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Science-loving Dallas bar the Tipsy Alchemist now open on Rainey Street

Arianna Auber
aauber@statesman.com
Liquid nitrogen is just one of the preferred ingredients for cocktails made at the new Rainey Street bar the Tipsy Alchemist, a Dallas original. [Contributed by Kirsten Kaiser]

There’s a new bar on Rainey Street that likes to get a little scientific with its cocktails. The Tipsy Alchemist will open its first outpost outside of Dallas on Thursday with a focus on “science, art and technique,” similar to its original spot, according to a news release.

The Tipsy Alchemist, located on the second floor of the 70 Rainey condominium complex, offers eclectic drinks in a large lounge space and even larger patio area. These include the Edison — a mojito with a new name thanks to the serving vessel, a light bulb-shaped glass. In the Edison, mint has been frozen with liquid nitrogen and then blended with the rum, giving the drink a Granny Smith apple hue.

“Another favorite is the eccentric The Mad Hatter cocktail, created with vodka, vermouth, lemon, cucumber, and watermelon and then placed into a pneumatic tube transport system — similar to the tubes you deposit checks through at the bank — which encircles the bar so the cocktail is mixed via transport and then served at the other end of the bar,” according to the release.

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Enjoy these and others, including seasonal options, in the 2,269 sq. ft. interior and 3,271 sq. ft. patio — both with energetic vibes, as the news release notes.

Named one of Dallas’ best cocktails bars in 2017 by D Magazine, which wrote that it “is not unlike a mad scientist’s lair,” the Tipsy Alchemist is owned by DFW-area hospitality group SBBC Hospitium. For the expansion into Austin, locally based operating partner David Nguyen has also overseen the project.

For now, the boozy laboratory will be open 4 p.m. to midnight Thursday, 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, noon to 2 a.m. Saturday and noon to midnight Sunday, although there are plans to open seven days a week in the coming months. The Tipsy Alchemist is located at 70 Rainey St., Suite 200.

For more information, visit thetipsyalchemist.com.