The Nodding Donkey is Texas Proud!

At The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave., Texas pride is engrained in all we do. The saloon style atmosphere, the local Dallas neighborhood bar feel, and it’s evident in the types of craft beers, liquors, and spirits we offer. When you come to The Nodding Donkey, you can expect your old time favorites, but then we’ll always have a few new things available to try. We love supporting local breweries and distilleries!

Did you know that the Design District in Dallas is budding with new breweries that are available for tours and tastings? Texas Ale ProjectPeticolas Brewing Co., Community Beer Co., and more have found a home in the Design District of Dallas. These are some of our favorite brews and we frequently have them on tap at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave.!

Speaking of local beers on tap…. Thursdays are Thirsty Thursdays at The Nodding Donkey! That’s right – every Thursday all of our local beers are half off! So come in this week to watch some preseason football and enjoy a couple of our favorite local brews.

In addition to stocking local beers, we love to use local spirits as well. Henderson Whiskey is one of our new favorites. Produced right here in Dallas, Henderson Whiskey is smooth and perfect for sipping neat. You may also want to try one of our mixed drinks with Nue Vodka. Started by 2 local brothers, it’s a smooth mixer for any cocktail.

Join us at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. this week to try some local brews that are sure to become your new favorites! Just ask your server or the bartender for recommendations. Our knowledgeable wait staff is sure to hook you up with something you’ll love. The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. is proud to be your local Dallas neighborhood bar!

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Are you free Saturday or Sunday?!

If you are, then come join us at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. for the best brunch in Dallas!

We know it’s rough on the weekends. You’ve been through a rough work week, stayed out late, slept in, and now you need sustenance. The Nodding Donkey has you covered with a variety of amazing brunch options to please even the pickiest eater. Eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits… All prepared with a unique flare from our renowned chefs. Here are a few of the favorites:

·      Tacos for Breakfast: If you love tacos, then our Brisket & Scramble tacos are for you! Deliciously tender hickory smoked brisket, scrambled eggs, cheddar, and green chile sauce make one heck of a breakfast. Served with a side of eggs, bacon, and toast, you’re sure to be stuffed afterwards.

·      The Traditional Breakfast: You can always opt for simplicity, and it’s pretty dang good! Get 2 eggs – cooked any way you like – served with crispy bacon and toast.

·      The Costa Rican: Take a cue from our southern neighbors and order the Salsa’d Eggs: Eggs are scrambled with salsa for a Mexican flare, with avocado, tortillas, and pico on the side. And bonus – they’re gluten free!

·      Backyard Benedict: Casual and delicious, you’ll love our fried eggs served over fresh biscuits, Canadian bacon, and tasso ham gravy.

In addition to great menu options, the drink menu impresses with some amazing Dallas brunch specials! $3 bloody marys, mimosas, and manmosas are served during brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-2pm.

Come on in to The Nodding Donkey Uptown this weekend and treat yourself to our amazing brunch and people watching. And don’t forget that parking is easy at The Nodding Donkey, even on weekends. Just park in the garage next to The Donkey or valet anytime on the weekends for free drink tokens!

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Bring the Whole Family for Food & Fun

We know that it’s sometimes hard to know if you can bring the family to a particular restaurant. Will there be appropriate music? Will there be anything on the menu for the kids to eat?

While The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. may be the best sports bar in Dallas according to D Magazine readers, it doesn’t mean we aren’t family friendly!  

·      Games and Fun: If you love sharing the love for the game with your kids and want to bring them in to watch a big championship game or your local favorites, know that we’ve got big screen TVs throughout the restaurant showing all the biggest games! And there are always yard games, arcade games, board games, pool tables, etc. available for you to play and enjoy – even if you aren’t into watching football or basketball!

·      PIZZA! One of the specialties at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. is our pizza. And what kid doesn’t love pizza?! It’s like the meal everyone bonds over. Tons of great choices, from the traditional pepperoni and cheese to the more unique and gourmet options. Try a Texican Pizza on for size: barbeque brisket, sweet pickled jalapenos, picked red onions, and goat cheese all atop one pizza. It’s southern and amazing.

