Summer Lovin’: 5 Cocktails to Order Now at The Nodding Donkey

With Memorial Day around the corner and summer heat setting into North Texas, we can almost taste the delicious sites and sounds of summer! While you’re not at the pool or on vacation, be sure to stop by The Nodding Donkey for Happy Hour on the patio, a game of cornhole, and a great time with friends old and new. Here are 5 summertime cocktails to order now that will get you ready for the season:

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1.   Summer Beer

Hello – it has summer in the name! This refreshing summer cocktail includes Grey Goose L’Orange vodka, Shock Top beer, and lemonade. We love how light and easy to drink this cocktail is – you’ll love the tangy twist of lemon and beer combined. 

 

2.   The Tony

Sip this one slowly because it’s stout! This expertly crafted cocktail includes Ketel One vodka, Captain Morgan white rum, Don Julio tequila, and Tanqueray gin. This delicious blend of spirits is The Nodding Donkey’s twist on the classic Texas Tea, and we’re pretty sure ours is better!

 

3.   Margaritas

Margaritas are the quintessential cocktail of summer in Dallas, where there is a Tex-Mex restaurant on every corner and Dallasites reallllly love their Tex-Mex. Order something off of our Texican menu and pair it with our classic house margaritas made with Altos tequila (it’s only $5 on Tuesdays as part of our Dallas drink specials!) or order our top shelf version with Tres Agaves tequila. Either way – you can’t go wrong. 

 

4.   Donkey Punch

Our list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning our signature cocktail, the Donkey Punch! Served by the glass or by the pitcher, this delicious concoction includes Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum and VEEV blended with some other top secret ingredients. All you need to know is that a pitcher is always a good idea!

 

5.   Old Fashioned

The classics are back when it comes to cocktails, and the Old Fashioned is always in style. Ours includes Bulleit bourbon with a splash of cherry and bitters. 

 

The Nodding Donkey is your go-to place for summer drink specials in Dallas! See you this week for Dallas happy hour, lunch, dinner, or late night. 

 

*Please note that all specials, promotions, and pricing are subject to change at any time.  Please confirm with your server should you have any questions about current pricing. 

Dallas Lunch Specials to Get You Through the Week! 

Ever wondered where you can eat something better than fast food that isn’t going to break the bank? 

 

Sure – we’re your local Dallas sports bar – but we’re also a great place for weekday lunch specials! Join us Monday – Friday, 11am-4pm, for these amazing deals:

 

Monday - $7.95 Burgers

Move over fast food: The Nodding Donkey has the best burgers in town! Juicy and delicious, it’s tough to decide whether you want the Saloon Burger, Bacon Blue Cheese Burger, or the Mushroom, Onion, & Swiss Burger. Each one is just $7.95 and comes with a side of your choice and you can even specify gluten free buns if you’d like!

 

Tuesday - $8.95 Salads

While it’s hard to pass up the mighty Silver Bowl Salad, the Mediterranean, Miso Tuna, Texas Cobb, and Texas Baja are also wonderful salad choices. Choose one of your homemade dressings and you’ve got a gourmet salad on the cheap.

 

Wednesday - $8.95 Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

If you’ve ever had our buffalo wings at The Nodding Donkey and loved them, then don’t miss an opportunity to get the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich at a great price! Chicken is grilled or fried – your choice! – then tossed in our signature sweet cayenne sauce and served on a spongy brioche bun. Of course, blue cheese dressing is also on the side.

 

Thursday - $8.95 Fajitas

Not many places where you can get fajitas this good for this price! Order a margarita or craft brew, then enjoy our flavorful fajitas to kick the weekend off right.

 

Friday - $7.95 Chicken Strips

Who can resist crispy, crunch chicken strips? And at a price this good, why should you?! Each is rolled in 9 herbs and spices; fresh cut fries are served on the side.

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Visit us at The Nodding Donkey this week and say no to overpaying for lunch! We can’t wait to see you at the best lunch spot in Dallas, Texas!

*Please note that all specials, promotions, and pricing are subject to change at any time.  Please confirm with your server should you have any questions about current pricing. 

Join The Nodding Donkey for a Kentucky Derby Watch Party!

Cinco de Mayo takes on new meaning this year as the Kentucky Derby will fall on May 5 this year. And as the best sports bar in Dallas, we love celebrating all sports – including horse racing! Whether you’ve placed your bets on a favorite, enjoy mint juleps, or are just here for the fancy hats and fanfare, join us on May 5 at The Nodding Donkey for an epic Kentucky Derby Watch Party in Dallas, Texas!

