Dallas Drink Specials: All Week at The Nodding Donkey!

You don’t have to wait for a big game or event to get great Dallas drink specials at the best sports bar in town.


Nope – The Nodding Donkey has drink specials every day of the week. Here’s a rundown on our regulars:


Mondays: $6 Crown Royal

Start the work week off right with $6 Crown Royal all day long. Getting it on the rocks, or make it a Crown and Coke – the choice is yours. Want to change it up a little bit? Order our Vanilla, Regal Apple, or Deluxe Crown, all for just $6/glass.


Tuesdays: $5 Margaritas

Texican Tuesday is complete when you order a $5 margarita, specially created just for you with Altos Tequila. Altos Tequila is 100% agave tequila, handcrafted in small batches in Los Altos, Mexico, With Maestro Tequilero Jesus Hernandez at the helm for the last 17 years, this tequila is smooth and makes a mean margarita.


Wednesdays: $4 Donkey Punch & Purple Nurples

We’re asked all the time what makes our Donkey Punch and Purple Nurples so great, and well, the secret stays with us! Both are our own signature cocktails, and can be ordered as individual drinks or as pitchers. And at $4 a glass on Wednesdays, you can afford to order a round to celebrate Hump Day!


Thursdays: $5 Three Olives Vodka

Oh how we love vodka. And on Thursdays, your favorite vodka drinks are just $5, made with Three Olives Premium Vodka. So order up your favorite vodka tonic, martini, or Moscow Mule, all at one amazing price.


Fridays: $4 Captain Morgan Loconut

Grab a shot of Captain Morgan Loconut for just $4 on Fridays! What’s that you say? You aren’t familiar with Loconut? Captain Morgan’s Loconut is a blend of their signature rum, spices, and a coconut liqueur. It will make you dream of summer on the beach.


Join us this week at The Nodding Donkey for Dallas drink specials everyday!

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Burgers & Football: Saturdays at The Nodding Donkey!

Opening weekend for college football was a doozie, wasn’t it?!


Texas lost.

Baylor lost.

We’re not even going to talk about what happened to Texas A&M.


It wasn’t a great first week for the great State of Texas, but good news: THERE’S PLENTY OF FOOTBALL LEFT! And it can only go up from here, right?!


The Nodding Donkey Opens at 10:30am on Saturdays for College Football!

Join The Nodding Donkey every Saturday this Fall for college football in Dallas! We’ll have all the games from all the teams, so you won’t miss your favorite. And with over 17 big screen TVs throughout our Dallas restaurant and bar, there really isn’t a bad seat in the house. Sit outside and enjoy some lawn games while you watch, or enjoy a cozy seat at the bar inside. Your choice! Lots of options and lots of fun.


Burgers + Football = Good Times

Forget about heating up your grill. Grab the gang and head to The Nodding Donkey for the best burgers in Dallas! Get our classic Saloon Burger with chipotle mayo, smoked onions, and pepper jack cheese. Or maybe you’d like to try our personal favorite, the Bacon Blue Cheese Burger. Loaded with crispy fried onions, blue cheese crumbles, and of course, bacon, it’s pretty close to burger perfection. Burgers are always made to order, so be sure to tell your server what you like, and we’ll make it just for you.


Dallas Drink Specials!

The Donkey is not only the best place in Dallas to watch college football, but it’s also the best place for Dallas drink specials! Enjoy one of the many great craft beer on tap, everything from local brews to mainstream favorites. Don’t forget about our full menu of craft cocktails, shots, wine, and more.


Join us this weekend at The Nodding Donkey as we usher in a new season of college football! Doors open at 10:30am, and we’ll be here all day to rejoice in the win or drown our sorrows in a pitcher of Donkey Punch.

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New Dallas Restaurant: Ross & Hall to Open Soon!

The folks that brought you The Nodding Donkey – your favorite sports bar in Dallas – are proud to announce another sister restaurant: Ross & Hall!


Ross & Hall is coming to Dallas this Fall and will be located just outside of the Deep Ellum/Downtown Dallas bubble. As its named would imply, the restaurant will be located at the corner of Ross Ave. and Hall St. Sound familiar? It should! State & Allen – our big brother in Uptown – bares a similar name.


What Kind of Cuisine Can I Expect at Ross & Hall?

