It has been a long, difficult road fraught with hurdles of every imaginable variety for Dahlia’s Pour House. But, after multiple format changes the owners finally reached an agreement with the neighborhood and city that allowed them to move forward with opening their establishment. They pared down their desire to open a full-liquor bar with a restaurant component to opening just a beer bar. But, what a beer bar it is!
The newest edition to the King Street Beer District will open with 85 taps of cold, delicious brews and room for expansion to over 200. The same team that runs Northstar Substation, the popular pizza and beer joint on Bay Street downtown, has worked hard to put together a list of quality beers to keep quaffers happy. Included is an extensive collection of Florida brews for the likes of Pensacola Brewing, Florida Brewing, and locals Bold City, Intuition, and Green Room. You will also find craft beers from Victory, Sweetwater, and Dogfish Head in addition to import selections like Leffe, Hoegaarden, and Stella.
But, bellying up to the bar is not the only thing to do at Dahlia’s. There are two pool tables, dart boards, televisions, and a rather unique drinking game that has never been seen before in this area: Beer Battleship. The premise of the game is the same as the children’s board game, but on a larger scale and instead of adding a peg to a “hit” on your ship players will have beer shots on their ships. When a player’s opponent calls the coordinates of one of his or her ships, they must drink that beer shot.
If all that is not enough, Dahlia’s will also offer package sales of canned beers, though they cannot sell growlers. There are also plans in the works for a running and cycling club based on successful models in the Tampa Bay area.
Dahlia’s hours are 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily and is located at 2695 Post Street in Riverside.