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The 14 Best Hotel Bars in DFW

Classic cocktails and fancy new ones await those who belly up to these hotel bars — as a guest or a local

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The Wicked Butcher inside the Sinclair Hotel in Fort Worth.
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There’s something special about a perfect hotel bar, whether you’re just in town for a little while, staycationing, or enjoying dinner at a restaurant nearby.

DFW has a plethora of well-appointed hotels, and no hotel is complete without one. However, not all hotel-based watering holes are created equal, and these are the best.

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La Mina at the Drey Hotel

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A Mexican restaurant called La Mina sits at the back of the revitalized Village’s new Drey Hotel. On the way in, those who know where to go will discover a speakeasy helmed by award-winning bartender Leann Berry. Don’t miss the La Ganadora, made with Jimador, Cointreau, guava, hibiscus, agave, lime, and sage with a tajin rim.

Margaritas at La Mina
La Mina on Facebook

Upside West Village

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Arguably one of the best views from a hotel bar is at Upside West Village, on the 8th floor of the Canopy Hotel. Sip on a refreshing cocktail — the Ava Gardner is a great choice. It’s made with hibiscus vodka, lime juice, and ginger syrup. Or choose a draft beer to enjoy while snacking on a charcuterie board.

The view from Upside West Village
via the Upside West Village Facebook page

The Mansion Bar

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A stalwart of the Dallas cocktail scene, the Mansion Bar inside the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek remains one of the classiest spots to grab a drink in town. Don’t miss the bar’s exceptional espresso martini, or go for a glass of wine as recommended by the restaurant’s sommelier. 

Inside the Mansion Bar
Courtesy of The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Commons Club

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Sexy and bold, the Commons Club bar at the base of the Virgin Dallas hotel is 100% swank. Try the Violet Ecstasy, featuring Kettle One infused with butterfly pea flower, velvet falernum,

yellow chartreuse, and yuzu. And don’t leave without tasting the Commons Club’s fancy tater tots topped with caviar.

The Commons Club bar
Commons Club on Facebook

Beau Nash

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Beau Nash, a recent addition to Hotel Crescent Court, serves up glasses brimming with Dallas history. Classic cocktails and live music await, along with tapas and a spot to see and be seen. To that end, a glass of champagne is certainly appropriate here.

Beau Nash at The Crescent
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Rattlesnake Bar

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Known for being a solid spot for making a love connection, the Rattlesnake Bar at Dallas’ Ritz-Carlton hotel features Southwestern-inspired cocktails that pair nicely with the cuisine at chef Dean Fearing’s eponymous restaurant. Try a classic: Dean’s Signature Margarita with Avion Anejo tequila, Damiana liqueur, agave nectar, lime, and salt.

Craft cocktail at The Rattlesnake Bar
Rattlesnake Bar on Facebook

97 West Kitchen & Bar

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Beverage Director Johnny Sanchez of the Hotel Drover has come up with some crafty cocktails to match the chic country vibes at the hotel. The Bluebonnet, for instance, features Silverstar vodka, lemon, blueberries, lime, and tajin. Simple with a distinctly Texan twist.

97 West at The Hotel Drover in Fort Worth
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Kimpton Pittman Hotel Dallas

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The bar at The Kimpton Pittman leads out to the hotel’s chic pool area, also known as The Deep End. The cocktails served at the bar are made exceptionally well and are perfect to pair with happy hour or dinner at Elm & Good Restaurant.

The Lucesne
Courtesy of The Pittman Hotel

Catbird

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With a gorgeous interior and terrace, Catbird at the Thompson Hotel is a downtown gem. The cocktail menu is half classics and half classics-with-a-twist, also known as the Catbird versions. Try the Catbird Collins, which adds a splash of passion fruit to the traditional drink. 

A classic cocktail at Catbird
The Thompson Hotel Dallas on Facebook

Bourbon & Banter

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A speakeasy hidden in the basement of the Statler Hotel, Bourbon & Banter is a small craft cocktail bar with a bustling atmosphere. Enter via the telephone booth and step into the dark, cozy space with solid, memorable drinks like the Pompadour: an Old Fashioned with a custom sugar disk at the top, ready to break to sweeten the mixture below.

