Best Bars in Dallas: From Honky-Tonks to English-Style Pubs

Denise Brandenberg

By , Local Expert, Dallas
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If your idea of nightlife includes hitting a bar for drinks and socializing, then our Dallas guide is just what you want. Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in Dallas for hanging out and kicking back in. From long-lived mainstays like The Loon to busy places like Double Wide that get lots of 10Best reader approval, we present the top bars in town and offer details about them all. What's the energy like? How do the bartenders pour? Are most bars located in the Greenville Avenue area? No fear - we share all the facts!

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    Cosmo's is one of the most laid-back bars in Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Groovy decor and retro movies set stage, but cosmopolitans garner headlines."

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    Old Monk

    Old Monk is the perfect place to sample imported beers in Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't miss the cheese plate - great with the imported beers."

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    Lee Harvey's

    • Type: Bar
    • Neighborhood: South Dallas

    Lee Harvey's is Dallas' ultimate dive bar, and you'll feel like you're on adventure driving through the transitional neighborhood to get there.

    Local Expert Tip: "You can bring your well-behaved dog on Sundays."

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    Frankie's Sports Bar

    Frankie's Sports Bar is hands-down the best place to catch a game in Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the Cowboys wings, made with "Maker's Mark" whiskey!"

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    Grapevine Bar

    The Grapevine has one of the best bar atmospheres in Dallas - an eclectic, friendly crowd!

    Local Expert Tip: "Snag a seat on the back patio for interesting people watching."

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    Library Bar

    Library Bar is the perfect Dallas bar for mature visitors who want to enjoy a nice cocktail without having to fight the crowds.

    Local Expert Tip: "On Friday nights, go to Library Bar for a late-night happy hour!"

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    Adair's Saloon

    Adair's Saloon is one of Dallas' best honky-tonk gems - a must see for visitors who want to see what "real cowboys" do in Big D.

    Local Expert Tip: "Brews, burgers and bands win big at longtime Dallas haunt."

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    Double Wide Bar

    Double Wide is one of the top dive bars in Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Quirky nightspot has style and charm of a mobile home; live rock music weekly."

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    The Loon

    The Loon is your classic, dark dive bar, complete with delicious bar food.

    Local Expert Tip: "The hamburgers are delicious and the drinks are STRONG."

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    Libertine Bar

    The Libertine Bar serves up the best upscale pub food in Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Go there with an appetite, as the food pairings with the beer are fabulous. "



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