Earlier this year, a neighborhood favorite in Oak Cliff, Victor Hugo’s announced their closure. Sitting on Beckley Ave, (at 1115), the space has returned as a new casual wine bar known as Beckley 1115!
Updated December 2021
Beckley 1115 is a chef driven and locally focused restaurant by Chef Sharon Van Meter who comes from a more formal background at Neiman’s and the Ritz. She also oversees the 3015 Trinity Groves event space, so comes from more of an event and corporate background, touches of which are felt at the new spot! We stopped by and had a nice evening on their expansive street-facing and lively patio sipping wines and enjoying their food!
Like many of the neighborhood businesses in the area, the wine bar is set in a renovated home complete with an incredible patio and garden. The garden also has a large showpiece wooden table for the shop’s monthly “Chef in the Garden” dinner events which brings community members together to spotlight local chefs!
Inside, there’s a nice bar plus tables for seating and while the spot might not compete on instagrammability with other wine bars in the city, it has a coziness and neighborhood charm perfect for an easy night out with friends or for a date!
Beckley 1115 offers seasonal selections of red and white wine, rosé, champagne, and even draft beers! Their wide variety of wine and bubbly includes everything from a $5 glass to $100 bottles and are served in your choice of a 3 or 6 ounce glass.
The spot prides themselves on providing a seasonally inspired and sustainable menu. Enjoy tomato bisque with grilled cheese, charcuterie boards, lobster poutine or a burger of the month where $3 from each is donated to local non-profits!
P.S. stop by for brunch and try their whipped ricotta pancakes topped with berries, spiced pecans and warm maple syrup!
So if you live in the area or want a more lowkey, off the beaten path place from the bustle of Bishop Arts, stop by Beckley for a glass of wine! (And finish off with some milk and cookies, a fun dessert offered!