Dallas is a solid spot for a night out, no matter what you’re in the mood for. Premium cocktails, ice cold beers or a good ol’ glass of whiskey; you won’t be going thirsty in this city.
Whether you’re a Dallasite looking for a little bit of boozy inspiration or just passing through, these are the best Dallas bars you can’t afford to miss when in this lively city.
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This secret cocktail bar is located inside Houndstooth Coffee. You won’t see it at first, but walk through the hallway and you will find it, a hidden gem in Dallas. Take your seat at the stylish bar and enjoy a variety of cocktails focused on sherry, mezcal, and coffee, along with classics done right.
Want a funky night out in Dallas? This is the place to go. Midnight Rambler is a craft cocktail salon located in the Joule Hotel that never fails to impress. The bar has the perfect combination of cocktails, music and atmosphere.
This no-fuss bar has been a Dallas landmark for what seems like forever, and Lee Harvey’s has kept the wood-paneled walls that showcase various classic, illuminated beer signs – some of which are older than the typical Friday night crowd. It’s laid back with a great beer garden.
This Uptown venue is the ideal place to sip local craft beers and cocktails under the stars while listening to live music by both local and visiting musicians. With 40 beers on tap and a variety of cocktails – most inspired by the Lone Star State – you’re sure to have a good night here.
The Alchemist’s sole purpose is to blow your mind with elevated cocktails through science, art & technique in a sexy, social lounge setting. The cocktails are absolute showstoppers – think dry ice, blow torches and liquid nitrogen.
HERE is the sort of cocktail bar that suits all occasions: casual enough for your post work happy hour and yet dapper enough to channel your inner Mad Men cocktail party. Cocktails are nicely boozy yet creative. The lounge also features live music on Sunday evenings (Songbird Sundays).
You’ll find this beloved patio bar right on the Katy Trail. It’s a casual, Austin-style joint with a sunny beer garden and delicious BBQ food. With a 50-foot long bar that has 50 beers on tap, ranging from Texas Domestics to Regional and International Imports on the draw, it’s a great spot for an ice cold bevvie.