The fact that it can get crazy hot in Dallas has nothing to do with it being the birthplace of the frozen margarita. But it is, so there's that. Still, Big D isn't one to rest on its limey, slushy laurels, and it boasts a number of cocktail clubs to go along with one of the hotter craft beer scenes in the country. Which, of course, is why local editor Aaron Miller's here to help you stagger through it without a single misstep.
Best Club: Teddy's Room has good booze, hot women, good DJs, and burlesque dancers, and what else do you need in a place that's inspired by Prohib-era speakeasies and named after America's most
cuddly adventurous president?
Best for Working: As FND's top caffeinated outpost, Coffee House Cafe has a patio that's quiet enough to hear yourself think, and an alcoholic-coffee program that's sure to make what you're thinking unintelligible.