Lakewood Growler Opens Today

Lakewood residents better get their best growler-drinking pants out. Appealing to not only craft beer lovers but also throwback drinking vessels, Lakewood Growler (6448 E. Mockingbird Lane) opens today.

Stacie and Dale Czech are the proprietors of this, the second growler-only stop in Dallas, after Craft and Growler near Fair Park. The Czechs have transformed the old Kindred Spirits liquor store at the southeast corner of Mockingbird and Abrams into a 36-tap filling station.

Local flavors include Peticolas, Four Corners, Rabbit Hole, Revolver, Lakewood, Franconia, Community, Martin House and Firewheel. Then, other brewers include Leprechaun Dry Cider from Houston, (512), Adelbert's and Live Oak. You might have noticed they're all Texas breweries. Not a coincidence. It's the theme.

As with most places, you can have any growler filled at Lakewood. They also sell growlers: $6 for a 64-ounce and $4 for a 32-ounce. The pours are in addition to that. There are four tables and one ten-top. No kitchen on-site, but co-owner Stacie says you can bring food in or have it delivered, which can be enjoyed with a pint of your favorite Texas beer.

"We will be operating on a limited hours for the next two weeks," adds Stacie, "So, people should check our Facebook page for hours and of course our complete tap list."

For now the hours are noon to 10 p.m. But, again, be advised this is somewhat of a soft opening. No panicking yet.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.