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The 16 Hottest Cocktail Bars in Dallas Right Now

Where to sip the city’s best fancy drinks

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Apothecary on Lower Greenville.
| Samantha Marie Photography for Apothecary

Patio season is officially here, and as the dining situation starts to look more and more normal in DFW, it’s time for a fresh update of the Eater Dallas Cocktail Heatmap.

After the beating that our city’s drinking dens took last year, this updated guide to the city’s hottest cocktail bars is comprised of a mixture of hot newcomers and reopened old friends with seriously exciting boozy options. There’s also plenty of spacious patios for folks who aren’t quite ready to imbibe indoors just yet.

These 14 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 certainly satisfy.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. BarNone

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718 N Buckner Blvd Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 924-3742
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Drinkers will have to look carefully to find it, but the right table at BarNone’s front porch offers a view right down into White Rock Lake. Fortunately, picking a drink from the menu here is much easier. For lovers of something sweet, try The Front Porch. Made with strawberry compote, it’s the perfect drink for the impending heat. If the patio feels too crowded, BarNone has takeout cocktails on offer, too.

2. Spider Murphy’s Pub

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2810 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 779-7658
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This new Henderson Avenue pub from the minds behind longtime bar Old Monk serves affordable, well-mixed cocktails all day long. Priced at $7, drinks like the Tiki Bird, mixed with dark rum, allspice, pineapple, and lime are on offer, along with habanero margaritas and refreshing ranch waters.

3. Apothecary

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1922 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(972) 850-9192
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This creative new Greenville Avenue drinking den serves up complex cocktails that run the gamut from the London Fog (milk-washed gin, Earl Grey tea, gentian liqueur) to the Octopus’s Garden, a mix of tequila, nitro-muddled herbs, peated scotch, and squid ink that’s garnished with charred octopus.

4. Toller Patio

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3675 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(469) 608-1780
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Skip the Katy Trail and day drink at this all-outdoor watering hole. Park it under a palm tree to stay in the shade and order up classic cocktails and frozen drinks that will beat the heat all summer long. Don’t miss out on the boozy ice pops either, there’s a full shot of liquor in each one.

5. Royal 38

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2301 N Akard St Suite 210
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 736-9010
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Go where the drinks menu is as long as the food menu, and just as creative. Consider the Fistful of Daisys, a seriously strong cocktail mixed with gin, absinthe, brandy, and sherry, that masquerades as a light libation.

6. Thunderbird Station

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3400 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 496-2655
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It doesn’t get more Dallas than this laid-back bar from DoubleWide owner Kim Finch. Get out of the present and back into a time when muscle cars ruled, and wash that feeling down with a cocktail menu that is pure nostalgia. From the Push Pop-inspired Peel Out to the grape soda in the Fuzzy Dice, all the drinks here are built on nostalgia.

7. Harper's

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2525 Elm St Suite #150
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 998-0013
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This Deep Ellum newcomer boasts a chic space and creative menu of cocktails like the Trip-N-Grass, mixed with gin, cucumber, fresh lime, and CBD tincture. There’s also more classic drinks like the daiquiri, and an excellent espresso martini.

8. Yellow Rosa Cocteleria

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2901 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 996-8969
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Dallas’s beloved margarita gets a watermelon and mezcal update at this Deep Ellum cocktail destination. Mixed with Gem & Bolt mezcal and smoked watermelon juice, the smoked watermelon “mezcalina” at Yellow Rosa is a springtime must. Not feeling a marg? Go for the hibiscus frosé or a Pinky Promise, mixed with champagne, strawberry, and St. Germain.

9. Dot's Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard

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2645 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 230-3687
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Grab a seat on Dot’s big, open-air courtyard and order up a cocktail three ways: freshly mixed, frozen, or on draft. The cocktail menu keeps it simple and classic, but the Strawberry Smokeshow is there to appease those who prefer a more complicated cocktail profile.

10. Catbird

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205 N Akard St
Dallas, TX 75201
(469) 726-4115
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This luxe Downtown restaurant’s cocktail menu focuses on creative takes on classic cocktails like the Paloma. Here, the classic combo of grapefruit and tequila gets a Kentucky twist with a shot of Evan Williams, lemon, and honey. There’s also a refreshing passionfruit Collins and Aperol-infused margarita on offer.

