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W Hotel Dallas Opens GhostBar

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July 6, 2006 at 1:34 PM | by | ()

Last Friday, the W Dallas finally opened their rooftop venue, GhostBar. Considering the hotel just opened on June 22, the bar opening was a lot faster than we expected. Like the other GhostBars in Las Vegas and Chicago, the place is uber-hip with a thrilling/scary "ghostdeck," a 100-square-foot deck entirely made of glass with a see-through floor. Standing there may make you queasy so look outwards for the panoramic views of Dallas.

But like everything else in Dallas and Texas for that matter, big is key. And we mean, big spending. A guest on hand at the pre-opening party, where tables were $300 including a cover,had this to say:

The atmosphere is high dollar. The decor looks like a Las Vegas style bar with flurescent lighting and George Jetson style chairs and loungers. They even have a disco style mosaic pillars throughout the bar.

The DJ played club music at top decimals for an early evening party. Hated all the security guys running around in secret service style suits and ear pieces. Over inflated self important attitudes.

The wait staff are hot. Great outfits even I (a girl) couldn't help but look. The bar tender with short blonde hair and HUGE knockers is rude. The skinny girl from Texas is wonderful. She made me a very nice chocolate martini. The servers came around with unique appetizers i.e. Ahi Tuna in an ice cream cone. However, they needed more tuna and less Kobi burgers.

I don't know what to say about the views except ASTONISHING. The glass balcony is like nothing I have ever seen; and I am an accomplished traveler. It sits 33 floors above the ground. It took a few cocktails for me to be brave enough to step out onto the glass. The owner sat at one of the "tables" with his two publisists. They made no effort to welcome anyone or greet thier guests. I don't know how I feel about the influx of the West Coast attitude into my hometown.

The reviewer went on to predict that the GhostBar will be hot for a while then will become "cold" as Dallas is still the South and friendly service is most important, despite well-endowed barmaids.

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