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Where To Find Dallas’ Best Bar Fare

Boozing with bites has never been better

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Drinking and dining are obvious companions, but at many bars, food is just an afterthought. Fortunately, Dallas has plenty of watering holes that place equal emphasis on the food and booze options.

From great dive bar burgers to more upscale offerings, the grub at these 16 bars is as worthy as the libations.

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The IVY Tavern

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Newly renovated, Ivy Tavern boasts a spacious outdoor patio with a full-service bar, plenty of seating, and a fire pit. Settle in and enjoy wings tossed in a fiery, house-made sauce, or a giant mound of melty cheese fries.

Yelp/Brandon B.

Lee Harvey's

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With its infamous name and laid-back vibe, this hole-in-the-wall joint is a Dallas classic. Enjoy the famed fish tacos, bacon jalapeño grilled cheese, or follow the masses and indulge in the bar’s beloved burger.

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Milo Butterfingers

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Tucked away close to SMU’s campus is an unassuming bar serving up some quality down-home dishes. Chicken fried steak and fried chicken are both obvious choices, but don’t sleep on the hangover-busting grilled ham and cheese served with taco soup.

Photo credit Lauren Coe

Armoury D.E.

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For a menu that exceeds expectations when it comes to pub grub, this Deep Ellum favorite is the place to go. The bar’s authentic Hungarian fare ranges from chicken paprikash and charred octopus to charcuterie boards.

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The Libertine Bar

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Any loyal Lower Greenville patron knows that a stop at this bar is a must for the rotating seasonal menus. Traditional pub fare like mac and cheese and hog wings get an upgrade here, and there’s always plenty of options for vegetarians.

Yelp/Adrian F.

Green Door Public House

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Known for its “Cheers” like atmosphere and crew of devout regulars, this bar is pretty much off the beaten path, suspended between Downtown and the Farmers Market. The menu is chock full of classic pub favorites like buffalo wings, chips and queso, and the acclaimed chicken fried ribeye smothered in pepper gravy.

Cosmo's

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Nothing says “dive bar” like Solo cups and Dixie plates, but this modest-looking spot houses the ultimate hidden gem of Vietnamese restaurants. Dripping with eccentric charm, the ambience can be enjoyed while elbow-deep in a bowl of Wagyu beef phō, oyster mushrooms with roasted garlic, or a plate of steamed pork dumplings.

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Trinity Hall Irish Pub & Restaurant

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Located inside Mockingbird Station, Trinity Hall serves up Irish fare in an authentic whiskey drinking, rugby watching atmosphere. When hunger strikes, look no further than the rustic Irish stew, shepherd’s pie, or bangers and mash to soak up the brews.

Yelp/Courtney G.

The Standard Pour

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This beloved Uptown locale draws hordes of brunch-goers with solid dishes and a warm environment. Swing by for a drink, then feast on pork belly tacos, Korean barbecue salmon, or braised lamb bucatini.

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Small Brewpub

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Craft beer isn’t the only spotlight-worthy offering from this brewpub. Revel in the menu complete with fresh, unique items such as scotch olives, curried butternut squash soup, and devils on horseback – blue cheese stuffed prunes with bacon.

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The Crafty Irishman Public House

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Downtown Dallas’ The Crafty Irishman is as lively as the name of the establishment. Indulge in traditional Irish dishes like Scotch Eggs or something outside-of-the-box, perhaps the duck wings sauced with orange marmalade.

Yelp/Lea Ann S.

Bryan Street Tavern

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Known primarily for its authentic tavern-style pizza, this is the perfect spot to relax with friends in a cool, yet unpretentious spot. Bask in low-key surroundings and thin-crust pie with loads of toppings to choose from.

Yelp/Ashley S.

Capitol Pub

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The wraparound porch and a bounty of high-top tables make this the prime spot to meet up with a group for some fancy bar fare. Swing by on the weekend and splurge on banana bread French toast or the staff-favorite chicken and biscuits.

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The Old Monk

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This Dallas mainstay has long served satisfying bar food in a dark, welcoming environment. Cozy up to the bar and enjoy any of their diverse menu options from steamed mussels in white wine, to fish and chips dubbed by many as the best in town.

Stoneleigh P

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A quaint neighborhood spot that’s been around since the early 70’s, Stoneleigh P proves that consistently good and “real” bar food alongside cheap drinks are a surefire way to stay successful. Order the quesadillas, a burger, or keep it light with a cup of soup made at the bar daily.

Dot's Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard

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Most patrons are coaxed here by the expansive patio and bar space hung with a massive crystal chandelier, sprawling picnic table seating, and almost 100 beers on tap. Don’t overlook the food — duck fat fries, hog wings, and a chicken tender sandwich that involves PB&J barbecue sauce awaits.

Yelp/mike I.

The IVY Tavern

Yelp/Brandon B.

