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A bar exterior shows people sitting in the garden outside with cocktails, in wicker chairs. A floral arch with dark pink flowers is over the glass door with black frame. Inside the bar beckons and above it is a white neon sign that reads: Bar Eden.
Bar Eden in Bishop Arts wants to bring a taste of paradise.
Adriana Herrera

The 8 Hottest Cocktail Bars in Dallas Right Now

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

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Bar Eden in Bishop Arts wants to bring a taste of paradise.
| Adriana Herrera

Patio season is upon us, and it’s time for a fresh update of the Eater Dallas Cocktail Heatmap. These 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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Cafe Duro

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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

Clifton Club Bar & Lounge

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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

Mi Cocina

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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

Carbone Vino

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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

Goodbye Horses

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SMU gets a sporty dive bar all its own. Head this way for classic cocktails, like a spicy margarita or a cucumber mule, or a bucket of beer if that’s your bag. It’s not fancy, but it is homey.

Bar Eden Lounge at Paradiso

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It’s a good place to land for a before dinner cocktail and just a nice a perch to stay in all night. Bar Eden takes over the space the Botanist was in in Bishop Arts with garden of Eden themed decor and cocktails. With names like Lilith’s Gaze and Medusa’s Tears, customers should take as much as they need to ponder the sins of humanity — with a delicious drink in hand.

The Branca Room

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Late night is alright in Bishop Arts. The menu at this art deco speakeasy is inspired by Argentinian culture and features house made amaro and vermouth. There are also monthly bourbon nights, where hard to find bottled get uncorked.

The bar at the Branca Room in Bishop Arts is gold plated with tin tiles and backlit to dramatic effect.
The Branca Room is a speakeasy in Bishop Arts.
The Branca Room

Sky Blu Rooftop Bar

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Up on the ninth floor of the Tru by Hilton Dallas Market Center lies a cocktail bar with great views. All the usual cocktails are on offer, but a Normal Clothes, a fruity Mezcal drink, or the Lone Star Old Fashioned, which brings a hint of Texas to the classic drink.

Leather club chairs sit in the foreground as a skyscraper rises in the background outside the window of Sky Blu Rooftop Bar.
Get high and have a drink at the Sky Blu Rooftop Bar.
Kathy Tran

Cafe Duro

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

Clifton Club Bar & Lounge

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

Mi Cocina

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

Carbone Vino

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

Goodbye Horses

SMU gets a sporty dive bar all its own. Head this way for classic cocktails, like a spicy margarita or a cucumber mule, or a bucket of beer if that’s your bag. It’s not fancy, but it is homey.

Bar Eden Lounge at Paradiso

It’s a good place to land for a before dinner cocktail and just a nice a perch to stay in all night. Bar Eden takes over the space the Botanist was in in Bishop Arts with garden of Eden themed decor and cocktails. With names like Lilith’s Gaze and Medusa’s Tears, customers should take as much as they need to ponder the sins of humanity — with a delicious drink in hand.

The Branca Room

Late night is alright in Bishop Arts. The menu at this art deco speakeasy is inspired by Argentinian culture and features house made amaro and vermouth. There are also monthly bourbon nights, where hard to find bottled get uncorked.

The bar at the Branca Room in Bishop Arts is gold plated with tin tiles and backlit to dramatic effect.
The Branca Room is a speakeasy in Bishop Arts.
The Branca Room

Sky Blu Rooftop Bar

Up on the ninth floor of the Tru by Hilton Dallas Market Center lies a cocktail bar with great views. All the usual cocktails are on offer, but a Normal Clothes, a fruity Mezcal drink, or the Lone Star Old Fashioned, which brings a hint of Texas to the classic drink.

Leather club chairs sit in the foreground as a skyscraper rises in the background outside the window of Sky Blu Rooftop Bar.
Get high and have a drink at the Sky Blu Rooftop Bar.
Kathy Tran

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