FOR A LAID BACK VIBE:
Locals love this spot thanks to the easy-to-miss location and friendly staff off Fitzhugh Avenue in Uptown. You'll get some dive bar vibes here – exposed brick, cement floors and no TVs! They have 40+ beers on tap, and a bartender that knows exactly what to recommend.
Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House
Few things go as well together as beer and burgers do, and Good Friends does it well. Split the fried pickers as a starter, and then dig into the turkey burger with a pint of the Dallas Blonde, courtesy of the locally-owned Deep Ellum Brewing Company.
TO SEE AND BE SEEN:
This Harwood District favorite has one of the best patios around with clear views of downtown and the the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Take your pick of more than 50 beers on tap and then head upstairs for a prime spot on the patio.
Head to Deep Ellum and take advantage of spring in Dallas on Dot's huge patio. The chill atmosphere makes it a great spot for a post-work beer, or come late and hang out on a Saturday night.
For the brewery experience:
Love old school video games? Then the Bishop Cidercade in the Design District is for you. $10 gets you unlimited play – just pay at the bar when you order the Crackberry cider.
Four Corners Brewing
The Local Buzz, a crisp honey ale, is one of the most popular beers from this Trinity Groves brewer, but any of their five signature beers will leave you satisfied. Tours are offered at noon and 1:30 pm each Saturday at their all-day alehouse, so you can stick around after the tour and get seconds (and thirds) of your favorites.
To pick up a growler:
Craft and Growler
Don't let the long list of available beers intimidate you. The folks behind the counter know their stuff about the rotating assortment of beers! Take a minute to browse their selection of branded growlers, koozies and other beer-inspired gifts before filling up.
The prime location in Trinity Groves makes it hard to miss and LUCK really brings it with their variety of beers on tap. They hand-picked local brews made within a 75-mile radius of the restaurant, meaning you are tasting the freshest beers possible.
For more great places beer-lovers will want to visit, check out our Dallas brewery tour itinerary.