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The Best Bars in Dallas

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From locally-brewed craft beer to perfectly-mixed craft cocktails, dive bars to high-end haunts, the Dallas bar scene is thriving. Start early with one of the city's many happy hours and, by closing time, you might just have a new favorite neighborhood bar in Deep Ellum or downtown Dallas.
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5624 Sears St, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
In 2013, Jason Boso, the founder of the popular Twisted Root burger joints, felt the city was lacking a bar where he could feel equally comfortable taking his dad for a beer, hanging out with his buddies at night, and treating his wife to...
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1530 Inspiration Dr #200, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
The Community Beer Company is located in Dallas’ ultra-hip design district and creates high-quality, local craft beer. Every Saturday, the brewing company hosts brewery tours and tastings, where you can sample the beer, listen to live music, and...
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314 W Eighth St, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
In my return to life in Dallas after over a decade of living in places like Paris, Cape Town and San Francisco, I'm constantly searching for inspiring and artistic venues to support. Walking into The Wild Detectives transported me right back to...
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5100 Belt Line Rd #544, Dallas, TX 75254, USA
Lovers love Mercy Wine Bar. With a stellar selection of wines to choose from, as well as noshes of all sizes, food and vino lovers are covered. And with low-lit, intimate spaces throughout (sit upstairs for extra privacy), lovers who arrive...
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2847 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
The Old Monk is a popular Dallas pub with an excellent beer list and an eclectic pub grub menu. Old Monk also hosts numerous tap takeover events throughout the year, and I hear their Oktoberfest bash is a big one. The steamed mussels are a...
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2624 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226, USA
The ultimate hole in the wall. Probably not a good idea to wear white cause you'll likely get black marker on it (you'll see what i mean when you get there). Cheap beer (yum Lonestar Beer). Awesome hamburgers are pretty much the only thing on the...
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2303 Pittman St, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
what's better than perfectly fried chicken in an outdoor setting underneath the texas sky? probably not much. until you throw in a great bar, live music, fire pits, and a pretty killer design. this is exactly the mix achieved in dallas at the...
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2823 St Louis St, Dallas, TX 75226, USA
We headed out to Deep Ellum Brewing Co for their Saturday tour. Deep Ellum was the first microbrewery in Dallas when they opened in 2011. Of course the local craft beer scene has expanded since then. For a small fee you get a glass and a...
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5320 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75235, USA
Word about this locals' secret has gotten out, and it can get packed here at night. Co-owned by Charlie and his ex-wife Louise, this hole-in-the-wall bar rings of New York (the owners' hometown) but with reasonable prices. The cocktails are...
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1613 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Ship's has all the hallmarks of a classic dive bar: cash only, PBR on tap, vinyl booths, and a jukebox with Neil Diamond. Opened decades ago, it's the best dive in Dallas. The owner, who must be in his 80s, has been going since he was a teen. The...