About Us

fs ands & butts is ‘a unique retail experience’ … a small upscale shop centrally located in the historic Bishop Arts District of Old Oak Cliff just three miles south of downtown across the Trinity

River near the Methodist Hospital, I-35E and I-30. The exact street address is 408 North Bishop Avenue, Suite 101, near the intersection of Davis and Zang. We’re close enough to drop by on a lunch break or after work. We open ‘later’ and close ‘later’ for your convenience. Our hours are listed below.

This 1920s downtown-style area of Dallas, where people like to stroll after lunch or dinner, has recently been undergoing a rebirth with a trendy and cosmopolitan mix of restaurants, shops, services and people moving in and making it their home. The City of Dallas has recently completed major urban improvements in the Bishop Arts District that include street resurfacing, new sidewalks, vintage street lamps, and trees lining Bishop and 7th. A number of new upscale retail shops, galleries and restaurants have recently opened in the District. The Bishop Arts District was voted “Best Neighborhood Renaissance” in the Dallas Observer’s “Best of Dallas 1997″, and with the completion of the City of Dallas’ improvements above it is fast becoming one of the hottest shopping/dining/arts/residential districts in the city. In addition, in February 2001 the historic Bishop Arts District was voted the winner of the Preservation Dallas award for best ‘Non-residential Revitalization’. Open since November 1996, ifs ands & butts is proud to have been — and we continue to be — a part of this revitalization and renaissance. We are ourselves a “Best of Dallas” winner in several soda-related categories in 1997, 1999 and 2002!

We are particularly proud of our own unique shop with its eclectic mix of upscale offerings for discerning patrons — from “kids” of all ages (the WWI generation to Boomers to Gen-Xers) thirsty for a nostalgic, regional or unusual soda, to cigar connoisseurs and cigar ‘newbies’ looking for a superb smoke at a great price, to those looking for premium all-tobacco native and imported cigarettes and smoking-related gifts. We are ‘America’s First Micro-Soda Bar’, with the largest retail selection of sodas in glass bottles in the U.S. — available both in-store and by mail order. We also offer Gift Certificates for sodas or general merchandise.

The inviting cosmopolitan interior of the shop is arranged and decorated to serve variously as a smoking and conversation room with comfortable seating and lighting throughout.

We hope you’ll bookmark this site and check back from time to time — lists of our sodas, cigars and other products are posted, as will be new arrivals and specials. And be sure to check out our Fizz Club where you can earn free sodas and merchandise, our unique Soda Gift Pack Samplers and Soda Tastings.

  1. We invite you to drop by our unique shop in Dallas, check out the unparalleled selection of micro-sodas, pick up some cigarettes or premium cigars for your humidor, and choose from a unique selection of gifts for any occasion. You’re always welcome to ‘hang’ awhile and even chat with the proprietor about the state of the universe…or ‘soda pop philosophy’.
  2. And bring a friend. The more the merrier!
Hamilton Rousseau