Now that I’ve been back in Dallas for about 4 years, I feel like I’ve finally got a good sense of where all the good spots are – including where to drink in Dallas. It takes a while to really establish a list of favorite areas, restaurants, bars, views, etc. I’m constantly adding new places to my list to try. I still have a few staples that I haven’t been to yet, either.
For those of you that know me IRL, you probably know about my list of restaurants. Each city that I’ve been to over the last few years, I’ve established a list of places to check out. Leave a comment below if you guys want me to share the full list. Keep in mind, there are a looooot, so I figured I’d break things down into categories for you all first. This first post of ‘Where to Drink’ in Dallas I’ve listed out some of my favorite restaurants with great drinks and great atmospheres.
Where to Drink in Dallas
This 2 story restaurant in Lower Greenville has been a staple for me over the past few years. They’ve got a great rooftop that overlooks the cityscape. You should expect a wait if you’re coming here to eat, but it goes pretty quick if you wait on the roof with a drink or two! Thursday nights they have live music, and they do a ‘sunset toast’ every day.
If you like Austin, you’ll like truck yard. It’s an outdoor bar, with a small indoor section, that consists of a treehouse bar, stage, trailer bar, and random chairs (like they’re from the junkyard). They have food trucks that rotate out throughout the week and it’s perfect for low-key day drinking. It’s dog-friendly, which Bosley and I love! They have water bowls throughout and fans during those super hot days. It is pretty shaded, but expect to leave with a tan!
This new airy wine bar just opened at The Crescent Hotel in Uptown. It has wine on tap and their food is delicious. Need I say more?
Also located at The Crescent, Moxie’s is known for its food and bar scene, as well as its ‘I Will If You Will‘ sign. If you’re looking for a spot to meet people or have a drink on a weeknight, this place is your answer!
Nitrogen Margarita with chips and queso? There are no better pairs. Be careful with those nitro margs because you’ll only need one! Beto & Son is in Trinity Groves, an area full of great restaurants, a place to sit and drink outside, and a view of downtown Dallas from the west side!
This Italian Restaurant in The Harwood District will make you feel like you’re eating and drinking in Europe. Their interior and patio are designed to the nines, and their brunch is unparalleled.
Right next to Dolce Riviera, The Grove is only open seasonally, has great boozy snowcones, hammocks, and a sand volleyball court for some weekend drinking fun.
A Deep Ellum favorite. Get their salmon, ravioli, or rock shrimp to eat. To drink, get their frozé, A Girl from Dallas, or their Paloma. Their food and drinks are delicious and their prices are pretty reasonable, so it’s another staple. It’s a perfect spot to start your night before heading to the bars. They’ve also got a great rooftop!
Waterproof is the rooftop pool bar and Bourbon & Banter is the basement speakeasy bar both at The Statler Hotel. The hotel is downtown, so their rooftop bar makes you feel like you’re in New York! The speakeasy is a pretty small intimate setting, so perfect for a date or a chill place to grab a drink.
Another rooftop pool bar, this time on top of the Nylo Hotel. It’s got great views of Dallas from the southside.
Located near the AAC, it’s a perfect spot to pregame before a game or concert or to grab a few drinks and bites after work.
I first stumbled upon Saint Ann’s a few years ago when I heard about their outdoor setup. They have human-sized chess, fire pits, and a heated patio (during the winter) with occasional live music. This one made the list because it’s a great mix of food, atmosphere, and drinks.
A Knox-Henderson favorite. Their grilled cheese and tomato soup is a must-have during the winter. I don’t care if you’re a guy or girl, if you’re here, you must get their Strawberry Crush. Other honorable drink suggestions are the Cucumber Cooler and Blackberry Basil Limeade.
This Asian-American inspired restaurant is right next to HG in Lower Greenville and just opened not too long ago. The food is alright, but their interior and drinks are so good!
Another new spot in Dallas, Leela’s is a wine bar that just opened up on the Lower Greenville strip. It’s gold detailing and marble bar interior is perfectly matched with a large glass of wine and an appetizer. It’s pretty quaint, so it’s another good date night spot. They are opening a cocktail bar above it shortly!
One of my favorite brunch to lunchtime spots. They have a great brunch happy hour with a bloody mary bar and ‘fresh squeezed’ mimosas! Their chicken fingers are too good, and they are always streaming some kind of game. Come sit on the patio and enjoy the neighborhood feels.
Located above Uchi, you get all the great taste of Uchi food and drinks, but at a cheaper price. Their plates are a bit small, but they’re fun to order and share around the table, tapa style. To drink, I typically get a glass of wine or their ‘The Golden Pear’. This one is also pretty quaint, so perfect for dinner dates.
Another dinner date favorite is this French-inspired bistro. Order anything from the menu and you’ll be impressed. Get a bottle of wine to share or their signature cocktail, ‘Peche Mignon’.
Located above Forty Five Ten off of Main Street downtown, this sophisticated all glass-walled restaurant is perfect for a dinner date with great drinks.
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