Dallas-Fort Worth bars to visit on Thanksgiving Eve

November 9, 2017 / Dallas

Feasting is hard work, and it’s important to get plenty of R&R in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Based on anonymized trip data, these are the top 10 bar destinations for Uber riders over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2016. And it’s no surprise—everyone’s home for the holidays and looking to see some old faces. So gather your compatriots and head to one of these top ten DFW bars that Uber riders flocked to in 2016.

Dallas-Fort Worth bars to visit on Thanksgiving Eve

1. Happiest Hour

Featuring the largest patio bar and lounge in Dallas and expansive indoor spaces for hobnobbing, Happiest Hour serves up beautiful, hand-crafted cocktails against the backdrop of the city. Sunday through Thursday Happy Hour runs from 4pm – 6pm, and includes $3.50 domestic pints and $5 house wines and wells.

When: Sun – Thu, 11:30am – 12am; Fri – Sat, 11:30am – 2am
Where: 2616 Olive St

2. High Fives

High Fives is a fun neighborhood bar happily slinging specialty cocktails and fresh ‘n’ tasty sandwiches. Rustic decor inside has a cozy, friendly vibe, and a pergola-studded, brick patio with strings of lights and plenty of greenery offers a place to drink, dine, and converse al fresco.

When: Mon – Fri, 4pm – 2am; Sat – Sun, 11am – 2am
Where: 1804 McMillan Ave

3. Clutch Bar

Large and airy and featuring a perfect marriage of modern, industrial, and rustic decor, Clutch Bar can accommodate groups large and small. Small plates take the edge off your hunger, while delicious burgers and inventive entrees obliterate it. Wash your snack down with an exquisite adult milkshake, or share a pitcher of your favorite cocktail with your besties.

When: Daily, 11am – 2am
Where: 2520 Cedar Springs Rd

4. Katy Trail Ice House

An enormous beer garden and a fifty-foot-long bar attest to the fact that everything is big in Texas. This is a great place to have a late (or early!) lunch and commence day drinking out back. Its close proximity to the tree-lined Katy Trail and the lovely natural view it affords keeps the conversation inspired. Stay on past dark, when the string lights illuminate the space and emanate a cozy, festive vibe.

When: Mon -–Fri, 11am – 2am; Sat – Sun, 10am – 2am
Where: 3127 Routh St

5. Kung Fu Saloon

With 24 beers on tap, a sake bomb menu, and pickle shots, you won’t get thirsty at the Kung Fu Saloon, a Japanese-inspired watering hole with two—count ’em, two—karaoke rooms. Feed your hunger with Asian-inspired American cuisine, and stay entertained with 20 vintage arcade games, five original skeeball machine, giant board games, and more.

When: Mon – Fri, 4pm – 2am; Sat – Sun, 11am – 2am
Where: 2911 Routh St

6. Billy Bob’s Texas

This ginormous country music honky tonk features an indoor rodeo arena with mechanical bulls and more bars than you can count on your fingers. The famed Live at Billy Bob’s series includes performances by Asleep at the Wheel, Roy Clark, David Allan Coe, and Willie Nelson—just a handful of the numerous esteemed musicians who have graced the stage here.

When: Mon – Tue, 11am – 10pm; Wed, 11am – 12am; Thu – Sat, 11am – 2am; Sun, 12pm – 10pm
Where: 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth

7. Dot’s Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard

Hole up for an afternoon or evening with good friends at Dot’s Hop House, and you won’t go away disappointed. A spacious courtyard invites al fresco drinking and dining with your buddies, and hand-crafted cocktails and a huge beer selection—think double-decker taps—invite you to try new things. When you get hungry, a full menu with classic pub fare is at your fingertips.

When: Daily, 11am – 2am
Where: 2645 Commerce St

8. Trophy Room

The Trophy Room’s shiny wooden ceilings, taxidermy-dotted walls, and modern-industrial touches make this a popular Uptown destination. Ride the mechanical bull and enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday nights. The beer garden faces McKinney Avenue, making this place a hub of activity most nights.

When: Daily, 6pm – 2am
Where: 2714 McKinney Ave

9. The Idle Rich Pub

If there’s a place that feels like home and a staff that feels like family, you’ll find ’em at The Idle Rich Pub. It’s always a rollicking good time here, the kind of place where your table can howl with laughter with nary a sideways glance. This Irish owned and operated pub is paneled in dark, rich wood and features a menu that actually contains Bubble & Squeak, an authentically Irish dish of corned beef and veggies.

When: Mon – Thu, 3pm – 2am; Fri, 11:30am – 2am; Sat – Sun, 11am – 2am
Where: 2614 McKinney Ave

10. Round-Up Saloon and Dance Hall

There’s always something fun going on at Round Up Saloon, where Dallas flocks for dance lessons, line dancing and karaoke. Six bars include the Tequila Shack, where you can choose from over 40 premium tequilas; the Corral Bar, an outdoor patio bar; and the Tool Shed Bar, featuring a tin roof and an impressive collection of antique tools, chaps, and tack.

When: Mon – Fri, 3pm – 2am; Sat – Sun, 12pm – 2am
Where: 3912 Cedar Springs Rd

Give thanks for good friends this holiday season, and then take those good friends out on the town with you for a night of pre-holiday cavorting. There’s plenty to do in DFW on Thanksgiving Eve, and there’s no one better than your compadres to do it with.