 

Kentucky Derby Brunch

Start your day with Dallas brunch at The Nodding Donkey from 11am-1pm, complete with Dallas drink specials including $4 Mimosas, $4 Bloody Marys, and $5 Mint Juleps in honor of the Derby. Of course, you pair these delicious drinks with a Backyard Benedict, Eggwich, or our delicious Brisket and Egg Tacos and you’ve got a match made in brunch heaven!

 

Derby Drink Specials

Even once brunch has ended, you can count on The Nodding Donkey Uptown Dallas to have some amazing drink specials for the Kentucky Derby! Mint Juleps are just $5 until 7pm, and we’lll have craft beer specials and more as well.

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Specialty Pricing for those in The League

Are you a member of the dating application, The League? If so – your Derby Party dreams have come true because we’ll have specialty pricing on multiple food and drink items just for you! $5 cheese fries and $5 Crown and Peach shots are just a few of the delicious offerings. This event is not sponsored by The League, but we know many of you are planning to come out to this fun event! You will need to show proof of the app on your phone to receive the deals.

 

Best Dressed Derby Day Guest Contest

Show us your brightest colors and your flashiest hat! Come in your best Derby Day attire, as we’ll be hosting a contest for best dressed. The winner will receive a free one year membership to The League, a premier dating application (valued at $349!).

 

Are you as excited as we are for the Kentucky Derby?! Join us May 5 at The Nodding Donkey for our Dallas Kentucky Derby Watch Party! 

*Please note that all specials, promotions, and pricing are subject to change at any time.  Please confirm with your server should you have any questions about current pricing. 

You’ve got One Month Until Swimsuit Season. Eat a Salad at The Nodding Donkey!

Here’s a scary thought: you’ve got approx. 1 month until Memorial Day Weekend and the official kickoff of summer! Is your body…errr…ready?!

 

If you’re feeling a little “fluffy” from all that holiday eating, it’s time to shed the weight and get it in gear! While The Nodding Donkey isn’t always known for our health food, we do have some amazing salads that are chock full of deliciousness and nutrition! Here are a few things that make our salads stand out from the pack:

 

All Dressings are Homemade from Scratch

The Nodding Donkey is a Dallas scratch kitchen after all! Whenever possible, we take the time and care to use fresh ingredients to make delicious meals that just taste better. Our salad dressings are no exception! Each dressing is made in-house, using only the best gourmet ingredients. It’s a difference you can taste! Oh – and there are a ton of options: ranch, red ranch, blue cheese, honey mustard, Balsamic, mango, Caesar, or the every popular champagne vinaigrette.

 

Variety is the Spice of Life

These aren’t your run-of-the-mill salads! If you thought those dressings sounded good, then just listen to the salad choices! Texas Baja with Southwestern influences, the Greek Mediterranean salad, Miso Tuna, Cobb Salad, and of course the famous Silver Bowl Salad are all delicious choices. No matter what mood you are in, we have a salad that is not only healthy – but full of flavor. Visit us here for the full menu.

 

Gluten Free Options

We know it’s hard to stick to a gluten free diet when eating out, that’s why it’s important to us that each of our salads can be gluten free upon request. Simply let your server know you are gluten free, and we will make sure your order is prepared that way – simple as that.

 

Filling & Nutritious

Get your daily dose of nutrition and healthy eating without packing on the calories! Our salads are filling, so you’re not going to feel the hunger cravings an hour after eating and set yourself up to binge on that chocolate cake your coworker left in the break room.

 

Ready for the best salads in Uptown Dallas? Join us at The Nodding Donkey!  

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Book a Dallas Happy Hour Party at The Nodding Donkey!

Want to know the perfect Dallas gathering place to celebrate the age old tradition of happy hour? A place where drinks flow freely and the food ain’t bad either?

 

The Nodding Donkey Uptown of course!

As the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas, we know a thing or two about having a good time and consider ourselves the perfect place to book a Dallas happy hour party. Simply call to speak to our manager about seating options, menu, etc. because we can accommodate a private party, an informal gathering at the bar, or anything in between. Tell us your vision, and let’s work together to make it a reality!

 

Dallas Happy Hour Specials

A big part of what makes our happy hour so spectacular is the happy hour specials. Plenty of tasty options; perfect for a crowd. Here’s the rundown:

 

·      Beer: Bottled or on draft, The Nodding Donkey has a plethora of delicious options to choose from. Local craft beer, imports, domestics, and more – you’re going to have a hard time deciding which to get. Fortunately you won’t have to. With domestics at $3/glass, imports at $4/glass, and locals at $5/glass, you can afford more than one.

 

·      Wells: Cheap Dallas drink specials are a happy hour must, and $4 wells open the door to a whole world of possibilities. Order bourbon neat, a vodka tonic, rum and coke and more. Not sure what you want? Just tell our bartender what type of liquor you like and he or she can offer recommendations.

