Cool Off with a Specialty Cocktail at Victor Tangos

This Knox-Henderson establishment has one of the finest bars in Dallas

By Denise Brandenberg,

While it's known for being one of Dallas' finest restaurants, Victor Tangos also serves up some of the best drinks in the city.

Make plans to head on down to this popular spot in the middle of all the action in the Knox-Henderson neighborhood while you're in Dallas!

You'll instantly cool off from the hot Texas weather when you enter this fascinating spot. The lively neighborhood bar features a refined, warm aesthetic, creative food and one of the most inventive cocktail programs in Dallas. One of the best things about this place is that you can enjoy gourmet bar cuisine with your chosen drinks!

Bar at Victor Tangos — Photo courtesy of Victor Tangos

Some of the items on the cocktail menu include the signature Victor Tango, a concoction of blanco tequila, English cucumber, mint, lime juice and cane sugar; the Peach 75, with gin, lavender and peach syrup, lemon and Prosecco; and the Misirlou Swizzle, with black barrel rum, lime, mint, kina and cherry-infused sherry.

Don't forget about the Tomar de los Muertos, with mezcal, tequila, tepache, lemon and agave. Or the Dapper Dan, made with Texas bourbon, chai-infused Averna and orange oils.

If you like sweet cocktails, then you're in luck! Victor Tangos will help you quench your sweet tooth thirst with the Risky Business, made with rum, watermelon, kafir lime, vanilla syrup and lemon; the Melon Pop, featuring vodka, honeydew, opal basil, lemon and honey; or the Passionfruit Gimlet, with vodka, fresh thyme, passion fruit, lime juice and pineapple.

Adventurous drinkers who want to try new flavors will enjoy the Dirty Deeds, made with Agricole Rhum VSOP, cinnamon, Velvet Falernum, tiki bitters and an absinthe rinse; the Pepper Smash, comprised of gin, red bell pepper, mint, lemon and clover honey; or the San Martin Sour, with pisco, malbec, mull spice, lime, Fernet-Branca and egg white.

If liquor just isn't your thing, choose from dozens of domestic and imported bottled and draught beers or wines.

While you're at Victor Tangos, be sure to try out one of many of the establishment's best appetizers, like the salty marble potatoes, a jar of pickled baby vegetables, an artisan cheese board or the fun spiced caramel popcorn with bacon and peanuts.

Bar food has never been so delicious!

If you arrive with an appetite, get a table and enjoy a proper dinner, or stay in the bar and order one of many flatbreads, like the duck, goat cheese, dried balsamic figs and basil one!

The dress code here is dressy casual, and the patrons range from young professionals kicking off a lively night on the town to mature couples enjoying a relaxing, upscale meal on a romantic date.