On Rotation is kind of like a coffee shop, but for craft beer. The room at Gaston-Garland-Grand is long and narrow and littered with tables and chairs waiting to be filled by enthusiasts. At the bar 40 taps line the back wall, and the menu above lists the brews, most of which are made in Dallas or Texas. On Rotation is what’s called a nano-brewery. So it’s bigger than a home brewery, but smaller than a microbrewery. Rather than distributing to other bars in the area, On Rotation sells their craft beers on site. Owners Jacob and Lindsay Sloan operate On Rotation like an overblown hobby. “We were just home brewers and we started to run out of space in our guest bedroom, so we realized we either needed to have a second room in the house devoted to home brewing or we needed to do something outside the house,” Jacob explains. They both kept their day jobs (Jacob works in marketing and Lindsay in accounting), but opened On Rotation in 2014. The jalapeño saison and raspberry sour have both been big hits, and you can often find those two beers on tap at the shop.
7328 Gaston, Suite 110
Ambience: Casual, laid-back
Price range: $5-$12
Mon-Thurs 4 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Fri 4 p.m.-12 a.m.
Sat 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Sun 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
Did you know?
On Rotation features photography of White Rock Lake and the Lakewood area taken by neighbor Austin Lewis.
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