One of Oak Cliff’s few authentic dive bars is closed for good.
Tradewinds Social Club manager Justin DiBernardo announced the news on social media.
Well it's not how I expected it to end, but Tradewinds Social Club won't be re-opening. Unfortunately, with 2020 being...Posted by Justin DiBernardo on Wednesday, September 23, 2020
A bar first opened in that building in 1967, and it was a honky-tonk until the early 2000s when hipster Oak Cliff started moving in.
Dennis Wood, who worked as a bartender for the original owner, Tommy Watson, bought the bar in 2000.
DiBernardo turned it into a hub for local music, staging South by Oak Cliff, a stop-off for bands headed to that festival down Interstate 35, and booking everything from avant garde jazz to hardcore punk.
The bar was a home away from home for him and many Oak Cliffers.
“The people I want to be friends with outside this bar go here,” he told The Advocate last year.