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Rodeo Bar in the Adolphus Hotel.
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The 11 Hottest Cocktail Bars in Dallas Right Now

Where to sip the city’s best drinks, from high- to lowbrow

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Rodeo Bar in the Adolphus Hotel.
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Patio season is upon us, and it’s time for a fresh update of the Eater Dallas Cocktail Heatmap. These 11 buzzy cocktail bars offer the perfect answer to the question, "Where should I drink tonight?"

Whether in search of a complex sip mixed by one of Dallas's finest bartenders or something impossibly drinkable, this guide to the city’s hottest cocktail spots will help you get it done when its time to wet your whistle.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. FIZZ

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3310 Dallas Pkwy #115
Plano, TX 75093

There’s a Champagne party happening in Plano. This spot offers a menu of 50 types of sparkling wine and Champagne, along with cocktails galore.

The interiors of Fizz Champagne lounge, with moody lighting, modernist red chairs, and neon decor.
Fizz brings Champagne and sparkling wines to Plano.
Fizz

2. District Dallas

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5100 Belt Line Rd #544
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 239-9300
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District is a bistro that happens to have one of the most extensive whiskey and wine menus in the Metroplex. Ask their sommelier, which is a nice bonus in such a relaxed atmosphere, to help you pick out a wine to go with your dinner or a whiskey to sip on while you wait (or for dessert).

The U-shaped bar inside District in Addison. It’s lined with blue and brown barstools and the bartop is made of blonde wood. A U-shaped ceiling feature mirrors the bar.
The U-shaped bar at District is a main feature of the space.
District

3. Cafe Duro

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2804 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 888-8485
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Do like the Italians do and stop in Cafe Duro one late afternoon to evening for a spritz. Then stay awhile and sip it slowly, enjoying the whole thing. Preferably while people watching on Greenville Ave. at one of their cafe tables.

The exterior of Cafe Duro on Dallas’s Greenville Avenue has a light brick facade and a striped awning with Tiffany blue tables and chairs.
Cafe Duro serves up Italian-style cocktails.
Stephen Karlisch

4. Clifton Club Bar & Lounge

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3333 N Fitzhugh Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 484-2130
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This new cocktail bar on Fitzhugh is going for hotel bar vibes without the hotel. Sip on a classic Cosmo or ask the bartender to whip up something totally new. Or, just call for a shot.

A long bar at the Clifton Club is surrounded by dark wood and brown leather booths, with a teal wall in the back of the photo.
The warm interiors at the Clifton Club.
Jonathan Zizzo

5. Mayer's Garden

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2422 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(972) 373-4647
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In Vickery Place, an ode to a favorite watering hole in 1800s Dallas has emerged. There is plenty to eat, but come for the gorgeous garden cocktails. Have a good old fashioned planters punch or go modern with an Espresso martini. For the brave, the shot menu has a prickly pear white tea option that is a real grown up take on taking a shot.

6. Mi Cocina

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3232 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 600-8044
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The giant Mi Cocina in Uptown has an upstairs bar called Seis Segundos. Enjoy the bar food menu with your Mambo Taxi in the warm wood-filled room.

The bar at Seis Segundos in Mi Coccina in Uptown features a black bar top with wood paneling, and low-backed stools with brown cushions. Behind the bar are windows.
Seis Segundos, the adults only bar on the second floor of Mi Coccina in Uptown.
Mi Coccina

7. Carbone Vino

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1617 Hi Line Dr Suite 395 Suite 390
Dallas, TX 75207
(469) 290-6009
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Carbone Dallas remains one of the hottest tickets in town, but did you know there is a sister restaurant, Vino, with walk-in seating and an entire wine cellar? Chef Mario Carbone told Eater he imagines guests stopping for an aperitif at Vino before a meal at Carbone Dallas, but you can make it a whole night — they have a cocktail menu worth stopping in for, as well as a stellar wine list and limited menu items.

