Bar crawls and pub crawls, you've all heard of them. But in Dallas, we stepped it up a notch with the Margarita Mile, a collection of the city's best and brightest margaritas. And we've recently added a few stops to the collection, giving you even more opportunities to try some fun margs and check out some new neighborhoods.
Before you head out, make sure you've downloaded the Margarita Mile app!
Start your day with a trip to the Oak Lawn neighborhood for your first check in. The 'Rita Champ offers a rosé twist on a Mexican lemonade, combining the light notes of a Cava Brut sparkling rosé with the party vibes of Milagro silver tequila and blood orange liquor. The presentation is also worthy of a mention – the 'Rita Champ comes in a tall wine glass with a delicate rim of Himalayan sea salt.
While you're in Oaklawn:
Make sure you stop by Chocolate Secrets – this spot does chocolate on another level. From hand-painted and handmade truffles to their select wine bar, seven countries are represented in this establishment. If you're not feeling the gourmet delicious-ness, they also offer select ice cream flavors and over 15 different pastries. Plus, if you're lucky enough to catch them on a weekend, their brunch menu fulfills every foodie craving.
While you're in the area, take in a bit of nature at Turtle Creek Park. Start at any point and stroll past some of their hidden gems and features. Bring you camera because when you find Lakeside Park, you'll want to snap a selfie.
Lastly, finish off your Oak Lawn visit at The Rustic. Sip on some of their local craft beers and cocktails under the stars – literally. Their outside patio is huge and with live music seven nights a week, this is a must. (Get a Margarita Mile check in here too with the Rimy Rita!)
If you're feeling the arts, take a walk through the Bishop Arts District. After you've fulfilled your gallery visits and spent all you can on homemade candles and boutique shops, head to the corner of Bishop and Davis streets and step into Gloria's Latin Cuisine, a Salvadorian and Tex-Mex-inspired restaurant and our latest addition to the Margarita Mile. Relax and sip on their Ginger Margarita outside – there's patios both on the ground floor along Bishop Avenue and on the second floor overlooking the bustling neighborhood. There's a reason this is our latest addition to the Mile, and you don't want to miss out on this stop!
While you're in Bishop Arts District:
Round up your friends and see who can take the best selfie with all the murals in the area. The butterfly wings at Serve are a great place to start your mural hunt and it's a fun way to explore the neighborhood.
Once your photo roll is full, dig through the bins of vinyl records at Spinster Records. The owner is from Los Angeles, and his career has spanned 30 years in the music biz – so he knows his stuff. His shop specializes in local music so if you're on a search for local gems, this is a fun way to dig through Dallas' music scene and get a taste of what's buzzing in the area!
Lastly, you can't finish a trip without dessert. Once you've hit up all there is to do in Dallas' most independent neighborhood, indulge at Emporium Pies. Our recommendation? The Lord of the Pies - you'll thank us later. Emporium Pies is located in the heart of the district, and their cottage-like abode is a great way to end your visit.