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1. The Blind Butcher1919 Greenville Ave, Dallas
2. Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House1154 Peavy Rd, Dallas
3. Katy Trail Ice House3127 Routh St, Dallas
4. Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop2713 Commerce St, Dallas
5. Stackhouse Burgers2917 Gaston Ave, Dallas
6. Chicken Scratch2303 Pittman St., Dallas
7. Vagabond3619 Greenville Ave, Dallas
8. The Libertine Bar2101 Greenville Ave, Dallas
It’s hard to focus on a single menu item because The Blind Butcher makes their own pickles, hand cranks their own sausages, fries pig ears, makes a mean charcuterie board, and is beloved for their sinfully good poutine. The Butcher features an obscenely large beer list with craft drafts from some of America’s favorite breweries (think Ommegang and Lagunitas), local Texas breweries, and their own house brew. This restaurant has a distinctly industrial, relaxed feel in it’s home in an old warehouse, yet it brings a stylish urban atmosphere that has been described as “New York comes to Dallas.”
They say that a good friend is hard to find. But in this case, you just need a GPS or a fairly decent sense of smell. This beer garden and burger joint is everything its name says and more because who says you can't put a buddy between buns and devour him?
This beer garden/restaurant hybrid has one of the largest patios in Dallas and boasts 50 brews on tap, ranging from simple domestics to international imports, all poured behind a 50ft bar that features a number of flatscreens, making it a perfect game-day spot. Make sure to stop by for brunch for $6 mimosas from 11am to 3pm.
It's no surprise that one of the best sandwich shops in in the city is nestled in Dallas' historic Deep Ellum (they've got all the good stuff). Operating like an old-school deli, the bare-bricked Uncle Uber's serves up classics like the the Cuban, quirky specialties like the Veggie BunME, and downright deviously tasty stuff like shaved ribeye steaks and glutenous quarter-pound patty burgers. And no self-respecting Deep Ellum restaurant would be caught dead without a draft selection from the Deep Ellum Brewery.
At Stackhouse, choose between one or two patties and a wide selection of toppings, ranging from pickled jalapeños to good ol' cheese. The menu also includes a number of sandwiches, salads, sides, and dessert items, in case the bold burgers don't do the trick.
Chrises Jeffers & Zielke tapped Smoke's Tim Byers to build the menu for this rustic-modern, quick-service shack, where you can dine in, or get a to-go plate, then grab beer from the next-door Foundry and sit at one of their picnic tables while listening to live music. Either way, you'll gorge on fried or rotisserie chicken, mac 'n cheese, and from-scratch, daily changing frozen paletas.
Vagabond will hook you up with delicious brunch, plenty of customizable burgers, and a serious craft beer menu (30-plus options) that you can enjoy while playing bocce on their patio.
A divey Lowest Greenville bar with live music and great specials, The Libertine Bar is a dope spot in Dallas to get your drink on. Specials at this gloriously low-key hang include $3 Texas Beer Night on Wednesdays and half-price food on Tuesdays-- how could you go wrong? You might come here for just a drink, but the food menu is definitely also worth your while.