 

·      Wine: Wind down after a long day at the office with one of our house wines, only $5/glass during Dallas Happy Hour.

 

·      Half Priced Appetizers: What Happy Hour is complete without a few snacks? Our half priced appetizers hit the spot! Chips and dip are always a hit, so brisket queso and an order of guacamole are “must-haves.” Want more food? Try the crispy chicken tenders, wagon wheels (okay they are really fried pickles), or stacked nachos.

 

Book now to have your Dallas Happy Hour party here at The Nodding Donkey! Happy hour is every weekday, Monday – Friday, from 4pm-7pm.

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Baseball & Burgers: 5 Reasons to Love the Burgers at The Nodding Donkey

Opening Day was this week and we’re pretty excited to ring in spring with America’s pastime.

 

If you come in to The Nodding Donkey and join us for a game, you may just want to grab a burger while you’re at it! Ice cold craft beer, a burger, and baseball – what’s not to love?! Here are 5 reasons why we love the burgers at The Nodding Donkey:

 

Seared All-Beef Patty

Each burger is made with fresh with 100% all natural beef patties. We sear each one and cook it medium well, creating the perfect balance of a juicy burger and beefy flavor. Don’t like your burger medium well? No problem! Each burger is made-to-order, so ask your server to cook it just the way you like it.

 

Brioche Bun

The bun is a critical part of the burger and we only use the freshest, homemade brioche buns. They are spongy and toasted, creating the perfect balance of crunch and softness. It’s just one of the things that makes our burgers some of the best burgers in Dallas.

 

Gourmet Burger Options

We have paired down our burger menu, leaving only our most popular customer favorites. Three great burgers, each with their own flare:

·      Saloon Burger: Smoked onions, pepper jack, and chipotle mayo.

·      Mushroom, Onion, and Swiss Burger: Sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and Swiss cheese.

·      Bacon Blue Cheese Burger: Blue cheese crumbles, bacon, and crispy onions.

 

Your Burger, Your Way

While we have some Dallas gourmet burger options on the menu, it’s totally up to you if you want to change it up! Lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard, etc. – tell us what you want! On a celiac diet? We have gluten free bun options – simply ask your server.

 

Variety of Sides

It’s hard to pass up our fresh cut French fries, but if you’re looking for something different, you can also order a side of potato salad, the house side salad, or fruit instead. Lots of options just for you.

 

So with baseball season in full swing, it’s time to join us at The Nodding Donkey for baseball and the best burgers in Dallas, Texas! Just don’t forget a glass of ice cold draft beer to go with it! 

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Registration is Open: Join us for the 8th Annual Nodding Donkey Dallas Charity Golf Tournament

It’s become one of our favorite events of the year and we want YOU there!

 

There’s food.

There’s fun.

There’s booze.

And it’s all for a great cause.

 

What’s not to love?!

 

No matter your skill level, all are welcome to join us for our 8th Annual Nodding Donkey Dallas Charity Golf Tournament, benefitting the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

 

Here’s the rundown:

 

When & Where

Mark your calendars now to join us on Friday, June 8, 2018 at The Golf Club of Dallas. Tee time is 1pm but the tents will open at noon for registration, a pre-tournament lunch, and drinks of the alcoholic variety.

 

Cost

The entry fee is just $150 per player and that includes your day of golfing, golf cart, driving range before the tourney, food, and adult beverages all day. And don’t forget – this is a charity event, so that entry fee benefits the research efforts at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, located here in Dallas.

 

The Finer Points

Our tournament is a 4-person scramble, so grab your friends and sign up! It doesn’t really matter if you’ve been playing for years or have no clue what you’re doing, it’s in good fun and for a good cause. There will be plenty of novices out there, so don’t feel alone! Plan to arrive at noon when the tents open for lunch and pre-tourney refreshments provided by your favorite sports bar in Dallas – The Nodding Donkey, of course! – and then there will be more food, drinks, and time to mingle after the tournament as well.  

 

Supporting great causes here in Dallas is near and dear to our hearts, and we’re excited to be hosting our 8th Annual Dallas Charity Golf Tournament, benefitting the Scottish Rite Hospital. It’s just a small way that we can give back to a community we love so much – and have a little fun while we’re at it!

 

Register today by following this link!

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Basketball & Beer – Bring on March Madness at The Nodding Donkey!

We can hardly contain our excitement…

 

Patio weather is in full swing and March Madness selections happen tomorrow! It’s time to get your posse to The Nodding Donkey to partake in two of our favorite past times: basketball and beer!

