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St. Patrick's Day Pre-Party at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave.!

It doesn’t take long to figure out that St. Patrick’s Day on Greenville Ave. is kinda a big deal. But why make the celebration just one day?!


The Nodding Donkey invites you to extend the fun and pre-party with us on Wednesday, March 2 from 6-8pm. Here’s the rundown:




St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal in Dallas and to the patrons of Greenville Ave. pubs such as ourselves, so we figured you’d want to extend the fun as long as possible. Our friends at The Dallas Observer agree. That’s why we’ve partnered to bring you a St. Patrick’s Day pre-party you won’t soon forget. The Nodding Donkey will be bringing Dallas drink specials all night long, along with music and fun. There will also be bar games to keep things – well – interesting and other chances to win door prizes.


Win Concert Tickets!


One of the biggest door prizes available is a chance to win tickets to the infamous St. Patrick’s Day Concert that will take place directly following the Greenville Ave. St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 19. The headliner this year is Third Eye Blind!! It’s a concert you won’t want to miss, and The Nodding Donkey can help get you there!


Use Our Uber Code!


Gosh we love Uber. It’s never been easier to get to and from The Nodding Donkey with less stress and hassle. You know what makes it even sweeter?! A coupon code! Use our complimentary code – SMUSTPATTYSEVENT – for a discount on your ride.


Join us March 2 from 6-8pm for a St. Patrick’s Day Pre-Party you will not want to miss! Just look at it as the perfect way to celebrate Hump Day and get in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day. The Nodding Donkey is proud to be your favorite Greenville Ave. sports bar!


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Appetizers for Anytime at The Nodding Donkey Greenville

“Appetizers” is such a strong word. It makes people think that the food has to be consumed right before the “big meal.” But what’s the problem with just enjoying those appetizers as the meal?


Maybe you aren’t that hungry. Maybe you’re just in the mood for a snack. Whatever your mood, The Nodding Donkey Greenville has you covered with some amazing Dallas appetizers. Maybe we’ll get around to changing our menu to say “small bites or finger foods” one of these days, but in the meantime, we’ll give you the rundown on some of our finger food favorites at the best sports bar in Dallas:


·      Brisket Queso: Whether you are here to watch at big game or to consume one of our Dallas lunch specials, brisket queso is always a must. Cheddar cheese, brisket (smoked fresh in-house), fire-roasted Anaheim peppers, corn, pico, jalapenos, and chow chow are all blended to create a big bowl of deliciousness that you won’t want to miss.

·      Crispy Chicken Wings: Fresh and served just the way you like ‘em. The chicken is smoked in-house, then deep fried for crispness. Can be served with a variety of sauce choices, including classic buffalo, State & Allen buffalo, lemon pepper, BBQ, and more.

·      Donkey Balls: Ooey gooey balls of Oaxaca cheese are battered and fried, then served with your choice of ranch or marinara. The Nodding Donkey’s take on mozzarella sticks – and you’ve been warned – they are addicting!

·      Stacked Nachos: A popular meal replacement, the stacked nachos are awesome. Loaded with seasoned beef, queso, pico de gallo, and more.

·      Willy’s Wagon Wheels: Not sure who Willy is, but we sure love his Wagon Wheels! Tasty golden battered pickles are fried and then served with homemade ranch.


These are just a few of the amazing Dallas appetizers – **ahem** finger foods – available at The Nodding Donkey Greenville. Many of these are also offered gluten free, just ask your server for details. 

The Nodding Donkey Stacked Nachos   

The Nodding Donkey Stacked Nachos


Enjoy Live Music THIS WEEK at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave!

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley


After a long day, all you need is a little live music to soothe the soul and carry those workday blues away. This week, The Nodding Donkey is excited to kick off the new year with some amazing live music in Dallas!


Join us Jan. 6-8 for Dallas Happy Hour – 5pm-7pm. There will be Dallas drink specials, great food, new friends to mix and mingle with, and tons of fun.


