A dive bar with a motto of “tight jeans and loose morals” in a luxury hotel that once welcomed Queen Elizabeth II? It doesn’t get much more Dallas than the Rodeo Bar, which reopened in recent years after a brief hiatus from its 1980s heyday. There’s live music downstairs every Friday and Saturday, plus the weekday happy hour offers a variety of food and libations for only $6 apiece. It also doesn’t get much more Texas than its Real Cold Cocktail: frozen whiskey and Dr Pepper.
How to book: Stop by for first-come, first-served seating.