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This slick spot for savvy drinkers is not exactly easy to find. It's stashed behind a black tarp-covered patio in the State and Allen neighborhood of Uptown and it boasts almost no signage. Though, even with all the obscurity, you most likely will still find yourself waiting for a seat. And there is a good reason for it: Parliament is a great bar, one of the best in the city. It's a gorgeous, moodily-lit space with a speakeasy-esque ambience (think crimson brocade wallpaper, velveteen banquettes, tinned ceilings and sparkling chandeliers)–and a long, playful cocktail list (more than 100 libations) offering everything from prohibition-style classics to some rather innovative concoctions. They even have a whiskey-based drink with deer antler elixir in it. Oh, and did we mention you can score many of these drinks for around $7 during happy hour? So try to swing by on a Monday or between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


2418 Allen St
Dallas, TX 75204

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Expert Tips by Ilene Jacobs

Dallas Local Expert

Best Nightlife: "Parliament hosts a daily happy hour until 8 p.m. and all night on Monday. They also offer happy hour every time it rains."

Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: Parliament is the best place for an evening of serious cocktail love.

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