Here’s the rundown of who’s playing:


Wednesday – Jan 6: Ole G

Roots. Rock. Reggae. Ole G is a good ol’ Dallas-Fort Worth band that’s been going strong for 10 years now. With a fusion of rock, reggae, and soul, Ole G loves bringing it’s own flare for music to covers you love. Celebrate hump day with Ole G and The Nodding Donkey Greenville!


Thursday – Jan 7: Luke McGlathery

For a folksy twist, come join us for Luke McGlathery on Thursday! His music is a mingling of bluegrass, folk, and country, keeping with its downhome southern roots. Grab a drink, and we’ll save you a seat!


Friday – Jan 8: Troy Cartwright & Late Night PARTY!

Award-winning country singer and songwriter Troy Cartwright will headline our New Year, New Donkey Bash on Friday night! Troy was the recipient of the 2014 Rising Star Texas Music Award, won the B.W. Stevenson Songwriting Competition, and loves singing his heart out for Dallas crowds. Troy will be on from 5-7pm…. THEN the party continues!


As the night goes on, The Nodding Donkey Greenville invites you to party with us! We will be unveiling 22 new draft beers and a brand spankin’ new menu! Not to mention, there will be giveaways, beer sampling, drink specials like you’ve never seen, and more! Join us Friday Night after work and plan to stay until close (2am).


See you this week for the best live music in Dallas!

The Countdown is on at The Nodding Donkey Greenville!

The countdown to 2016 that is!


We are so excited to invite you all to ring in the New Year at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave! There is something for everyone at the best New Years Party in Dallas!


Prix Fixe Gourmet Dinner

If you and your special someone are looking for the perfect prix fixe dinner on New Years, then make reservations at The Nodding Donkey Greenville now! For just $30 a couple, you will receive a gourmet, 3-course meal and an entire of bottle of bubbly champagne as the perfect accompaniment. Reservations are filling up, so call The Nodding Donkey today to book your spot. It will be the perfect dinner to start your evening off right.


Late Night Pizza

If you miss the prix fixe meal, (or need a late night snack), then The Nodding Donkey has you covered with half price pizza from 10pm – 2am on New Years Eve! All of your favorites, at a fraction of the price. Greek, Southwestern, Meat Lovers, Pepperoni, Three Cheese… Whatever you have a craving for, The Nodding Donkey has it! Drink and eat the night away with us!


Come Party with Us!

The folks at The Nodding Donkey will have everything you need to have the best New Years Eve yet! Champagne fountain, a DJ all night, 2 heated patios so there will be plenty of room indoors and out, and of course the best Dallas drink specials. It’s going to be one helluva party!


Join us at The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. and invite all your friends as we ring in 2016! Stay all night – or party hop – we can’t wait to celebrate with you! (Hop responsibly of course.) And join us in 2016 for lunch, dinner, brunch, or happy hour. We are conveniently located at the corner of Greenville Ave. and SMU Blvd, in Dallas, Texas.


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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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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.


Upcoming Holiday Events

Can you believe it’s the week of Christmas?! Time to finish up your holiday shopping, put up any last-minute decorations, and then make plans to join us at The Nodding Donkey Greenville! We pride ourselves on having a family atmosphere with activities suitable for both adults and children alike. Oversized Jenga, cornhole, pool tables, etc. – there is always something to do!

Christmas Hours

Enjoy Christmas Eve with your family, as we’ll be closed all day, but after all the fun is winding down, meet up with a few friends – or bring the whole family – to The Donkey! We will be opening at 5pm on Christmas Day AND we will be serving half price pizza all night long! With choices galore, we can’t think of a better way to finish off your Christmas Day.

New Year’s Eve

The Donkey is open and ready to party! Come out for drink specials and FUN!

New Year’s Day Brunch

After you’ve watched the ball drop and celebrated the New Year, start 2015 off right with brunch at The Nodding Donkey! From 11am – 3pm, you can enjoy the best brunch in town with waffles, eggs any way you want them, bacon, and more.

