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The Whippersnapper

The Whippersnapper
Dallas, TX 75206
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  • Full bar
  • Dance Floor
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking
The Whippersnapper transports you to a different era when you step inside. It has the feel of an old Dallas dive with retro light fixtures, '70s-era nude paintings tastefully perverting the walls, Christmas lights strung about and peculiar antiques that become conversation pieces once they catch the eye. There is no draft beer here, so keep a koozie tucked into your back pocket for the bottles and cans. Cocktails are available but don't expect to drink them out of your typical glassware. You can still shoot pool next to the graffiti wall that made Slip Inn different, but the bar area has been tidied up and the flow for the crowd made much more maneuverable. TVs are positioned so you can catch the game, but you should enjoy the scene for what it is.

Related Stories (3)

  • The Whippersnapper Brings Something New to the Old Slip Inn
    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 4 a.m. by Cody Neathery

    When the Slip Inn off Henderson Avenue closed, it definitely came as a surprise to the masses. The fact that this neighborhood dive would be missed was no surprise. For 15 years, the Slip Inn's dance floor bested any other club...

  • A Farewell to The Slip Inn
    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 6:46 a.m. by Vanessa Quilantan

    For the past 15 years, Dallas locals' dirty little nightlife secret sat at Henderson and McMillan avenues. The Slip Inn may have been tiny, it may have been poorly lit, and the bathrooms might have been the most avoided on Henderson...

  • The Slip Inn To Close This Weekend
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11:34 a.m. by Vanessa Quilantan

    This weekend marks the end of an era in Dallas nightlife. Come Monday, Henderson Avenue staple, The Slip Inn, will close its doors after fifteen years at the 1806 McMillan Avenue location. But fret not, the local favorite does plan ...

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