11. Kessaku

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1401 Elm St 50th Floor
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 239-9999
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Looking for a new place to splurge on fancy drinks? Kessaku’s the spot. This 50th floor sushi bar boasts stunning views of Downtown Dallas, plus spendy libations like the Purple Reign, a mix of whiskey, olorosso sherry, cassis, and jasmine-honey syrup.

12. Sky Blossom

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1514 Elm St #611
Dallas, TX 75201
(469) 313-1524
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Looking for a rooftop with gorgeous views and vibrant drinks? Head to this Vietnamese fusion spot boasting some of the most eye-catching and colorful drinks in the city. Try out the Midnight Unicorn, a colorful, Instagram-worthy libation with plenty of kick.

13. Midnight Rambler

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1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 261-4601
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Now with vaunted Dallas barman Gabe Sanchez, formerly of Black Swan Saloon, at the helm, Midnight Rambler is back and better than ever. This downstairs drinking den inside the Joule Hotel just reopened on March 26, with creative new cocktails like When Harry Met Meghan (hibiscus gin, housemade tonic syrup, fizzy water) on offer.

14. ArtPark Trinity Groves

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331 Singleton Blvd #100
Dallas, TX 75212
(469) 722-5642
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A solid place to drink outdoors now that the weather is getting nicer, ArtPark in Trinity Groves boasts frozen cocktails, plenty of beer, and snacks like frozen cocktails to help soak up the booze.

15. The Trove

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320 W 7th St
Dallas, TX 75208
(713) 870-9888
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Cocktails get a bevy of luxirious upgrades at the Trove, ranging from gold-flecked salt to CBD oil drops and atomized rosewater. Order the Peridot Up, a mix of Zephyr gin, pineapple and nopal puree, and lime, for something a little less flashy.

16. Atlas Bishop Arts

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408 N Bishop Ave #101
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 983-8510
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The cocktails at this new Bishop Arts bar are pegged to specific locations, like a classic Singapore Sling or proper British Pimm’s cup. The cocktail named for Dallas, a mix of gin, apricot, almond liqueur, egg white, and lemon, is a must-try.

1. BarNone

718 N Buckner Blvd Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75218

Drinkers will have to look carefully to find it, but the right table at BarNone’s front porch offers a view right down into White Rock Lake. Fortunately, picking a drink from the menu here is much easier. For lovers of something sweet, try The Front Porch. Made with strawberry compote, it’s the perfect drink for the impending heat. If the patio feels too crowded, BarNone has takeout cocktails on offer, too.

718 N Buckner Blvd Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75218

2. Spider Murphy’s Pub

2810 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

This new Henderson Avenue pub from the minds behind longtime bar Old Monk serves affordable, well-mixed cocktails all day long. Priced at $7, drinks like the Tiki Bird, mixed with dark rum, allspice, pineapple, and lime are on offer, along with habanero margaritas and refreshing ranch waters.

2810 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

3. Apothecary

1922 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

This creative new Greenville Avenue drinking den serves up complex cocktails that run the gamut from the London Fog (milk-washed gin, Earl Grey tea, gentian liqueur) to the Octopus’s Garden, a mix of tequila, nitro-muddled herbs, peated scotch, and squid ink that’s garnished with charred octopus.

1922 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

4. Toller Patio

3675 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

Skip the Katy Trail and day drink at this all-outdoor watering hole. Park it under a palm tree to stay in the shade and order up classic cocktails and frozen drinks that will beat the heat all summer long. Don’t miss out on the boozy ice pops either, there’s a full shot of liquor in each one.

3675 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

5. Royal 38

2301 N Akard St Suite 210, Dallas, TX 75201

Go where the drinks menu is as long as the food menu, and just as creative. Consider the Fistful of Daisys, a seriously strong cocktail mixed with gin, absinthe, brandy, and sherry, that masquerades as a light libation.

