1. The Ginger Man – 2718 Boll St, Dallas, Texas
After originally opening in Houston, Texas in the mid-1980s, The Ginger Man family of pubs has been growing ever since. With more than 100 specialty beers on tap, these Irish themed pubs are local hotspots – especially on Tuesday nights – when you get to keep your cold refreshing beer’s glass as a souvenir.
2. The Dallas Beer Kitchen – 1802 Greenville Ave, Ste 110 Dallas, Texas
Equal parts beer and kitchen, the 4.5 star reviews from nearly 150 submissions on Facebook are well deserved. A relaxed atmosphere, 30 rotating top draughts and exceptional food are the norm for the Beer Kitchen. With weekly events such as Trivia Tuesday and Thursday Glass Night, this place is always a mixing bowl for good times.
3. The Old Monk – 2847 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, Texas
In the heart of historic Henderson Ave. The Old Monk is the perfect place to drop in and grab a pint while hopping between sidewalk shops. The pub atmosphere is very inviting and if you’re looking for some food – then you can’t go wrong with the cheese board.
4. Braindead Brewing – 2625 Main St, Dallas, Texas
Don’t let the name fool you, these guys know what they are doing. The “Better than excellent” reviews that they receive should be more than enough to convince you that you need to try some of their house ales. If you aren’t sure what to try, just ask one the friendly and knowledgeable staff who are always more than happy to help.
5. Strangeways – 2429 N Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, Texas
With a huge selection of beer that rotates frequently, Strangeways has something for everyone. You know how they say that everything’s bigger in Texas? Well if you’re brave enough, grab some friends and check out the Imperial Sour Flight that has 41 samplers on it.
6. The Foundry – 2303 Pittman St, Dallas, Texas
Self-described as ‘Comfortable and casual’ there’s always plenty of room for friends at the bar, on the patio or in one of their storage containers – yes, you read that correctly. Great for live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night and a bite at the neighbor’s, Chicken Scratch, where they do mouth-watering chicken like your mother use to make.
7. World Beer Company – The Bottle Shop – 2116 Greenville Ave, Dallas, Texas
The Bottle Shop has an actual Beer College. You can take 90 minute classes on everything from home brewing to food pairing, and we bet you won’t be skipping the final in this class. If you don’t have time for another round of college, head to The Shop where there are hundreds of beers and ciders to try. Learning is the spice of life, right?
8. Craft and Growler – 3601 Parry Ave, Dallas, Texas
Opening in November 2012, owners Kevin and Catherine aimed to create a place that made local and regional microbrews available for customers to take home in growlers. One of the most unique features of this bar is the way they bottle their growlers which keeps the beer fresher for much longer with a barrier of CO2 keeping the oxygen out. This is a must visit for even the most novice of beer connoisseurs.