The Ivy Tavern, located at 5334 Lemmon Avenue, opened early this month in the space that once housed a place called Kitty's. While we're not entirely sure what Kitty's used to be -- some sort of dive bar, it seems? -- a beer-guzzling patron tells us the venue has received a serious facelift since the folks at Ivy Tavern took over. Those folks are Lisa and Elia "Tom" Georgalis, former owners of Inwood Tavern.
The space has the feel of an old-style pub, with dark wood paneling that climbs halfway up walls that are adorned with wild game heads, books and and vintage-looking art.
The spacious back patio, which also has a bar, is lined with tables, chairs and games like Jenga and Cornhole.
The menu offers a variety of casual bites. Items include chili cheese fries, chicken fingers, a fully-loaded hot dog, and a grilled cheese and brisket sandwich served on sourdough Texas toast.
There's also a selection of daily drink specials, including the bar's very own "signature cocktail:" A 16-ounce frozen top shelf margarita called the "Poison Ivy."
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