2301 N Akard St Suite 210
Dallas, TX 75201

6. Thunderbird Station

3400 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226

It doesn’t get more Dallas than this laid-back bar from DoubleWide owner Kim Finch. Get out of the present and back into a time when muscle cars ruled, and wash that feeling down with a cocktail menu that is pure nostalgia. From the Push Pop-inspired Peel Out to the grape soda in the Fuzzy Dice, all the drinks here are built on nostalgia.

3400 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

7. Harper's

2525 Elm St Suite #150, Dallas, TX 75226

This Deep Ellum newcomer boasts a chic space and creative menu of cocktails like the Trip-N-Grass, mixed with gin, cucumber, fresh lime, and CBD tincture. There’s also more classic drinks like the daiquiri, and an excellent espresso martini.

2525 Elm St Suite #150
Dallas, TX 75226

8. Yellow Rosa Cocteleria

2901 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226

Dallas’s beloved margarita gets a watermelon and mezcal update at this Deep Ellum cocktail destination. Mixed with Gem & Bolt mezcal and smoked watermelon juice, the smoked watermelon “mezcalina” at Yellow Rosa is a springtime must. Not feeling a marg? Go for the hibiscus frosé or a Pinky Promise, mixed with champagne, strawberry, and St. Germain.

2901 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

9. Dot's Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard

2645 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226

Grab a seat on Dot’s big, open-air courtyard and order up a cocktail three ways: freshly mixed, frozen, or on draft. The cocktail menu keeps it simple and classic, but the Strawberry Smokeshow is there to appease those who prefer a more complicated cocktail profile.

2645 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

10. Catbird

205 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201

This luxe Downtown restaurant’s cocktail menu focuses on creative takes on classic cocktails like the Paloma. Here, the classic combo of grapefruit and tequila gets a Kentucky twist with a shot of Evan Williams, lemon, and honey. There’s also a refreshing passionfruit Collins and Aperol-infused margarita on offer.

205 N Akard St
Dallas, TX 75201

11. Kessaku

1401 Elm St 50th Floor, Dallas, TX 75202

Looking for a new place to splurge on fancy drinks? Kessaku’s the spot. This 50th floor sushi bar boasts stunning views of Downtown Dallas, plus spendy libations like the Purple Reign, a mix of whiskey, olorosso sherry, cassis, and jasmine-honey syrup.

1401 Elm St 50th Floor
Dallas, TX 75202

12. Sky Blossom

1514 Elm St #611, Dallas, TX 75201

Looking for a rooftop with gorgeous views and vibrant drinks? Head to this Vietnamese fusion spot boasting some of the most eye-catching and colorful drinks in the city. Try out the Midnight Unicorn, a colorful, Instagram-worthy libation with plenty of kick.

1514 Elm St #611
Dallas, TX 75201

13. Midnight Rambler

1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201

Now with vaunted Dallas barman Gabe Sanchez, formerly of Black Swan Saloon, at the helm, Midnight Rambler is back and better than ever. This downstairs drinking den inside the Joule Hotel just reopened on March 26, with creative new cocktails like When Harry Met Meghan (hibiscus gin, housemade tonic syrup, fizzy water) on offer.

1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201

14. ArtPark Trinity Groves

331 Singleton Blvd #100, Dallas, TX 75212

A solid place to drink outdoors now that the weather is getting nicer, ArtPark in Trinity Groves boasts frozen cocktails, plenty of beer, and snacks like frozen cocktails to help soak up the booze.

331 Singleton Blvd #100
Dallas, TX 75212

15. The Trove

320 W 7th St, Dallas, TX 75208

Cocktails get a bevy of luxirious upgrades at the Trove, ranging from gold-flecked salt to CBD oil drops and atomized rosewater. Order the Peridot Up, a mix of Zephyr gin, pineapple and nopal puree, and lime, for something a little less flashy.

320 W 7th St
Dallas, TX 75208

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16. Atlas Bishop Arts

408 N Bishop Ave #101, Dallas, TX 75208

The cocktails at this new Bishop Arts bar are pegged to specific locations, like a classic Singapore Sling or proper British Pimm’s cup. The cocktail named for Dallas, a mix of gin, apricot, almond liqueur, egg white, and lemon, is a must-try.

408 N Bishop Ave #101
Dallas, TX 75208

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