Owned and operated by Lisa and Tom Georgalis, The Ivy Tavern opened in 2014 and quickly became a neighborhood staple for cocktails, craft beer and tasty bar fare. The Ivy Tavern boasts one of the best patios in Dallas spotted with gorgeous shade trees strung with lights, tables and community bar seating, a fireplace, an elevated stage for live music and DJs, indoor/outdoor TVs, and a variety of entertaining games such as large Jenga blocks and Connect 4, pool and darts. This neighborhood favorite will be celebrating it's 5th Anniversary the weekend of August 23-25 with a series of music and entertainment events. Friday, August 23 is a return to the 1980’s with DJ Jen Miller, starting at 9:00 PM, spinning all the best hits from this totally tubular decade. Prizes will be awarded at random for amazing outfits from the era so dress to impress in your best Polo shirt (collar flipped and double-layered, of course), shoulder pads, or anything neon and hair teased high. Whiskey Pants will take the stage Saturday, August 24 at 9:00 PM and entertain the crowd with their flawless vocal style and evocative melodic elements. This acoustic duo has a wide musical repertoire stemming from an array of influences. Kirk Tatom and Greg Beutel have been active in the Dallas music scene for years and have played for such bands as Deep Blue Something, Grand Street Cryers, and most recently, Evamore. Lastly, The Ivy Tavern’s weekend celebration will cap off with a Sunday FUNday on August 25 featuring the joyful Reggae sounds of Watusi, playing live from 2:00-5:00 PM. The Ivy Tavern is located at 5334 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75209, 214-559-4424, www.theivytavern.com. The Ivy Tavern is open seven days a week from 11am-2am. Kitchen service is offered Sunday through Thursday, 11am-10pm and Friday and Saturday, 11am-12am.