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ADAIR’S SA­LOON— Cov­ered in graf­fiti and drip­ping with Texas charm, Adair’s is billed on its web­site as “the best hole-in-the-wall, burger, beer and live mu­sic joint around.” Af­ter be­ing in busi­ness for 40 years, who are we to ar­gue? www.adairssa­loon. com. 2624 Com­merce St., 214.939.9900. BAR BEL­MONT— This is the ul­ti­mate hip­ster hang­out spot, lo­cated within the mid-cen­tury modern Bel­mont Ho­tel. The mo­ji­tos are divine ... and not to be missed. Plus, the stun­ning view of down­town Dal­las doesn’t hurt. www.bel­mont­dal­las.com. 901 Fort Worth Ave., 214.393.2300. BARCADIA— Barcadia looks to dou­ble vis­i­tors’ plea­sure by com­bin­ing ar­cade fa­vorites (Pac-Man, any­one?) with a cold brew. The space has a great ‘80s rock ‘n’ roll lounge feel to it. www.bar­ca­di­adal­las.com. 1917 N. Hen­der­son Ave., 214.821.7300. BLACK SWAN SA­LOON— Known for some of the best craft cock­tails in Dal­las, Black Swan Sa­loon is where bar­tenders go for drinks. Ex­pertly in­fused spir­its and per­fectly pre­pared old-fash­ioneds are what you’ll find here, not to men­tion a re­laxed vibe and a taste of Deep El­lum’s cool, con­tem­po­rary cul­ture. www.black­swansa­loon.com. 2708 Elm St., 214.749.4848. BLUE MAR­TINI— At this premier mar­tini lounge, lo­cated in the Shops at Legacy, you can go ca­sual on the out­door pa­tio bar, be at the heart of the party in the stage room, or keep an eye on ev­ery­thing while main­tain­ing an aura of seclu­sion in the VIP room. Live en­ter­tain­ment nightly. www.blue­mar­tinilounge.com. 7300 Lone Star Drive, Shops at Legacy, Plano, 972.727.2583. CANDLEROOM— Of­fer­ing a hip, ex­clu­sive, well-lit am­bi­ence, The Can­dle Room is the go-to bar and club for those look­ing for a lit­tle ad­ven­ture in Dal­las. The Can­dle Room is known for its great mar­ti­nis and dance mu­sic. www.can­dle­room­dal­las.com. 5039 Wil­lis Ave., 214.370.4155. CAPI­TOL PUB— This neigh­bor­hood pub of­fers great food and a large drink se­lec­tion. The re­laxed at­mos­phere makes it a great place to hang out and drink some im­ported brew. www.capi­tolpub­dal­las.com. 2401 N. Hen­der­son Ave., 214.887.9330. CHRISTIE’S SPORTS BAR— This Up­town fa­vorite may be a bit up­scale, but that doesn’t mean much when more than 50 beers re­side here, as well as cus­tom­made, hand-carved bil­liard ta­bles. Clas­sic din­ing fa­vorites round out the ex­pe­ri­ence. www.christies­ports­bar.com. 2811 McK­in­ney Ave., 214.954.1511. DICK’S LAST RE­SORT— Dick’s is campy and a bit wild at times, and that’s why we love it. Be­ware of fly­ing food and/or nap­kins, and keep your wits about you. Don’t miss the Ka’Mana Wana Lei-a ... don’t ask. www.dick­slas­tre­sort.com. 2211 N. La­mar St., 214.747.0001. DOU­BLE WIDE— Look for the tor­nado on top of the build­ing, then step on in. En­joy some great, lo­cal live mu­sic and some “white trash” drink spe­cial­ties, such as the Boone’s Farm Mar­tini and the Yoohoo Yee­haw. www.dou­ble-wide.com. 3510 Com­merce St., 214.887.6510. THE EBERHARD— This chic ad­di­tion to Dal­las’ trendy Hen­der­son Av­enue heats up when the sun goes down. The cock­tails are classy, the scene is lively (not to men­tion well-dressed), and the unique brunch and happy hour menus cover all the bases—think char­cu­terie boards, bene­dicts,