Newly renovated, Ivy Tavern boasts a spacious outdoor patio with a full-service bar, plenty of seating, and a fire pit. Settle in and enjoy wings tossed in a fiery, house-made sauce, or a giant mound of melty cheese fries.

Yelp/Brandon B.

Lee Harvey's

Lee Harvey’s/Facebook

With its infamous name and laid-back vibe, this hole-in-the-wall joint is a Dallas classic. Enjoy the famed fish tacos, bacon jalapeño grilled cheese, or follow the masses and indulge in the bar’s beloved burger.

Lee Harvey’s/Facebook

Milo Butterfingers

Photo credit Lauren Coe

Tucked away close to SMU’s campus is an unassuming bar serving up some quality down-home dishes. Chicken fried steak and fried chicken are both obvious choices, but don’t sleep on the hangover-busting grilled ham and cheese served with taco soup.

Photo credit Lauren Coe

Armoury D.E.

Armoury/Facebook

For a menu that exceeds expectations when it comes to pub grub, this Deep Ellum favorite is the place to go. The bar’s authentic Hungarian fare ranges from chicken paprikash and charred octopus to charcuterie boards.

Armoury/Facebook

The Libertine Bar

Yelp/Adrian F.

Any loyal Lower Greenville patron knows that a stop at this bar is a must for the rotating seasonal menus. Traditional pub fare like mac and cheese and hog wings get an upgrade here, and there’s always plenty of options for vegetarians.

Yelp/Adrian F.

Green Door Public House

Known for its “Cheers” like atmosphere and crew of devout regulars, this bar is pretty much off the beaten path, suspended between Downtown and the Farmers Market. The menu is chock full of classic pub favorites like buffalo wings, chips and queso, and the acclaimed chicken fried ribeye smothered in pepper gravy.

Cosmo's

Cosmo’s/Facebook

Nothing says “dive bar” like Solo cups and Dixie plates, but this modest-looking spot houses the ultimate hidden gem of Vietnamese restaurants. Dripping with eccentric charm, the ambience can be enjoyed while elbow-deep in a bowl of Wagyu beef phō, oyster mushrooms with roasted garlic, or a plate of steamed pork dumplings.

Cosmo’s/Facebook

Trinity Hall Irish Pub & Restaurant

Yelp/Courtney G.

Located inside Mockingbird Station, Trinity Hall serves up Irish fare in an authentic whiskey drinking, rugby watching atmosphere. When hunger strikes, look no further than the rustic Irish stew, shepherd’s pie, or bangers and mash to soak up the brews.

Yelp/Courtney G.

The Standard Pour

Standard Pour/Facebook

This beloved Uptown locale draws hordes of brunch-goers with solid dishes and a warm environment. Swing by for a drink, then feast on pork belly tacos, Korean barbecue salmon, or braised lamb bucatini.

Standard Pour/Facebook

Small Brewpub

Small Brewpub/Facebook

Craft beer isn’t the only spotlight-worthy offering from this brewpub. Revel in the menu complete with fresh, unique items such as scotch olives, curried butternut squash soup, and devils on horseback – blue cheese stuffed prunes with bacon.

Small Brewpub/Facebook

The Crafty Irishman Public House

Yelp/Lea Ann S.

Downtown Dallas’ The Crafty Irishman is as lively as the name of the establishment. Indulge in traditional Irish dishes like Scotch Eggs or something outside-of-the-box, perhaps the duck wings sauced with orange marmalade.

Yelp/Lea Ann S.

Bryan Street Tavern

Yelp/Ashley S.

Known primarily for its authentic tavern-style pizza, this is the perfect spot to relax with friends in a cool, yet unpretentious spot. Bask in low-key surroundings and thin-crust pie with loads of toppings to choose from.

Yelp/Ashley S.

Capitol Pub

Capitol Pub/Facebook

The wraparound porch and a bounty of high-top tables make this the prime spot to meet up with a group for some fancy bar fare. Swing by on the weekend and splurge on banana bread French toast or the staff-favorite chicken and biscuits.

Capitol Pub/Facebook

The Old Monk

This Dallas mainstay has long served satisfying bar food in a dark, welcoming environment. Cozy up to the bar and enjoy any of their diverse menu options from steamed mussels in white wine, to fish and chips dubbed by many as the best in town.

Stoneleigh P

A quaint neighborhood spot that’s been around since the early 70’s, Stoneleigh P proves that consistently good and “real” bar food alongside cheap drinks are a surefire way to stay successful. Order the quesadillas, a burger, or keep it light with a cup of soup made at the bar daily.

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Dot's Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard

Yelp/mike I.

Most patrons are coaxed here by the expansive patio and bar space hung with a massive crystal chandelier, sprawling picnic table seating, and almost 100 beers on tap. Don’t overlook the food — duck fat fries, hog wings, and a chicken tender sandwich that involves PB&J barbecue sauce awaits.