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Dallas’ Best Hotel Bars For Summer Drink Specials and Steals

From a Hidden Gem in the Heart of the City to a Tiki Takeover to Worm Margaritas, it's a Wild Scene

BY // 07.10.19

Dallas puts on so many foodie and drink events, it’s hard to keep up. The month of July is especially busy with a number of new seasonal menus, pop-ups, brunches and dehydrated worm salt drink concoctions at local hotel bars around the city.

Whether you’re in town visiting or a Dallasite looking to try something new, venture over to these cool hotel spots to have a staycation, even if it’s only for a few hours.

These are five top Dallas hotels with new summertime sips and events.

Monduel’s

300 Reunion Boulevard (Hyatt Regency Dallas)

This hotel lobby bar is sort of a hidden gem in Dallas. Adjacent to Reunion Tower, the craft cocktail bar is in a location that you wouldn’t usually venture to, unless you’re a guest of the hotel. But, Monduel’s new margarita menu is definitely worth the trip for locals.

Recently launched, the “create your own” margarita menu includes flavors like the Classic Skinny Tommy’s, Strawberry Rosemary, Jalapeno Agave, Orange Basil and Mango Thai Chili. You can then choose your tequila, and even the salt that the glass is rimmed with. Sal de gusano, made from dehydrated worms, is the most adventurous option, but Monduel’s also offers smoked sea salt and black lava salt.

Monduel’s
Monduel’s new margarita menu includes lots of spice and dehydrated worm salt.

Bourbon & Banter

1914 Commerce Street (The Statler)

Bourbon & Banter is one of three bars inside of the reborn Statler Hotel. It stands out because of its vast bourbon collection and underground location. The bar has several options for whisky aficionados including rye whiskey, American whiskey, bourbon, international and scotch.

For this month only, they’re having a Tiki Takeover pop-up, which includes special Tiki cocktails like the swizzle, daiquiri, Mai Tai, and Jungle Bird (a rum and pineapple drink). Also available are giant shareable drinks for three or so people, including a Pina Colada and fish bowl.

Petro Bar & Bistro

1907 Elm Street (Cambria Hotel)

Petro Bar & Bistro is also known for its fine bourbon and whiskey selection. Just as good are its unique cocktails and vast wine and draft beer menu. Signature cocktails include the most popular Pioneer Plaza with bourbon, maraschino liquor and orange bitters. There’s also the Wyatt-C with gin, velvet falernum, pineapple, Deep Ellum IPA, and mint and the Sherman Royale with gin, orange liquor, maraschino liquor, lemon and Prosecco.

On July 27, Petro will be hosting a Texas whiskey brunch to celebrate National Scotch Day from 10 am to 12 pm. For $30, you’ll be provided a four course dinner paired with whiskey cocktails made with Balcones Distilling Whiskey. Food courses include buttermilk biscuits, potato hash, crab cakes, poached egg and more.

Tickets are available here.

The French Room

1321 Commerce Street (The Adolphus)

For Bastille Day this Sunday, July 14, The French Room is having a three-course brunch paired with Champagne. Situated inside of The Adolphus hotel, the brunch will take place from noon to 4 pm. Reservations are recommended.

There will also be an exclusive boozy cocktail to commemorate the French holiday called “La Liberté.” It has Grand Marnier, amaretto, lemon juice and Champagne. For $80, guests will be able to choose one dish from each course, including options like quiche, omelet, cassoulet, crepe suzette and cheese soufflé.

The French Room
The French Room at The Adolphus Hotel is having a Bastille Day Brunch.

Pyramid Restaurant & Bar

1717 N. Akard Street (The Fairmont)

This summer, The Fairmont hotel’s lobby bar is offering specialty drinks for the hotel’s 50th anniversary. These include cocktails dedicated to each decade that the hotel has been open, including a vodka martini for the 1970s, colada for the 1980s, a Cosmopolitan for the 1990s, and a Pyramid Smoked Old Fashioned for the present day.

You can also go up to the rooftop pool (with a day pass if you’re not a guest) and cool off with a signature margarita with a chile salt rim and $5 frozé specials on weekends.

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