·      Good People: We thank the patrons of The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. for keeping it classy. You know how to have a great time, but keep it family friendly and fun for all. You guys rock!

Join us this week at The Nodding Donkey Greenville for a family date night!

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And if you are a resident of the Uptown or Downtown areas of Dallas, you may want to head over to our sister restaurant – State & Allen – on Monday, August 10, from 5-7pm for an Urban Parents’ Night Out. There will be drinks and opportunities to mix and mingle with other parents raising families in the Downtown and Uptown Dallas area. RSVP to



Parties are better at The Nodding Donkey!

Summer is halfway over, and many are already thinking forward to the fall. Engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, gameday watch parties, retirement parties, corporate functions, birthdays, etc. Many times, it’s hard to know where to host such events.

Don’t forget that The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. has an amazing event space that is perfect for your next event! Our friendly and knowledge staff takes care of all of your Dallas party planning, so that you don’t have to do anything but enjoy!

·      Food & Drinks: The food and drinks will be nothing less than top notch. Work directly with our event planner to create a menu that works for your event. Whether that means a plated sit down meal, buffet, or just heavy appetizers with drinks, we are happy to listen to your needs and make it happen. All with the delicious Nodding Donkey menu you have come to expect!

·      Sound System: The event space is fully equipped with audio and visual capabilities, so showing that slideshow or playing your favorite playlist are not a problem at The Nodding Donkey.

·      Space for All: The room is large – 50 ft. by 20 ft. – and can accommodate up to 80 people. With a room that big, we have the space to make your vision a reality! Mix and mingle cocktail style or full table seating, the choice is completely yours.

·      Keep your Private Party Private: Isn't it a pain when you go to a “private party,” and can hear the other “not so private party” in the next room? At The Nodding Donkey, our Dallas event space is set apart so you will be completely shut off from the rest of the happenings at the restaurant, allowing you and your guests to enjoy your party – not someone elses!

 Give us a call today to book your next Dallas private party!

All Cocktails. All $5. All Day Friday!

The work week is almost over, and we can all enjoy another glorious summer weekend in Texas! The weekends are always hopping at The Nodding Donkey, but they get even sweeter on Fridays when all of our regular menu cocktails are just $5 each. It’s the perfect opportunity to try something new – or just get a couple of your all-time favorite Dallas drink specials.

Not sure what is on the menu? Here are a few of our favorites: 

·      Summer Beer: Ahhhh…when it’s summertime, we love this refreshing drink! Shock Top Beer, Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka, and lemonade are blended to perfection as the happier – and more fun! – alternative to plain jane lemonade.

·      Old Fashioned: Channel your inner Don Draper and order an Old Fashioned. Ours is made with George Dickel Rye Whiskey, a splash of cherry, and bitters.

·      Moscow Mule: Another summertime favorite, the mule is a blend of ginger beer and Grey Goose Original. Light, refreshing, and comfortable, you can’t go wrong with this drink.

·      Bombay Sour: Looking for something different? Go with a Bombay Sour. Bombay Sapphire gin, Fleur Elderflower liqueur, a splash of lemon, and simple syrup rise to the occasion and blend to perfection.

·      Top Shelf Margarita: The quintessential Texas summer drink. Ours is made of Casa Noble premium tequila, agave, and fresh lime juice, all served over ice. It’s a mainstay in our Dallas restaurant and bar for a reason.

These are just a few of the incredible cocktails available at The Nodding Donkey Greenville! Enjoy them any day of the week, but remember, Fridays all menu cocktails are $5!

The Nodding Donkey Greenville is the perfect place for your next happy hour, lunch, dinner with friends, or even private party. Don’t forget that The Nodding Donkey has an event space that is dedicated to your event, giving you an exclusive party with all the comforts, service, and great food you have come to know and love from The Nodding Donkey.


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No Hassle Parking at The Nodding Donkey

Parking in Dallas, Texas is often a beast. Anytime you go out, it seems you have to factor in extra time for traffic, and then even more time for finding the right parking spot once you arrive at your destination. It’s never easy – unless you come to The Nodding Donkey!