The exterior of Carbone Vino, a midcentury design building with all windows separated by partitions every few feet and an overhang. The neon sign reads in block letters Vino Carbone. A wooden door that’s slight off center marks the entrance.
Vino Carbone serves up cocktails as well as an extensive wine list.
Major Food Group

8. Federales Dallas

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2820 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 227-6767
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Deep Ellum’s hot new drinks and tacos spot boasts an extensive tequila menu at price points ranging from $9 to $95 for a shot. The Mexcal options are pretty solid also. And, of course, there are margaritas. So many margaritas.

A woman’s hand holds a salt rimmed glass with a frozen margarita in it.
A good old-fashioned margarita at Federales.
Federales Dallas

9. SOVA Micro-Room & Social Hotel

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2105 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75201
(682) 463-1456
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Go underground at this Downtown hotel. Ask to check into room 520 for keys to the speakeasy hidden away with fun and funky cocktails.

A pink drink in a coupe glass smokes while a neon sign glows in the background.
A smoky cocktail from the speakeasy Room 502.
SOVA Micro-Room & Social Hotel

10. The French Room

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1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 651-3615
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Bar Lilly at the French Room in the Adolphus Hotel is only hanging around until July, when they’ll switch the theme up again. There are plenty of classy classic drinks, but its specials sound too good to pass up. Our favorite for a refreshing summer option is “In The Tall Grass,” made with tequila, chile, green Chartreuse, and cucumber.

The interior of Bar Lily in the French Bar at the Adolphus Hotel shows the darkwood bar adorned with lily plants.
Bar Lily in the French Bar is a limited concept from the Adolphus Hotel.
Kathy Tran

11. Rodeo Bar

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1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 651-3559
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Get into a Texas state of mind and head over to Rodeo Bar in the Adolphus Hotel. The Western vibes extend to the cocktail menu, which features a “Real Cold Cocktail” (frozen whiskey and Dr. Pepper) and the “Cowboy Cold Brew” (frozen whiskey, coffee liquer, cold brew, and ice cream) which are sure to cool down the hottest of cowpokes.

Two hands hold cocktail glasses in a cheers, as a beer and coasters cover the wooden tabletop below.
A couple of classic cocktails from Rodeo Bar.
Adolphus Hotel

1. FIZZ

3310 Dallas Pkwy #115, Plano, TX 75093
The interiors of Fizz Champagne lounge, with moody lighting, modernist red chairs, and neon decor.
Fizz brings Champagne and sparkling wines to Plano.
Fizz

There’s a Champagne party happening in Plano. This spot offers a menu of 50 types of sparkling wine and Champagne, along with cocktails galore.

3310 Dallas Pkwy #115
Plano, TX 75093

2. District Dallas

5100 Belt Line Rd #544, Dallas, TX 75254
The U-shaped bar inside District in Addison. It’s lined with blue and brown barstools and the bartop is made of blonde wood. A U-shaped ceiling feature mirrors the bar.
The U-shaped bar at District is a main feature of the space.
District

District is a bistro that happens to have one of the most extensive whiskey and wine menus in the Metroplex. Ask their sommelier, which is a nice bonus in such a relaxed atmosphere, to help you pick out a wine to go with your dinner or a whiskey to sip on while you wait (or for dessert).

5100 Belt Line Rd #544
Dallas, TX 75254

3. Cafe Duro

2804 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
The exterior of Cafe Duro on Dallas’s Greenville Avenue has a light brick facade and a striped awning with Tiffany blue tables and chairs.
Cafe Duro serves up Italian-style cocktails.
Stephen Karlisch

Do like the Italians do and stop in Cafe Duro one late afternoon to evening for a spritz. Then stay awhile and sip it slowly, enjoying the whole thing. Preferably while people watching on Greenville Ave. at one of their cafe tables.

