Meddlesome Moth | Dallas, Texas
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Meddlesome Moth
Excellent based on 40 ratings
Type: Restaurant

1621 Oak Lawn
Dallas, Texas United States 75207 [ print map ]
214 628 7900 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-Midnight, Fri-Sat 11am-2am

Mayor: Mora2000 (6) | Taps: 42 | Bottles: 100+

Meddlesome Moth

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Beer Available At Meddlesome Moth (arranged by most recent)
La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #13 98, Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt 100, Ranger Creek Small Batch Series No. 6 77, Real Ale 4-Squared 93, Peticolas Sit Down Or Iíll Sit You Down 92, Lakewood The Temptress 97, Revolver Sidewinder 49, Community Public Ale 60, Saint Arnold Bishopís Barrel #4 97, Odell Myrcenary Double India Pale Ale 99, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Chocolate Ale 95, Jester King Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer (Batch 1-10) 87, Lozen Boer 91, Real Ale Codex Triplex 77, Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb! 100, 10 Barrel / Bluejacket / Stone Suede Imperial Porter 96, Left Hand Beer Week Sauce 97, Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Galaxy 97, (512) Pecan Porter 97, Ter Dolen ARMAND 89
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40 reviews for Meddlesome Moth
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  80%
 Selection  84%
 Food  76%
 Value  67%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
n2pux  (17) Houston, Texas | February 7, 2011
This is really an upscale Flying Saucer & whatís wrong with that? I was slightly disappointed in the selection. Oh, it was good. Just as good as any of the FS locations. I was just hoping that I would be able to get some brews that I couldnít find anywhere else in Texas. Alas, there was nothing there I couldnít get at other good beer bars around the state. They do have a pretty good selection of booze too, if thatís your thing. The areas where it has it all over the other bars is really good food (mostly) & decor thatís almost too nice for a beer joint. I liked it. But I was hoping for more ...probably unrealistically so.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
RaginCajun  (28) Houston, Texas | December 20, 2010
While this place doesnít have the largest number of taps, they specialize in bringing only the best beers in. Bud Light and Heineken are no where to be found, and you are guaranteed to find several top notch (95% and up) beers lurking in their tap and bottle selections. They also rotate taps fairly often, so weekly visits will often yield a changing beer list. Ambiance isnít the best as it appears as though you are just inside another random restaurant; no patio or scenic views exist. The interesting part is the restaurant is decorated with a number of local artifacts that detail the social history of Dallas in the past few decades. Food is highly acclaimed, but seems overrated to me in the few times I have tried it. Service can be spotty as the bar tenders are not bothered by empty glasses piling up on the bar or tables. Additionally, parking is limited (valet only, otherwise scarce street), the bar area is actually quite small as most of the area is dedicated to the restaurant, and it is not the easiest place to get in and out of if you wish to travel in any direction other than north on 35E. I definitely poke my head in once in a month or so, but due to the few nagging problems, I will not be a regular here.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD  (111) San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon | November 28, 2010
This is a really nice fun place with a big tap list and decent bottle list. Iím hard to impress when it comes to bottle lists, and this one wasnít super impressive as far as rar go, but as for a place with a lot of good beer options this place is certainly right there. Good food, and a variety of options to please a variety of people, good carnivore and vegan options alike. My grandparents and parents both enjoyed the atmosphere and the vibe, not to mention the food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
troyc  (147) Illinois | October 8, 2010
This place was great. Stopped by on a Friday night, and it was pretty dead. Still had a cool vibe to it. Good selection of taps and bottles. The food was good as well. Had the burger. The beers seemed reasonably priced, but the food was a bit more steep. It has a nice patio too. Since I didnít have a Texas ID, I had to íregisterí at the door with my name and address. I guess itís just another ridiculous local beer law, but I was not expecting it in the heart of Dallas.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000  (98) McKinney, Texas | September 11, 2010
