Bars in Dallas

25 Aug 2017
Eat Free in Dallas If You Drink

Obviously, happy hour is pretty awesome. Drink deals? You bet that I will be there. But what about when the deal gets sweetened with not just drink deals, but FREE FOOD? And this goes way beyond a free bowl of chips and some salsa. SIGN. ME. UP. But, these deals aren’t super publicized, so how will you know? This fall when back to school or work has got you down, grab your pals and head to one of these restaurants and bars in Dallas for sweet drink deals, and free food.

Eat Free in Dallas - Dallas Fish Market

Dallas Fish Market

Wednesday and Friday are perfect days for a happy hour. Head over to Dallas Fish Market on Main Street from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for amazing cocktails, AND a complimentary sushi roll when you purchase an alcoholic drink! We love the Lotus Blossom Sangria and the Fishermans’ Cup (super refreshing for these hot late summer days). Now, those are the only hours where you can get that complimentary roll, but they have great deals with half price bites and drinks for happy hour Monday through Friday from 3-7 p.m.

Rattlesnake Bar @ the Ritz Carlton

Usually you hear “the guac is extra,” but not at this bar. This is the BEST guacamole you’ve ever had, prepared by a “guacamologist” (whatever that job is I want it). Come have a drink, dressed in your best, for some five-star people watching and an impeccably-made drink. It is the Ritz Carlton, after all. These bites are crafted by the team at Fearing’s, one of the best restaurants in the world. While you’re here getting your 5-o’clock jam on, you’ll be offered sips of some mini margaritas, and perhaps some mini tacos too! All the fun starts at about 5:30-6ish on weekday evenings.

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Eat Free in Dallas - Ocean Prime

Ocean Prime

Not far from the Ritz in Uptown is Ocean Prime – maybe your go-to for a fancy date night or anniversary. But be sure to head over for an after work drink sometimes and have a few bites of truffle popcorn. Warning: it is addictive. Sidle up to the bar, order a drink, and enjoy a bowl (or five) of this amazing popcorn coated in delicious, sumptuous, truffle oil. Popcorn is a completely acceptable dinner alternative, right? We won’t tell anyone.

World Beer Co. (The Bottle Shop)

Are you a fan of the ultimate pairing: pizza + beer? If that’s your go-to, this is the PLACE for you! Check out the World Beer Co. on Lower Greenville, where you’ll find a massive treasure trove of craft beer that you can take home in bottles, cans, growlers, or whatever else your heart desires. But don’t wait until Thursday or Friday to get your drinks for the weekend! Come on in on a Monday to pick up your favorites, and enjoy free pizza while you’re there. They have more specials throughout the week, including $3 Can Sunday Funday and Texas Tuesday (1/2 price select Texas bottles and drafts.) Yum.

Eat Free in Dallas - World Brewing Company
Eat Free in Dallas - Stampede 66

Stampede 66

Another famous staple in Texas is Chef Stephen Pyles’ Stampede 66, on McKinney Ave. The food is phenomenal, so we highly recommend staying for dinner. The vibes are truly Texas with southern style cuisine and a Mexican flair. At the bar, order up! The Modern Star Canyon Margarita is an exceptional drink, including prickly pear fruit and a candied jalapeno. Come between 4 and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday to get FREE pork chicarrones in the bar area. Check out their other happy hour deals too!

The Best Places to Eat Free in Dallas if You are Drinking
16 Jun 2016
Dallas Bar Food Hot Spots

Dallas Bar Food Hot Spots

There is nothing like a late Friday or Saturday night craving. You want a nice cold drink especially during these hot summer nights, paired with something tasty and satisfying. A lot of places you go to for great drinks, but not the food. Or great food, but not the drinks. Guess what? We’ve busted the myth for you. Good drinks AND food, all at the same place. And it’s probably just around the corner from you. Check out these places for the best bar food in Dallas.

1807 Gould Street
This place has the classic bar look with wood panels and red booths indoors, with picnic tables alongside fire pits outdoors. The kitchen is open late here (til midnight on Friday and Saturday!) to satisfy your munchies. The menu is way more detailed than a simple burger and fries. Gumbo, steak tacos, quesadillas, chicken wings, and even a ribeye are part of the options you’ve got. Prices are tough to beat, with happy hour specials rocking Monday through Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. Check their calendar online for live music!