 

Basketball

 

As we said earlier, March Madness selections happen tomorrow, and then games will begin this week. Take advantage of the beautiful Dallas patio weather and make plans to spend your days watching the games with us at The Nodding Donkey! With over 17 big screen TVs, parlor games, and delicious food and drinks – all in the heart of Uptown Dallas – the location just can’t be beat. Be sure to fill out your brackets and join in on the fun.

 

Beer

 

As the best sports bar in Dallas, you know we’re known for our beer! Delicious craft beers, domestics, and more – and a draft list that will make your head spin. We’ve got a few new favorites you’ll want to try this month too:

 

Angry Orchard Rosé

Get it here folks: experts are saying this will likely be the drink of summer! The Angry Orchard Rosé is a refreshing, fruity blend that uses 4 different varieties of apples – all straight from France of course. This drink is perfect for those who favor wine, but want something lighter for gameday. Get it on draft now at The Nodding Donkey!

 

Karbach Brewing Co. Weisse Versa Wheat

Do you want a Belgian white? Or are you feeling a Bavarian hefeweizen? Hey – why choose when you can have them both in a Weisee Versa Wheat from Karbach Brewing! This new beer is just what the doctor ordered, and pairs well with everything from a light salad to a burger and fries.

 

Revolver Blood & Honey

A staple here at The Nodding Donkey, the tried and true flavors of the Revolver Blood & Honey just never get old. Smooth and delicious, it’s everything a craft beer should be.

 

Join us this month at The Nodding Donkey: the only place to be for basketball and beer during March Madness!

 

*Please note that all specials, promotions, and pricing are subject to change at any time.  Please confirm with your server should you have any questions about current pricing. 

Uptown Dallas Dinner Specials at The Nodding Donkey

Looking for an easy, inexpensive weeknight dinner that doesn’t taste like fast food cardboard?

 

The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas - has the perfect solution!

 

3 nights a week we offer a few of your favorite scratch kitchen meals for a fraction of the regular retail price.  Why wouldn’t you pop in for a delicious dinner and a craft beer to go with it?! Here are the current weeknight dinner specials, served each night from 4pm – closing time:

 

Monday: Half Price Wings

Smoked in-house then fried to perfection, you can’t go wrong with wings at The Nodding Donkey! Customize the flavor by choosing your favorite sauce. We’ve got BBQ, spicy BBQ, State & Allen buffalo, classic buffalo, and lemon pepper. You can even get the wings baked instead of fried or gluten free. Just ask your server for details!

 

Tuesday: $8.95 Salads

Eating your greens never tasted so good! No salad at The Nodding Donkey is bland; each comes loaded with tasty goodness so you won’t even realize you’re eating a salad for dinner! Whether you get the Texas Baja, signature Silver Bowl Salad, Texas Cobb, Mediterranean, or the Miso Tuna, each one is just $8.95 for dinner on Tuesdays.

 

Thursday: $8.95 Fajitas

Kick off your weekend with delicious fajitas as The Nodding Donkey! Our fajitas come sizziling hot and served with all the fixins, so there is no need to go down the street and overpay for fajitas. Spend the savings on a few craft beers or margaritas and you have the perfect meal.

 

Don’t overthink dinner this week! Join us at The Nodding Donkey for Dallas dinner specials that can’t be beat!

*Please note that all specials, promotions, and pricing are subject to change at any time.  Please confirm with your server should you have any questions about current pricing. 

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Everyday is a Tex-Mex Kind of Day!

Any Tex-Mex lovers in the house?!

 

If you are looking for the best Tex-Mex in Dallas – at the best prices in Dallas – don’t forget about the amazing deals we offer at The Nodding Donkey. Our menu is loaded with delicious, scratch kitchen Tex-Mex and here are a few of the weekly specials we offer to sweeten the deal:

 

Tuesday Drink Special: $5 Margaritas

Visit The Nodding Donkey anytime on Tuesday and you can look forward to $5 margaritas made fresh with Altos Tequila. If you haven’t had Altos Tequila, then you’re in for a treat. This award-winning tequila is smooth, with subtle hints of citrus for added vibrancy, and is made with only 100% blue agave. Try it for yourself in our $5 margaritas every Tuesday!

 

Taco Tuesdays

In addition to great deals on our handcrafted margaritas, Tuesdays are often known as Taco Tuesday around here because we offer great deals on our fabulous street tacos. Choose between tender brisket, chicken, or pulled pork, each topped with homemade pico de gallo, cotija cheese, and a dash of shredded lettuce. Our fire roasted salsa is served on the side.

 

Thursday Food Specials: $8.95 Fajitas

Thursdays are a great day to visit The Donkey because not only do we offer tons of delicious Dallas drink specials to get your weekend started right, we also offer $8.95 fajitas for lunch and dinner! It’s a deal you just can’t pass up! You’ll get your choice of beef or chicken, then a plate loaded with grilled onions, peppers, sour cream, cheddar cheese, guacamole, and fire roasted salsa to make each fajita just like you like it.

