Happiest Hour

Happiest Hour


Just based on location alone, it's hard to beat Happiest Hour. Situated next to American Airlines Center, which borders Uptown, the Arts District, and Downtown, the bar, as its name suggests, is the perfect spot for post-work drinks, as well as a great place for a pregame pint. The prime view of the skyline is just icing on this boozy cake.

The Quarter

The Quarter Bar


There are so many reasons to love the Quarter Bar, but chief among them is the upstairs area (the ground-floor courtyard is pretty neat, too). Score a table near the railing for a terrific view of the skyline, and be sure to order the tacos, burgers, or flatbreads, which come from Bread Winners Cafe next door.  

Kathryn Kemp/HG Sply Co

HG Sply Co

Lower Greenville

This hotspot is at the forefront of the hip new era of Lower Greenville. The ground-floor restaurant is great for a bite of “hunted” and “gathered” food, but the upstairs is where it’s at. The industrial decor is softened by planters filled with the fragrant herbs used in the cocktails, and the tables facing Greenville offer some of the best views of the city.

Courtesy of NYLO Dallas

SODA Bar at the NYLO Hotel

The Cedars

With poolside cabanas, a sleek bar, and an infinity pool, you might feel like you stepped off the elevator into a Las Vegas party. But once you’re on the patio, there’s no mistaking it -- you’re seeing Dallas in all its glory, so take in the scenery with some cocktails and small bites.

The Nines

Deep Ellum

With the burgeoning popularity of Deep Ellum, it’s always heart-warming to see a bar that keeps the eclectic and edgy side of the neighborhood alive and well. Grab a drink and hit the rooftop to enjoy house, jungle, and trance music spun by some of the best DJs in town, or come by on Sunday for a burlesque brunch. Mondays are game nights, with half-priced food, Cards Against Humanity, and the very risqué Goat Head Trivia.

Bar Belmont

Bar Belmont at The Belmont Hotel

Oak Cliff

Brimming with rustic Southwest charm, this hotel bar serves cocktails to a more mature crowd that's less interested in being seen and more into enjoying the sunset. The atmosphere may be subdued but the view of Downtown is wild.

Saint Rocco's

Saint Rocco's

Trinity Groves

Trinity Groves is turning into one of the hottest neighborhoods in town, and Saint Rocco’s is basically the pioneer of the change. The old-school, New York-style Italian restaurant, located at the foot of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, has a chic, Miami-inspired third-floor deck that provides great photo ops.


Lower Greenville

Another great spot for keeping an eye on all the Lower Greenville action, the Cajun-themed Dodie’s is a sports lover’s paradise. Expect every big sporting event, especially any involving Louisiana teams, to be playing on the many huge televisions inside and out. If your team wins, celebrate on the rooftop with a po-boy and an ice-cold beer.

Sundown At Granada

Sundown at Granada

Lower Greenville

You probably already know Granada Theater on Greenville Avenue as a place to check out some of the hottest musical acts rolling through town. But whether you’re there to grab a pre-show drink or just want to sit upstairs and gaze at the weekend revelers on Lower Greenville, Sundown at Granada is a worthy destination, with creative cocktails and a menu filled with healthy and vegetarian fare.

Stirr Dallas


Deep Ellum

Located down the street from the wildly popular Pecan Lodge, Stirr brings a touch of Uptown elegance to Deep Ellum. Plush booths and oversized pillows on the roof create the perfect environment for good conversation and appetizer-sharing with friends. Or, if you want to get a little more adventurous, split the $150 large-format Moscow Mule and see what happens.

32 Degrees


For those who prefer to live and play in the northern part of the Metroplex, don’t worry -- we haven't forgotten about you. Located on the rooftop of Urban Crust pizzeria in Plano is 32 Degrees, named for the temperature at which the bar pours its draft beer. Liquor such as Fireball and Jägermeister are served at an arctic 5 degrees below zero, so if you were trying to find the ultimate place to beat the heat on a sweltering Texas day, look no further.

Up Next
Getty Images
Food & Drink

The Best Bars to Watch the FIFA World Cup in Dallas

Published On 06/08/2018
S occer diehards have been waiting for the this year’s World Cup since the referee blew the final whistle on Germany’s 1-0 victory over Argentina in 2014. After four long years, the biggest spectacle in sports is finally upon us. This year the tournament is hosted in Russia, which means the games will run in Dallas during the morning and daytime hours. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still drink and have a good time. Celebrating the World Cup is best when surrounded by other soccer fans, so read on for some of the best places in Dallas to watch this year’s World Cup action from June 14-28, and check back for updates as the games get closer.

