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Dallas’ Best Cocktail Bars for Summer Drinking

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The official first day of summer is quickly approaching on June 21. That means that Dallas bars, restaurants, and rooftop pools are already bringing out their fun summer cocktails for the season. From shareable frozen drinks to Tiki-themed concoctions, there’s a boozy drink for every kind of taste bud.

Here are the best Dallas cocktail spots for the summer.

Waterproof at The Statler

1914 Commerce Street

The rooftop oasis on the 19th floor of The Statler hotel, Waterproof, is serving up a few special summertime drinks to relax and refresh by the pool with. The stand-out is the Skyline Margarita. It’s a spicy twist on the classic margarita with Lunazul Blanco, Patron Citronage, pineapple, jalapeno, lime and agave.

The Adolphus

1321 Commerce Street

At Pool Adolphus, on the seventh floor wellness deck, the bar is serving The Frozen. It’s a frozen mixture of Casa Madero Rose, Aperol, Licor 43, strawberry puree, simple syrup and lemon juice. For $50, you can share with a group while basking by the pool.

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Pool Adolphus is serving The Frozen this summer.

Elm Street Cask & Kitchen

1525 Elm Street

Situated inside the Hilton Garden Inn, this downtown Dallas bourbon bar and grill has come up with a refreshing whiskey cocktail for the hot days ahead. The Kentucky Buck has Four Roses, fresh strawberries, lemon, ginger and bitters.

Midnight Rambler

1530 Main Street

Inside of the Joule hotel downtown, Midnight Rambler is a craft cocktail saloon. For the summer season, the bar has come up with a passionfruit swizzle cocktail with Tiki vibes. The Neon Lilkoi has blended scotch, passionfruit, cacao, Amontillado sherry and black cardamom.

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The Neon Lilkoi at Midnight Rambler. (Courtesy of Midnight Rambler)

HIDE

2816 Elm Street

This summer, this Deep Ellum bar is offering the Golden Votive. It’s made up of Zamaca (a Peruvian spirit made from maca root), Aguardiente Cane rum, coconut milk, Suze, ginger, honey and acid-adjusted pineapple.

The inspiration for this cocktail comes from a votive being a vessel to house one’s ethereal prayers. It’s a symbol of hope and comfort. Soft and smooth, the cocktail has sweet earthy spices.

Tiny Victories

604 N. Tyler Street

This new cozy neighborhood lounge in Bishop Arts has concocted the Tyler Street Swizzle as one of its summer cocktails. The beverage includes tequila, St. Germaine, lime, mint, cane sugar, Peychauds bitters and Tajin spice.

The Mansion Bar

2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard

For summertime, The Mansion Bar, located inside of the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, has crafted a special gin-based cocktail. The Lavender Aviation is a mixture of Zephyr black gin, lemon, and lavender violette.

Lavender Aviation
The Mansion Bar’s Lavender Aviation.

The Clover Club

2404 Cedar Springs Road

Brand new in Uptown, The Clover Club is a big band supper club. Owner Eddie “Lucky” Campbell has created a special summer cocktail called Season of Summer with refreshing seasonal vibes. The drink has citrus-infused vodka, Yuzu, watermelon, lemon verbena, soda and sea salt.

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