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1. Hypnotic Donuts235 W Hickory St, Denton
2. Cultivar Coffee1146 Peavy Rd, Dallas
3. Proof and Pantry1722 Routh St, Dallas
4. Off the Record2716 Elm St, Dallas
5. Kate Weiser Chocolate3011 Gulden Ln, Dallas
6. Parliament2418 Allen St, Dallas
7. Houndstooth Coffee1900 Henderson Ave, Dallas
8. Cold Beer Company3600 Main st, Dallas
9. Ramen Hakata3720 Belt Line Rd, Addison
10. Ashwood Bar & Kitchen5500 Greenville Ave, Dallas
The guys who brought you creations like the Evil Elvis, Canadian Healthcare, and chicken biscuits so good that you feel like you better understand the meaning of love have taken their talents to the city of Denton to create some of the most incredible and ridiculous concoctions ever made in the history of donuts.
Housed in the same space as Hypnotic Donuts in East Dallas, Cultivar takes its coffee very seriously. The micro-roastery and cafe pours out single-bean origin beans into perfectly prepared espresso, lattes, and all the other buzzy brews you could imagine. It’s serious coffee for serious coffee drinkers. The shop is only open from 7am–3pm and closed on Mondays, so get there early!
Upscale cocktails and food mix with a casual and refined space at Proof and Pantry, brought to you by mix-master Michael Martensen of Cedar's Social and Smyth fame.
Craft beer (more than 20 taps), craft cocktails, and vinyl are the stars of the show at OTR. You can grab a drink at the bar and then browse the record collection, which is more than 2,000 strong.
Kate Weiser's offers truly unique chocolate flavors, for instance, caramelized pineapple, mango habanero, and red wine & berries. Plus,, the show-stopped French Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich.
With craft cocktail icon Eddie "Lucky" Campbell at the helm, this bordello-lit drinking den in State Thomas boasts a lengthy leather-bound menu that has something for everyone. If you appreciate history and cocktail artistry, go for a Ramos Gin Fizz. And if you appreciate a good deal, there's an incredible happy hour where you can score standards like Old Fashioneds and gimlets for half their typical price.
Taking over the old Pearl Cup spot, this Austin transplant brings a fresh vibe to Knox-Henderson with its sleek design and well rounded menu of premium coffee, craft beer, and wine. The strong and savory Japanese iced coffee-- hot coffee brewed and then poured over ice-- is a stand out here. Houndstooth's friendly baristas here know their stuff-- and they'll gladly show teach your their skills. Houndstooth regularly offers classes where they'll show you the ropes of home brewing.
CBC boasts a fairly impressive tap wall and some seriously good food. Great starters like the chips and dips and a spicy in-house Chex Mix called Bar Trash. You can follow that up with a Wagyu meatball sandwich with provolone and marinara. Don’t forget about the beer!
Ramen is all the rage right now and Ramen Hakata does it really well. You will find several different bowls of ramen, like garlic miso ramen, spicy miso ramen, and appetizers such as chashu buns (steamed buns filled with pork belly and spicy edamame).
The epitome of what a sports bar is and should be, Ashwood brings all of the essentials; quesadillas, tacos, beer, buffalo wings, TVs, booze, and burgers. They have $5 pitchers during games, plus a full bar stocked with everything you could need for all of your drinking pleasures. This is a great place to catch a game and not be stuck with typical "bar food".