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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The IVY Tavern

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5334 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 559-4424
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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.

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2. Lee Harvey's

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1807 Gould St
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 428-1555
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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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3. Milo Butterfingers

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5645 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 368-9212
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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

4. Armoury D.E.

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2714 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(972) 803-5151
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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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5. The Libertine Bar

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2101 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 824-7900
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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.

6. Green Door Public House

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600 S Harwood St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 749-0240
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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.

7. Cosmo's

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1212 Skillman St
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-4200
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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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8. Trinity Hall Irish Pub & Restaurant

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5321 E Mockingbird Ln #250
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 887-3600
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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.

9. The Standard Pour

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2900 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 935-1370
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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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10. Small Brewpub

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333 W Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208
(972) 863-1594
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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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11. The Crafty Irishman Public House

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1800 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
(972) 707-7589
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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.

12. Bryan Street Tavern

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4315 Bryan St
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 821-4447
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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.

13. Capitol Pub

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2401 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 887-9330
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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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14. The Old Monk

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2847 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821-1880
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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.

15. Stoneleigh P

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2926 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 871-2346
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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.

16. Dot's Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard

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2645 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 230-3687
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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.

1. The IVY Tavern

5334 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75209
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.

5334 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75209

2. Lee Harvey's

1807 Gould St, Dallas, TX 75215
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.

1807 Gould St
Dallas, TX 75215

3. Milo Butterfingers

5645 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75206
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.

5645 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75206

4. Armoury D.E.

2714 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
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.

2714 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

5. The Libertine Bar

2101 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
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.

2101 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

6. Green Door Public House

600 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201

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.

600 S Harwood St
Dallas, TX 75201

7. Cosmo's

1212 Skillman St, Dallas, TX 75206
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.

1212 Skillman St
Dallas, TX 75206

8. Trinity Hall Irish Pub & Restaurant

5321 E Mockingbird Ln #250, Dallas, TX 75206
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.

5321 E Mockingbird Ln #250
Dallas, TX 75206

9. The Standard Pour

2900 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
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.

2900 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

10. Small Brewpub

333 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208
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.

333 W Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208

11. The Crafty Irishman Public House

1800 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
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.

1800 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201

12. Bryan Street Tavern

4315 Bryan St, Dallas, TX 75204
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.

4315 Bryan St
Dallas, TX 75204

13. Capitol Pub

2401 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
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.

2401 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

14. The Old Monk

2847 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

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.

2847 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

15. Stoneleigh P

2926 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

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.

2926 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

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16. Dot's Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard

2645 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
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.

2645 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

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