Located in the heart of Dallas' gayborhood, the Cedar Springs Tap House is a traditional American bar that offers a great patio and specials on drinks AND food throughout the week. If their impressive selection of beers and burgers isn't enough, you can top it off with their daily homemade cake selection. Thursday night is always Cher-E-oke (like karaoke but dedicated to Cher because who else matters,) and weekend mornings are reserved for hangover brunch. Actual hangovers are not required.
Go outside the typical neighborhood bar for a trail-side experience at The Katy Trail Ice House. Home to a spacious outdoor beer garden that takes the patio experience to the next level, The Katy Trail Ice House has more than 50 beers on tap and a food menu to satisfy any craving. The authentic Texas BBQ is on the menu Thursday through Sunday, but get there early because it goes fast! The Ice House is located on The Katy Trail, so there's no reason to say no to a second margarita if you promise to jog it off afterward! We won't tell anyone if you "forgot" your running shoes.
If one patio isn't enough, JR's Bar and Grill has two! The upstairs balcony offers close access to the second-floor bar and a great view of the Cedar Springs strip. Stop by for happy hour specials and stay for their American Grill menu. It's a great place to hang out, shoot pool or dance the night away.
Known as the 'best dive bar in the neighborhood,' the Grapevine Bar is a unique mix of indoor-outdoor space with something for anyone. Head up to the rooftop patio to enjoy their fantastic selection of brews and cocktails. Then look down for the action on their basketball court. Yes. Basketball court. So bring your best layup or just hang out in this casual spot to enjoy the fresh air.
If you're looking for an authentic country experience, Round Up Saloon is your place. This cowboy gay bar offers six different bar options, each with its own unique twist. Their rooftop patio is a great place to kick back after a few rounds of two-stepping on their dance floor. They even offer dance lessons so you can show up to impress the next time your friends want to go dancing. Cowboy hats and boots are always optional.