3127 Routh Street
Katy Trail Ice House is just off the beaten path…literally. This bar describes themselves as a “casual beer garden with dozens of brews on tap and a roomy patio.” Take a run or jog and meet up with all your buddies afterwards. The outdoor vibe here is the best, with lots of picnic-bench style seating. There are more than 50 beers on tap! Once again, this menu is far beyond typical bar fare, featuring legitimate Texas barbeque, salads, gourmet hot dogs, and even a veggie burger!

5818 Live Oak Street
Hmm. Should we start with the awesome jukebox? Or the famous burgers? It’s all good at this local Dallas dive bar. Don’t worry about what you’re wearing to this place. It’s not Uptown, folks. Take a seat on one of the old booths or head outdoors to the patio. A Dallas classic that’s been around for more than 50 years, it’s best for the staples! The burgers are mouthwatering, done right. Everything from bleu cheese to Provolone, and set into a red basket. (We said classic, right?) It’s delicious.

6330 Gaston Ave
What neighborhood pub do you know that has pulled pork tacos or baby back ribs? Cock & Bull Pub does! Daily food specials change all the time so you definitely want to keep an eye on their Facebook page. But, you can’t go wrong here – it’s always delicious and five star quality. On the weekends the kitchen is open both for brunch and through to 1 a.m. You’ll never have to worry about going hungry! Brunch, lunch, dinner or snack…it’s a go-to for Dallas.

1311 Main Street, 5076 Addison Circle
Not your average bar. Union Park offers up amazing inspired dishes like the Union Park Philly and Brisket Grilled Cheese sandwich! On the starters list are Jumbo Buffalo Wings and Fried Mac & Cheese Balls. This is southern food taken to the next level, y’all. You can build your own burger with a list of toppings that goes on forever – including a fried egg, five different kinds of cheese, and grilled onions or mushrooms. With two different locations and fantastic lunch specials, it’s okay if you visit more than once a week. We won’t tell anyone!

555 S. Lamar
From its name, you can probably gather that this is a sports bar. Don’t expect a Buffalo Wild Wings atmosphere. This is sporty luxury with a 16-foot screen for viewing the big game accompanied by comfy oversized booths. The Owner’s Box is actually inside the Omni Hotel on South Lamar. Want a more intimate experience? There are private tables with their own screens that have sound-isolating technology to block out any disruptions. Now for the food. Renowned chefs offer a large selection of classics from hot dogs to flatbreads, wings, and burgers. Don’t forget to try the banana pudding for dessert!

What’s your favorite Dallas Bar Food? Tell us about it! And, if you’re looking for a new apartment near one of these places we can help. Call or text Dallas Sky Lofts at 972.413.8071. We’d love to help – we know Dallas.

29 Apr 2016
Happy Hours in Dallas

It’s been a long day at work. Maybe it’s only Wednesday or Thursday, so you haven’t yet hit your weekend groove. At four or five in the afternoon you’re ready to pack it in, shut off the computer and take an hour or two to chill out before you head back to your apartment. What should you do?

Enter: Happy Hour. That magical time of day anywhere from 4-7 p.m. when bars, grills, and restaurants of all kinds offer discounted snacks, appetizers, beer, and cocktails. Some of the deals are amazing! Have you checked out these Dallas Happy Hour staples? If not, you need to check them out and we promise your Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday slumps will disappear!


We’re surprised you’re still here and not in your vehicle headed to the nearest Chuy’s. Yes – there are nachos in a vintage car awaiting you. And it gets better: the nacho car buffet is FREE. Beans, meat, chips, salsa, and queso accompany amazing margarita prices. We recommend the Chuy’s in the Knox/Henderson area for Uptown Dallas apartment dwellers and the one on lower Greenville because the patios just can’t be beat.


Craving a spicy tempura roll? Blue Sushi Sake is where you should head. This Happy Hour is incredible, and certainly can account for your dinner. The Blue Sushi that just opened at Preston Hollow Village in Dallas has $5.50 maki roll deals from 3-6:30 p.m, along with sake and other drink specials.


