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Drink This: Best Spots for Fall Cocktails in Dallas

 

While there’s certainly nothing wrong with heading to your nearest patio for a pitcher of beer, Dallas has some exceptional seasonal cocktail menus that are perfect for cozying up in a dark cocktail den or meeting up for a quick happy hour. Check out these spots for date nights, after-work cocktails, or just to seriously impress your friends.

Black Swan Saloon | 2708 Elm Street

Head to Deep Ellum for quiet cocktails in a relaxed environment. There's no drink menu here, so tell the bartender your liquor of choice and a flavor palette you wish to enjoy, and prepare to be amazed.

Drink This: Whatever owner and head bartender Gabe Sanchez makes for you.

Grange Hall |

4445 Travis Street

This favorite Ladies-Who-Lunch spot recently secured a liquor license and started dinner service, so you can expect highballs next to the wine and champagne glasses on your table. Make your reservations while you can.

Drink This: Modern Translation with Smoked Tea tequila, genepi, maraschino and lime.

The Lounge Here | 9028 Garland Road

Enjoy classic cocktails in a hip ‘70s-inspired environment, located in an inconspicuous strip mall. We definitely recommend staying for dinner to further impress your foodie friends.

Drink This: Everybody’s Girl with Austrian vodka, elderflower, Fino sherry, grapefruit and Prosecco.

Midnight Rambler | 1530 Main Street

This craft cocktail salon, located in the basement of the Joule, definitely upholds the Downtown Dallas glitz. Check it out for gorgeous decor (inspired by “The Shining” and David Lynch’s Parisian lounge!), beautiful people, and fancy cocktails.

Drink This: Cuffs & Buttons made with spiced bourbon, stone fruit, orange blossom honey, Creole bitters and lemon zest.

The Tipsy Alchemist | 2101 Cedar Springs Road

Sip handcrafted cocktails with a scientific flair at this elevated Uptown spot. Expect over-the-top production with intricate garnishes, aka a simple way to seriously impress your date.

Drink This: Santiago with El Silencio mezcal, orgeat, lime, serrano pepper reduction, pineapple and tajin.

Union Bear | 5880 Texas 121 #101, Plano

Plano favorite Union Bear recently launched their fall cocktail menu, so head over to experience the already-infamous Jelly Belly for yourself.

Drink This: Jelly Belly with Old Forester Single Barrel bourbon, The Real McCoy 5-year aged rum, Giffard banana liqueur, house-made cinnamon vanilla syrup, fresh pineapple juice and allspice.

Smithy | 2927 N Henderson Avenue

No need to close your happy hour tab to head to dinner. Just take a trip over to Knox-Henderson for delicious cocktails containing local ingredients and globally-inspired cuisine all in one spot.

Drink This: Harvest with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, clove, apple cider vinegar, spiced rum, apple brandy and almond crème.