2804 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

4. Clifton Club Bar & Lounge

3333 N Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
A long bar at the Clifton Club is surrounded by dark wood and brown leather booths, with a teal wall in the back of the photo.
The warm interiors at the Clifton Club.
Jonathan Zizzo

This new cocktail bar on Fitzhugh is going for hotel bar vibes without the hotel. Sip on a classic Cosmo or ask the bartender to whip up something totally new. Or, just call for a shot.

3333 N Fitzhugh Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

5. Mayer's Garden

2422 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

In Vickery Place, an ode to a favorite watering hole in 1800s Dallas has emerged. There is plenty to eat, but come for the gorgeous garden cocktails. Have a good old fashioned planters punch or go modern with an Espresso martini. For the brave, the shot menu has a prickly pear white tea option that is a real grown up take on taking a shot.

2422 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

6. Mi Cocina

3232 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
The bar at Seis Segundos in Mi Coccina in Uptown features a black bar top with wood paneling, and low-backed stools with brown cushions. Behind the bar are windows.
Seis Segundos, the adults only bar on the second floor of Mi Coccina in Uptown.
Mi Coccina

The giant Mi Cocina in Uptown has an upstairs bar called Seis Segundos. Enjoy the bar food menu with your Mambo Taxi in the warm wood-filled room.

3232 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

7. Carbone Vino

1617 Hi Line Dr Suite 395 Suite 390, Dallas, TX 75207
The exterior of Carbone Vino, a midcentury design building with all windows separated by partitions every few feet and an overhang. The neon sign reads in block letters Vino Carbone. A wooden door that’s slight off center marks the entrance.
Vino Carbone serves up cocktails as well as an extensive wine list.
Major Food Group

Carbone Dallas remains one of the hottest tickets in town, but did you know there is a sister restaurant, Vino, with walk-in seating and an entire wine cellar? Chef Mario Carbone told Eater he imagines guests stopping for an aperitif at Vino before a meal at Carbone Dallas, but you can make it a whole night — they have a cocktail menu worth stopping in for, as well as a stellar wine list and limited menu items.

1617 Hi Line Dr Suite 395 Suite 390
Dallas, TX 75207

8. Federales Dallas

2820 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
A woman’s hand holds a salt rimmed glass with a frozen margarita in it.
A good old-fashioned margarita at Federales.
Federales Dallas

Deep Ellum’s hot new drinks and tacos spot boasts an extensive tequila menu at price points ranging from $9 to $95 for a shot. The Mexcal options are pretty solid also. And, of course, there are margaritas. So many margaritas.

2820 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

9. SOVA Micro-Room & Social Hotel

2105 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75201
A pink drink in a coupe glass smokes while a neon sign glows in the background.
A smoky cocktail from the speakeasy Room 502.
SOVA Micro-Room & Social Hotel

Go underground at this Downtown hotel. Ask to check into room 520 for keys to the speakeasy hidden away with fun and funky cocktails.

2105 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75201

10. The French Room

1321 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202
The interior of Bar Lily in the French Bar at the Adolphus Hotel shows the darkwood bar adorned with lily plants.
Bar Lily in the French Bar is a limited concept from the Adolphus Hotel.
Kathy Tran

Bar Lilly at the French Room in the Adolphus Hotel is only hanging around until July, when they’ll switch the theme up again. There are plenty of classy classic drinks, but its specials sound too good to pass up. Our favorite for a refreshing summer option is “In The Tall Grass,” made with tequila, chile, green Chartreuse, and cucumber.

1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202

11. Rodeo Bar

1321 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202
Two hands hold cocktail glasses in a cheers, as a beer and coasters cover the wooden tabletop below.
A couple of classic cocktails from Rodeo Bar.
Adolphus Hotel

Get into a Texas state of mind and head over to Rodeo Bar in the Adolphus Hotel. The Western vibes extend to the cocktail menu, which features a “Real Cold Cocktail” (frozen whiskey and Dr. Pepper) and the “Cowboy Cold Brew” (frozen whiskey, coffee liquer, cold brew, and ice cream) which are sure to cool down the hottest of cowpokes.

1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202

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