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A Day in Deep Ellum: Whitney Barlow

January 15, 2021 | Guest Author

Whether you have been coming to Deep Ellum for a year or several, you have certainly visited one of Whitney Barlow’s businesses and seen her influence across the neighborhood. As a co-owner and operating partner of the Bomb Factory, Trees, and Canton Hall, Whitney and her team are responsible for revitalizing some of the most popular venues in the city and bringing a trove of highly acclaimed local, national, and international artists to the heart of Deep Ellum. In addition to being a major player in the Deep Ellum music venue scene, Whitney opened the dazzling bar and restaurant Ebb & Flow on Commerce Street almost one year ago and serves the community as a member of the Deep Ellum Foundation Board.  

As you can imagine, Whitney spends plenty of her time in Deep Ellum and knows the neighborhood like a local! Now she wants to share with you how she would spend her perfect day in Deep Ellum. Check out her itinerary below and then plot out your own journey to Deep Ellum to try all of Whitney’s favorites!

Whitney would start her day at AllGood Cafe for a hearty, classic breakfast from the longtime Deep Ellum favorite. After a morning of checking on her businesses and getting work done, she is ready for a lunch at Pho Bowl for a Vietnamese classic like pho or banh mi. If she has time to kill in the afternoon, she loves to shop at Jade & Clover for new plants, small household accessories, or gifts for friends and family. 

When the sun goes down, that’s when the day really starts to pick up for Whitney! As the co-owner of three venues and a popular bar/restaurant, Whitney is at her busiest in Deep Ellum. After grabbing dinner at NIWA Japanese BBQ, Whitney will head to her venue, The Bomb Factory, to catch a show from a popular touring act before ending the evening with a nightcap at Will Call on Main Street. 

Between work and play, Whitney definitely knows how to fill a day in Deep Ellum. Now it’s your turn!