Dallas & the Panhandle Plains drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Wine Bar in Lubbock

La Diosa Cellars

One of several local wineries, La Diosa uncorks a range of Texas wines beyond its own label in this art-filled space. There are inventive Mediterranean-style snacks and meals as well as a coffee bar. On many nights …
Top Choice Cafe in Dallas


A hipster vibe reigns at this boho-style coffee shop on the Lower Greenville Ave strip – think ironic antelope heads, Western-themed paintings and apothecary elements as decor. Plenty of outlets, big work tables and…
Top Choice Bar in Fort Worth

Lola's Saloon

Dive into this dive bar for a fairly intimate music experience. Bands (rock, honky-tonk, bluegrass) play many nights to a fun, eclectic crowd. Catch your breath on the small outside patio. On non-show nights, there'…
Top Choice Brewery in Fort Worth


Fort Worth's top brewery keeps a rotating range of eight beers on tap. The lineup changes regularly. Watch for the bacon special and the wet hop sour among others. Hungry? The pizza is thin-crust Italian and comes i…
Top Choice Lounge in Dallas

Two Corks and a Bottle

Creative owners make all the difference and the pair behind this cork-sized little uptown wine bar prove it. Besides a fine selection of vino, it has frequent diversions such as acoustic, blues or jazz. That it's ro…
Top Choice Bar in Waco

Dancing Bear

A few blocks from the Baylor campus, you'll find over a dozen microbrews on tap, along with helpful advice and beer samples for neophytes and connoisseurs alike. Over 100 bottles of craft beers round out the superla…
Top Choice Brewery in Dallas

Four Corners Brewing Co

A great local microbrewery located just west of downtown, over the Trinity River. All the usual styles are here (IPAs, oatmeal stout, saison etc). The staff in the small ale room are passionate about their brews and…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Fort Worth

Usual Bar

Craft-cocktail lust packs hipsters in nightly at this bar that serves up debonair drinks such as the 'Maximillian-aire' and 'the Parlor.' Of course you can be ironic and just have a well-poured Sidecar. Great terrac…
Top Choice Pub in Dallas

Ginger Man

An appropriately spice-colored house is home to this always-busy neighborhood pub. It has multilevel patios, and porches out front and back, plus one of the best beer menus in the city. Great bartenders.
Top Choice Bar in Dallas

Green Room

In bar-lined Deep Ellum, the Green Room is a go-to spot for rooftop cocktails, a fun crowd and excellent food, from snacks to meals (tacos, burgers, poutine). Pick from three bar areas.