Another Dallas landmark building is being transformed for the better. This time, it’s to create a cool new spot to hang out, play games and drink brews. By Spring 2020, the Dallas Power and Light Building at 1508 Commerce Street will become Pegasus City Brewery.
Currently, the craft brewery has a small taproom in the Design District. Self-dubbed as “small, but mighty,” The Tiny Tap is open Wednesdays through Sundays. Founded by Chris Weiss, Will Cotten and Adrian Cotten just two years ago, Pegasus has five signature beers, as well as rotating seasonal brews.
The new downtown space will be home to a new pilot brewery system, a spacious indoor taproom and an outdoor beer garden. Appropriately, the new Pegasus location will be right across the street from Pegasus Plaza and the Magnolia hotel. The company’s connection to the Dallas’ history and tradition has always led the brand.
Pegasus City Brewery even named one of its beers after Dallas Power and Light, the Nine Volt. Other brews include the Sixth Floor easy porter, Highpoint porch ale, Cannoneer bold amber, and Texikaner black lager. Their Great Hall Hefe is named after the Hall of State in Fair Park. And the Imperial Sixth Floor imperial porter “pairs well with redacted FBI files.”
Therefore, it makes perfect sense that the company moves into the old 19-story Dallas Power and Light spot. Pegasus’s new space will be in the front lobby area and the beer garden will face Browder Street, which also has the Browder Street Food Truck Plaza for bites.
Paperwork and approval processes for the new space have just begun, but the brewery is definitely something to look forward to in the slowly transforming downtown area. And meanwhile, the current Pegasus City Brewery taproom will remain open for visitors.