Classic Bar? Visit Henderson Tap House. Their specials change it up every night! Happy Hour is from 4-7p.m. here and it’s a perfect place to get your chill on. Henderson Tap House has amazing wood fire pizzas that are ½ price during happy hour, along with drink specials on everything from beer to cocktails.


Funk it up in Deep Ellum? Check out Double Wide. Double Wide’s happy hour goes forever: seriously, from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drinks are cheap with $2 wells and domestic beers. If you’re craving something a bit different, you’ll have to try the cocktails made with YooHoo or Tang that you can’t get anywhere else.


For the refined palette, head over to Fat Rabbit on McKinney Ave. This tasty restaurant and bar is a Dallas staple for a reason. The food is mouth watering and has everything from brunch to Italian Meatballs on the menu. Specials vary each night from Monday through Thursday, but arriving at 6 p.m. or later is your safest bet. You can get half off the entire food menu on Monday, and ½ price wine and flatbreads on Thursdays!

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4 Mar 2016
The Best Bars in Dallas for Saint Patrick's Day

Originally a Catholic Holy Day, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into “everyone is Irish” for a day. While not an official holiday, St. Patrick’s Day is eagerly anticipated each year. One of the country’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day parades is held here in Dallas. It’s a day of community celebration honoring our Irish brothers, the coming of spring, and beer. Throw on something green and head out on the 17th to one these Irish inspired pubs, where the rainbow ends in a pint of Guinness.

The Best Dallas Bars for Saint Patrick's Day - Anvil Pub
Anvil Pub

Anvil Pub

Deep Ellum

This is the pub known for its “alternative” brunch concept: think Bloody Mary’s garnished with a mini cheeseburger or cinnamon rolls. It’s the perfect spot for a drink or two celebrating St. Patty. Sporting an extensive food menu and outstanding selection of brews, including select local brewers, the Anvil Pub is your one stop St. Patrick’s Day bar.

Crown and Harp

The Best Dallas Bars for Saint Patrick's Day - The Crown & Harp
The Crown & Harp

While the English and Irish have not always seen eye to eye, the one thing both cultures can agree on is the pub. Crown and Harp is the perfect blend of English and Irish pubs blended into one unique atmosphere. The Crown is serious about their music. Any night on stage you can see live performances from local to national musicians, DJ’s and karaoke nights.

The Dubliner

The Best Dallas Bars for Saint Patrick's Day - The Dubliner
The Dubliner

There is no question The Dubliner IS an Irish pub. Owned and operated by a native of Dublin, the pub has the cozy atmosphere of a legit Irish drinking spot. The Dubliner offers a large selection of imported & craft beer and Irish and Scottish whisky. Traditional Irish food is offered on St. Patty’s day. The Dubliner, the oldest Irish pub in Dallas, also pours the best Guinness this side of Killarney.

The Old Monk

Knox / Henderson
The Best Dallas Bars for Saint Patrick's Day - The Old Monk Pub
The Old Monk Pub

Located on Henderson Avenue, The Old Monk is an eclectic English pub adorned with pieces from a monastery in Pennsylvania. Come in on St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy traditional corned beef and cabbage and their famous fish and chips. Pair your food with beers ranging from local breweries, to boozy Belgium ales, to the classic Black and Tans. Follow the sound of the bagpipes and dance your way into the Old Monk for St. Patty’s Day fun.

The Black Friar Pub

The Best Dallas Bars for Saint Patrick's Day - Black Friar Pub
Black Friar Pub

The Black Friar Pub has a comfortable and welcoming vibe. Located in an old frame house on Mckinney Avenue, the interior is a mix of wood and history, the woodwork was originally from a castle owned by Pete Townsend of The Who. A great selection of beer and a casual atmosphere have made The Black Friar a neighborhood favorite. Petty Theft, a Tom Petty cover band, will provide the tunes on St. Patty’s Day.

Taking in the parade along Greenville Ave, dancing a jig with leprechauns, kissing red haired girls or drinking boozed up Shamrock shakes…whatever your pleasure on St. Patrick’s day, always have fun and drink responsibly.

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The Best Bars in Dallas for Saint Patrick's Day
The Best Bars in Dallas for Saint Patrick’s Day
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