As the temperatures in DFW are starting to cool down and the sounds of the holidays are starting to fill the air, many people are looking to restaurants and bars to fill them with the flavors of the season. Many restaurants are offering food menus that fit well with the season, but you don’t want to forget about the cocktails. These bars have some of the best offerings for the holidays with flavors like cranberry, cinnamon and peppermint, and all of your other holiday flavors.
The Cedars Social
1326 South Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75215
The Cedars Social is a great place for cocktails all year as its menu features creative, unique and handcrafted cocktails. The cocktails here are developed by a well-known barman, Michael Martensen. The cocktails also go very well with the food items on the menu that include fresh ingredients and delicious flavors. The cocktail menu always includes seasonal options so this is a perfect place to come to warm up with a delicious cocktail.
The People’s Last Stand
5319 East Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206
The People’s Last Stand makes almost everything from scratch. In fact, the juices, bitters, syrups, infusions and even the mixers are hand crafted from fresh and local ingredients. All of these delicious flavors come together to create the variety of signature cocktails offered here. The fact that this spot puts so much attention into creating unique cocktails and creating flavors that are made in-house makes it unlikely that you will find drinks like this at other bars. Each drink is made with locally sourced ingredients when possible, giving it a fresh flavor. The bistro menu complements the flavors in the cocktails and about 90 percent of the ingredients are from natural and organic, local sources. Even the building is made from eco-friendly materials.
The Standard Pour
2900 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
At The Standard Pour, you will find yourself outside of the normal bar scene. This spot has a vast selection of liquors and the menu of cocktails includes your favorite classics as well as some for unique and fun options. The cocktail menu also offers seasonal options so it’s great in the summer or if you are looking for a holiday cocktail for the winter season. Some of the holiday offerings include a Toddy, Hot Bourbon Apple Cider and Ginger Spice Nog. This bar is very toned down and offers a more welcoming atmosphere. The attire here is somewhat classier so this is not the place to go if you are looking for cheap beer and a ball game, but it’s great for a nice cocktail and some good conversation.
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14930 Midway Rd.
Addison, TX 75001
The Londoner in Addison is your friendly, neighborhood pub. The environment is cozy, with a fireplace and lots of dark wood. It offers traditional British cuisine as well as American favorites on the food menu. The beer options offered here rotate regularly and you’re almost sure to find one that you’ll enjoy. Additionally, this pub is constantly making its own specialty, seasonal cocktails with flavored liquors that are made in house.
614 West Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208
Bolsa has been voted “Restaurant of the Year,” “Best Place To Take A Date” and “Best Patio” over the last few years, which makes it sound like a great place to take a date and enjoy a cocktail and some food on the patio. The building in which Bolsa is located was originally Settles Garage and was built by the original owner brick by brick. Bolsa has paid tribute to the history of Settles Garage by restoring many of the original elements. The menu here uses the best local ingredients, both in the food and in the cocktails. The menu changes with the season so that customers are always offered the freshest flavors.
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Kelsi Gerwell is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas-Fort Worth. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.