flat­breads, tacos and more. Look for the sprawl­ing, LED-back­lit bar and you’ll know you’ve found the right spot. www.thee­ber­hard.com. 2107 N. Hen­der­son Ave., 214.821.1100. FILTHY MCNASTY’S SA­LOON— Lo­cated in the heart of the His­toric Stock­yards, Filthy McNasty’s has been a part of the lo­cal mu­sic scene for three gen­er­a­tions. Come see how Tex­ans drink and dance ... it’s guar­an­teed you’ll have a good time. www. filthym­c­nastys­sa­loon.com. 114 W Ex­change Ave., Fort Worth, 817.386.0170. FINN MACCOOL’S PUB— For cold beer in a laid­back at­mos­phere, go to Finn Mac Cool’s. There are many TVs, a pool ta­ble, juke box and all the other mark­ings of a per­fect spot to chill. www. finn­mac­cool­spub.com. 1700 8th Ave., Fort Worth, 817.923.2121. FRANKIE’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL— Frankie’s is a long­time fa­vorite wa­ter­ing hole for lo­cals and diehard sports fans alike. Its nightly drink spe­cials, im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of TVs and com­fort­able yet en­er­getic at­mos­phere make Frankie’s a go-to sports bar re­gard­less of the sea­son. www.frankies­bar.com. 1303 Main St., 214.741.1919. Map 5: C-4; 425 W. Third St., Fort Worth, 817.870.9090. Map 3: C-7 FRED’S TEXAS CAFÉ— There is a rea­son the lo­cals are talk­ing about this bar, af­fec­tion­ately named af­ter the owner’s dog. Fred’s is the go-to place for great drink spe­cials, out-of-this-world burg­ers, live mu­sic and a mem­o­rable back pa­tio scene. www. fred­s­tex­as­cafe.com. 915 Cur­rie St., Fort Worth, 817.332.0083. GLASS CAC­TUS— This Lake Grapevine night­club show­cases mu­sic seven nights a week on a pow­er­house stage. A spa­cious dance floor, five bars, a multi-tiered out­door deck, up­scale club cui­sine and the largest se­lec­tion of te­quila in Texas all grant a Texas-sized time. www.glass­cac­tus­night­club.com. 1501 Gay­lord Trail (Gay­lord Texan), Grapevine, 817.778.2805. IDLE RICH PUB— Lo­cated along McK­in­ney Av­enue, Idle Rich of­fers a lively, friendly at­mos­phere. En­joy a wide se­lec­tion of Bel­gian beers, sin­gle malt Scotch/small batch bour­bon, fish and chips, blue cheese-stuffed burg­ers and more. www.idlerich­pub.com. 2614 McK­in­ney Ave., 214.965.9926. THE IN­WOOD LOUNGE— The long­stand­ing In­wood Lounge has been serv­ing hand­crafted cock­tails and spe­cialty mar­ti­nis for al­most 30 years. Take ad­van­tage of its at­trac­tive happy hour menu, or or­der a drink to en­joy be­fore or af­ter a flick en­joyed on one of the movie theater’s comfy couches. www. land­mark­the­atres.com/dal­las/in­wood-theatre/thein­wood-lounge. 5458 Lovers Lane, 214.764.9106. LAKE­WOOD LAND­ING— The dive bar of all dive bars, Lake­wood Land­ing is a Dal­las clas­sic. www.lake­wood-land­ing.com. 5818 Live Oak St., 214.823.2410. LEE HAR­VEY’S— Re­main­ing true to the orig­i­nal bar’s de­sign, Lee Har­vey’s re­tains touches of au­then­tic­ity, such as wood pan­el­ing, neon beer signs and more. This quin­tes­sen­tial Dal­las dive bar of­fers an ex­pan­sive pa­tio, good food and a depend­able live mu­sic cal­en­dar. www.lee­har­veys.com. 1807 Gould St., 214.428.1555. LIVE OAK MU­SIC HALL & LOUNGE— Whether one is lured by the Texas Pint Nights or sim­ply the good old-fash­ioned sounds of lo­cal tal­ent em­a­nat­ing from the walls, this 5,000-square-foot au­di­to­ri­um­style hall and “acous­tic lounge” is a must for any self-re­spect­ing mu­sic lover. The Live Oak reg­u­larly hosts both emerg­ing and na­tion­ally ac­claimed tal­ent, with gen­res rang­ing from rock ’n’ roll and coun­try to blues and reg­gae. Their menu is var­ied and drinks are a con­tin­u­ous pour. www.the­liv­eoak.com. 1311 Lip­scomb St., Fort Worth, 817.926.0968. MAT (MCK­IN­NEY AV­ENUE TAV­ERN)— Lo­cated in Up­town, the very pop­u­lar McK­in­ney Av­enue Tav­ern of­fers nearly two dozen tele­vi­sions and clas­sic burg­ers de­signed to turn you into a reg­u­lar. A high def­i­ni­tion pro­jec­tor puts the foot­ball right in your lap. www.mck­in­neyav­enue­tav­ern.com. 2822 McK­in­ney Ave., 214.969.1984. MCSWIGGAN’S IR­ISH PUB— Billed as “The Un­of­fi­cial Bos­ton Pub of Dal­las,” McSwiggan’s is a great place to catch a game, grab a bite and re­lax with a drink. Serv­ing Ir­ish break­fast, clas­sic bangers & mash, juicy pub burg­ers and more, this re­laxed pub is per­fect for a night out with the boys. www. mc­swig­gan­sirish­pub.com. 6910 Wind­haven Pkwy., Ste. 105, The Colony, 972.820.0688. MUTT’S CA­NINE CANTINA— This adult-friendly Up­town dog park of­fers a full menu of milk­shakes, burg­ers and lo­cal draught beer, plus a se­lec­tion of items for din­ing dog­gies and sep­a­rate play pen for smaller breeds. www.muttscant­ina.com. 2889 Ci­ty­place W. Blvd., 214.377.8723. NEON MOON SA­LOON— This coun­try-style bar in the Fort Worth Stock­yards is the per­fect place to grab a few cold ones with friends, shoot a few rounds of pool and test your two-step­pin’ skills. www. the­neon­moon­sa­loon.com. 2509 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, 817.625.6666. OAK CLIFF SO­CIAL CLUB— Last call in Bishop Arts Dis­trict used to be a sign that the party was over. Not any­more. This late night lo­ca­tion prides it­self on “beer and bil­liards” and is a wel­come change of pace for the neigh­bor­hood. The piz­zas are del­ish, the beer choices plen­ti­ful and the at­mos­phere begs for re­peat vis­its. 238 Davis St., Oak Cliff,, 214.941.0298. OLD MONK— Lo­cated on his­toric Hen­der­son Av­enue, this eclec­tic pub has an old-world feel and an as­sort­ment of an­tiques that give it a weath­ered, friendly ap­pear­ance. The Old Monk also of­fers a widely var­ied beer se­lec­tion and above-av­er­age food for those deep-fried or burger-fu­eled Fri­day nights. www.old­monkdal­las.com. 2847 N. Hen­der­son Ave., 214.821.1880. OZONA GRILL AND BAR— This Greenville Av­enue sta­ple serves up Tex-Mex fa­vorites, tasty burg­ers and more, and has a tra­di­tional in­door bar and seat­ing area as well as a gi­nor­mous pa­tio with mul­ti­ple TVs for brunches, large groups and game days. www.ozon­a­grill.com. 4615 Greenville Ave., 214.265.9105. PEARL’S DANCE­HALL & SA­LOON— The en­try par­lor of this honky-tonk was once a bordello built by Buf­falo Bill Cody in the late 1800s. Named Ho­tel Pearl’s, the bordello has now been re­placed by Pearl’s Dance­hall and Sa­loon, filled with bootscootin’ Tex­ans and some frothy, cold beer. www. pearls­dance­hall.com. 302 W. Ex­change Ave., Fort Worth, 817.624.2800. PETE’S DU­EL­ING PIANO BAR— This piano bar of­fers a lively at­mos­phere, dy­namic en­ergy and loads of sing-a-long fun. The venue show­cases two baby grand pi­anos, and the A-list tal­ent plays ev­ery­thing from Billy Joel to The Bea­tles. www.pe­tes­du­el­ing­pi­ano­bar.com. 4980 Belt Line Road, Ad­di­son,