 

So the next time you are in the mood for Tex-Mex, don’t forget that the best sports bar in Dallas also has some of the best Tex-Mex in Dallas! We can’t wait to see you this week for a margarita, tacos, and more.

*Please note that all specials, promotions, and pricing are subject to change at any time.  Please confirm with your server should you have any questions about current pricing. 

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Our Lighter Side: 4 Low-Calorie Cocktails to Try Now

It may be cold outside – but swimsuit season is right around the corner!

 

Are you ready?

 

If your goals for 2018 include staying healthy and getting fit for spring and summer, then it doesn’t mean you have to cut out alcohol all together. The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas – has a huge selection of wine, craft beer, and cocktails, and among them, plenty of low calorie options to keep you on track.

 

If you’re visiting The Nodding Donkey this week for lunch, dinner, or happy hour, then order one of these delicious low calorie options! You won’t even miss the extra calories because they are so good!

 

Gin & Tonic – Approx. 148 calories

Gin & Tonic is a light, refreshing way to keep the calorie count down. Tonic has only 10 calories an ounce, so add a splash (or more!) of gin and you’re set.

 

Old Fashioned – Approx. 154 calories

If bourbon neat isn’t your thing, try an Old Fashioned and you’ll still be in the clear. Flavor is added with bitters – a low calorie addition – and at The Nodding Donkey, we add a splash of cherry for flavor.

 

Martini – Approx. 180 calories

Whether you like it shaken or stirred, a martini is a classic choice for a low calorie cocktail. A martini is nothing more than vermouth and gin or vodka. Pass on the olives and olive juice if you want to cut a few more calories.

 

Rum & Diet Coke – Approx. 100 calories

Love a rum and coke, but don’t want to overindulge? Try substituting Coke for Diet Coke, and you will cut the calories in half.

 

The Nodding Donkey has Dallas drink specials going on all week, so be our guest and join us for happy hour, lunch, or dinner any night of the week!

We can’t wait to see you!

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Announcing Dallas Drink Specials for Super Bowl LII at The Nodding Donkey!

Can you believe that Super Bowl LII is right around the corner?!

 

As the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas, we’re gearing up for one epic event! Join us Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, as we watch the Eagles take on the Patriots in the biggest football game of the year!

 

Announcing the Best Super Bowl Drink Specials

To the sweeten the deal, The Nodding Donkey is teaming up with Miller Lite and Bud Light to offer some delicious Dallas drink specials for Super Bowl:

 

·      Beer Bucket Specials: Grab your friends and head to The Donkey because we’re offering great deals on buckets of beer! For just $20, you’ll get a whole bucket of Miller Lite or Bud Light. Pair those buckets with some pitchers of Donkey Punch and Purple Nurples, and you’ve got a party.

·      Draft Beer Specials: Not only will we have beer bucket specials on Miller Lite and Bud Light, but there will be draft specials too! Of course, we’ll also have all of the usual craft beers and local favorites available at great prices as well.

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Room for All

With over 17 huge TVs throughout The Nodding Donkey, there isn’t a bad place to watch the game! Find a table close to the bar, or plan to play some corn hole or Jenga outside. We truly have something for everyone, no matter what you’re definition is of a Super Bowl Party.

 

Amazing Party Food

Skip the trouble of making an appetizer, and come to our party where the appetizers come to you! Donkey Balls, Loaded Nachos, Fried Pickles, Jalapeno Skins, and more are waiting for you.

 

We look forward to seeing you at The Nodding Donkey for Super Bowl Sunday on February 4! Game starts at 5:30pm, but we’ll have the pregame on before. Come early to claim your spot!

 

*Please note that all specials, promotions, and pricing are subject to change at any time. Please confirm with your server should you have any questions about current pricing.

Dallas Happy Hour Favorites

After a long day at work, it’s time to unwind with Happy Hour. And what better place to celebrate Happy Hour than Dallas’ favorite sports bar – The Nodding Donkey!

 

Ice Cold Beer: $3-$5

The Nodding Donkey has a huge selection of domestics, imports, and local craft beers available! Our goal is to introduce you to new beers you haven’t tried yet, while still offering the traditional favorites. We love sourcing new Texas beers and supporting local artisans just doing their thing. And with so many new craft breweries popping up, there is always something new to try! During Happy Hour, the prices range from $3 for domestics, all the way up to $5 for local Dallas craft beer.

