Touchdown! It’s Sunday Funday at The Nodding Donkey

Gosh we’ve missed you, football season!

 

If you’re looking for a place to watch NFL Sunday football and the Dallas Cowboys, then The Nodding Donkey is the place to be. Here’s what you can expect on Sunday Funday:

 

Amazing Dallas Sunday Brunch

Early game? Don’t sweat it. Join The Nodding Donkey for an amazing Sunday brunch while you watch the game. Our brunch is set apart from the rest because it’s brunch – but with a Tex-Mex twist. Who doesn’t love Tex-Mex at every meal of the day?! Enjoy Brisket & Scramble Tacos, a Chorizo & Egg Burrito, Salsa’D Eggs, and more. Don’t forget to order a $4 Bloody Mary or Mimosa to go with it! 

Of course, if for some reason Tex-Mex isn’t your thing, we also have more traditional options like the Lounge Eggs & Bacon, eggs prepared how you want ‘em with bacon and toast. 

 

$20 Buckets of Beer

Bring your buddies and order one of the best drink specials in Dallas: $20 buckets of Miller Lite beer! It’s going to be a long game, so you’re gonna need a few – or mix it up with a few glasses of ice cold craft beer from the bar. Enjoy local favorites from Community Brewing, Lakewood Brewing, Deep Ellum Brewing, and more. We have a huge selection of beer – from craft beer, to domestics, to imports. Each is carefully selected to bring you only the best. 

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Mouthwatering Appetizers

Brisket Queso, jalapeno skins, wagon wheels, donkey balls, loaded cheese fries, and more…The Nodding Donkey has the best appetizers in Dallas! We pride ourselves on serving food that’s prepared from scratch in-house, with quality you can taste in every bite.

 

Join The Nodding Donkey for Sunday Funday and NFL Football! We’ll save you a seat in front of one of our 17 big screen TVs.

Newsflash: The Nodding Donkey Opens at 10:30am on Saturdays this Fall for College Football

Can you feel it? 

College football season is here and we couldn’t be more excited!

 

Doors Open at 10:30am on Saturdays

At The Nodding Donkey, we don’t ever want you to feel like you don’t have a place to watch the game – especially those early football games.  So for the entire college football season, we’ll be opening our doors at 10:30am each and every Saturday so you can catch the game AND enjoy the best brunch in Dallas while you’re at it!

 

Dallas Drink Specials

As the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas, we pride ourselves on having the variety of drink specials you crave. We have a huge selection of beer on tap – local craft brews, domestics, imports, etc. – there’s something for everyone. Or just order up a bucket of Bud Light for only $20! During brunch hours, enjoy fabulous deals on Bloody Marys and mimosas. Of course, we also have our extensive menu of handcrafted cocktails and wine if that’s more your thing. We are a Dallas sports bar after all; we’ve got pretty much anything you could want. 

 

Bar Bites

There’s something about watching a football game that just gives us the munchies. You too? Look no further than The Nodding Donkey’s appetizer menu to satisfy. The Brisket Queso is always a hit, or order one of our fried delicacies – fried pickles (aka Willy’s Wagon Wheels), fried jalapeno skins, fried cheese (Donkey Balls), and more. Our appetizer menu hasn’t changed much in the last few years and for good reason. Everything on the menu is just that good. And when paired with a few beers and a good college football game….it’s heaven.

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Remember: doors at The Nodding Donkey open at 10:30am on Saturdays this Fall for college football so come see us! We’re conveniently located in Uptown Dallas as the intersection of Allen St. and Thomas Ave. 

Specials and menu items subject to change at any time. Ask your server for details.

The Best Bars in Dallas Present Dallas Rosé Day!

Rosé has skyrocketed in popularity the last few years, creating a sensation with it’s refreshing, easy drinkability and lovely hue. It’s become so popular that we’re creating an event dedicated to this fabulous wine. 

 

Mark your calendar now because The Nodding Donkey – along with a few of the other best bars in Dallas, Texas – is presenting Dallas Rosé Day, October 13, 2018!

 

What is it?

Dallas Rosé Day is a pub crawl of sorts, allowing you an entire day to drift from bar to bar, drink rosé, and have a great time with friends old and new. When you purchase your ticket, you’ll receive entry to all participating Dallas restaurants and bars (The Nodding Donkey, State & Allen, Playground Bar Uptown, Clutch Bar & Restaurant, Renfield’s Corner, City Council Restaurant & Bar, and more. Plus – your event wristband will get you $4 glasses of rosé wine all day, a commemorative glass, and more freebies. It’s going to be a whole day of fun that you won’t want to miss!