Ross & Hall will be an American scratch kitchen and beer garden. Expect to see a laid back menu full of eclectic entrees, pizza, burgers, and of course DRINK SPECIALS! Ross & Hall will be a full beer garden, planning to have a massive selection of craft beer on tap. Everything from your everyday Miller Lite to local craft brews from Lakewood Brewing Co. will be available on tap, ice old and ready to enjoy! Not that into beer? Then be on the lookout for huge chalkboards throughout the restaurant, showing off our daily Dallas drink specials ranging from impeccable bourbons to fine wines. Says owner Jonathan Calabrese, “We want people to come in and enjoy a scotch or a Miller Lite.” 


So Ross & Hall will be just like State & Allen?

No we’re not saying that! The beer garden, for one, is going to be epic and unique to Ross & Hall. We also want to honor the historic nature of Ross Ave. and create something that expresses the area. Our team is bringing the best of State & Allen, The Nodding Donkey, and Social Pie and bringing it to Ross & Hall. Ross & Hall, while only 3 miles from State & Allen, is a totally different neighborhood with a different vibe. We’re altering the menu to cater to your needs and wants! In the months to come, feel free to provide feedback on the menu as we cater to the area and make this the best new restaurant in Dallas.


Stay tuned for more information to come, but we’re excited to share this new location with you! As always, join us at The Nodding Donkey for your sports bar fix. You know we’ll always have the game on and amazing Dallas drink specials. You know, we wouldn't want anyone to go thirsty around here! ;)

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Reserve Your Table Now for Mayweather vs. McGregor at The Nodding Donkey!

Who’s ready for the Money Fight?!

Join The Nodding Donkey and all your friends on August 26 at 8pm CST to see Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor face off for the fight of the year!

Reserve your table now by emailing mweatherall@calwink.com. Tables are filling up fast, and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to get the best seats in the house!


Is it in the bag for Mayweather?

Many analysts believe the fight is in the bag for Mayweather – the undefeated, eleven-time five-division professional boxing world champion – but McGregor is going to be a tough opponent in his own right. McGregor – the current UFC lightweight champion - brings power behind each of his hits, something Mayweather is not accustomed to do. Plus – McGregor is tough, able to take quite a few hits without going down. That’s a good quality to have, since he’s going to need it against heavy hitter Mayweather who has stamina and speed on his side. Mayweather has been pushing for this fight, so we’ll all see whether or not he can come out victorious.


What about Dallas drink specials?!

As always, you can expect the best Dallas drink specials at The Nodding Donkey! With our wide selection of ice cold craft beer on tap (much of that being local Dallas favorites), handcrafted cocktails, cheap wells, sippin’ whiskey, and of course our famous Donkey Punch, you’re sure to find a drink for you. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to get an order of fried pickles (wagon wheels as we call ‘em), loaded cheese fries, or brisket queso for the table.


Mayweather vs. McGregor: Dallas Watch Party at The Nodding Donkey

Tables are filling up fast for our Mayweather vs. McGregor Dallas Watch Party, so email mweatherall@calwink.com today to reserve yours for Aug. 26 at 8pm! Until then, come on by and join us for lunch, dinner, late night pizza, or a nightcap.


Want 20% off your Tab? Book a Fantasy Football Party Today! 

Want 20% off your tab at The Nodding Donkey?

We figured you might.

And it is easier than you think! Call your friends, find out who is in for Fantasy, then host your Dallas Fantasy Football Draft Party at The Nodding Donkey. Everything on your tab – craft beer, shots, pitchers of Donkey Punch, specialty cocktails, wine, etc. – it’s all 20% off during your party! Yeah, we know it’s a steal of a deal, but it’s our way of saying thank you for making us the best sports bar in Dallas.


When Should I Book My Party?

The Nodding Donkey is taking reservations now for Fantasy Football Draft Parties, so call today to get on the calendar and get the best dates available. Or you can book by visiting our website and making a reservation here.

Each fantasy league is a little different in terms of dates and rules, but the first NFL game of the season starts on Sept. 7, so you’ll need to have your picks ready by Sept. 6, with all drafts completed by Oct. 15. That’s a little over a month to do your research, book your party, and make this the best season of fantasy football yet!


Who Should I Draft?

Everyone’s got their strategy and opinion on how to draft, who to draft, etc….and frankly we’re keeping our strategies to ourselves…but we can offer up a few of our favorite articles for a little light reading to get you started:






So go on and do yourself a favor: look at your calendar and book your Dallas Fantasy Football Party at The Nodding Donkey today!

It’s fast. It’s easy. You’ll get some great deals on the best appetizers in Uptown. And with 20% off your entire tab, it just doesn’t get much better than that! 

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Celebrate the Weekend with Half Price Brunch All Summer Long!

Yes you read that right!