Trinity Hall

Mockingbird Station
Best for: Die-hard soccer nuts from all over

Trinity Hall is hands down one of the best places in Dallas to watch not just World Cup matches but any soccer game. Here you’ll meet supporters of teams from around the world -- you’ll meet French people, Germans, Italians, and even fans of smaller teams like Leeds United. If that’s not enough, they have more than 250 beers and more than 300 whiskeys (the whiskey menu is seriously eight pages long). Come early because this place fills up fast.

Blue Charcoal Steakhouse

Best for: Fans of Brazil, but also steak
You’re probably thinking: A steakhouse for a soccer game? Blue Charcoal used to go by a different game, but it’s still a popular place for the Metroplex's Brazilian population (and we mean people actually born in Brazil). So in addition to hanging out with Brazilians, you’ll also get to eat some delicious meat, or churrasco, while you watch Neymar on game day. Come hungry.

The Owners Box

Downtown Dallas
Best for: Spacious lounging through the games

If you don’t like being at crowded bars for big sporting events, then this is the place for you. Located on the first floor of the Dallas Omni Hotel, the Owners Box is incredibly spacious, so you’ll never feel like you’re fighting for space. They have tables, couches and more than a dozen screens to watch the action. This watering hole attracts fans from all teams, so be sure to wear your team’s jersey and be ready to make some new friends. (Pro tip: Try the wings.)

Ojos Locos Dallas

Ojos Locos

Far northwest of Dallas
Best for: Fans of Central and South American teams

Ojos Locos is essentially the Hooters of the Spanish-speaking crowd, so you’ll find plenty of fans of Mexico, Costa Rica, Panamá, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, and Peru here. They have cervezas served at 29 degrees, and they also serve beer towers (they’re called "the Balon"), so it’s a great place to bring your squad. You can get $5 off a 100-ounce Balon or $2 off a 60-ounce Balon. And you have to try the Elote Loco served on the cob with cream, cheese, and chile.

Bavarian Grill

Bavarian Grill

Best for: Fans of Germany and schnitzel  
When it comes to German fare in the Dallas area, Bavarian Grill is the place you need to be. It’s actually been voted one of the best German restaurants in the US. As they put it, they’re best known for “the very best schnitzel this side of the Atlantic Ocean.” They have huge party rooms and more than 60 different types of German beers on the menu. If you want to class things up a bit, they also have more than 20 German wines, too.

The Irishman Pub

Northwest Dallas
Best for: Good drink deals and plenty of screens

Formerly known as the Staggering Irishman, this pub is known for attracting a big soccer crowd. They have a projector and TVs all over the place, and they have dozens of beers on draft. Depending on the day and the happy hour specials, you can get drinks for at little as $3. Keep an eye out for drink specials here as the games approach.

The Nodding Donkey

The Nodding Donkey

Best for: Sipping drink specials on a patio
The Nodding Donkey is a solid go-to to watch any sporting event from college basketball to the Kentucky Derby and everything in between. So it makes sense that this would be a great place to watch some soccer, too. They change up their drink specials every day ranging from $4 Crown on Mondays to $4 mimosas and Bloody Marys on the weekends, and you can probably expect some specials for World Cup matches.

The Londoner

The Londoner

Best For: Fans of a traditional English pub
In 2016, NBC Sports voted The Londoner as the No. 1 pub for watching English Premier League soccer -- not just in Dallas or the state of Texas but in the whole United States. If that ringing endorsement isn’t enough than their specials should be. They boast $18 domestic buckets on the weekends, $4 off of Texas drafts on Tuesdays during happy hour, and happy hour all day on Mondays.

Senor Locos

Señor Locos

Best for: Fans of delicious Tex-Mex
Sometimes good drink specials aren’t enough. You’ve got to have great food, too. At Señor Locos, you get the best of both worlds. An addition to 29-degree cervezas and margaritas with the perfect mix of tanginess and tequila, they also have incredible food to chow down while you watch the games. Some highlights include the chipotle shrimp tacos and the Nacho Libre nachos (bring a friend to split these).

The Dubliner Irish Pub

Lower Greenville
Best for: Fans who want to party all summer long

Ireland didn’t make the World Cup this year, but this joint will still have the World Cup party going all summer long. The pub is owned and operated by Peter Kenny, a native of Dublin, Ireland, so you know it’s legit. Also legit are their happy hours, which include $2.50 domestics. Come ready to cheer your team on, but don’t mention Ireland’s absence from the tournament.


The Most Festive Things to Do in Boston for the Holidays

Published On 11/09/2018
Food & Drink

The Best Bars in Dallas to Drink at Right Now

Updated On 01/02/2018 at 12:04PM EST