 

Participate in the Photo Contest

In addition to the goodies during the day of the event, post photos and tag them with #DallasRoseDay to win more prizes after the event! Our judges will select the winners and reach out after the event.

 

Free Entry Opportunities

We have several ways for you to spread the word about our event and earn free entry to Dallas Rosé Day in the process. If you are interested in being an event ambassador, email Ambassadors@DallasRoseDay.comYou can also earn a free ticket for celebrating your birthday with us; simply email birthday@DallasRoseDay.com. And lastly, if you’re looking to fundraise and earn money for a cause, we may be able to help! Contact Charity@DallasRoseDay.com

 

Dallas Rosé Day is going to be so much fun and you won’t want to miss it! Buy your tickets now by visiting here to reserve your spot. 

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Product Spotlight: Crooked Fox Bourbon Whiskey

As the best sports bar in Uptown Dallas, we’ve got an eye out for the best whiskies, tequilas, vodkas, wine, and craft beers around. One of our new favorites is the Crooked Fox Bourbon Whiskey, founded right here in North Texas.

 

About Crooked Fox Bourbon Whiskey

What began as a master’s thesis project, turned into budding business venture and a decision to make the best bourbon whiskey around.

 

We’ve come to love Crooked Fox for its smooth blend of whiskies, creating a balance and unique flavor. Crooked Fox blends are distilled and aged in America’s finest whiskey regions – Tennessee and Kentucky. What makes them unique is that each batch matures in wooden casks, and after that process is complete, each batch is carefully taste tested and blended based on the taste profile. The result: delicious, smooth flavors within each bottle, with hints of oak, vanilla, nutmeg, smoked maple, malted barley, and rye seeping through in each bottle. 

 

This distinct approach to bourbon whiskey has made Crooked Fox an award-winning brand, winning Gold and Silver medals the last 2 years in various competitions including the North American Bourbon Whiskey Competition, MicroLiquor Spirits Awards, and the International Wine & Spirits Competition, among others. 

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$7 Crooked Fox Cocktails on Tuesdays! 

Interested in trying Crooked Fox bourbon whiskey? Sure, you can visit us any day of the week, but visit The Nodding Donkey on Tuesdays and we’ll sweeten the deal by offering $7 Crooked Fox cocktails all day long! Try it on the rocks or mixed in your favorite cocktail. 

 

We look forward to seeing you this week at The Nodding Donkey for a glass of Crooked Fox! NFL pre-season is just now gearing up, and it’s the perfect time to catch a game. And don’t forget Rangers baseball! We’ve got it all on at the best sports bar in Uptown Dallas – The Nodding Donkey! 

Reservations & Delivery with a Click of a Button

We know…It’s just too “peopley” out there. 

 

If you’re not in the mood to chat with anyone, it’s easy to snag a reservation or get food from The Nodding Donkey! Follow these simple steps and you’re well on your way to a delicious lunch, dinner, or brunch at the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas.

 

Book Your Next Event at The Nodding Donkey!

 

Did you know that The Nodding Donkey has an amazing Dallas party room? The great thing about The Donkey is that we’re casual and completely flexible. You decide what types of food to be served, how to set up the room, whether or not you need AV capabilities, etc. – and our event team will handle the rest. 

 

If you’re interested in booking your next event in our Dallas party room, simply visit us here and fill out our online information request. After supplying a few basic details about your event, press “submit,” and one of our hostesses will contact you soon to iron out on the details. We’ll handle the heavy lifting so you are free to focus on your guests and enjoying the party. 

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Order Online for Free Delivery!

 

You’re in the middle of a big Netflix binge session, and you simply can’t bring yourself to stop for food. What do you do? You order food from The Nodding Donkey of course! Visit us here to get started on making your order. Delivery is completely free to zip codes within a reasonable distance from The Donkey, so it really doesn’t get much easier to get a delicious burger, tacos, salad, etc. from The Nodding Donkey brought right to your door. 

 

Whether you need to reserve an event, order food delivered to your home, or just want to check the menu, our website is your one stop shop! 

 

Join us for the August Pub Run at The Nodding Donkey Uptown Dallas

In case you haven’t ever heard about it, Pub Run is a fun local, Dallas event that visits a different Dallas watering hole each month. And for August, The Nodding Donkey is excited to be the pub of choice! So what does that mean? Read on to learn more about the August Pub Run at The Nodding Donkey!

 

When?