Very nice beer bar/gastro pub in the Oaklawn area of Dallas. The bar features 40 taps, with some that rotate and others that stay on permanently. The food is upscale and a little expensive, but most of it is pretty nice. Some of the plates are basic such as fish and chips and burgers, while others are more adventuresome such as sweetbreads with bacon jam and bone marrow. Other offerings such as the cheese plate and pork platter are way overpriced for what they offer. The bar taps rarer casks and kegs on Wednesday. Past tappings have included Stone IRS aged on American Oak. There is also a large wine and spirits menu if that interests you. A newer place, but one that has great potential.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59  (150) Dallas, Texas | July 22, 2010
Nice, airy place with 40 wall taps and aforementioned bottles, you can usually find something out of the ordinary, good rotating beer tastings and special events, food looked tasty however I didnt have anything
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR  (370) Los Angeles, California | June 5, 2010
Very upscale looking interior. Restaurant table section and a nice long bar in a sectioned of area. Only seemed to be 25 or so taps, but apparently there are 40. Two beer engines (cask). They also serve hard liquor and wine. Didnít try the food, but have heard mixed reviews. Selection was good by Dallas standards, and they did have a rarity on cask when I was there (Stone IRS on American Oak). I have no doubt that they will continue to try to bring in the best beers that TABC and the distributors will allow. Parking is valet or street parking. I donít often find my self in this part of town, but the few blocks around the Moth have undergone a gentrification process compared to the rest of the area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
dukefan  (62) Dallas, Texas | May 3, 2010
A great "first" GastroPub in Dallas. As thirdeye11 mentioned, this is Flying Saucer connected. The good news? The guy running the place (Jeff) came from the Austin Flying Saucer - and his waitstaff in only their fifth day on the job were totally competent. Beers - move over Gingerman. Meddlesome Moth is better. As an IPA fan I was very pleased to see Green Flash, Modus, Breckenridge 471, Avery Maharaja and Avery IPA on Cask. I do agree with thirdeye that while the beer menu is unmatched in Dallas, the food menu needs to have a little more on it. We struggled to find what we wanted and then went with a Roasted Beet Salad (very mundane) and the Sirloin Sticks which were excellent. Some heartier selections would have been appreciated. All said this is definitely my "new place" in Dallas. I will be there as much if not more than the Gingerman going forward.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
BelgianHunter  (1) Dallas, | May 1, 2010
First Class Gastro Pub - Awesome Beer List and creative Food menu A must Try
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
thirdeye11  (33) Dallas, Texas | April 29, 2010| Updated November 14, 2011
EDIT: 2/24/2011 Wanted to update my comments on the Moth. In terms of a beer bar in Texas it really is second to none in almost every aspect. Keith and company have really outdone themselves with this spot. I use the term "bar" lightly because itís so nice without being pretentious that itís hard to call it a bar, but their selection is so good itís hard to not call it a beer bar. Either way, this place is the culmination of 25 years beer bar ownership experience and it really shows. They consistently have 30+ excellent beers on tap at ALL times and I just love being here. The service is respectful, Keith is a great host when you see him there, and you also get to rub elbows with beer industry people more than any other place in town by far. Iím going to be spending more and more of my time at the Moth in the future.

Very cool ambiance. They acquired and restored the stained glass from the torn-down Dallas Hard Rock Cafe, which was a super cool touch. Very modern finish outs. Lack of branded tap handles is a small complaint, but the clean look of not having them is nice. Service with a smile, friendly people and great staff thus far. Selection for a Dallas bar was quite good. The draughts are somewhat unique, and nice bottle selection too. The food needs work. Itís a little pricey for the portion sizes I thought, but it was opening day. Some of the entrees are just average quality. Could use slightly more variety. Had to eat a burger at home after eating there. Pricing on beers was surprisingly very acceptable, I thought better than The Flying Saucer (same management owns both establishments). Overall vibe of the place was chic, cool, upscale, and unpretentious. Iíll definitely visit again for some beers, and Iíll eat again if they work on the menu.

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