The Best Bars for Foodies in Dallas

The OpenTable Team

The bustling city of Dallas has been the heartbeat of Texas's diverse and exciting cultural scene for decades, and the best bars in Dallas deliver all of the Lone Star State's good charm and hospitality. Mixing a thriving business and corporate scene with the influences of a diverse group of residents, Dallas has developed a nighttime scene that's all its own. But, where are the Dallas locals and the city's visitors going to spend their weeknights and weekends? Welcome to the Tastemaker 19. Here, we've pulled data from the people in the know to develop a list of the finest bars in all of Dallas. From upscale clubs to down-home honky-tonks, the bars of Dallas deliver great food, great vibes, and great drinks. Find a Texas-sized good time at one (or more) of the spots on this list.

Restaurants:Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Euless, Vidorra, 940's Kitchen & Cocktails
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Mexican / Southwestern
Neighborhoods:Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor, Deep Ellum, Denton
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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Euless

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor
224 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Live Sports
The Dallas-area installment of this nationwide chain of gastropubs is in nearby Euless. It's a perfect spot for thirsty or hungry travelers who may require some refreshment after aRead more
81% recommended
Great for Brunch in Dallas - Fort Worth

Vidorra

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Deep Ellum
175 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Bar Seating
This Mexican restaurant in the heart of Downtown Dallas offers up one of the most pleasant atmospheres in the entire city. Stylish and teeming with life and color, Vidorra is an exRead more
85% recommended

940's Kitchen & Cocktails

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Denton
207 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Bar Seating
Cocktails are in the name and on the top of the list for visitors to 940's. It's one of the best bars in Dallas. The list of cocktails at this Denton hot spot is long and distinguiRead more
94% recommended
Late Night Find in Dallas Suburbs

Arthur's Steakhouse

$$$$·Continental·
North Dallas / Addison
651 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Arthur's is the place for the complete nightlife experience. For dinner, Arthur's offers a menu of traditional steakhouse and seafood favorites. The restaurant provides a one-of-a-Read more
96% recommended

Billy Can Can

$$$$·American·
Victory Park
246 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
The celebrated Victory Park lane restaurant called Billy Can Can describes itself as a “saloon extraordinaire.” It's a stylish spot that melds modern bistro and old-school Texas saRead more
98% recommended

Don't Tell Supper Club

$$$$·American·
Downtown
161 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The show's the thing at the Don't Tell Supper Club. Right in the middle of Downtown Dallas, the Don't Tell Supper Club is a riotous performance arts venue and nightclub. There's liRead more
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Kenny's Wood Fired Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
North Dallas / Addison
5,810 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
The flames of the wood-fired grill at Kenny's offer an exquisite backdrop for a relaxed night out. Kenny's is a casual, fun restaurant in the Addison Walk shopping mall in North DaRead more
98% recommended
Best Service in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Local Traveler

$$$$·American·
Lakewood / White Rock Lake
266 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Biking through Dallas is a great way to see the city. If visitors desire to hop on a bike during a visit, be sure to take it over to Local Traveler for a drink and a meal. This is Read more
94% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Dallas

Scout at The Statler

$$$$·American·
Downtown
117 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fun
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
There's plenty of options to enjoy the night at Scout at the Statler. This massive, 12,000-square foot space at the opulent hotel has plenty of good-time options. It's one of the bRead more
84% recommended
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STIRR Dallas

$$$$·American·
Deep Ellum
675 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fun
STIRR is a local favorite hot spot in the middle of the Dallas Deep Ellum neighborhood. It's a great summertime destination, with a lively patio full of an after-work crowd enjoyinRead more
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in Dallas

Terilli's Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Greenville Avenue
563 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Terilli's is the place to go for a side of jazz with the nightlife. This hip and warm Italian spot on Highland Park plays host to some of the funkiest jazz musicians and bands to pRead more
100% recommended
Italian in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Felix Culpa

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Knox / Henderson
128 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Late-night Find
  • Special Occasion
For arresting ambiance in Dallas, Felix Culpa is the place to go. The lively interior of this Vickery Place restaurant is decorated with pop art from the 20th century, giving it a Read more
87% recommended
Late Night Find in Dallas - Fort Worth

The Henry - Dallas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor
611 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Happy Hour
A young and hip crowd provides the atmosphere at The Henry. On weeknights and weekends, this upscale spot (one of the best bars in Dallas) close to the American Airlines Center is Read more
97% recommended
Most Booked in Dallas - Fort Worth

Hugo's Invitados

$$$$·Mexican·
Las Colinas / Irving
353 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Hugo's Invitados is a buzzy Mexican restaurant with a lush interior. With plenty of plant life and greenery on the wall, the interior decor reflects the earthy food on the menu. HuRead more
84% recommended
Mexican in Dallas - Fort Worth

J2 Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Lewisville
514 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
The J2 is everything anyone would ever need from an authentic Texas steakhouse. The menu is full of big cuts of beef alongside hearty side dishes and appetizers. The ambiance is plRead more
86% recommended

Kai Asian Bistro

$$$$·Pan-Asian·
Plano
365 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Kai is the place to go to admire the work of the chefs. The open wok kitchen at the heart of this hip restaurant delivers a must-feel vibe to visitors enjoying the creative fusion Read more
85% recommended
Best Ambiance in Dallas Suburbs

Craft & Vine Taproom & Eatery

$$$$·American·
Roanoke
333 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
There's an upscale/neighborhood vibe at Craft & Vine. The restaurant combines the best qualities of a gastropub and fine dining eatery to make for an engaging experience. It's in tRead more
93% recommended
Scenic View in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
1,277 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
The Dragonfly is an intimate nightlife experience in the ornate Hotel ZaZa. Full of style and upscale decor, the Dragonfly draws a crowd of young professionals and locals to sip anRead more
95% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Dallas - Fort Worth

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,086 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Casual
  • Fun
Great live shows are always on tap at the House of Blues. The Dallas installment of this national chain offers both a live concert venue and an always-rocking lounge called the FouRead more
Late Night Find in Dallas