How do I say this dispassionately?...
I hated it. I felt like I was on a low-budget cruise ship with a bunch of Large Adult Children. I can also say that nobody was there to actually take in any views of Downtown Dallas. And the stairs are RIDICULOUS.
Basically, I'm not their target audience (my dance-on-the-bar days were fun but long behind me), and to be fair, I went in expecting to hate it. But I'll reiterate my confusion: sure, there are a lot of 20-somethings in apartments in this area, but the immediate surrounding neighborhoods seem increasingly to be...people...more like me? Tired Old Millennials and Gen-Xers with jobs, families, mortgages, and reasonable bedtimes. The homes being built just off Henderson are only getting larger, fancier, and more expensive. We're seeing 4-bedroom homes priced at over a million getting built. Are the people buying those homes really going to go drink suspiciously blue drinks and scream at each other at a place like 77 Degrees? Maybe? I guess? Ugh.
I've said this before, but Henderson is rapidly growing up, and this bar just doesn't make sense--architecturally, spatially, culturally. And it'll make even less sense once the initial opening excitement and first-month-of-the-school-year hoopla settles down. And then even LESS sense once all of the more sedate and grown-up projects on Henderson get underway.
Henderson was not the right spot for this bar. I really feel for the poor soul you quoted, eburress!
They're in for a rough few months before this place inevitably shutters.