Every Saturday and Sunday, The Nodding Donkey puts together one of the best brunch menus in Dallas. Everything from eggs, bacon, breakfast tacos, fresh fruit, and more. After a crazy week, it’s one meal you simply can’t beat!

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, The Nodding Donkey sweetens the deal – and makes brunch half price all summer long! What the what!

Want a little refresher course on what’s on the menu so you can gear up to join us this weekend? Here are a few of our customer favorites:

·      Brisket & Scramble Tacos: Breakfast tacos never tasted so good! The Nodding Donkey adds a little flare to the run-of-the-mill breakfast taco with brisket smoked in-house and green chile sauce, paired with sharp cheddar and scrambled eggs. It’s breakfast taco heaven.

·      Salsa’D Eggs: These eggs are just what they sound like. Fluffy, scrambled eggs are scrambled in fresh salsa, then topped with avocado, freshly made pico, and tortillas.

·      Backyard Benedict: It’s Eggs Benedict with a twist! Ours features homemade biscuits, layered with Canadian bacon and fried eggs, then drizzled in tasso ham gravy. Let’s just call it Eggs Benedict, southern style.

·      The Giant: Speaking of southern, The Giant is a southern-style breakfast just like your mama made! Biscuits, sausage gravy, crispy bacon, and eggs cooked just how you like ‘em!

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Each of our brunch menu items is served with purple potato and bacon hash, a house favorite. And don’t forget to order a Bloody Mary, mimosa, or screwdriver to start your morning off right!

Join us at The Nodding Donkey for one of the best brunches in Uptown Dallas! Served from 11am-2pm Saturday and Sunday, and BONUS – it’s HALF OFF ALL SUMMER LONG! See you this week at the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas!

Have You Seen the All-New Cocktail Menu at The Nodding Donkey?!

With summer in full swing, those in charge here at The Nodding Donkey decided it was time to give our cocktail menu a kick in the pants.

A little refresh if you will.

Out with the old, in with fresh, light, refreshing tastes of summer. Sure, we left the old time favorites like the Purple Nurple and Donkey Punch, but replaced the stale, tried options with some you’re sure to love.

So what’s on the menu? Here are a few of our favorites from The Nodding Donkey’s all-new cocktail menu!


Lemonades – with a Twist!

Lemonade is the unofficial beverage of summer, so why not offer some delicious spiked varieties? The Nodding Donkey has the Scottie Palmer, lemonade mixed with delicious Hendrick’s Gin. Or the Blueberry Lemonade, a fruity variation made with Stoli Blueberry Vodka, but watch out, this one will get you! And then there’s our favorite of the lemonade family: Summer Beer. Lemonade, Shock Top beer, and Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka never tasted so good.


Copper mug and all, the tangy and refreshing mule is always a hit. Go for the best Moscow Mule in Dallas made with Grey Goose Original Vodka and ginger beer or get twisted with the Twisted Mule, Absolut Lime and ginger beer. We’re also fans of the Irish Mule, where Jameson Irish Whiskey is substituted for the vodka.

The Best Cocktails in Dallas are at The Nodding Donkey!

The Best Cocktails in Dallas are at The Nodding Donkey!

Ladies Night Favorites

Ladies – we know you love your fruity cocktails and wine! Join us on Wednesdays for half price wine by the glass, or order one of our delicious new cocktails! The Solerno Cosmo is getting rave reviews – Solerno, Cranberry, and Triple Sec. The Bombay Sour is also a new favorite, featuring Fleur Elderflower Liqueur.

Want to see the rest? View the full menu here.

Join us this week at the best sports bar in Dallas, The Nodding Donkey! Yard games, indoor/outdoor patios, great food, and drink specials await!

What Makes a Great Burger?

Burgers are the quintessential food of summer. Sure, hot dogs are a close second, but burgers are numero uno.

And while anyone can whip up a burger, not everyone can make a great burger.

So what makes a great burger? The Nodding Donkey – your favorite sports bar in Uptown Dallas – is here with our thoughts:


The Patty

It all starts with the meat. Start with subpar meat, and you’ve got a subpar burger. Lucky for you, The Nodding Donkey uses only the highest quality 100% beef patty. We cook it to medium-well, as we’ve found this optimizes the flavor of the beef and really lets the burger shine. Want it cooked differently? No problem. All burgers are made to order, so we can easily make your burger how you like it!


The Fixins

The Nodding Donkey has 3 signature burgers on our menu, each with fixins that make our mouth water.

The first: the Saloon Burger, topped with smoked onions, pepper jack, and chipotle mayo.

