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Drink This: Coziest Bars in North Texas

 

We love soaking up the sunshine on patios as much as the next Dallasite, but there’s something to be said for getting cozy with a cocktail near a roaring flame or comfy corner of a dark bar. So layer up and head to these DFW bars for peak winter ambiance and cocktails.

Midnight Rambler |

1530 Main St.

This cocktail lounge in the basement of the Joule Hotel may be packed on the weekends, but a typical weeknight visit is much more comfortable. Score a seat on the sofa and peruse their holiday cocktail menu in a quiet(er) environment.

Dubliner |

2818 Greenville Ave.

If the expansive scotch and whiskey lists aren’t enough to keep you warm at this traditional Irish pub on Lower Greenville, then a spot near the fireplace will definitely do the trick.

Paschall Bar |

122 N. Locust St., Denton

Denton’s only speakeasy is the hidden gem of the Downtown Square, with an unmarked front door located directly to the right of Andy’s Bar. Make your way up the stairs for craft cocktails (the Piers Plowman is a must) in a cush, den-like atmosphere. Pro tip: make a happy hour visit to avoid the inevitable bass thumping from the show at Andy’s.

The Rustic |

3656 Howell St.

Bundle up, pop a beer in a koozie, and catch an outdoor show in front of one of their fire pits. There’s no better way to take in a country music show in the winter months.

Kennedy Room |

2512 Maple Ave.

This 350-square-foot Uptown bar has a gas fireplace to keep things cozy and compact. And if that’s a little *too* comfortable, ditch the layers and get a seat at the bar for Champagne or an Old Fashioned.

The Old Monk |

2847 N. Henderson Ave.

Whether you’re seated near the fireplace inside or out on the patio, their menu has more than enough hot drinks to keep you and your crew toasty. And bonus: all of those hot drinks are $1 off during happy hour.

Henry’s Majestic |

4900 McKinney Ave.

Between the roaring fireplace and on-point menu (the fried cauliflower and charred cipollini hummus are musts), this old-school bar will definitely serve up the warm fuzzy vibes. The bar menu is also pretty expansive, so there will be something for everyone in your dinner party.

The Ginger Man | 2614 Boll St

Uptown can be… chaotic but you can find The Ginger Man tucked away on Boll Street serving great beer in a cozy house that invites you to stay a while, play some darts and enjoy the heated patio. Head to the “library” upstairs for your own drinking space.