Cocktails at the bar at Bourbon & Banter
Bourbon & Banter Facebook page

Midnight Rambler

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Arguably one of the best cocktail bars in the city, Midnight Rambler keeps getting better. It was created by Chad Solomon and Christy Pope and led by Gabe Sanchez, creator of the shuttered Black Swan Saloon. This lounge at the bottom of the Joule Hotel serves delightfully quirky drinks like the Round Midnight, which stirs up Aval Bretagne, cider, brandy, apple brandy, and apple cider demerara. Sip while listening to favorite local DJs.

The Round Midnight at Midnight Rambler
Midnight Rambler on Facebook

The Adolphus

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The Adolphus Hotel offers guests several bar options, depending on their mood. The bar in the hotel’s lobby is ideal for happy hour, and the 7th floor pool deck cools folks off with delightful frozen margaritas. The French Room Bar is the hotel’s most upscale spot, featuring fancy cocktails, wine and bubbles perfect for cozying up before or after dinner. A local favorite, The Rodeo Bar, has returned post-renovation to offer a more low-key bar menu, with a frozen whiskey-spiked Dr. Pepper as a standout.

Neon at The Rodeo Bar
Photo credit: Steven Visneau

Wicked Butcher

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Fort Worth’s tribute to Art Deco, the Sinclair Hotel mixes both old and new. The Wicked Butcher, with a massive bar and some seating on the main floor, wraps below to the basement, where fine dining is the focus. Both floors offer creative cocktails, including the Horned Frog, named after TCU’s mascot, with a beautiful purple hue.

The Wicked Butcher bar on the main floor of The Sinclair Hotel
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Kimpton Harper Hotel

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Near Fort Worth’s Botanic Garden, the Kimpton Harper holds a secret. It’s a secret garden-themed pop-up inside the hotel’s bar. Sip an old fashioned while admiring the blooms.

Cocktails at the Secret Garden popup
Kimpton Harper Hotel on Facebook

La Mina at the Drey Hotel

Margaritas at La Mina
La Mina on Facebook

A Mexican restaurant called La Mina sits at the back of the revitalized Village’s new Drey Hotel. On the way in, those who know where to go will discover a speakeasy helmed by award-winning bartender Leann Berry. Don’t miss the La Ganadora, made with Jimador, Cointreau, guava, hibiscus, agave, lime, and sage with a tajin rim.

Margaritas at La Mina
La Mina on Facebook

Upside West Village

The view from Upside West Village
via the Upside West Village Facebook page

Arguably one of the best views from a hotel bar is at Upside West Village, on the 8th floor of the Canopy Hotel. Sip on a refreshing cocktail — the Ava Gardner is a great choice. It’s made with hibiscus vodka, lime juice, and ginger syrup. Or choose a draft beer to enjoy while snacking on a charcuterie board.

The view from Upside West Village
via the Upside West Village Facebook page

The Mansion Bar

Inside the Mansion Bar
Courtesy of The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

A stalwart of the Dallas cocktail scene, the Mansion Bar inside the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek remains one of the classiest spots to grab a drink in town. Don’t miss the bar’s exceptional espresso martini, or go for a glass of wine as recommended by the restaurant’s sommelier. 

Inside the Mansion Bar
Courtesy of The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Commons Club

The Commons Club bar
Commons Club on Facebook

Sexy and bold, the Commons Club bar at the base of the Virgin Dallas hotel is 100% swank. Try the Violet Ecstasy, featuring Kettle One infused with butterfly pea flower, velvet falernum,

yellow chartreuse, and yuzu. And don’t leave without tasting the Commons Club’s fancy tater tots topped with caviar.

The Commons Club bar
Commons Club on Facebook

Beau Nash

Beau Nash at The Crescent
Courtesy of The Crescent

Beau Nash, a recent addition to Hotel Crescent Court, serves up glasses brimming with Dallas history. Classic cocktails and live music await, along with tapas and a spot to see and be seen. To that end, a glass of champagne is certainly appropriate here.

Beau Nash at The Crescent
Courtesy of The Crescent

Rattlesnake Bar

Craft cocktail at The Rattlesnake Bar
Rattlesnake Bar on Facebook

Known for being a solid spot for making a love connection, the Rattlesnake Bar at Dallas’ Ritz-Carlton hotel features Southwestern-inspired cocktails that pair nicely with the cuisine at chef Dean Fearing’s eponymous restaurant. Try a classic: Dean’s Signature Margarita with Avion Anejo tequila, Damiana liqueur, agave nectar, lime, and salt.