The second: the Bacon Blue Cheese Burger, which is just as it sounds with crispy onions, blue cheese crumbles, and smoky bacon.

And the last: the Mushroom Onion & Swiss, complete with caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, and sautéed mushrooms.

Of course, you can always add lettuce, tomato, mustard, etc. – you tell us what you like!


The Bun

The bun is just as important as the patty, and The Donkey does it right. All this goodness is sandwiched in soft, fresh baked brioche buns. Need a gluten free bun? Just ask your server; the Nodding Donkey a gluten-free friendly restaurant!


The Sides

Yeah, these play second fiddle to the burger, but it’s worth noting that we serve pretty delicious homemade, fresh cut fries, potato salad, or a salad on the side. Your choice of side (but we’ve got a weak spot for the homemade fries!)


Ready to grab a great burger in Dallas? Then head over to The Nodding Donkey today! 

Summer Specials: Taco Tuesday at The Nodding Donkey!

In the summer, we just crave simplicity.


And what’s more simple than a fresh taco and an ice cold beer?


What if we told you that you could get just that – at one helluva price?!


Introducing Taco Tuesday in Dallas at The Nodding Donkey!

Tacos and beer are hard to beat, but they get better when you can get them on the cheap. Get your choice of taco – plus an ice old Dos Equis – all for just $5!

First, choose your meat! Do you want pulled pork, chicken, or juicy brisket? All cooked in-house for a freshness you can taste.

Next, choose your toppings! Our tacos generally come with pico de gallo, lettuce, cotija cheese (that’s delicious Mexican cheese people), and our homemade fire-roasted salsa, but you are welcome to pick and choose the toppings you prefer on your taco. It’s your taco, so order it like you like it!

Lastly, sip your beer! Now with your taco and a Dos Equis in hand, enjoy a great meal for a fraction of its normal price. You can even pretend you’re in Mexico, enjoying it on the beach…watching the waves roll by. You’re not – you’re stuck in Uptown Dallas - but there’s nothing wrong with a little daydream!

This deal is available all day on Tuesdays, all summer long! Join us for lunch, dinner, Dallas happy hour, or a late night snack. Even better, plan your visit around a game and enjoy the game day atmosphere at the best sports bar in Dallas.

If for some reason a great taco and a beer is not your thing, browse the rest of our Texican menu to see if there is something you like! Your choice of enchiladas, fajitas, flautas, or quesadillas is sure to hit the spot.

See you this week at The Nodding Donkey for Taco Tuesday in Dallas! 

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Come Watch the College World Series with us at The Nodding Donkey!

Anyone else been engrossed in the Super Regionals this past weekend?

Lots of great baseball and more to come because the College World Series is coming this weekend!


The College World Series at The Nodding Donkey!

As the best sports bar in Dallas, you can guarantee we’ll be showing the College World Series, especially since two of our Texas teams will be representing the Lone Star State: Texas A&M and TCU. Who else made the cut? Here’s the list of eight:

·      Texas A&M

·      TCU

·      LSU

·      Oregon St.

·      CSU Fullerton

·      Louisville

·      Florida St.

·      Florida


What’s the College World Series Schedule?

Games start on Saturday, June 17 at 2pm and continue through June 27 when the championship game is played. That’s over a week of great college baseball at The Nodding Donkey. And with 20 huge screens throughout our Uptown Dallas restaurant and bar, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. And even if you aren’t into the game, come for the party! Our huge, wrap around porch (by the way, it’s completely cooled!) is the place to be with parlor games and more. Come play life-sized Jenga, giant Connect 4, or Cornhole with us!


What about Dallas Drink Specials?

Have you ever known The Nodding Donkey not to offer amazing Dallas drink specials?! We didn’t think so. Join us for the College World Series and get amazing deals on craft beer, pitchers of Donkey Punch, perfectly crafted summer cocktails, and more. Just be sure to order some of the best bar food in Dallas while you’re at it. Stacked Nachos or Brisket Queso, anyone?! And let’s not forget about the fried favorites: Donkey Balls, Chicken Wings basted in one of signature sauces, fried pickles, and more.

The College World Series is coming to The Nodding Donkey this weekend, and we hope to see you there! Whether you’re an Aggie or Horned Frog – or a fan of another school - come root for your favorite team with us!  

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It’s a Wrap – Order a Wrap at The Nodding Donkey!

Looking for a light lunch that’s easy to handle? Maybe you need lunch to go?


