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 our Tastemaker List. 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, Texas, Denton

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Euless

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor
298 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
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
93% recommended
Great for Brunch in Dallas - Fort Worth

Vidorra

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Texas
259 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
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
88% recommended
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940's Kitchen & Cocktails

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Denton
301 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in Dallas Suburbs

Arthur's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
North Dallas / Addison
800 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
99% recommended
Special Occasion in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Billy Can Can

$$$$·American·
Victory Park
410 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
99% recommended
Hot Spot in Dallas - Fort Worth

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
6,451 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
99% recommended
Contemporary American in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Local Traveler

$$$$·American·
Lakewood / White Rock Lake
278 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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
89% recommended
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Scout at The Statler

$$$$·American·
Downtown
118 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·
Texas
755 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Great for Lunch
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
89% recommended
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Terilli's Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Greenville Avenue
592 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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
95% recommended
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Felix Culpa

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Knox / Henderson
205 reviews
  • Late-night Find
  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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
94% recommended
Late Night Find in Dallas - Fort Worth
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The Henry - Dallas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor
969 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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
93% recommended
Great for Brunch in Dallas - Fort Worth

Hugo's Invitados

$$$$·Mexican·
Irving
393 reviews
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Happy Hour
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
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J2 Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Lewisville
582 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
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
91% recommended
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KAI Restaurant & Lounge

$$$$·Pan-Asian·
Plano
615 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Hot Spot
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
88% recommended
Late Night Find in Dallas - Fort Worth

Craft & Vine Taproom & Eatery

$$$$·American·
Roanoke
478 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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
97% recommended
Notable Wine List in Dallas Suburbs

Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
1,316 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Cozy
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
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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,118 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
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
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