If you are looking for a place where everyone knows your name, head to Bar Louie.

“It’s a great place to meet up with old friends and make new friends,” kitchen manager Jessica Carolyn says of the Shops at Park Lane hangout. “We are kind of like the new ‘Cheers.’ ”

The restaurant opened in December of last year and serves traditional bar food. You will find familiar items like chicken wings and nachos on the menu, but Bar Louie also has options for more adventurous palettes. Panko sesame fish skewers, crispy calamari, and blackened chicken covered in the restaurant’s special “voodoo” sauce all make the cut.

Carolyn says that from time to time Bar Louie tests out new dishes to see how they go over. Right now, the kitchen is experimenting with pig and pepper sliders. Customers are encouraged to offer feedback so she can pass it along to company headquarters in Addison.

Bar Louie also hopes to establish itself as a neighborhood happy hour destination. Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. draft beer is $3.25, wine is $4.25, and signature martinis are $5.25. This is a great time to try out a flatbread because they are all half price. With a large indoor bar and sizable terrace patio, you’ll be sure to find a seat. The restaurant has a lot going on, including a Blues & Brews event every Thursday night, but its motto is as simple as its casual vibe — “Eat. Drink. Be happy.”

Bar Louie
8166 Park Lane


Price range:
$6-$18 for food

11 a.m.- 2 a.m. Mon.-Sun.

Did you know?
Bar Louie was founded in Chicago 25 years ago and now has more than 90 locations, 10 of them in Texas