972.726.7383; 621 Hous­ton St., Fort Worth, 817.335.7383. SAND­BAR CANTINA & GRILL— Ever fan­cied a game of beach vol­ley­ball af­ter work? This Caribbean-themed bar and grill fea­tures ex­otic cui­sine, ex­otic drink choices and an ex­otic at­mos­phere de­signed to make cus­tomers for­get about all those pesky ev­ery­day stresses. Sand­bar even of­fers fit­ness and league op­tions, for those who want to get se­ri­ously jiggy with the beach sports. www.sand­bar­cantina.com. 317 S. 2nd Ave., 214.884.5528. SCAT JAZZ LOUNGE— For the cool cats who dig some jazz tunes, this is the ticket. Scat Jazz Lounge of­fers danc­ing and jazz that ranges from Big Band to clas­sic croon­ing. www.scat­jaz­zlounge.com. 111 W. 4th St., Fort Worth, 817.870.9100. STOCK­YARDS SA­LOON— Stock­yards Sa­loon is the “Best Lit­tle Bar in Town.” With live mu­sic and a laid­back at­mos­phere, Stock­yards Sa­loon is the per­fect place to kick back with friends and a few cold ones. www.fort­worth­stock­yards.org. 2409 N. Main St., Fort Worth, 817.624.3811. STONELEIGH P— Think “Cheers,” but with some Up­town flair. The Stoneleigh P is a great place to chill with friends in a dive bar at­mos­phere—en­joy pool, stiff drinks and a laid-back vibe. www.stoneleighp.com. 2926 Maple Ave., 214.871.2346. SUN­DOWN AT GRANADA— With a se­lec­tion of over 60 beers and a week­end brunch fea­tur­ing $2 mi­mosas, Sun­down is a neigh­bor­hood haunt boast- ing free live mu­sic nearly ev­ery night and a rooftop pa­tio out­fit­ted with a large pro­jec­tor screen for games, con­cert streams and movie nights. www. sun­dow­nat­granada.com. 3520 Greenville Ave., 214.823.8305. TEN BELLS TAV­ERN— This un­pre­ten­tious Bishop Arts tav­ern of­fers amaz­ing bar food, a sub­tle Bri­tish theme, and a plethora of im­bib­ing op­tions. Try the “butty,” a tra­di­tional English de­light stuffed with cheese and French fries and served with Jack Daniels mus­tard. www.ten­bell­stav­ern.com. 232 W. 7th St., Oak Cliff, 214.943.2677. THE BAL­CONY CLUB— Live jazz and a ro­man­tic, in­ti­mate am­bi­ence are the stage for an evening at the Bal­cony Club in Lake­wood. The di­verse, lo­cal clien­tele all en­joy the mixed drinks and smooth jazz tunes. www.bal­cony­club.com. 1825 Abrams Road, 214.826.8104. THE DRAM— This trendy, up­scale cock­tail lounge seems tai­lor-made for both young, suc­cess­ful up­starts and sea­soned pro­fes­sion­als alike. The em­pha­sis is on hand­crafted spir­its and col­or­ful con­coc­tions. There is an ex­ten­sive whiskey and cham­pagne menu for ad­di­tional temp­ta­tion. www. the­dram­dal­las.com. 2918 N. Hen­der­son Ave., 214.826.3726. THE DUBLINER— This match­box-sized hang­out is per­fect for those who can ap­pre­ci­ate a good whiskey or Euro­pean beer. Liv­ing up to its name­sake, pa­trons will be in awe of the Ir­ish whiskey se­lec­tion. www.dal­las­dubliner.com. 2818 Greenville Ave., 214.818.0911. THE FREE MAN— This eclec­tic Cre­ole lounge is bound to leave you lib­er­ated. Fea­tur­ing live rock/ jazz bands nearly ev­ery night and a menu filled with tasty Ca­jun fa­vorites, the Free Man is an all-around hot spot for lo­cals and vis­i­tors alike. www.free­man­dal­las.com. 2626 Com­merce St., 214.377.9893. THE GINGER MAN— The beer menu at this pop­u­lar wa­ter­ing hole in­cludes nearly a hun­dred draught se­lec­tions, many of which ro­tate sea­son­ally. En­joy pre­mium brews and pub fare with a Ger­man twist—think bratwurst and Rueben sand­wiches. Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions. www.gin­ger­man­pub.com. THE LIB­ER­TINE BAR— The Lib­er­tine is a friendly, neigh­bor­hood bar by day and a mu­si­cian’s play­ground at night. The food is bud­get-friendly, de­li­cious and fun pair­ing events are sched­uled fre­quently. www.the­lib­ertinebar.com. 2101 Greenville Ave., 214.824.7900. THE LI­BRARY BAR— The beer is cheap; the crowd is beautiful, and the at­mos­phere is unique. And the best part ... your re­ceipt says “The Li­brary.” 611 Hous­ton St., Fort Worth, 817.885.8201. THE LON­DONER— Look­ing for an au­then­tic English bar set­ting with a bevy of frothy brews? Get your grub (and pub) on in Frisco, Col­leyville, Rock­wall or Ad­di­son at the Lon­doner, home of ice cold pints, darts, trivia and de­li­cious Bri­tish bites. Try tra­di­tional Lon­don en­trées like fish & chips or

shep­herd’s pie. www.lon­don­er­ad­di­son.com. 14930 Mid­way Road, Ad­di­son, 972.458.2444. THE MULE PUB— Icy-cold beer, a group of friends, a ca­sual pa­tio and a lit­tle Golden Tee all com­bine for a great time at The Mule Pub. www.mulepub.com. 5731 Locke Ave., 817.732.5399. THE QUAR­TER— Mod­eled af­ter the French Quar­ter’s am­biance, The Quar­ter is a fa­vorite amongst Dal­las sin­gles. It’s a ca­sual scene that is al­ways packed, and the court­yard pa­tio is per­fect for re­laxed con­ver­sa­tion. 3301 McK­in­ney Ave., 214.754.4940. THE STAN­DARD POUR— Far from stan­dard, this “cock­tail den and crav­ings kitchen” in­vites ea­ger night-lif­ers in with far-from-or­di­nary cre­ations de­signed to tickle the taste buds and un­lock in­hi­bi­tions. The menu impresses as well with deca­dent sal­ads and clas­sic up­scale Amer­i­can dishes, all in a hip, Pro­hi­bi­tion-era aes­thetic. www.tsp­dal­las.com. 2900 McK­in­ney Ave., 214.935.1370. THREE SHEETS— This neigh­bor­hood bar is much more than, well, a bar. Fea­tur­ing a warm, rus­tic am­bi­ence and spa­ces like the “li­brary” lounge, this classy-cool build­ing formerly served as a Tucker car deal­er­ship. Now it rou­tinely dishes out gourmet bar food and a wide as­sort­ment of scotches and whiskeys. The wel­com­ing cov­ered pa­tio and gen­er­ous amount of flat-screen TVs on site are an added bonus. www.three­sheets­dal­las.com. 3113 Ross Ave., 214.823.3113. TIMES TEN CELLARS— If you’re look­ing for a re­lax­ing night, try Times Ten Cellars. The crowd is ma­ture, the snacks are divine and the wine is per­fect. En­joy. www.times­ten­cel­lars.com. 6324 Prospect Ave., 214.824.9463. TRIN­ITY HALL— With an im­pres­sive hard­wood bar and tra­di­tional feel, this Ir­ish restau­rant is just the ticket for that St. Patty’s Day feast or U2 lis­ten­ing party you’ve been wait­ing for. They of­fer fan­tas­tic Ir­ish food as well, such as corned beef and cab­bage and Guin­ness stew. www.trin­i­ty­hall.tv. 5321 E. Mock­ing­bird Ln., Ste. 250, 214.887.3600. YE OLDE BULL AND BUSH— With darts, pool, live mu­sic and a killer beer se­lec­tion, Ye Olde Bull and Bush is the pre­ferred pub scene for TCU stu­dents and Fort Worth lo­cals. www.yeold­bul­land­bush.com. 2300 Mont­gomery St., Fort Worth, 817.731.9206.

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