Did you know that The Nodding Donkey in Uptown Dallas not only has some delicious sandwiches, Tex-Mex, burgers, and salads, but wraps too?!


If you need a quick lunch on-the-go, are dining in with friends and need something light, or want to order takeout (yes –you can order online on our website!), our wraps are the perfect solution.

So is your mouthwatering yet? Order one of these Dallas wraps and you won’t be disappointed!


Baja Chicken Wrap

The classic wrap. Perfect for pretty much anyone, the Baja Chicken Wrap is grilled chicken breast, bell peppers, and onions – coated in melted pepper jack cheese – then rolled up tight in one of our warm tortillas. It’s kind of like a Philly Cheesesteak…but without the steak.


Cuban Donkey Wrap

The Cuban Donkey Wrap is one of our newer wraps and is quickly becoming a customer favorite! We combine our homemade pulled pork, black beans, crispy pickles, pico, and lettuce – layer it with some melted swiss – then drizzle on our secret house mustard. Wrap it in a jalapeno cheddar tortilla and it’s go time.


Each of our wraps comes with your choice of waffle fries, classic French fries, or a house side salad. Or if you’d like, substitute for fresh fruit or potato salad. Don’t forget to finish the meal off with the best craft beer in Dallas or one of our summer cocktails. Wraps are great for lunch, but are available for dinner, happy hour, and late night too.

Can’t get here and want FREE DELIVERY?! Order through our website here and your food will be there in a flash.

Well, that’s a wrap!

See you this week at the best sports bar in Dallas – The Nodding Donkey – for Dallas wraps, drink specials, and more.

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Why We Love the Dallas Memorial Day Brunch at State & Allen

As most of you know, State & Allen is our sister restaurant, located just down the road at the corner of State St. and Allen St. in Uptown Dallas, Texas. And like most siblings, we each have our strengths.

The Nodding Donkey is known for being the best sports bar in Dallas, while State & Allen has a killer dinner menu and hands down the best brunch in Dallas. That’s why we were pretty excited to hear that State & Allen will be offering a Dallas Memorial Day Brunch on Monday, May 29! Why do we love it? Read on –

1.    Amazing Food

State & Allen uses only the best ingredients in each of its dishes: fresh, free range eggs, local produce whenever possible, and the highest quality meats. And amazing ingredients translate into amazing food. We are partial to the Omelet Calabrese – named for The Nodding Donkey & State & Allen’s Founder Jonathan Calabrese – but the Chicken & Waffles, Mediterranean Egg White Scramble, and The Giant (aka biscuits & gravy and southern goodness) are also huge hits. Really you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!


2.    Delicious Brunch Drink Specials

So what’s brunch without cocktails?! State & Allen is home to the only Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown Dallas, so for just $5, you can try your hand at concocting the best Bloody around. Not in the mood for Bloodys? Go for a $3 Mimosa, a $9 Sofiemosa, or an Agave Loco Bloody Maria for just $8.75.


3.    Great Patio

The weather is going to be gorgeous this weekend, and enjoying brunch on the patio is close to heaven (not to mention, pretty good people watching!).


Memorial Day Weekend is better when you spend it with The Nodding Donkey and State & Allen! Grab drinks, food, and watch a few games at the best sports bar in Dallas – The Nodding Donkey – then don’t forget to check out the Dallas Memorial Day Brunch at State & Allen!

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New Menu Items Available at The Nodding Donkey Uptown!

Before you have a heart attack – keep in mind we’re keeping all the favorites you know and love!

We have just tweaked our Uptown Dallas menu to provide even more delicious appetizers, salads, sandwiches, wraps, Texican dishes, and more for your dining pleasure.

So what’s new? Here’s a sampling of a few new menu items at The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Dallas!

·      Willie’s Flautas: The perfect appetizer or entrée, our new Willie’s Flautas do not disappoint! Our flautas are made with chicken, then fried in corn tortillas until they come out as crispy, crunchy morsels of Tex-Mex goodness. Served with queso, lettuce, pico, chipotle rice, and our homemade refried black beans.

·       Cuban Donkey Wrap: It’s about time we added a wrap to our menu! You’ll love the melding of flavors in our Cuban Donkey Wrap, as it’s stuffed with pulled pork, melted Swiss cheese, crispy pickles, black beans, pico, lettuce, and homemade donkey mustard.

·      Sean’s Philly: No need to travel far and wide to find the best Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich around – just head to The Donkey! Ours uses our signature smoked brisket (smoked in-house of course!), a mixture of red and green bell peppers, melted cheddar cheese, and chipotle mayo.

