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Room 520, Dallas, TX

Room 520

3.8
3.8
14 Reviews
$30 and under
Speakeasy
Dallas's experiential speakeasy lounge. Inside the internationally inspired SOVA Hotel, there is a secret hotel room different from all the others. Room 520 is a small bar for unique cocktails in an intimate setting. Receive your room code at the front desk/bar of SOVA and use your passcode to unlock the door hidden somewhere within SOVA... then unlock the hidden doors within your soul.

"Those who cannot feel the littleness of great things within themselves are apt to overlook the greatness of little things in others." - Okakura Kakuzō

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Speakeasy, Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (682) 626-6644

  • Payment options

    Cash not accepted

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    A unique, Japanese-inspired lounge for intimate parties of 30 people.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Commerce Street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

What 14 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. SM

    SullivanM

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Overall, it felt like the bartender didn't want people there. The process of checking in, getting the code, and finding the room was engaging and fun, adding to what I hoped the experience would entail. I was there with my significant other to celebrate a birthday. The room size and lighting were on par with other premium lounges we’ve been to but the biggest turn off was blaring techno music that was much too loud for a space that intimate. We struggled to hear the bartender over the music but realized his first words to us were, “It’s a set menu” and that seemed off-putting and standoffish. With an empty room, I would have appreciated if he explained the taste profiles of the six drinks they offer but he wasn’t much for conversation. We both ordered the “Gion” and were less than pleased with the drink. The drink was finished using a cocktail smoker kit and I’m not sure if the wrong type of wood was used or if it was burned too long, but it left a pungent aftertaste. The volume of the music remained constantly obnoxious, as did the contrasting playlist of hip-hop meets techno. Two couples and a group of four friends walked in after we had our drinks. Not wanting to be the last two people in the room, I watched six people leave before deciding to follow suit. Of those who left, including us, no one went back for a second round of drinks. Unfortunately, after the experience I had, I can’t refer any friends and family here. I suggest they add a couple of beer & wine choices for individuals who can’t find anything on the menu they want to drink. Maybe the bartender was having a bad day but he didn’t facilitate a pleasant experience either.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    They should practice crowd control if they want the space to be thoroughly enjoyed. I made a reservation expecting to fully enjoy a cocktail and ambiance but there was none. The drinks were good but the staff making the drinks wasn’t engaging and didn’t know the titles of the drinks. They preferred we said which number. As someone who writes about businesses for a living, I was hoping to get more insight on the space and cocktails but that unfortunately did not happen. Our interaction lasted less than 30 minutes. I wouldn’t suggest this place for a group. This some place you show up solo or just with a plus one. It’s a very tight space with limited seating. Not sure I’d put this on my must see list.

    Room 520Responded on July 18, 2022Hey there! Thanks for visiting us and for taking time to give us your thoughtful feedback. Your advice about crowd control was spot on, and I appreciate you taking the time to let us know. Since reading your review, we started limiting the number of guests, and the results have been wonderful. The space is much better and more fun with a steady flow of customers. Thank you again for checking out our speakeasy. We hope that you'll give us a try again!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Limited drink menu, drinks were overly sweet and didn’t have a good flavor profile to make it a speakeasy.

    Room 520Responded on July 18, 2022Hi there! Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking time to give us your feedback. Since you last visited, we've modified our cocktail menu and added a wider drink variety-- including more liquor-forward drinks and even a tequila option. We think that you'll love our new, unsweetened cocktail options if you visit us again!

  4. DC

    DanielC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother of owner was friendly and welcomed us to the speakeasy. Definitely worth the visit!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Speak Easy located inside Sova Hotel. Loved the drinks and decor. Definitely will be back.
  6. E

    Elizabeth

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    This is the weirdest place. They took a hotel room and converted into a “speakeasy”. I wouldn’t call it that. It seems like an afterthought and there is room for maybe two groups.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing and the drinks were delicious. The atmosphere is intimate and dim. Great for a date before or after dinner.
  8. B

    Briana

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my boyfriend for his 30th birthday. We enjoyed the ambiance and attention to detail. Staff was friendly and inviting. We will be back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A WHOLE VIBE!! Perfect for grabbing a drink after/before dinner. There is no food, only a drink menu which consists of 4 drinks! THEY ARE ALL BOMB!! This is more so for a great experience; a place to unwind, sip on a cocktail, & hear some good tunes. Bartender/DJ was super sweet & attentive. You go to the front desk and ask for room 520, they give you a card with a code, & you have to find the room to unlock the hidden gem. Definitely worth a visit, we will be back!! ENJOY!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    No food served, ambiance was nice but the drinks were less than mediocre.
  11. MA

    MarliA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a unique spot! The drinks are great, the ambiance is fun, and overall such a great time. I would highly recommend this hidden gem!
  12. DE

    DallasExplorer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is easily one of the cooler speakeasys I have been to! You check-in to "the room" at a hotel desk downstairs after asking for "Room 520", then you are given a passcode that is a number code that you then enter onto a keypad into a normally marked "hotel room" upstairs. Inside it was small and cozy, but with a really thoughtful design. It is a fantastic date spot and I highly recommend. It closes around 10:30-11:00 so make your reservation ahead of time and get there early! The cocktails were really cool and fun. Definitely a unique experience! It isn't super big so if you are looking for places that label themselves as speakeasies but are actually just clubs, this is not your spot. But if you want a small, intimate, and really fun spot to get a cool cocktail, this is definitely it!
  13. AO

    AndreaO

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibes at Room 520 are immaculate. The team at Sova do such an amazing job at handcrafting amazing cocktails that enhance the experience. The atmosphere is super chill and a great spot to snag a drink before or after dinner.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our time at room 520 was great! We were looking for a cool spot to grab a drink, and this speakeasy was a very fitting location. You walk up to the front desk, tell them you’d like to check in to room 520, and the entrance feels just like any other hotel room! Great concept, great drinks

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Room 520 is rated 3.8 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Commerce Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Speakeasy, Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    Cash not accepted

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (682) 626-6644

  • Private party facilities

    A unique, Japanese-inspired lounge for intimate parties of 30 people.

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