This Uptown Dallas cafe will soon offer a full non-alcoholic bar program

This Uptown Dallas cafe will soon offer a full non-alcoholic bar program

Fount Board & Table in Uptown was supposed to be a cozy cafe by day and a cheese and wine bar by night. That was always Olivia Genthe’s vision for her business when she and her husband Ryan Genthe opened it in late 2019 in a little craftsman-style house on Routh Street.

But zoning issues prevented her from selling alcohol, so she’s taking a different approach. Later this month, Fount will roll out a fully non-alcoholic bar program with wine proxies, seasonal cocktails and beers — all sans booze.

“We’re operating a little bit with a phantom limb because so much of what we wanted to do originally was cheese and wine, but that just hasn’t happened,” Genthe said.

They started the rezoning process to sell alcohol when they moved into their building that previously housed Crooked Tree Coffeehouse, but the Uptown neighborhood blocked their rezoning attempt, Genthe said. She said she understands their reasoning for doing so, and she’s pivoting her plans.

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“We did a little bit of soul searching. When we had to pivot our menu, we really started asking ourselves what makes us feel good,” she said. “We’ve tried to curate something very seeded from a wellness standpoint, and that’s a lot of what we do anyway. I think everyone is kind of re-evaluating how and what we consume in all aspects of our lives.”

Instead of a typical bar program, Genthe said they designed one around drinks that are better for you but aren’t sad substitutes for alcohol. They’ll have non-alcoholic stouts, IPAs, bourbon, turmeric bloody Marys, arugula spritz, dandelion martinis, margaritas with preserved lemon, and Acid League vinegar wines to pair with food. They’ll also have a bar stocked with bitters and sodas to concoct an array of mixed drinks.

Genthe is quick to make it clear that Fount is not anti-alcohol and she’s really not keen on the term “sober bar.” Sobriety is personal, she says, and it doesn’t really matter why someone is opting for non-alcoholic beverages. She just wants to provide a place where people can enjoy really good drinks that happen to be alcohol free.

“You can have a really sexy, social space that’s romantic and not anchored in booze,” she said.

The cafe is currently open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Once the bar program is launched in mid to late April, hours will extend to 10 p.m. and maybe even a little later come summer.

Fount Board and Table is located at 2414 Routh Street, Dallas. 214-699-7455.

The Old Fauxion, an alcohol-free beverage by Beth Hutson from The Elevated Elixir

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