·      Southwest Chicken: We might as well call this Smothered Chicken because it’s our grilled chicken breast covered in delicious pepperjack cheese, bell peppers, and smoked onions, served with a side of homemade refried black beans and chipotle rice. Absolutely delicious.

These are just a few of the delicious new menu offerings the best sports bar in Dallas has to offer! Visit us here for the full menu, or just come on out to The Donkey and see for yourself! Our drink menu is also in the process of getting a face-lift, so stay tuned for brand new cocktails and craft beer offerings – just in time for summer! 

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Enjoy Half Priced Appetizers During Dallas Happy Hour!

That’s right – the only place to do Dallas Happy Hour is at The Nodding Donkey! Not only will you get great drink specials, but you’ll also get half price on our amazing appetizers!

So what’s on the appetizer menu at The Nodding Donkey? Glad you asked! Here are a few of our favorites:

·      Brisket Queso: We’re a sucker for a good queso, and The Nodding Donkey’s brisket queso knocks it out of the park! Creamy cheddar cheese is kicked up a notch with our tender brisket, smoked in-house. Then add fire roasted peppers, corn, pico, chow chow, and jalapenos, and you’ll want to order two! And at half price during Dallas Happy Hour – you can!

·      Chicken Wings: When the big game is on, all you really want are some wings to go with it! The Nodding Donkey’s signature chicken wings are smoked in-house, then fried, but you can get baked wings upon request. Then douse the wings in your choice of sauce: BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Lemon Pepper, Classic Buffalo, or State & Allen Buffalo Sauce.

·      Smoky Guacamole: Are you on a gluten free diet? Then the smoky guac may be just the thing for you! Freshly made, chunky avocado is mixed with pico, roasted fresno peppers, and our secret ingredient – smoked bacon.

·      Willy’s Wagon Wheels: If crispy fried pickles are your thing, then you’ll love our version! Hand-battered then deep fried to perfection, these crunchy morsels are hard to stop eating!

Are you ready for Dallas happy hour on the patio with drinks and appetizers? Visit The Nodding Donkey this week, 4-7pm each weekday, and you’ll get our delicious appetizers HALF OFF! And be sure to ask your waiter about all of our amazing happy hour drink specials as well – craft beer, cocktails, and more are all available at discounted happy hour rates.

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 Join The Nodding Donkey for the Dallas Spring Pup Crawl!

Looking for something to do in Dallas this upcoming weekend? Love your furry, 4-legged bestie? Well, The Nodding Donkey in Dallas, Texas has just the event for you!

Bark Happy – an organization committed to helping owners and their dogs live life to the fullest – is hosting a Spring Pub Crawl, and The Nodding Donkey – your favorite sports bar in Dallas – is one of the stops!

Tell me more!

Imagine yourself happily moving from pub to pub, your pup in tow, both enjoying a great Saturday afternoon of craft beer and great food, surrounded by the company of other dog lovers. If this sounds up your alley, then mark your calendar to be a part of this fun event from 3:30pm-6:30pm, this coming Saturday, April 29. The Nodding Donkey, State & Allen, and City Council will be the 3 stops along the

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How much is it?

Tickets are on sale now and are just $15/person! This includes exclusive Dallas drink specials at each stop, along with access to specialty cocktails, wines, and local craft beer, opportunities to win amazing prizes in the raffle, and a Dallas Spring Pub Crawl goodie bag valued at over $80 in FREE loot! Here are some of the goodies included:

·      Goody bag for your dog loaded with fun stuff from Pet Supermarket

·      $10 off a pet CPR and First Aid Workshop from Power to the Pawz Pet Services and Education

·      FREE Ask the Trainer Hour and 5% discount on private training packages from Power to the Pawz Pet Services and Education

·      FREE day of playtime at Dogtopia

·      $30 gift certificate from Unicorn Pooper Scooper plus a free bandana!

·      FREE 30-minute dog walking service and specialty doggy treats from Furbabies

·      FREE photo session from VKM Shuttergraphy

Ready to Purchase Your Ticket?!

Visit the Bark Happy Dallas Spring Pub Crawl website to purchase your ticket now! It’s going to be a fun afternoon you won’t want to miss at The Nodding Donkey’s Dallas sports bar.

Looking for Dallas Drink Specials? Look No Further than The Nodding Donkey.

You don’t get to be the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas without offering some mighty good drink specials and a top notch selection of the best cocktails, craft beers, and wine.