You may be concerned about the parking at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave, given the popularity of this area and the fact that parking is always tight over here at the best sports bar in Dallas. Well, don’t be!!

The Nodding Donkey – located at the corner of Greenville Ave. and SMU Blvd. in Dallas, Tx - is fortunate enough to be located adjacent to a parking garage! Woohoo!

And that’s not all! We offer FREE covered parking in the garage until 3pm, Monday-Friday. And then valet is available at the following times: 

·      Monday-Friday: 4pm-midnight

·      Saturday-Sunday: 10am-midnight

If free and convenient parking isn’t enough, you might just be lucky enough to get a free drink or two out of it as well! When you present our bartender with a valet ticket, we’ll give you Nodding Donkey Wooden Nickel tokens, good for free drinks at the bar. It doesn’t get any better than that, folks!

Come on out to The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. this week for some great food, drinks, and atmosphere. We’ve always got a great game on and rowdy fans to watch alongside you. A few nights to remember: 

·      Tuesdays: Geeks Who Drink Trivia Tuesdays – starts at 8pm. Grab a few nerdy friends to when the title of trivia masters!

·      Wednesdays: Karaoke Night! Belt out your favorites! We promise not to laugh.

Check our facebook page regularly for updates on specials events and opportunities to get food and drink specials! We are proud to be your neighborhood restaurant and bar!

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Hit Me With Your Best Shot!

Fun fact: Everyday at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. you can enjoy amazing Dallas shot specials. For just $5 each, you can try some of the best – and most fun – liquors around!

Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire

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The Fire has spread to The Nodding Donkey – Tennessee Fire that is! Jack Daniel’s, American’s favorite and best-selling whiskey brand, recently came out with a smokin’ hot new addition to their product line. Tennessee Fire combines Jack Daniel’s award-winning Tennessee whiskey with cinnamon liqueur for a flavor that is red hot! It’ll light you up and get you in the mood for a night of fun!

Firefly Moonshine

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We love Firefly Moonshine because it’s as homegrown as you can get. Founded in the backwoods of Wadmalaw, South Carolina – a tiny island off the coast of the mainland – you’ll find Firefly off down a little dirt road. Firefly is founded on good old fashioned ingenuity, nothing premade or manufactured here! All of the stills that are used to make the moonshine are handcrafted. What began as experimentation has grown into some of the best moonshine around! Everything is made in small batches and brewed slowly for quality you can taste.

We love Firefly Moonshine and love the variety of flavors offered! Apple Pie, Peach, and Strawberry are three of our very favorites and the three offered as $5 shot specials at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. Apple pie has an amazing cinnamon bite to it, Peach is made with homegrown South Carolina peaches, and Strawberry is pretty in pink – perfect for the ladies.

Visit us at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. today for our $5 shot specials. Open 7 days a week, we offer delicious lunch, dinner, happy hour, and brunch specials as well. We are proud to be voted the Best Sports Bar in Dallas by the readers of D Magazine. Come in today to see why!

The Perfect Burger is at The Nodding Donkey

At The Nodding Donkey Kitchen – located at the corner of Greenville Ave. and SMU Blvd. in Dallas, Texas – we know a thing or two about creating the perfect burger or sandwich. Our menu has many mouth-watering choices, or you are welcome to create your own. Just follow these steps to creating the perfect burger:

1.    Choose Your Meat: The Nodding Donkey uses only the freshest, 100% natural meats in our hamburgers. You can choose between our traditional angus beef patty, lean chicken breast, turkey patty, or a bison patty. Four great choices; you really can’t go wrong!

2.    Choose Your Fixins: Reference our menu for our tried and true combinations, or make it your own. Try our Saloon Burger complete with smoked onions, pepper jack cheese, and our homemade chipotle mayo. Or maybe the BBQ Blue Cheese Burger is more your style – crispy fried onions, crumbly blue cheese, and our top secret BBQ sauce. Want to try something more adventurous? Then give our Frito Cowboy a try. It’s Fritos, chili, and shredded cheddar cheese all on top of an amazing burger patty. All are delicious.

