What’s the best way to join the Deep Ellum hipsters? Jump in at the Deep End. Cool off at this laid-back, poolside cocktail bar all day where the cocktails feature flavors from the state; the Lone Star Green Chili Michelada, for example, mixes local draft beer with a tomatillo michelada mix and Tajín-striped pickled jalapeno. Those who don’t live on the spicy side can still enjoy an extensive list of beers and wines instead.
From champagne toasts on hotel rooftops to bustling dives and speakeasies, the best bars in Dallas offer a reflection of the city itself, a special combination of swanky and low-key vibes. That’s great for visitors, because Dallas’ nightlife offers levels that most everyone will love—well, that and super generous pours (for good measure, one glass of wine in Dallas is often the size of two glasses in Manhattan).
No doubt, in a state dotted with desert and cacti, Dallas is a city like no other in Texas. Glistening with skyscrapers, this is a mega-metropolis through and through. But in such sweltering heat, there’s a good reason one of the essential things to do in Dallas is to cool off with a crisp cocktail or beer.
Whether you’re looking for a poolside soiree or simply a stiff drink, here’s our guide to the best bars in Dallas right now.
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