8 Cool Rooftops in Dallas

By Steven Lindsey  |  May 11, 2015

Grab a Bordeaux and a bird's-eye view, a Pilsner with a panorama or a Cosmo closer to the clouds at one of these eight great rooftops in Dallas-Fort Worth, just in time for summer.

  • HG Sply Co.

    The View: Bustling Lowest Greenville below and the Downtown skyline in the distance.
    What to Eat: Ahi tuna poke salad, a light and fresh combination with lemon, red onion, jalapeño and avocado over a cucumber-wakame seaweed salad in Bragg aminos vinaigrette & sesame.
    Insider Tip: Brunch is an ideal time to chill for a few hours, often to the tunes of live musicians.

    2008 Greenville Ave.; 469-334-0896

  • Reata

    The View: Sundance Square and about a million reflective visions from the surrounding skyscrapers.
    What to Drink: The Billionaire Margarita with Don Julio 1942 Anejo Tequila, Grand Marnier 1880 and Fresh Lime Juice ($49.95).
    Insider Tip: The rooftop patio (or a portion) can be reserved for wedding receptions, birthday parties or group brunches.

    310 Houston St., Fort Worth; 817-336-1009

  • Dodie's Restaurant

    The View: The comings and goings at other Lower Greenville establishments, including frequent parades of Harleys at Blue Goose Cantina.
    What to Eat: N'Awlins-style BBQ shrimp with Dodie's homemade Cajun BBQ sauce with cheesy Gouda grits ($18).
    Insider Tip: They have daily happy-hour specials from 11 AM-7 PM.

    2821 Greenville Ave.; 214-823- 7333

  • Credit: Brian Hilson


    The View: One Arts Plaza and the vibrant light show that is the Dallas skyline.
    What to Drink: Sake, a cold Hitachino beer, or a tumbler of Suntory Japanese whiskey.
    Insider Tip: Summer welcomes jazz performances to Tei-An’s rooftop lounge, the perfect accompaniment to a night in the Dallas Arts District.

    1722 Routh St.; 214-220-2828

  • The Soda Bar at the NYLO Dallas South Side

    The View: One of the best rooftop views of the Downtown skyline (with a pool!) from an up-close-and-personal perspective from the south side.
    What to Drink: Their take on the French 75 with Tanqueray gin, lemon, simple syrup and champagne ($12).
    Insider Tip: Bottle service is required for table reservations after 8 PM, but walk-ins are always welcome.

    1325 S. Lamar St.; 214-421-1080

  • Nora

    The View: Downtown Dallas' profile in the distance.
    What to Drink: Cardamom spice martini with Aylesbury Duck Vodka infused with cardamom and shaken with a touch of rose water ($10).
    Insider Tip: Happy Hour runs Sunday to Friday, 5-7 PM, with $2 off cocktails, $5 wines by the glass and $4 beer.

    1928 Greenville Ave.; 214-828-0095

  • The Quarter Bar

    The View: Streetcars scooting by on McKinney Avenue and Downtown.
    What to Drink: Tap into the Louisiana spirit with an ice-cold pint of Abita Restoration on draft or one of their rotating locals ($4-$9).
    Insider Tip: The popular Bread Winners Cafe brunch crowd takes over this space on weekends, so if you're craving eggs with a view, this is the spot.

    3301 McKinney Ave.; 214-754-0106

  • TNT Tacos & Tequila

    The View: Uptown residences and Downtown in the distance.
    What to Eat: The taco/skewer special, featuring a corn-crusted chicken taco, a shrimp taco, a veggie skewer and a black bean adobe pie ($13).
    Insider Tip: Parking can be hard to come by in the Quadrangle area, but there's plenty of free spaces in the adjacent Amli Garage.

    2800 Routh St.; 469-518-7888