Where to drink in Dallas right now: 5 bars to get through tough times

You don’t want to encourage irresponsible drinking. But sometimes a cocktail is the best answer during difficult times. For this extensive edition of our monthly Where to Have a Drink feature, we have some suggestions for cozy bars in Dallas to have a drink (with gatherings of less than 500 people).

Here is our March issue of Where to Drink:

Draft Sports Bar & Lounge

The Sheraton Dallas Hotel sports bar typically introduces indoor specials that are saved for NCAA basketball games. But coronovirus. An energetic lounge with 25 TVs still has a dozen local beers on tap, craft cocktails, and great food.

First clock

For your day of drinking – never too early to start – this breakfast chain has launched its first cocktail program starting at select restaurants in Texas. Yay us. They loaned a page from the Snooze book to AM Eatery and introduced brunch cocktails, including the Million Dollar Bloody Mary, made with gluten-free vodka, Bloody Mary mix, and a strip of bacon. Cinnamon Toast Cereal Milk with coconut rum, cold coffee, coconut milk and agave nectar; and Vodka Kale Tonic with gluten-free vodka, freshly juiced kale, Fuji apple, English cucumber and lemon.

high five

Henderson Avenue Bar takes on the baton that was thrown off by the canceled St. Patrick’s Day Parade by throwing a small party (under 500 people, of course) on the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and continues to be the fun fort in March Hold down with a drink specials and a chipper attitude.

Iron cactus

Downtown Dallas Mexican restaurant has a new menu of drinks that add a unique twist to old favorites. The Rita Peanut Butter contains Corralejo Silver, Skrewball, Peanut Butter Whiskey, Fresh Lime, and Agave. The Espresso Peanut Butter Martini contains Skrewball Peanut Butter whiskey, espresso and fresh cream. New margaritas include Patron Barrel Select, Passion Fruit, Black Diamond, Peanut Butter Rita, Tequila Old Fashioned, Mexico City Sour, and Ranch Water. And there is a new mezcal cocktail: Mezcal Negroni. There are also new tequilas and flights.

The lobby bar

The bar at the Fairmont Dallas offers 10 new drinks, including the Nacional Royale, which was invented at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba with rum, St. Germain, pineapple and lime juice and Veuve Yellow Label champagne.

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