Delicious: Parker Barrow’s is the tiny Bishop Arts bar named for Bonnie and Clyde

Citrus sorghum glazed salmon. (Photo by Rasy Ran)
Citrus sorghum glazed salmon. (Photo by Rasy Ran)

Cocktails, beer and outlaws

Legend has it that Bonnie and Clyde drank illegally during prohibition at Jefferson Drug Store No. 2 at 419 N. Bishop Ave., where Bishop Street Market is now.

Now it’s perfectly legal and nearly as old-timey to sip a cocktail or beer at the tavern a block away whose name is a nod to the West Dallas outlaws.

Parker Barrow’s opened at the corner of West Davis at Bishop in the summer of 2015, offering enormous sandwiches, 20 beers on tap and craft cocktails.

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The interior of the tiny bar and restaurant looks like a 1920s drug store, with antique ceiling fans, dark wood and brass finishes. With windows that open to the streets, it’s a good place for people watching.

The hearty sandwiches include Texas-style pastrami with house-made spicy mustard on thick rye bread. The Eastham farms — a sandwich named for the prison where Bonnie and Clyde infamously staged a prison break that freed the outlaw Raymond Hamilton and four others in 1934 — is vegetarian. It contains roasted sweet peppers, red onion, zucchini, squash, asparagus, tomato and burrata. Their take on a BLT has fried-green tomatoes with thick-cut bacon and greens. There’s also a chopped salad and a salmon entree with kale and quinoa salad.

Parker Barrow’s makes its own potato chips and pickles and serves desserts from Cretia’s, which also bakes their bread.

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Parker Barrow’s
338 W. Davis St.
Ambiance: Upscale corner tavern
Price range: $8-$15
Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-midnight Sunday

(Photo by Rasy Ran)
(Photo by Rasy Ran)
(Photo by Rasy Ran)
(Photo by Rasy Ran)
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