And at The Nodding Donkey, we don’t limit our Dallas drink specials to the weekends only. Join us any day of the week and you’re sure to find a drink special that’s right up your alley. So what’s available now? Here’s the rundown on all our current weekly drink specials:


Monday - $5 Crown & Down

Fighting the Monday Blues? Stop into The Nodding Donkey and get your favorite mixed drinks at a price that can’t be beat! 

Tuesday – ½ Priced Wines

Ready to relax and sip a glass of wine on the patio? We call Tuesday Ladies Night because it’s the perfect night to grab your friends and enjoy your favorite wines at half price all day long! Whether you prefer red or white, there is something for you on our carefully curated wine menu.

Wednesday - $3 Donkey Punch & Purple Nurples

In order to get you through the midweek slump, The Nodding Donkey is offering its signature cocktails – Donkey Punch and Purple Nurple – for just $3/glass.  But watch out – they both pack a punch!

Thursday - $5 Local Drafts

The Nodding Donkey is not only known for its Dallas drink specials, but also for its extensive selection of local craft beer.  We love supporting local breweries and passing the tastes of Texas along to our customers. Be sure to try Revolver Blood & Honey, Community Mosaic IPA, and Texas Ale Project Fire Ant Funeral – three of our customer favorites.

Friday – Happy Hour from 4-7pm

The work week is over, so head to The Donkey for Dallas happy hour specials from 4-7pm and catch a game while you’re at it. Our happy hour specials change daily, but always include some of our favorite beer, signature cocktails, and wine.

Saturday & Sunday - $4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas from Open – 1pm

Weekends at The Nodding Donkey are reserved for the best brunch in Dallas, and what better way to polish off the meal than with $4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas. 


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Register NOW: 7th Annual Nodding Donkey Dallas Charity Golf Tournament

Whether you are a regular golfer who spends every weekend on the course or a novice who’s barely hit a golf ball, we want YOU to join us for our Dallas Charity Golf Tournament, benefitting the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.


If you’ve spent any time around the folks at The Donkey, then you know they’ve got big hearts. And what better way to give back than with an event that’s both fun and supports an amazing cause! Here are all the details:


When and Where?

The 7th Annual Nodding Donkey Charity Golf Tournament will take place on June 9, 2017 at The Golf Club of Dallas (2200 West Red Bird Lane, Dallas, Texas, 75232). Tee time is 1pm, but the tent will open at noon for refreshments and such beforehand.


What Can I Expect?

A whole lot of good food, delicious drinks, and great fun! The tournament is a 4-person scramble (again, novices are welcome!), and your entry fee will include golf, cart fees, driving range access, lunch, dinner, and refreshments throughout the day – all provided by yours truly, The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Dallas.  Lunch will be served at noon; dinner will follow the tournament at 6pm.


How Much?

The entry free is $150/player and all proceeds goes directly to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, located right here in Dallas, Texas.


Want to be a Sponsor?

The Nodding Donkey still has sponsorship opportunities available. Sponsor a hole for just $300, with 100% of that going to Scottish Rite. Your company logo will be prominently displayed at your sponsored hole and on other event signage. You can also do a corporate sponsorship for just $175, where your company logo will appear on print materials and signage only.


Sign Me Up Today!

Registration and sponsorship sign-up is easy! Simply visit our website here and register! Spots are filling up fast, so don’t wait until it’s too late. And while you're there, don't forget to enter our raffle for a luxury golf cart the day of the event.


Can’t wait to see you for the 7th Annual Nodding Donkey Golf Tournament, the best Dallas charity golf tournament around! 

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Oh Heyyyy National Chip & Dip Day!

It seems they’ve got a day for everything, right?


In March alone, we’ve got National Goof Off Day (March 22), World Poetry Day (March 21), International Scrapbooking Industry Day (March 4), and one of our favorites at The Nodding Donkey, National Chip & Dip Day (March 23)! Woohoo!!


Any excuse to eat extra chips, salsa, and Texican food (that’s our version of Tex-Mex) is good with us! So in honor of National Chip & Dip Day, let’s just recap all the great Texican offerings we have here at The Nodding Donkey:


·      Chips & Dip: Okay, this one is easy! But don’t expect run-of-the-mill salsa and queso. We make our fire-roasted salsa from scratch, for a delicious, fresh flavor you can taste! And then there’s the brisket queso. Oh how we live for the brisket queso! Cheddar cheese, smoked brisket (smoked in-house), fire-roasted Anaheim pepers, corn, pico, jalapenos, and chow chow are blended for the best queso in Uptown. We also offer homemade, scratch kitchen guacamole.

