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Welcome Back Students!

School is back in session and everyone is getting back into the routine for another semester. The Nodding Donkey Greenville is just a short distance from SMU, making it the perfect hangout for students. If you’re new to the area and haven’t visited The Nodding Donkey yet, here are a few things to know about!

·      Best Football Watch Parties in Dallas! The Nodding Donkey is known for being the best sports bar in Dallas, but don’t take our word for it. D Magazine readers voted The Nodding Donkey best sports bar, and we’re honored! Big screen TVs abound throughout the restaurant, drink specials are always flowing, and the food isn’t bad either. It’s the perfect recipe for watching the SMU Mustangs play on Saturdays! We’re be airing all the big college games every Saturday, so plan to spend the day with us.

·      Best Brunch in Dallas! Brunch at The Donkey is something special, and you’ll just have to try it to believe it. Our menu has something for everyone on it, with eggs cooked any way you’d like them, delicious brisket and egg tacos, eggs benedict, and so much more. Bonus – our Uptown location has the only Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown Dallas!

·      Best Atmosphere in Dallas! When you come in to The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave., you can guarantee there is always something going on. Tuesday nights are Trivia Nights, Thursdays are Thirsty Thursdays, drink specials every day, live music, etc. Call ahead to find out if there are any special events coming up, or vising our website for more information.

School is back in session, and we hope that you make The Nodding Donkey Greenville Ave. a part of your weekly schedule! We’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – so any time is a good time at The Donkey in Dallas!

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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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.