5 hottest bars in Dallas
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Veritas Wine Room
The greatest grape varieties
Wine-lovers will bow to the selection at Veritas. With an ever-changing list of 350 labels of wine, a choice of more than 20 wines by the glass, plus 31 beers, 32 cheeses and 14 meats, this impressive and friendly venue caters for every taste and budget. Casual yet sophisticated, it is home to live music and art from The Cameron Gallery, as well as hosting tasting events by international experts and offering great half-price deals.
2323 North Henderson Avenue, 103 Dallas, Texas 75206
Tel: 214 841 9463 www.veritaswinedallas.com
For classic and creative cocktails
Make a reservation at this drinks-only venue that exudes exclusivity. No menus (and therefore no obvious prices) mean you can take a cocktail adventure through made-to-order concoctions. A stylish little drinking den with only a few seats, Smyth has a timeless feel. Order anything from a classic Cosmo to their original Apple Cider Nog – a warming mix of bourbon, brandy, cider, lemon juice and egg, adorned with crisp apple slices. A cocktail connoisseur’s paradise.
4513 Travis Street, Dallas, Texas 75205
Tel: 214 520 0900
Tel: 214 749 1112 www.cs-tf.com
When the sun’s shining or a balmy evening is setting in, there’s nowhere better to cool off than The Foundry. Sit under a string of globe lights at a picnic table or on a sofa in a re-used shipping container, and sip your favourite thirst-quencher. The outdoor stage, made of shipping pallets and curved like a wave, is often occupied by popular bands. Just as inviting to tourists as to locals, this friendly, alfresco hangout welcomes everyone - children and dogs included!
2303 Pittman Street, Dallas, Texas 75208
Tel: 214 628 7900 www.mothinthe.net
The Meddlesome Moth
Best beer selection
From cellar-aged kegs, one-off casks and other rare brews difficult to find in North Texas, The Meddlesome Moth has a full bar. In fact, the only beers you might not find here are the most well-known ones, so it’s the perfect place for aficionados. The beer guru that runs the bar has stocked it with 40 draughts, two live ales and more than 85 bottles, so you might want to set aside a couple of nights to try them out! What’s more, the gourmet food menu has been created with beer pairings in mind.
1621 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75207
Tel: 214 691 3888 www.laharanch.com/lahaciendaranch/home_marha.htm
Mariano’s Hacienda Ranch
Birthplace of the margarita
Owner Mariano Martinez invented the first frozen margarita machine here in 1971, and with it one of the world’s most popular cocktails. Still the best around, the four frozen margarita machines behind the bar whip frozen tequila and sugar into a velvety froth which is then poured into a pint glass (yes, you read that right). It won’t take more than one or two of these to have your head spinning, so snack on the Tex-Mex menu while you literally immerse yourself in the history of the margarita.
6300 Skillman Street, Dallas, Texas 75231