·      Allen Street Tacos: Our favorite street taco, made with your choice of meat (smoked brisket, pulled pork, or chicken), then loaded with fresh pico, lettuce, and cotija cheese. Served with chipotle rice and homemade refried black beans.

·      Fajitas: In the mood for fajitas? The Nodding Donkey has the best around! Chicken, beef, guac, cheese, homemade salsa, and all the fixins you could want. Pair it with a margarita, and you’re set.

·      Enchiladas: Whether you want chicken and cheese or brisket and cheese, The Nodding Donkey has the perfect sauce to complete your enchilada. Our chicken enchiladas are topped with not 1 – but 3 – sauces, queso, green chile, and sour cream. Brisket enchiladas are topped off with ranchero sauce and cheese.

·      Quesadillas: Ooey gooey cheese and chicken, brisket, or pork melted between two tortillas – what’s not to love?


Join us at The Nodding Donkey on March 23 as we celebrate National Chip & Dip Day with drink specials and the best Tex-Mex in Uptown Dallas!

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We're Seeing Green! St. Patrick's Day Cocktails You Must Try

Put on green shirt. **Check**


Pinch anyone not wearing green. **Check**


Make delicious green St. Patrick’s Day cocktails and brag about it on Instagram….The Nodding Donkey can help with that one!!


The Nodding Donkey not only serves the best drink specials in Uptown Dallas, but we can offer a few suggestions when it comes to making cocktails at home as well. We asked our bartenders what their favorite St. Patrick’s Day drinks were and here are a few of the suggestions. If you make any at home, be sure to post pics and tag The Nodding Donkey!


Shamrock Sour

To make this refreshing cocktails, combine 2 T. lime juice, ½ T. lemon juice, ¼ cup simple syrup, a dash of green food coloring, and 2 oz. of Irish whiskey in a shaker. Shake well, then pour over ice. Add lime wedges for garnish if you want to get really fancy!


The Baileys Mudslide

This one might as well be known as “dessert in a glass.” Add 2 oz. Baileys Irish Cream, ½ oz. chocolate liqueur, and ½ oz. vodka of choice, then stir and sip.


Irish Mint Mojito

It doesn’t have to be summertime to drink mojitos! This one takes on an Irish flare with Irish whiskey. Grab your shaker and muddle a few mint leaves and a lime wedge in ¼ cup simple syrup. Add 2 oz. Irish whiskey and a splash of tonic water, then shake. Pour over ice and garnish with limes.


Irish Mule

You didn’t think we’d complete a cocktail list without a mule recipe, did you? So this recipe is similar to the mojito, just without the mint. Combine 2 oz. Irish whiskey, ginger beer to taste, and lime juice to taste. Shake, then pour over ice.


Try a few of these and let us know what you think! Don’t want to make your own St. Patrick’s Day drinks? Stop by The Nodding Donkey for the best Uptown Dallas drink specials!

Mark Your Calendar for March Madness at The Nodding Donkey!

It’s almost time folks.


March Madness is on its way, and at The Nodding Donkey, we couldn’t be more excited! We love the upsets, the Cinderella stories, and the game-winning shots that happen at the buzzer. And frankly, we just love a good excuse to get together at Dallas’ favorite sports bar with friends and foes alike…drink great craft beer…and root for our favorite teams. 


Mark your calendar now for all of the important dates and make plans to be at The Nodding Donkey!


·      March 12: Selection Sunday – found out who’s in – and who’s out!

·      March 14-15: First Four

·      March 16, 18, 17, 19: Round 1 & 2

·      March 23 & 25: Midwest Regional; West Regional

·      March 24 & 26: South Regional; East Regional

·      April 1 & 3: Final Four in Phoenix, Arizona


According to Team Rankings – a site that runs computer simulations to predict the odds of certain teams getting selected for the tournament- Baylor, SMU, and even UT-Arlington have pretty good shots of making it from the great state of Texas. (Sorry Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech fans. Better luck next year.) Of course the big guns, Kansas, Gonzaga, Villanova, and North Carolina will all be present – all with expected #1 seeds and chances to clench the title.


It’s going to be fun, and you won’t want to miss the action! Join us March 12 for Selection Sunday, fill out a bracket, and then join us for the rest of the month for the best college basketball has to offer. The Nodding Donkey won’t let you down with the best drink specials in Uptown, amazing appetizers to accompany it, and late night pizza for those late games.


See you at The Nodding Donkey for March Madness in Dallas! We are conveniently located at the corner of Thomas Street & Allen Street in Uptown Dallas, Texas.

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