Craft cocktail at The Rattlesnake Bar
Rattlesnake Bar on Facebook

97 West Kitchen & Bar

97 West at The Hotel Drover in Fort Worth
courtesy of Hotel Drover

Beverage Director Johnny Sanchez of the Hotel Drover has come up with some crafty cocktails to match the chic country vibes at the hotel. The Bluebonnet, for instance, features Silverstar vodka, lemon, blueberries, lime, and tajin. Simple with a distinctly Texan twist.

97 West at The Hotel Drover in Fort Worth
courtesy of Hotel Drover

Kimpton Pittman Hotel Dallas

The Lucesne
Courtesy of The Pittman Hotel

The bar at The Kimpton Pittman leads out to the hotel’s chic pool area, also known as The Deep End. The cocktails served at the bar are made exceptionally well and are perfect to pair with happy hour or dinner at Elm & Good Restaurant.

The Lucesne
Courtesy of The Pittman Hotel

Catbird

A classic cocktail at Catbird
The Thompson Hotel Dallas on Facebook

With a gorgeous interior and terrace, Catbird at the Thompson Hotel is a downtown gem. The cocktail menu is half classics and half classics-with-a-twist, also known as the Catbird versions. Try the Catbird Collins, which adds a splash of passion fruit to the traditional drink. 

A classic cocktail at Catbird
The Thompson Hotel Dallas on Facebook

Bourbon & Banter

Cocktails at the bar at Bourbon & Banter
Bourbon & Banter Facebook page

A speakeasy hidden in the basement of the Statler Hotel, Bourbon & Banter is a small craft cocktail bar with a bustling atmosphere. Enter via the telephone booth and step into the dark, cozy space with solid, memorable drinks like the Pompadour: an Old Fashioned with a custom sugar disk at the top, ready to break to sweeten the mixture below.

Cocktails at the bar at Bourbon & Banter
Bourbon & Banter Facebook page

Midnight Rambler

The Round Midnight at Midnight Rambler
Midnight Rambler on Facebook

Arguably one of the best cocktail bars in the city, Midnight Rambler keeps getting better. It was created by Chad Solomon and Christy Pope and led by Gabe Sanchez, creator of the shuttered Black Swan Saloon. This lounge at the bottom of the Joule Hotel serves delightfully quirky drinks like the Round Midnight, which stirs up Aval Bretagne, cider, brandy, apple brandy, and apple cider demerara. Sip while listening to favorite local DJs.

The Round Midnight at Midnight Rambler
Midnight Rambler on Facebook

The Adolphus

Neon at The Rodeo Bar
Photo credit: Steven Visneau

The Adolphus Hotel offers guests several bar options, depending on their mood. The bar in the hotel’s lobby is ideal for happy hour, and the 7th floor pool deck cools folks off with delightful frozen margaritas. The French Room Bar is the hotel’s most upscale spot, featuring fancy cocktails, wine and bubbles perfect for cozying up before or after dinner. A local favorite, The Rodeo Bar, has returned post-renovation to offer a more low-key bar menu, with a frozen whiskey-spiked Dr. Pepper as a standout.

Neon at The Rodeo Bar
Photo credit: Steven Visneau

Wicked Butcher

The Wicked Butcher bar on the main floor of The Sinclair Hotel
Courtesy of The Sinclair Hotel

Fort Worth’s tribute to Art Deco, the Sinclair Hotel mixes both old and new. The Wicked Butcher, with a massive bar and some seating on the main floor, wraps below to the basement, where fine dining is the focus. Both floors offer creative cocktails, including the Horned Frog, named after TCU’s mascot, with a beautiful purple hue.

The Wicked Butcher bar on the main floor of The Sinclair Hotel
Courtesy of The Sinclair Hotel

Kimpton Harper Hotel

Cocktails at the Secret Garden popup
Kimpton Harper Hotel on Facebook

Near Fort Worth’s Botanic Garden, the Kimpton Harper holds a secret. It’s a secret garden-themed pop-up inside the hotel’s bar. Sip an old fashioned while admiring the blooms.

Cocktails at the Secret Garden popup
Kimpton Harper Hotel on Facebook

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