3.    Choose a Side: Lots of options for sides at the best sports bar in Dallas, including classic French fries, sweet potato fries, a cup of soup, salad, cup of black beans, hummus, fruit, coleslaw, chipotle potato salad, and more.

And once you’ve got your burger all figured out, don’t forget to add the perfect beverage to accompany your meal! Every day of the week, The Nodding Donkey is running Dallas’s best drink specials! Whether you prefer wine, beer, or cocktails, The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. has something for everyone. Come on in this week for lunch, dinner, happy hour, or brunch and see what makes The Nodding Donkey your new favorite restaurant and bar.

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Join us on the Lawn this Summer!

The Reunion Tower Lawn that is!

The Nodding Donkey is excited to be a part at one of our favorite new Dallas traditions – Reunion Tower Lawn Party!

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Here’s everything you need to know:

What: The Reunion Lawn Party is your summer hangout. A chance to come together with friends and family and just hangout in the city of Dallas on a beautiful summer night. There will be food trucks galore, live music, plenty of room to spread out, lawn games to play, and of course a Beer Garden sponsored by yours truly – The Nodding Donkey! We’ll be serving up a variety of local craft brews for you to try, along with a solid collection of domestic and import beers and wines. 

Truly a family-friendly event, there will be something for everyone! Adults can enjoy the bean bag toss, horseshoes, or cornhole, while children will appreciate the streamers, bubbles, and hula hoops! Plan to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and maybe a Frisbee or two to throw around. 

As far as the food goes, the best food trucks in Dallas will descend on Reunion Tower Lawn, and you’re sure to find something you love. Easy Slider, Bellatrino, Ruthie’s Rolling Café, and The Bomb Fried Pies are just a few of the food trucks that you can expect to see.

When: The Reunion Lawn parties will take place the last Saturday of every month this summer, June – September. So event dates are June 27, July 25, August 29, and September 26. Each event will open at 5pm and run until 10pm.

Where: The Reunion Tower Lawn. The beauty of this location is that it’s huge, open, can accommodate everyone, and it’s in the hub of downtown Dallas. It’s truly like hanging out at your neighborhood block party!

So mark your calendar now and join us for the inaugural event: Saturday – June 27 – at 5pm! You will not want to miss it!

Visit the event website for complete details!

Party into the Night at The Nodding Donkey!

Beginning this month, The Nodding Donkey Kitchen + Bar has some fun new weekly events that are going to make your Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday nights even more awesome.

DJ in the House

The Nodding Donkey Greenville now has a DJ rockin’ the joint every Friday night from 9pm to 2am! So do your late night partying at The Donkey! We are also serving $5 specialty cocktails off of the menu and $8.95 Fish & Chips all day long. You’re sure to find a cocktail or two that suits your fancy and gets you in the mood for dancing!

Compete for Karaoke King

Beginning May 29, The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. will host Karaoke nights every Wednesday from 9pm to 1am! You won’t want to miss seeing the best performers in town – or at least the most entertaining ones! $3 Donkey Punch is served all day Wednesday, so after a few of those, maybe you’ll be in the mood to belt out one of your favorites as well! Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Bet Shot,” Garth Brook’s “Friends in Low Places,” and Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” are all sure to be crowd pleasing ballads.

Geeks Who Drink

If you’re the king or queen of random factoid knowledge and need an outlet for sharing such useless information, then Geeks Who Drink is for you! We call it Trivia Tuesdays at it’s every Tuesday at 8pm. Bring some friends and compete against other teams for the champion of all random trivia! And enjoy a few glasses of our half priced wine while you’re at it (happy hour wine excluded).

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 Every day is a fun day at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave – the best sports bar in Dallas! Join us for Dallas lunch specials, dinner, happy hour, brunch, and more.


Golf for a Cause: 5th Annual Nodding Donkey Charity Golf Tournament

We love golf. We love raising money and supporting great cause. Then why not combine the two and join in the fun at the Nodding Donkey’s 5th Annual Charity Golf Event?! Here are all the details!

