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Deep Ellum - a new beer bar in Allston

Deep Elm is opening up any day now in the old Reel Bar spot in Allston.

Looks like many familiar faces from Bukowskis in Cambridge will be there. Aaron the GM, Max the bar mgr, and the guy that ran the kitchen at Buk's are running this place.

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  1. Deep Elm...based on the name, am I to assume these folks are into the indie music scene? Will they have live music there?

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    1. re: hiddenboston

      Do you know the band Lock & Key on that label?

      I never went to the Reel Bar but I heard this is supposed to be a divey type probably hipster place. We'll see.

      1. re: Joanie

        I think I heard about them from a music-crazy friend of mine who has since moved to Seattle. 80's-style punk, right?

        I never went to the Reel Bar, either. If the new place is a divey type joint I'll definitely check it out. (I still miss The Rat!)

        1. re: hiddenboston

          This place is going to be hardly divey.

          The Reel Bar had an entertainment license... but I think new owners decided to stick with the beer and food instead of entertainment.

    2. I totally botched the spelling... I guess it is Deep Ellum.

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      1. re: ponyboy

        Don't worry - it will become Deep El'm soon enough.

        Now is it Waltham or Walth'm?

        1. re: Bob Dobalina

          In Mass. every town with the ending is ..haaaam

          In England there all ...h'm

        1. Yikes. A bar/restaurant based on the "rich culture" of Dallas.

          Hoping for the best, but still, an Austin place would have peaked my interest a lot more.

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          1. re: Bostonbob3

            Better Dallas than Flint, Michigan, I guess...

            Based on the press release above from LStaff, it sounds like it might be a decent place to have a beer or two, at the very least.

          2. Deep Elm... Interesting coincidence since these guys have soem indie rock roots.

            I'm pretty fired up to see how this goes. I've really enjoyed the beer specials Max has put on at the Cambridge Buk's location. The food there really improved when Josh arrived from New Orleans as well. He actually did a pretty decent Mardis Gras menu last year. Since food will be is as much a focus as the beer/cocktails at Deep Ellum I'm looking forward to seeing what his true cooking chops are like.

            I know they installed a true cask engine and I got a look at their cocktail menu and there are some nice twists on some classics (updated Side Car sounded good but the specifics escape me). Max also has (INMO) pretty great taste in Bourbon and Tequila. He makes this "sangrita" to shoot with Tequila shots that is fantastic.

            When I last ran into these guys they were not going to have live music.