Summer Nights are Perfect at Soda Bar in Dallas

This rooftop bar has all the elements for a dazzling summer evening

By Denise Brandenberg,

If you're looking for the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail with friends in Dallas this summer, then head on down to SODA Bar at NYLO Dallas South Side Hotel.

SODA Bar features a swimming pool, fire pit, music and one of the best views of the downtown Dallas skyline, and no other bar in Dallas features a relaxed vibe like this. Whether you'd prefer to socialize during the daytime or nighttime, SODA Bar is the spot to be.

And there's no better season to enjoy this fixture on the Dallas nightlife scene than during the hot summer months.

View of Dallas from SODA bar — Photo courtesy of NYLO Dallas South Side

Choose from a wide variety of specialty cocktails, such as the Belleview Martini with Belvedere vodka, St. Germain and white cranberry juice; Thin Mint with Jameson, Rumplemintz and Godiva White; Flirtini with Ciroc peach vodka, Chambord, pineapple juice and sparkling wine; Dark 'N' Stormy with Gosling's dark rum, Gosling's ginger and beer; and the Black Forest Martini with Highrise cherry vodka, Godiva White and cranberry juice.

Other refreshing signature drinks at SODA Bar include the NYLOrita (1800 Silver tequila, Pama liquor, lemonade and cranberry juice); the French 75 (Tanqueray gin, lemon, simple syrup and champagne); Cedars Apple Pie (Stella Cider and cinnamon whiskey); and the Pittbull (Cruzan cinnamon, Fireball, half and half and Coca-Cola).

If you're not a liquor drinker, choose from a wide variety of domestic and imported beers, champagne or red or wines. SODA Bar has a short but comprehensive wine list of both red and white wines, as well as rotating drink specials.

After you've worked up an appetite from all the people-watching and star-gazing, try out the bar menu, which features a number of scrumptious appetizers, like fried calamari, hummus, mussels, nachos and chicken wings. Or order a sandwich, salad or flatbread pizza.

There are ongoing bar promotions and live music events at SODA Bar, so check out their social media pages and website to see what's going on when you're in town. This bar also offers a handful of cabana seating, so arrive early to get one.

SODA Bar is also available for parties and private events for 20 guests or more, so it's a great option if you're planning a small gathering in Dallas this summer.

Reservations are not required at SODA Bar, and walk-ins are welcome. SODA Bar's open seven days a week from 3 p.m. until close (typically 2 a.m.). Bottle service is required for table reservations after 8 pm.

Take the DART to save money and avoid the hassle of parking.