What: Our charity event this year will once again benefit The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. The Scottish Rite Hospital provides world-renowned treatment to children who are struggling with various orthopedic issues – scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip displacements, limb length differences, etc., and they also offer treatment for neurological disorders like dyslexia. It’s an amazing hospital that works miracles everyday in the lives of Dallas children!

We will play 4-man scramble style for the tournament, and lunch, dinner, and drinks will be served.

Cost: In order to participate in the tournament, the cost is $125 per player. Your $125 buys you a round of golf, cart, driving range access, food, and beverages. Own a business? There are also sponsorship opportunities available. By sponsoring the Dallas charity golf tournament, you will get your logo on all of our event signage, and at your designated hole. Plus – 100% of your $300 sponsorhsip money goes to the Scottish Rite Hospital!

When: Mark you calendar for Friday, June 19, 2015. Our tent will open for registration, food, and beverages at noon, and tee time is 1pm. This gives you plenty of time to grab some of the best brunch in Dallas at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave, and then come on out for an amazing round of golf! Dinner will follow the tournament, and will be served around 6pm.

Where: The beautiful Golf Club of Dallas is the venue for the event, located at 2200 West Red Bird Lane, Dallas, TX, 75232.

So what are you waiting for?! Contact Angela Calabrese at 214.205.1773 today to register for the event! She can also answer any questions you may have about sponsorship opportunities or just playing in the tournament in general.

Save the Date: The Great Texas Food Truck Rally is Coming!

Mark your calendars now for the second annual Great Texas Food Truck Rally, benefiting Executives in Action and sponsored by yours truly – The Nodding Donkey!

 Here’s everything you need to know!

 When: Saturday, September 19 from 4pm to 10pm.

Where: The Reunion Tower lawn in downtown Dallas! Last year’s event was such a huge success that we needed to seek out a bigger venue for the action in 2015. Not only is the lawn at Reunion Tower large enough to accommodate more people and more food trucks, but it also offers incredible views of the city!

What: A full afternoon and evening of fun, food, and music! Food trucks of every cuisine imaginable will flank the lawn, so there will be a little something for everyone’s tastes. Desserts, barbeque, Asian, tacos – you name it, we’ll have it all!

The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Dallas - is proud to partner with Budweiser as the title sponsor for the beer garden. The beer garden will be a centralized hub at the event, so come on by and see us! We’ll be serving up your old time favorites and a few new craft beers as well.

And of course, great bands will be playing live music all night long! The full line up has yet to be released, but stay tuned for more as we get closer to the event.

 A little about Executives in Action: Executives in Action is a non-profit that works with a broad range of charities. It places private sector executives in positions where they can use their skills to help smaller non-profits succeed. We’re proud to help support such a great cause!

Stay tuned for more from The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. about this amazing event! But remember – Sept. 19 at Reunion Tower lawn! You won’t want to miss it! 

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Attention: Nodding Donkey UPTOWN to Show the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight!

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2. We know you are all placing bets and getting ready to see the fight of the century! We are too – over at our sister location, The Nodding Donkey Uptown!

Our Uptown location will be the place to watch the entire fight and see who comes out victorious! Should be a great fight with two prize-winning fighters duking it out to the finish.

 Manny Pacquiao

Manny – a true rags to riches story – burst onto the seen 20 years ago and has been a phenom every since. Also known as the “Pac-Man,” Pacquiao is regarded by many to be the best fighter pound-for-pound in the world. He’s one the lineal championship in 4 weight classes, holds 10 world titles, and is the first and only boxer to be a world champion in 8 divisions. It’s easy to see why Mayweather has his work cut out for him!

 Floyd Mayweather

 Floyd Mayweather has never lost a professional boxing match so that in and of itself is pretty impressive! His style is precise and calculated, and it’s paid off. He’s won award after award including winning 10 world titles, multiple lineal championships in 4 different weight classes, and more. Most of the world believes Mayweather’s track record speaks for itself and odds are on him to take it all.

Who do you think it will be?!

 Two championship boxers. Two different styles and pedigrees. At 38 is Floyd Mayweather past his prime? Will Pacquiao’s explosive style of boxing be too much for Mayweather to combat? Or will the bookies in Vegas be right, and Mayweather comes out on top with his precision. Odds Shark currently has Mayweather as the favorite to win, but with a competitor like Pacquaio, it’s anyone’s guess.

