Dallas Bars

Want to know where all the best margaritas are in Dallas? There's an app for that. But finding out the old-fashioned way is pretty fun too. Let the bar crawl begin!

Getting your drink on in Dallas is as easy as pulling up your Margarita Mile app and picking the best places to indulge.

The history of the frozen margarita started right here in 1971, when Mariano Martinez invented the frozen margarita machine. Today, it sits in its rightful place in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

If you don't have a taste for margaritas, don't panic. Dallas is also home to atmospheric bars serving up special cocktails, sophisticated wine bars, and brewing companies with outdoor patios for soaking up the sun and drinking down the craft beer.   Feeling a bit lost in all those options? We've compiled a list of the top places to go drinking in Dallas. Hard work, but someone's gotta do it.

Where to Drink Margaritas in Dallas - Margarita Mile!

  • See the birthplace of the frozen margarita machine at Mariano's Mexican Cuisine, where the signature Frozen Sunburst Margarita will leave you feeling fresh.
  • Flavors of the Southwest are on full display at Matt's Rancho Martinez. Here, the Prickly Pear Puree Margarita is made with tequila and, yes, prickly pear puree. A winning combo.
  • Get back to the classic margarita mix at Smoky Rose, where smoked lime juice and 100% agave nectar make the margaritas worth talking about.

Wine and Cocktails

  • Where to indulge in some bourbon and banter? One safe bet is Bourbon & Banter, a dimly lit cocktail bar known for its creative combinations and sultry atmosphere.
  • The Midnight Rambler in the Joule Hotel lives up to its name, with opening hours well into the early hours. Stop by for a chic drink.
  • Cocktails get a high-tech makeover at the Tipsy Alchemist, which has both a stylish interior bar and an outdoor patio.


  • Enjoy a relaxed evening in a quirky atmosphere at Deep Ellum Brewing Co. The food trucks outside will keep you going.
  • Community Beer Company is a microbrewery specializing in seasonal brews and hosting tours and events to keep the Dallas community entertained.
  • Visit the taproom of the Four Corners Brewing Company to meet some of the friendliest locals around and chill in a rustic space. Free tours are also available to the public.

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