Dallas is famous for its vibrant food and drink scene. From hole in the wall gastro pubs to swanky fine dining spots, there’s something for every palate out there. Rooftops are no exception, either. D-Town is home to some great spots to enjoy a few cocktails while taking in the cities iconic skyline. Here are the best rooftop bars in Dallas.
7 of the Best Rooftop Bars in Dallas
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Upside is one of Dallas’ hottest and trendiest rooftop bars to clink a few glasses over the city. Eight stories above Hilton’s Canopy in Uptown, the view is tough to beat, and the drinks are even better. Just a few minutes from downtown, Upside West Village is ideal for post workday martinis, romantic date nights or sophisticated catch-ups. Their signature cocktails, delicious bites and extensive wine list brings it all full circle.
Happiest Hour is famous for its massive patio bar, the largest in D-town, in fact. Just a hop away from the American Airlines Center in the Harwood District, it’s got a pretty sweet view to match the atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for some sunset drinks or a pitstop en route to a concert at AA, Happiest Hour has you covered. You’ll find a huge variety of revellers here, too making it perfect for burgers and beers or bottle service.
This Elm Street gem is one of the newest in Dallas’ rooftop scene. Famous for their bistro-style Vietnamese food and delicious cocktails, it’s perfect for dinner, post-dinner cocktails or Sunday brunches. Despite being smack dab in the centre of downtown, Sky Blossom has remained one of Dallas’ best-kept secrets. Be sure to order at least a few snacks and don’t skimp on the ‘lychee martini’ made with gin, lychee liquor and fresh lychee.
When it comes to killer nachos, ice-cold beer and a string light patio perfect all year round, HG Sply Co. is the place to be. Tucked away in Lower Greenville near one of Dallas’ most bumping areas, it’s perfect for any occasion from date night to casual hangs. Be sure to try their famous frozen Moscow mule and stay through sunset to take in the skyline.
Quarter Bar is a cut above the rest when it comes to a quirky and lively atmosphere alongside delicious drinks and tasty American eats. Perched over McKinney Ave, the views aren’t half bad, either. Grab some friends and head to the rooftop for some of their Quarter Bar’s famous Cajun fries and a few picks from their extensive beer line up.
Sundown at the Granada is one of the best rooftop bars in Dallas for it’s beautiful Lower Greenville views, warm atmosphere and comfy setting. Given its location, this rooftop bar is pretty quiet and provides a nice escape from the more rowdy bars in its neck of the woods. Be sure to check their website for any live events they may have coming up that would make for a perfect outing.
When it comes to Deep Ellum, The Green Room is the place to be. This grungy local fave is known for its classic pub fare, stout drinks and stunning views over the city. Best part? The Green Room is also an event venue; so there’s always something on if you want more than a few drinks. Be sure try some of their delicious food, too. We suggest the southwest egg rolls or short rib poutine with a few pints for dinner.