 

Wells: $4

If beer is not your thing, then what about a mixed drink?! The Nodding Donkey has $4 Wells everyday during Happy Hour! At that price, you can afford to order several of your favorites, or treat your coworkers to a drink or two. A few top picks: vodka tonic, rum and coke, or a whiskey sour.

 

House Wine: $5

Wind down with a glass of your favorite wine, just $5! Each house wine – whether red, white, or sparkling – is carefully chosen to win the approval of even the pickiest wine drinker. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at our Dallas happy hour wine selection!

 

Half Price Appetizers

No happy hour is complete without munchies. Order some smoky guacamole, Donkey balls, or maybe some cheese fries – you really can’t go wrong with any of our starters!

 

Mark your calendar to join The Nodding Donkey for Happy Hour! It’s 4-7pm every weekday at your favorite Dallas, TX sports bar!

 

*Please note that all specials, promotions, and pricing are subject to change at any time. Please confirm with your server should you have any questions about current pricing.

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New Year's Resolution: Eat More Salads.

If you’re anything like us, we’re feeling the “Holiday 15” and it’s time to get back in the saddle when it comes to eating healthy and getting fit.

 

So one of our resolutions this year: eat more salads.

 

And you want to know a great place to get some of the best salads in Dallas, Texas... The Nodding Donkey of course!

 

Not Your Ordinary Bar Food

 

As you well know, food at The Nodding Donkey is no ordinary bar food, and our Dallas salads are no exception. You can expect fresh, gourmet ingredients washed, chopped, cooked, and assembled right here in our kitchen daily. It’s whole food with the nutrition you need to get healthy in 2018!

 

Delicious Options

 

Worried you’ll run into run-of-the-mill options at a Dallas sports bar? Well you’re wrong! Here are a few of our delicious salad options:

 

·      Mediterranean Salad: Cherry tomatoes, red peppers, olives, and artichokes are tossed in a feta vinaigrette and layered on top of a bed of fresh, crisp lettuce. Served with a side of hummus and pita bread, you just can’t go wrong. Need protein? Just ask your server to add chicken breast!

 

·      Texas Baja Salad: We call it the Texas Baja because it’s loaded with Tex-Mex goodness! Black beans, cucumber, corn, red bell peppers, onion, avocado, crumbled Oaxaca cheese, and blackened chicken are served on a giant bed of romaine, then sprinkled with tortilla strips.

 

·      Famous Silver Bowl Salad: You don’t have to go to our sister restaurant, State & Allen, to get the delicious Silver Bowl Salad. Just pop into The Nodding Donkey and we’ll serve one up! Spicy glazed chicken, bacon, oranges, fresh grapes, red bell peppers, and romaine lettuce are drizzled in not one – but two! – amazing homemade dressings! You really can’t go wrong.

 

Ready to eat more healthy in 2018? Visit the best sports bar in Dallas for delicious salads, made fresh for you with homemade dressings and gourmet ingredients.

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The Nodding Donkey Delivers – For Free!

Want to stay in, snuggle up, and watch Hallmark Christmas movies all day?

 

Or are you more of a “stay in and watch football for hours” kinda person?

 

Either way – you’re going to need to eat at some point  - and we’ve got some good news for you: The Nodding Donkey offers free delivery! 

 

No need to leave your home; you can still get the delicious flavors of the best sports bar in Uptown Dallas, all without leaving the couch.

 

Step #1: Visit our online ordering page.

 

Our online ordering is powered by Amazon Prime, and the first question it will ask is, “what is your zip code?” We just want to verify that you are within The Nodding Donkey’s delivery zip codes. If you live in and around Uptown Dallas, then you’re good to go. If you live in Plano, you might be out of luck.

 

Step #2: Pick what you want!

 

Once you’re signed in, begin looking through our menu and decide what to order. The full menu is available online, and many of our entrees come with a photo so you can see exactly what you are ordering for food delivery in Uptown Dallas. Choose between tasty appetizers, salads, sandwiches, sides, Texican entrees, or burgers. And on the weekends, you can even order brunch delivered straight to your door!

 

Step #3: Checkout and Wait!

 

Once you’ve picked all your favorites, simply sit back and wait! We’ll take it from there. You will receive an approximate wait time at checkout, so you know exactly when to expect your food. It will show up hot and ready to be consumed.

 

So the next time you’re hunkered down at home and have no motivation to get out for food, order lunch, dinner, or brunch from The Nodding Donkey with free delivery every day! 

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Grab a Hot Lunch at The Nodding Donkey This Week

In between rushing around to get last minute gifts, wrapping up work at the office, and the hustle and the bustle of the season, don’t forget to grab a bite at The Nodding Donkey!