We’ll be at The Nodding Donkey Uptown on May 2 for the best Dallas Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Watch Party – and we hope to see you there too! There will be a $40 cover charge; you can pay at the door or email to reserve your spot in advance! 

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Dallas Drink Specials are at The Nodding Donkey!

Spring has sprung in Dallas, so that means patio weather! Grab some friends this week and come on down to your Dallas neighborhood restaurant and bar for some amazing drink specials!

The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. just released a brand new menu of drink specials! Everything from craft beer, wine, cocktails, and of course our famous Donkey Punch – there is something for everyone! Take a look at the full list of daily specials!

·      Mondays: $4 Crown & Down

·      Tuesdays: Half Price Wine – all day long! All wines except the house wines are included. It’s the perfect opportunity to try something new!

·      Wednesdays: $3 Donkey Punch – our signature favorite! – and $3 Purple Nurples. In case you are unfamiliar with our Donkey Punch, it’s a fresh and fruity cocktail that packs a punch! A definite must try.

·      Thursdays: Half Price Local Beer

·      Fridays: $5 specialty cocktails from the drink menu

·      Saturdays & Sundays: $3 Bloodys and $3 Mimosas from 11am – 2pm both days, perfect accompaniments for our amazing Dallas bunch! And then Saturdays, you can enjoy $20 Purple Nurple Pitchers all day; $20 Donkey Punch Pitchers all day on Sunday.

And that’s not all!

Happy Hour is Monday-Friday, 4-7pm at the Donkey, so enjoy $3 domestic drafts, $4 imports and local drafts, $3 wells, $4 house wines, and half price appetizers during happy hour only! And then of course there are the shot specials: $5 Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire and Firefly Moonshines.

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 Whew! There is definitely something for everyone at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave! We’d love to see you here this week for a Dallas happy hour, lunch, brunch, or dinner. And don’t worry about parking! There is a parking garage adjacent to the Nodding Donkey, conveniently located at the corner of Greenville Ave. and SMU Blvd.  Parking is free during the day, and valet is available in the evenings.

Book Your Next Event at The Nodding Donkey!

Spring is upon us, and that means graduation parties, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, company events, and more!

Did you know that The Nodding Donkey Greenville Avenue has a Dallas private party room that is perfect for you next event? Here’s the lowdown on what makes our event space a step above the rest!

·      Location: The Nodding Donkey Greenville Avenue is conveniently located at the corner of Greenville Avenue and SMU Blvd. in Dallas, Texas. It’s the perfect, centralized location for events all over Dallas proper.

·      Privacy: Our Dallas event space is carefully set apart from the rest of the restaurant, so you don’t have to worry about noise or other patrons accidently stumbling into your event.

·      Food: Depending on the event, we can customize the menu to whatever you need! Appetizers and cocktails? Seated multi-course meal? Or maybe a buffet? All of these things are possible! Our chef can create a menu that is perfectly suited for your next Dallas event. And of course, all the food will be crafted with the same quality, fresh ingredients that you’ve come to expect from The Nodding Donkey.

·      Space: No one will feel cramped here! The room is 50’ x 25’, giving everyone room to mix and mingle freely. Our Dallas party room can accommodate 80 for a seated dinner and even more people for a table-free cocktail and appetizer event.

·      Audio Visual Capabilities: Interested in having a slideshow or a special soundtrack playing in the background? We have you covered with multiple screens and a complete audio/visual system to handle whatever your needs may be.

So when you are booking your next birthday party, anniversary, rehearsal dinner, graduation, or baby shower in Dallas, then remember The Nodding Donkey Greenville! You won’t be disappointed! Our staff is here to make your event the best one yet!

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Craft Brews to Try at The Nodding Donkey!

Spring has sprung. March Madness is in full swing. The weather is uh-mazing. It’s time to get to The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. this week to enjoy great food, drinks, and basketball!

