11 Hotel Bars to Check Out this Summer

Cool off with a cold one in the heart of Dallas.

Posted on Jun 19, 2019 By Devon Yarbrough

Whether you're feeling a casual, chic or sports bar vibe, these Dallas hotel bars have just what you're looking for.

CLASSIC HOTEL BARS

Rattlesnake Bar at the Ritz-Carlton

This popular bar in Uptown gets its name from the (fake!) rattlesnake that spans the entire length of the bar. It's home to one of seven unique dining selections at the Ritz, serving up Chef Dean Fearing's' signature margarita (be sure to check in with Margarita Mile app!), as well as tasty American cuisine and Tex Mex favorites, like quesadillas and tacos. Go for happy hour Monday-Friday from 4-6 p.m. for drink specials or come Thursday night to enjoy live music.

The Mansion Bar at Mansion at Turtle Creek

A local staple, the Mansion Bar in Uptown is a stylish and intimate bar filled with Southern décor and a charming ambiance. The cocktail menu changes seasonally and offers fresh and innovative cocktails, as well as their signature specialties, such as the Mansion G&T, Manhattan and Texas Margarita, which are offered year-round. 

The Mansion Bar. Photo Courtesy of The Mansion website.

The Front Room Tavern at The Lumen

Located in North Dallas, The Front Room Tavern provides an airy, vibrant atmosphere, perfect for an after-hours drink. If you're looking to heat up your summer, go with the Spicy Margarita. Need to cool off? Then the Aperol Spritz is the way to go. Whatever you order, this bar has plenty of refreshing drinks that won't disappoint.

Belmont Lobby and Lounge

Set in the historic Belmont Hotel in West Dallas, Belmont Lobby and Lounge is a patio-styled bar that offers a relaxed, atmosphere for everyone that comes in. The bar serves up American-cuisine and imaginative drinks, including their signature cocktail, the Belmontini – a vodka-based cocktail mixed with pomegranate juice and champagne. Here, you can enjoy daily drink specials Sunday through Wednesday, as well as half-off the signature drink every Tuesday night.

Izkina at the Deep Ellum Hostel

If a cozy and laidback environment is what you're looking for, Izkina in Deep Ellum should be your go-to spot. The bar serves stellar cocktails, including everything from classics like an Old Fashioned to their house made mixtures like the Basil Betty or Piña Paloma. Plus, with a delicious rotating lineup of Spanish tapas, Izkina is packed with bold flavors to indulge yourself. 

Izkina. Photo Courtesy of Deep Ellum Hostel Facebook.

SPEAKEASIES

Midnight Rambler at The Joule

This one will always make the list of the coolest bars in Dallas. Midnight Rambler is located in the basement of the Joule Hotel Downtown and is worth a visit any day of the week. Between the vintage décor, plush leather couches and extensive cocktail menu, you're in for a good time.

SPORTS BARS

Draft Sports Bar and Lounge at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel

Check out the Draft Sports Bar and Lounge at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel Downtown and enjoy more than 20 flat screens to catch all your favorite sports team (we're a fan of the Rangers, Stars, FC Dallas, Wings, Mavs and Cowboys, in case anyone asks.) And order some grub and a beer to keep you satisfied. If you're brave, you can also hit up the private karaoke lounge to show off your singing skills!

Draft Sports Bar and Lounge.

The Owner's Box at the Omni Dallas

The larger-than-life screen at the Owners Box (16-feet tall to be exact!) will make you feel like you're right in front of the action of any game. And if that's not enough, they've got over 70 additional TV's in every corner, including the bathrooms. Have a drink on the patio and order a bite to eat – the spicy buffalo wings or gold medal burger are always a popular choice.

ROOFTOP BARS

Gallery Rooftop Lounge at the Canvas Hotel

The picturesque views of Downtown, light-up neon bar and the rooftop infinity pool make the Gallery Rooftop Lounge at the Canvas Hotel the perfect hotel hotspot. Order one of the art-themed cocktails, like the Tipsy Watercolor, a beautiful concoction filled with lemon vodka and blackberry puree, or the Mixed Media, a spicy drink that comes with a cider popsicle. If you're truly in the mood for a surprise, ask for the Artist of the Night cocktail, which changes daily.

Gallery Rooftop Lounge. Photo Courtesy of CANVAS Hotel Facebook.

Waterproof at The Statler

Cool down with a colorful cocktail at Waterproof as the Statler. The rooftop bar is an urban oasis full of good drinks and a good time. Sip on one of their craft cocktails, like the Skyline Margarita, a pineapple and jalapeno infused drink or the Frozen Downtown Chill, while enjoying the sunset on Downtown Dallas.

Upside at the Canopy Hotel

Located in Uptown, Upside is a modern rooftop bar and the place to be seen. Try any of the cocktails, which are all name after famous actresses, or sip on a glass of wine from their extensive list. Not only are the drinks spectacular, the view from this rooftop bar of Downtown Dallas can't be beat!

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