Cultivar Coffee
Proof & Pantry
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Kate Weiser Chocolate
Parliament
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Cold Beer Company
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Ashwood Bar & Kitchen
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1. Hypnotic Donuts 235 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201 (East 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.

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2. Cultivar Coffee 1146 Peavy Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

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!

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3. Proof and Pantry 1722 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201

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.

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4. Off the Record 2716 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226

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.

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5. Kate Weiser Chocolate 3011 Gulden Ln, Dallas, TX 75212

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.

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6. Parliament 2418 Allen St, Dallas, TX 75204 (Uptown)

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.

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7. Houndstooth Coffee 1900 Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 76206

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.

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8. Cold Beer Company 3600 Main st, Dallas, TX 75226

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!

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9. Ramen Hakata 3720 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75001 (Addison)

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).

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10. Ashwood Bar & Kitchen 5500 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206 (Upper Greenville)

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".