Bowl Game Watch Parties

All the bowl games will be shown here, so come grab one of the best seats in town to watch your favorite teams!

And did you know that The Nodding Donkey Greenville can host your bowl game watch party?! Whether big or small, we’re happy to work with you to accommodate all your needs. Just give us a call today and we’ll be happy to work out all the details. And don’t forget about our private event space, exclusively for private parties.

There is always something going on at The Nodding Donkey, and the holiday season is no exception! Happy Holidays from your friends at The Donkey! Thanks for making 2014 such a great year!

FREE Drinks!

Alright, now that we have your attention, we’ll tell you how!

From now until Wednesday, Dec. 10, The Nodding Donkey Greenville will give you a free drink if you bring a toy for Toys for Tots! No need to wrap it…just buy something fun for a kid…drop it off at The Donkey…and we’ll give you a complimentary beverage of your choice!

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Did you know that the Toys for Tots program is run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve? It’s a huge undertaking, with representation and drop off locations in over 700 communities throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. The Marine Corps works closely with local social workers, churches, and other local charities to identify needy children throughout each community. Each gift is then given to these children to provide them with a smile and a glimmer of hope in what otherwise might be a less than merry Christmas. It’s an amazing annual tradition that we are proud to be a part of!

So bring your unwrapped gift in between now and Wednesday December 10, and then get your FREE drink! Need some help deciding?

·        Craft Beers: We’re a sports bar after all, and one thing we do well is beer! We’ve got all your favorites on tap, plus many local Texas brews, craft brews from throughout the United States, and more.

·        Wine: red or white, we’ve got you covered! And on Wednesdays, enjoy all your favorites for half price all day long!

·        Mixed Drinks: Ask our bartender to whip up your favorites, and you’re certain to get a delicious drink with quality ingredients. On the weekends, join us for $3 Greyhounds, Bloodys, and Screwdrivers, $2.50 Mimosas, or $10 Bottomless Mimosas.

Remember: Bring a Toy for a Tot. Get a FREE DRINK! Only at The Donkey – now through Dec. 10.

Concerned about Parking? Don't Be!

We’ve heard it over and over again: it’s so hard to find parking off Greenville Avenue! Well not at The Nodding Donkey Greenville!

We’ve conveniently located at the corner of SMU Blvd. and Greenville Ave., and we offer two great parking options to make parking a non-issue:

·         Garage Parking: Yep, Monday – Friday until 3pm, The Nodding Donkey provides free, covered parking the adjacent parking garage. Since it’s adjacent, it’s literally like parking right out front, making us a convenient choice for brunch or a workday lunch.

·         Valet: If you’re coming for evening dinner or a happy hour with coworkers, no need to fret! We offer a valet service from 4pm – midnight on Monday – Friday, and from 10am – midnight on Saturday and Sunday. And we’ll even sweeten the deal for you! With your valet service, we’ll give you Wooden Nickel drink tokens for flashing your current valet ticket at the bar. It’s pretty much like free valet too, since we know you’ll be ordering a drink or two anyway! Plus valet is about as convenient as it gets.

Convenient parking adjacent to The Nodding Donkey Greenville in Dallas, TX

Convenient parking adjacent to The Nodding Donkey Greenville in Dallas, TX

So now that we’ve got your parking covered, let me suggest a few drinks to use those precious drink tokens on! How about trying one of our wells or domestic drafts – both $3 each during happy hour?!. Or one of our other daily drink specials:

·         Tuesdays – Half price champagne

·         Wednesdays – Half price wine

·         Thursdays – Half price scotch AND $3 Ladies Night specials after 7pm

·         Saturday & Sunday – $2.50 Mimosas, $10 Bottomless Mimosas, and $3 Screwdrivers, Bloody Marys, and Greyhounds.

The next time you hear someone complaining about parking at XYZ Restaurant & Bar in Dallas, remember that The Nodding Donkey Greenville has got you covered – literally – with garage parking and valet! Just cross that off your list of worries and come enjoy the fun!