 

Our casual atmosphere is perfect for a quick drop-in for lunch, dinner, or even happy hour. Here are a few of our favorite lunch entrees to try now:

 

BBQ Brisket Grilled Cheese

This has been a customer favorite for years and continues to be a winner. Ooey gooey cheddar cheese is melted with house smoked brisket, topped with homemade bbq sauce, pickled sweet jalapenos, and bacon. Come see what all the fuss is about, and it might just become your favorite too!

 

Cuban Donkey Wrap

All the protein and carbs you need to get you through your day are wrapped up in this delicious wrap. We take a jalapeno cheddar tortilla and stuff it with our homemade pulled pork, black beans, crispy pickles, melted swiss cheese, donkey mustard, pico, and lettuce.

 

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Skip the drive-thru lines and get a chicken sandwich at The Nodding Donkey that’s just a cut above the rest. Delicious chicken – breaded or grilled – is served in a brioche bun with avocado, pepper jack, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayo. You’ll love the hearty – and healthy – spin on the classic chicken sandwich.

 

All of the sandwiches and wraps at The Nodding Donkey come with your choice of fresh cut fries, waffle fries, salad, fruit, or potato salad. We can also do gluten free buns; simply ask your server!

 

So this week as you’re finishing up the last of your holiday to-do list, be sure to pop into The Nodding Donkey for one of the best lunches in Dallas! We are conveniently located at the corner of Thomas Street and Allen Street in Uptown Dallas, Texas.

 Sean's Philly Sandwich at The Nodding Donkey - YUM!

Sean's Philly Sandwich at The Nodding Donkey - YUM!

Holiday Stress Busters: Cocktails at The Nodding Donkey

It’s no surprise that the holiday season is the most stressful time of year for most people. Parties to attend, gift to buy, year-end quotas to meet… there’s a lot going on!

 

Why don’t you join us for one of the best stress busters in town – cocktails at The Nodding Donkey!

 

There are so many good ones on the menu, each handcrafted with fresh, gourmet ingredients for a difference you can taste. Here are a few of our favorites to help you take a load off this holiday season:

 

Donkey Punch

The signature favorite here at The Nodding Donkey. Available both by the pitcher and by the glass, Donkey Punch is a classic trash can punch made with Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum and a variety of top secret ingredients that give it that distinctive flavor you can only find here at The Nodding Donkey.

 

Irish Mule

Sure, you’ve had the Moscow Mule (we have those too fo course), but what about the Irish Mule? Our Irish Mule is made with Jameson Irish Whiskey, ginger beer, and freshly squeezed lime juice. It’s sure to take the edge off a crazy day of work or holiday shopping.

 

Top Shelf Margarita

Order something fabulous off The Nodding Donkey’s Texican menu, then pair it with a Top Shelf Margarita. Enjoy the flavors of Tres Agaves tequila, agave, and freshly squeezed lime juice, all combined to give you the best margarita in Dallas.

 

Flawless Fizz

Any vodka drinkers in the house? If vodka is your spirit of choice, then give the Flawless Fizz a try! Kruto Flawless Vodka, lemon juice, and club soda are combined for a light and refreshing cocktail you’re sure to love.

 

Is your mouthwatering yet? Wondering where you can get cocktails near meVisit us at The Nodding Donkey this week for these signature Dallas cocktails and more! And if cocktails aren’t your thing, don’t forget about our craft beer and wine available as well.

 

See you this week at the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas!

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Join us for Thanksgiving Weekend Football at The Nodding Donkey!

Turkey and football go hand-in-hand, and once that turkey is gone, join your friends at The Nodding Donkey for an epic weekend of FOOTBALL! All the big games. All the big screens. All the amazing Dallas bar food. All the fun. You won’t want to miss Thanksgiving Weekend at The Nodding Donkey!

 

Key Matchups

As always, Thanksgiving weekend promises some of the best matchups in football. Here are a few of our favorite matchups you won’t want to miss:

Thanksgiving Day

·      3:30pm – Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Chargers

·      6:30pm – Ole Miss Rebels at Missisisippi State Bulldogs

Friday, Nov. 24

·      11am – Baylor Bears at TCU

·      11am – Navy at Houston

·      7pm: Texas Tech at University of Texas

Saturday, Nov. 25

·      2:30pm: Alabama at Auburn

·      6:30pm: Texas A&M at LSU

 

We’re Open on Thanksgiving Day!

We’ll be opening at 3pm on Thanksgiving Day, so you’ll get here just in time to grab a drink before the Dallas Cowboys kickoff! Then stick around and watch Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State with us!

