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11 Places to Sip Hot Drinks and Hide from the Arctic Blast

Where to warm up from the inside out.

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Now that winter has finally reared its ugly head, most of us are actively trying to figure out how to warm the hell up. There’s no better way to warm yourself up than a hot toddy or spiked Irish coffee, and these Dallas bars have excellent iterations of the classics as well as plenty of new takes. You’ll have to brave the elements to get to these spots, but you’ll be plenty warm once you start drinking.

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Black Friar Pub

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Black Friar has several hot drinks, the best of which is the Dude, Sweet Caramel. Made with Valhrona cocoa powder from the beloved Bishop Arts chocolatier, Illy espresso liqueur, and Bailey’s caramel liqueur, this drink is much more lively than the boring mocha you’ve been ordering from Starbucks

Black Swan Saloon

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Any bar can make a simple hot toddy, but you’d be remiss to forget to stop by Black Swan Saloon to try one of barman Gabe Sanchez’s creations. Ask for a toddy made with his cinnamon candy-infused whiskey for a particularly warm and wintry libation that will help you endure these chilly temps.

Dubliner

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Mulled wine is an acquired taste, but if you’ve got it, you have to head to The Dubliner and try their iteration of the age-old drink. Now that temperatures have cooled, the lightly spiced and heavily flavored red wine is exactly what you’ll need when you decide to brave it and find your car along Greenville Ave.

Single Wide

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This time of year, Single Wide adds a variety of hot drinks to their menu, most notably a Spiked Hot Chocolate.The hot chocolate here is boozy, rich, and always a solid choice. Add a shot of Jameson on the back to really round out your drinking experience. Other options include hot apple cider spiked with moonshine.
Hot drink options are bountiful at this McKinney Avenue drinking staple, whether you're in the mood for a Mexican hot chocolate spiked with tequila, Patron XO, and cinnamon, a classic hot buttered rum, or a soothing hot toddy made with Buffalo Trace and honey syrup.

The Libertine

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Drinking hot chocolate is already pretty damn great, but adding booze makes a warm mug out of this world. The Libertine recently reintroduced their seasonal winter menu, and the Muertos Vivientes is its standout. Mixed with Frangelico hazelnut liqueur, Ancho Reyes, and Aztec chocolate bitters, you’ll definitely be warm after drinking this concoction, if a little lightheaded.

The Old Monk

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The Old Monk has a full menu of warm and boozy drinks, from traditional hot toddies and mulled wine to a delicious version of warm buttered rum. Using Old Monk rum from India mixed with spices, brown sugar, and butter, this creamy drink is head-swimmingly delicious. Even if you’re entirely chilled to the bone, that drink will instantly warm you.

The People's Last Stand

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This Mockingbird Station cocktail den is a great place to hide out from cold weather, and they always bring creativity to their hot drink selection: Expect hot drinks made with chocolate caramel infused Jameson, mulled wine, and a hot toddy made with ginger liqueur.

The Standard Pour

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The cozy old library vibe makes this McKinney Avenue hotspot an ideal place to warm up with a hot toddy, an Irish coffee, or, when available, a Tom 'n Jerry -- a hot eggnog-ish drink that will warm you from the inside out.

The Wild Detectives

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This Bishop Arts bookstore slash coffee shop slash bar is the perfect place to hibernate if you’ve already gotten stir-crazy at home. There are plenty of nooks to chil in while reading, and the bartenders make a great hot toddy or Irish coffee. If you make it early enough, you can enjoy a few coffee drinks sans booze in time to fuel the night’s drinking.

Trinity Hall

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Of course an Irish pub is going to have Irish coffee, but Trinity Hall is a particularly good spot to sip your spiked caffeine. You can choose a shot of Bailey’s or Irish whiskey, or hell, how about both? There isn’t a long list of craft cocktails here, but you can bet that a classic Irish coffee is going to be solid.

Black Friar Pub

Black Friar has several hot drinks, the best of which is the Dude, Sweet Caramel. Made with Valhrona cocoa powder from the beloved Bishop Arts chocolatier, Illy espresso liqueur, and Bailey’s caramel liqueur, this drink is much more lively than the boring mocha you’ve been ordering from Starbucks

Black Swan Saloon

Any bar can make a simple hot toddy, but you’d be remiss to forget to stop by Black Swan Saloon to try one of barman Gabe Sanchez’s creations. Ask for a toddy made with his cinnamon candy-infused whiskey for a particularly warm and wintry libation that will help you endure these chilly temps.

Dubliner

Mulled wine is an acquired taste, but if you’ve got it, you have to head to The Dubliner and try their iteration of the age-old drink. Now that temperatures have cooled, the lightly spiced and heavily flavored red wine is exactly what you’ll need when you decide to brave it and find your car along Greenville Ave.

Single Wide

This time of year, Single Wide adds a variety of hot drinks to their menu, most notably a Spiked Hot Chocolate.The hot chocolate here is boozy, rich, and always a solid choice. Add a shot of Jameson on the back to really round out your drinking experience. Other options include hot apple cider spiked with moonshine.

Tate's

Hot drink options are bountiful at this McKinney Avenue drinking staple, whether you're in the mood for a Mexican hot chocolate spiked with tequila, Patron XO, and cinnamon, a classic hot buttered rum, or a soothing hot toddy made with Buffalo Trace and honey syrup.

The Libertine

Drinking hot chocolate is already pretty damn great, but adding booze makes a warm mug out of this world. The Libertine recently reintroduced their seasonal winter menu, and the Muertos Vivientes is its standout. Mixed with Frangelico hazelnut liqueur, Ancho Reyes, and Aztec chocolate bitters, you’ll definitely be warm after drinking this concoction, if a little lightheaded.

The Old Monk

The Old Monk has a full menu of warm and boozy drinks, from traditional hot toddies and mulled wine to a delicious version of warm buttered rum. Using Old Monk rum from India mixed with spices, brown sugar, and butter, this creamy drink is head-swimmingly delicious. Even if you’re entirely chilled to the bone, that drink will instantly warm you.

The People's Last Stand

This Mockingbird Station cocktail den is a great place to hide out from cold weather, and they always bring creativity to their hot drink selection: Expect hot drinks made with chocolate caramel infused Jameson, mulled wine, and a hot toddy made with ginger liqueur.

The Standard Pour

The cozy old library vibe makes this McKinney Avenue hotspot an ideal place to warm up with a hot toddy, an Irish coffee, or, when available, a Tom 'n Jerry -- a hot eggnog-ish drink that will warm you from the inside out.

The Wild Detectives

This Bishop Arts bookstore slash coffee shop slash bar is the perfect place to hibernate if you’ve already gotten stir-crazy at home. There are plenty of nooks to chil in while reading, and the bartenders make a great hot toddy or Irish coffee. If you make it early enough, you can enjoy a few coffee drinks sans booze in time to fuel the night’s drinking.

Trinity Hall

Of course an Irish pub is going to have Irish coffee, but Trinity Hall is a particularly good spot to sip your spiked caffeine. You can choose a shot of Bailey’s or Irish whiskey, or hell, how about both? There isn’t a long list of craft cocktails here, but you can bet that a classic Irish coffee is going to be solid.

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