Henderson Tap House
Why It’s Hot: It’s brand-spankin’-new, and the only sports bar for miles on Henderson Avenue.
Must-Drink: The Spicy Paloma ($10) with jalapeño slices.
Insider Tip: Spread out — there’s another bar clear across the room. If the one in the front gets packed, migrate.
The 10 Hottest Bars in Dallas Right NowBy Farah Fleurima
July 7, 2014 By Farah Fleurima | July 7, 2014
A handful of buzzy new bars and lounges have emerged in recent months to stake their claim on our list.
Photo by: Kevin Marple
Henderson Tap House
Why It’s Hot: The folks from Goodfriend know how to get the chemistry just right for the perfect neighborhood hang. Here, it’s the in-house butchery cranking out charcuterie and sausage, along with a finely curated beer list and great cocktails.
Must-Drink: The Seasonal Smash, which rotates ($10).
Insider Tip: The patio’s open at last, so head out back.
Why It’s Hot: The newest Uptown gathering spot from the folks behind Sfuzzi and The Standard Pour has a lively lounge scene.
Must-Drink: The Such & Such Martini (gin, citrus, Martini Rossi rosé, cucumbers).
Insider Tip: Valet is available across McKinney Avenue.
Why It’s Hot: We were all curious what was going into the space, and, thankfully, the food and drinks are a win. It helps that barmaster Rocco Milano is a phenomenal mixologist with ton of fans.
Must-Drink: The allspice-laced Rusty Screw ($11).
Insider Tip: You can park in the fancy garage out back; just make sure to get a validation coin from the host stand so it’s free.
Why It’s Hot: The Lower Greenville bar and grill, with its eclectic, knickknack-y decor, feels kitschy and familiar. The bocce ball court out back has been drawing regular players.
Must-Drink: Moscow mules, especially when they're just $5 during happy hour from 4 to 7 PM.
Insider Tip: There are even more drink specials during bocce ball tournaments on Tuesdays at 7 PM.
Why It’s Hot: The East Dallas German-style beer garden has a spacious patio and serves a number of wursts, sandwiches and snacks perfect for the Euro (and Euro-style) beers on offer. There’s also a short list of cocktails.
Must-Drink: The Bier Drinks mix beer and liquor or cola. Try the gin-and-hefeweizen-based Berlin Mule ($8).
Insider Tip: If you go to watch the World Cup, the home team here is Bayern Munich.
Why It’s Hot: The Uptown bar in a converted Victorian home maintains its grand air while serving classic drinks and barbecue.
Must-Drink: An American whiskey, preferably at the bar.
Insider Tip: Because it's a historical marker built in the 1800s, the building has no sign.
Why It’s Hot: Dallas digs the kitschy-cool of the trucker-chic yard, filled with rusty patio furniture and food trucks. The treehouse feels right out of childhood, except it serves booze.
Must-Drink: The pineapple, rum and overproof-rum-tastic Fixin To, a bottled beverage only available in the treehouse ($7).
Insider Tip: Don’t pass up ice cream at the Carnival Barker window out front; definitely get the s’mores kit, if the weather permits.
Why It’s Hot: The buzzed-about speakeasy, in the middle of gritty Deep Ellum, looks like a candy store from the outside. Oh, and you need a password to get in.
Must-Drink: The bourbon-based New York Sour.
Insider Tip: Find each night's password on T&A's Facebook page.
Why It’s Hot: Dallas' first cidery serves more than two dozen fruity brews (and is working on its own).
Must-Drink: Clos des Ducs, a French unfiltered cider.
Insider Tip: The grand opening bash on July 19 will unveil the housemade batches to eager fans.