 

Amazing Food & Dallas Drink Specials

What football game is complete without a few appetizers and the best drink specials in Dallas, Texas? Order a pitcher of Donkey Punch or Purple Nurples for the table, and and an order of the Texas Triple Dip too! That’s queso, guac, and salsa with hot tortilla chips, sure to please even the pickiest fan. And if you need a complete meal, our menu is chock full of sandwiches, burgers, sandwiches, Tex-Mex entrees, and wraps to fill your belly. Just don’t forget about our daily drink specials to go alongside it; craft beer on tap, handcrafted cocktails, wine, and more – you’ll find what you’re looking for at The Nodding Donkey.

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Join us at The Nodding Donkey anytime this Thanksgiving Weekend for great food and great football. We love being your favorite sports bar in Dallas!

What Your Brunch Order Says About You

It’s time for a little reminder: brunch at The Nodding Donkey is epic! Who doesn’t love a hot breakfast and morning cocktails after a long week or late night out?!

 

Brunch is served at The Nodding Donkey in Uptown Dallas, Texas each Saturday and Sunday, 11am-2pm. (We’re actually opening our doors even earlier on Saturdays this Fall for college football - 10:30am!) We’ve got a full menu of all your favorites, and we think what you order says a lot about you. Here are a few of our completely unscientific thoughts on the matter:

 

Brisket & Scramble Tacos

Perfect for: The Tex-Mex Junkie

 

You live in Dallas solely so that you can have close proximity to more Tex-Mex restaurants than anywhere else! You’ll eat tacos three meals a day, and make no apologies for it! Our Brisket & Scramble Tacos are right up your alley with hickory smoked brisket, green chile sauce, scrambled eggs, and freshly grated cheddar cheese on corn tortillas. 

 

Lounge Eggs & Bacon

Perfect for: The Traditionalist

 

You don’t like change. You can’t handle it when the latest iPhone update makes you relearn how to use your phone. You like things the way you like them, and your personal motto is, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” When it comes to breakfast, you like the traditional favorites: bacon and eggs. And that’s why our Lounge Eggs & Bacon, served with a slice of toast on the side, are the perfect Dallas brunch entrée for you!

 

The Giant

Perfect for: The Southerner

 

You take a lot of pride in your southern roots – particularly those that are from the great State of Texas! You likely went to a state school in Texas, or maybe an SEC school somewhere else in the South. Either way, you believe the only way to make breakfast is the way mama did – with lots of grease and goodness! You’ll love our southern sausage gravy, drizzled over fluffy homemade biscuits, then served with bacon on the side. The Giant is sure to win your heart! 

 

So what do you think? Do you agree with us? Either way, come join us for the best brunch in Uptown Dallas at The Nodding Donkey!

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Brewery Spotlight: Revolver Brewing Company

As you know, The Nodding Donkey loves celebrating our Texas heritage and great Texas craft beer. We have many local, Dallas-Fort Worth area craft beers available on tap, including a couple from Revolver Brewing Company.

 

About Revolver

Travel just about 30 minutes southwest of Fort Worth and you’ll find the picturesque little town of Granbury, Texas. Granbury is home to many shops, wineries, and small town Texas fun, but our favorite stop is the Revolver Brewing Company.

The Revolver Brewing was founded in 2012 by a father/son duo, Ron & Rhett Keisler. In a few short years, folks in North Texas and beyond have taken notice of Revolver because they make delicious craft beer. What makes their beer special? We all know the flavors of the beer start with the water, and we love that Revolver uses it’s own well water from the Trinity Aquifer. It’s the minerals in the water – along with the highest quality ingredients – that give Revover it’s distinctive taste. And their brewery doesn’t use run-of-the-mill equipment either. Revolver’s equipment was all custom produced in the U.S. by a master craftsman. It’s the little things that make this beer stand out!

 

The Nodding Donkey’s Top Picks

 

At this point I’m sure you’re wondering, “Okay, so what about the beer?!”

 

The Nodding Donkey has two of our favorite Revolver Brewing Company craft beers on tap right now:

 

Revolver Blood & Honey: It’s the beer that put them on the map, and if you haven’t tried it yet, get over to The Nodding Donkey and give it a try! It’s an American Wheat Ale that’s smooth and perfectly crafted with gourmet ingredients including Texas honey, Blood Orange zest, and spices. It goes great with appetizers, burgers, Tex-Mex – just about anything you want to pair it with!

 

Revolver High Brass: The drinkability is strong with this one. This American Blonde Ale goes down ultra smooth. We love that it’s got a mild pilsner malt that’s flavorful without being overbearing. Another unique thing about this beer? It uses Saphir hops imported from Germany.

 

Head over to The Nodding Donkey this week for a craft brew from Revolver Brewing Company – or any of our other North Texas Craft Breweries! We love supporting local beer! Don’t forget to join us Monday-Friday, 4-7pm, for Happy Hour Drink Specials every day!

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