When you come into D Magazine’s Readers’ Choice for Best Sports Bar in Dallas, you’ll instantly see that we’ve got a plethora of amazing craft beers, right on tap. Whether you want an old favorite, or are looking for something new, there is something for everyone. Here are a few to try:

·      Texas Ale Project – Fire Ant Funeral: A local Dallas brewery, Texas Ale Project is the first brewery in Texas to start from the ground up since the late 1800s. T.A.P. as it is commonly called, combines the art of brewing with the highest quality ingredients to incite the best possible flavor. Fire Ant Funeral was one of the first brews to come out of this local Dallas, Texas Brewery – and one of the best so far! An all American Amber Ale, Fire Ant Funeral combines 7 different malts that create a rich, full-bodied ale.

·      Community Beer Company – Mosaic IPA: Mosaic put Community Beer Company on the map with the development of this full-bodied, yet not overpowering India Pale Ale. The name – Mosaic – comes from the use of a new hop called Mosaic, giving it a raw, hoppy flavor that is surprisingly well balanced. Community Beer is brewed right here in Downtown Dallas.

·      Peticolas Brewing Company – Velvet Hammer: Velvet Hammer is a favorite here at The Nodding Donkey because of its malty sweetness, balanced bite, and floral undertones. It’s complex and unique, with a dark – almost ruby – color. Everything a good Imperial Red Ale should be! Located right here in Dallas, Peticolas is consistently recognized as one of the best breweries in Dallas.

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Join us this week at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. in Dallas to try one of these house favorites!

The Nodding Donkey Gives Back

Being the best sports bar in Dallas is not just about the food, drink specials, and the atmosphere. It’s also about giving back to the community that treats us so well!

The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. is proud to support many charities that benefit those less fortunate than ourselves. It’s part of our mission to be the best Dallas restaurant and bar. We love making serving others fun and rewarding for all, and so we try to host various events throughout the year to benefit others.

During the Christmas season, we helped collect toys for children who may otherwise have a grim Christmas by partnering with Toys for Tots as a drop location. Earlier this month, many of you came out to help us feed the homeless as we partnered with TangoTab. Thanks to your support, we were able to feed over 5,000 homeless people in our Dallas community! Wow!

 Over 5,000 meals prepared for the homeless! Thank you to all who came out to help!

Over 5,000 meals prepared for the homeless! Thank you to all who came out to help!

Now we are offering yet another opportunity to have a little fun – and raise some money for a great cause too!

SAVE THE DATE NOW for our 4th Annual Nodding Donkey Charity Golf Tournament! It will be Friday, June 19, 2015, benefiting children in need. There will be food, fun, adult beverages, raffle tickets, and more! You will not want to miss it! It’s an event we look forward to every year! If you’d like more details or want to reserve your spot now, email Even if it isn’t your best day of golf, it’s sure to be the most fun!

In the meantime, join us for March Madness! Nearly every night in March there will be a game on, drink specials, and a rowdy crowd to keep you company! Join us for dinner, lunch, happy hour, or weekend brunch! Any time is a good time to visit The Nodding Donkey on Greenville Ave!

The Nodding Donkey is ready for March Madness!

At D Magazine’s Best Sports Bar in Dallas, March only means one thing: basketball – and lots of it!

Come on out to The Nodding Donkey this month to watch your favorite college basketball team battle their way to the Sweet 16 and beyond. Our hometown favorites, the SMU Mustangs, just beat Tulsa and are now the American Athletic Conference champions, with their next match up on Thursday, March 12. You will not want to miss our watch party as we cheer them on to victory!

·        Food & Drink Specials: When the game is on, so are our drink specials. Every day of the week we have amazing Dallas drink specials on draft beers, cocktails, craft brews, and more. Wednesdays we have all of our wines at half price and Thursdays are Ladies Nights, which means $3 drinks after 7pm. Pair your favorite beverage with one of our delicious homemade pizzas or appetizers, and you are set.

·        Watch Parties: Want to host your own watch party? Don’t forget that The Nodding Donkey on Greenville Ave. has a Dallas event space that can be rented out for events. Our event staff can work with you to customize the event to your tastes and preferences. Seating, food, drinks, etc. are all done according to your preference. So give us a call today to reserve our event space for your next private watching party!

