

    August 25, 2005

    Town Down

    Where can I take people to see the real Dallas?

  • Dining

    January 20, 2005

    Image by the Glass

    What’s the deal with bottle service?

  • Dining

    April 1, 2004

    Nature Calls

    Why are patios so popular?

  • Dining

    February 19, 2004

    Youthful Indiscretions

    How do bartenders spot underage drinkers?