Dallas?s dining scene is top-notch, but so are its cocktails. Pull up a stool at any of Dallas?s renowned restaurants and sip on hand-crafted cocktails while enjoying global cuisine and premier service among friends.

Here are just a handful of our top picks…



Known for its Asian-inspired menu and its wildly creative and alluring d?cor, Dragonfly is ideal for drinks with the girls or for a sophisticated evening for two. The Steak & Foie Dumplings and the Gochujang Roasted Sea Scallops are crowd-pleasers. Sip on the clever cocktails, the hilariously-named Boyfriend Material (Casa Amigos Blanco, lime, simple syrup) and the Big Flirt (vodka, passion fruit puree, and pineapple juice).

Dragonfly | 0.5 mi from Museum Tower


High-end comfort food meets stylish sips at the W Hotel. A modern take on the American gastropub, Cook Hall serves shareable small plates and hand-crafted cocktails. Enjoy the coffee-rubbed Cowboy Rib Eye with smoked beans and fried onions or the Gnocchi with brown butter and oyster mushrooms. Care for a drink? The Black and Stormy with Bacardi, cr?me de cassis, and ginger beer is divine.

Cook Hall | 0.7 mi from Museum Tower

Bowen house


This Texas Landmark has quite the history. Built by farmer Ahab Bowen in 1874, this Victorian-era cocktail bar is supposedly haunted by Ahab?s wife, Mary. Once a clothing store, dressed-up patrons now flood this 1800?s style bar, known for its personalized cocktails and Texan cuisine. Relax by the fire place with a drink in hand and try the Fisher Island Oysters, Beef Tartare, and Pan Roasted Duck Breast.

Bowen House | 0.7 mi from Museum Tower


This Modern Texas Brasserie celebrates the culinary traditions of Texas through locally sourced ingredients and an impressive cocktail menu. Dine on Ale Steamed Mussels, Hot Gulf Shrimp & Grits, and soul-soothing House Made Bucatini. Pull up to the bar for the ever-popular Enfermer?a with mezcal, honey, ginger, and lime or the Sweet Texas Tea with bourbon, black tea, mint, and lemon bitters. The warm lighting and southern hospitality will make you want to stay awhile.

CBD Provisions | 0.9 mi from Museum Tower


Esteemed Food Critic Michael Bauer has deemed Gemma ?the perfect combination of food and wine.? This Knox-Henderson establishment boasts fresh ingredients, modern techniques, and a no fuss attitude. The menu celebrates the flavors of Mediterranean, Italian, French, and classic Texan cuisine. Order the Pappardelle with braised rabbit and Swiss chard, the Chicken ?Porchetta?, or the Albacore Carpaccio. Open till 1 a.m., Gemma draws the late-night crowd with its delicious Blood Orange Margaritas and refined wine list.

Gemma | 3.2 mi from Museum Tower