·         Games and Fun for All: Even if watching the basketball game is not your thing, then we’ve still got plenty to do. Cornhole, giant Jenga, arcade games, and more. Plenty for all ages – even the kids! The Nodding Donkey is your neighborhood restaurant and bar!

We look forward to seeing you this week at The Nodding Donkey, conveniently located at the corner of Greenville Ave. and SMU Blvd. in the heart of Dallas, Texas. 

Brunch is on at The Nodding Donkey!

If you’re looking for one of the best brunch spots in Dallas, then look no further than The Nodding Donkey! Conveniently located at the corner of Greenville Ave. and SMU Blvd, our restaurant is the perfect spot to begin your weekend!

Available each Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm, The Nodding Donkey offers a wide variety of brunch options to suit any taste! Eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, fruit, drink specials, we’ve got it all! Our chef’s pride themselves on offering these classics served up in unique and delicious ways. The Donkey is the perfect restaurant in Dallas on those lazy weekend mornings!

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·        Eggs: What brunch is complete without a side of eggs, right?! If eggs are your thing, then try our Omelet Calabrese. Named for one of our founders, it’s a delicious, non-traditional omelet stuffed with fresh mozzarella, basil pesto, tomatoes, pine nuts, and a balsamic glaze.

·        Chicken for Breakfast? That’s right! Get your Chicken and Waffles fix at The Donkey! Golden fried chicken served with flaky, tender waffles, whipped butter, and maple syrup. So good!

·        Tex Mex Morning: Cure your hangover with our chiliquilies! Two fried eggs are served with Tasso ham, black beans, edamame, Oaxaca cheese, salsa, and warm tortilla chips.

·        The Lighter Side: If you’re looking for something less heavy, then give our Granola Sundae a try! It’s just fresh fruit, yogurt, and homemade granola. Simple and satisfying.

These are just a few of the wonderful brunch offerings served up at The Nodding Donkey on Greenville Ave in Dallas, Texas. And don’t forget that in addition to great food, we have great brunch drink specials! $2.50 Mimosas and $3 Bloody Marys, Greyhounds, and Screwdrivers anyone?!

Our doors open at 11am for brunch, so come on by The Nodding Donkey! Kids are welcome too, as we pride ourselves on being a family friendly Dallas restaurant!

Best Lunch Specials in Dallas are at The Nodding Donkey!

If you haven’t stopped by The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. in awhile, then it’s time to drop by for lunch! The Nodding Donkey has the best lunch specials in Dallas, with something great everyday of the week. Every day from 11-4pm.

·        Mondays – Half Price Pizza: We know it’s hard to get in a groove, so not only are all of our pizzas half price during lunch on Mondays, but they are half price ALL DAY MONDAY! Now there’s a reason to celebrate a new work week!

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·        Tuesdays - $5.95 Burgers and Fries: Any of our scrumptuous burgers prepared fresh with 100% angus beef, crunchy veggies, and ooey gooey cheese. One of our favorites – the Mushroom, Onion, and Swiss – with carmelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, and melted swiss cheese. So good!

·        Wednesdays – Half Price Salads: Half price salads on Wednesdays gives you a great opportunity to try our famous Silver Bowl Salad – the original salad that put us on the map! A heap of romaine covered in bacon, spicy chicken, grapes, oranges, red bell peppers, and two delicious dressings, you’ll fall in love with this salad.

·        Thursdays - $6.50 Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches: A fresh take on the common burger, our Buffalo Chicken Sandwich will knock your socks off! And at just $6.50, the price can’t be beat!

·        Fridays: $8.95 Fish & Chips: It’s been a long week, so you deserve a good deal! Our fish & chips deal is available during lunch on Friday, and ALL DAY LONG! Join us for lunch, dinner, or happy hour to get this amazing deal. Paired with one of our daily drink specials (ahem…$3 wells and $3 domestic drafts during Happy Hour just to name a few), and you’re set.

So join us this week at the best sports bar in Dallas for the best lunch specials in Dallas! We love being your neighborhood bar and grill!