The August Pub Run will take place on Thursday, August 16, the 3rd Thursday of the month. Meet us at The Donkey at 6pm, run will start at 6:30pm, and we’ll go from there!

 

What?

So here’s the deal. The Pub Run is essentially a great way to gather with friends, socialize, get a light run in, and drink some beer (the first beer is FREE). Yes, the run is 3 miles long, but don’t let that deter you if you aren’t a runner! You are welcome to walk it or run/walk it – and again – there’s a FREE beer in it for you afterwards! Even the true runners keep the speed light and easy. We haven’t determined the route yet, but we’ll keep you posted. 

There will also be a raffle for some great prizes including a $20 Nodding Donkey gift card. When it’s all over, stay awhile and enjoy great Dallas drink specials (think handcrafted cocktails and ice cold craft beer) along with some delicious food! Delicious Tex-Mex, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and more – The Nodding Donkey isn’t your typical bar food. 

 

How Much?

The Pub Run at The Nodding Donkey is $10 if you register online now – or $15 at the door. 

 

The August Pub Run at The Nodding Donkey – conveniently located at the corner of Thomas St. and State St. -  is sure to be a fun time with friends old and new! Register now to reserve your spot! 

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Insider Secrets to Making the Best Frosé at Home

Summer cookouts and pool parties call for exceptional cocktails, do they not? Bonus if said cocktail can be made in a large batch to serve a larger group. 

 

Rosé has been the hot wine of choice for the last year or so, so it’s no surprise that frosé continues to be one of the hottest summer cocktails. For those who are unfamiliar with frosé, it’s simply a frozen rosé slushie. At The Nodding Donkey, we love a good frosé and that’s why we’re offering up a few insider secrets on how to make the best one at home:

 

1.   Choose the Right Rosé

Don’t just go to your local grocery store and bring home any old rosé! You want to pick out a darker, richer rosé, maybe a Malbec rosé or a Pinot Noir rosé. You want a bolder color and flavor because naturally the color and flavor will diminish slightly as you freeze and blend. 

 

2.   Add Fresh Strawberries

Add a little extra pizzazz to that frozen wine by adding fresh strawberries to the mix. The strawberries draw out the sweetness of the wine and amp up the flavor. We recommend blending fresh strawberries, a tsp. of sugar, and then a dash of water, then mixing that with the wine and freezing.

 

3.   Blend in an Ice Cream Maker

This may sound crazy, but you can put the strawberry mixture and the wine into an ice cream maker and let it do its thing. The result: delicious frosé in minimal time that’s perfectly blended and ready to serve! 

Frosé is one of our favorite summer cocktails – what are yours?

And as always, if you want to skip the trouble of making your own cocktails at home, bring the whole gang out to The Nodding Donkey for the best drink specials in Dallas, Texas

 

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Top 5 Texican Menu Items at The Nodding Donkey

If you want to chow down on some delicious Tex-Mex, but you also want to watch the game…there is no reason you should have to choose!

 

The Nodding Donkey is not only the best sports bar in Dallas, but we’re also known for some pretty darn good Tex-Mex – or Texican as we call it. Here’s a rundown on the top 5 best Tex-Mex entrees at The Nodding Donkey: 

 

#5 – Willie’s Flautas

When that crunch hits our mouth, you just can’t resist it! Each flauta is cooked to crispy perfection and stuffed with shredded chicken, then topped with queso, lettuce, and pico. Pair it with a great draft beer and you’re pretty much set. 

 

#4 – Southwest Chicken

Grilled chicken breast never tasted so good. If you’re looking for something different that the usual tacos and quesadillas, then give the smothered Southwest Chicken a try. It’s grilled chicken completely smothered in melted pepperjack cheese, bell peppers, and smoked onion and served with our chipotle rice and house-made refried black beans. 

 

#3 – Fajitas

What list of Tex-Mex favorites is complete without the traditional and delicious fajitas?! Order a pitcher of margaritas, Purple Nurples, or Donkey Punch for the table and a couple orders of our delicious fajitas, you’re set for the big game! As you would expect, all our meat is seasoned in house with our own house spices, and then served with all the fixins, including our homemade salsa.

 

#2 – Marias

These aren’t your run-of-the-mill enchiladas, and that’s why they take the #2 spot on our list. Each enchilada is stuffed with brisket and Oaxaca cheese, then drizzled in ranchero sauce, cotija cheese, pico de gallo, and shredded lettuce. So good.

 

#1 – The Allen Street Tacos

Yes – if you try anything at The Nodding Donkey, make sure it’s our Allen Street Tacos! Our signature street tacos are made with your choice of tender brisket, pulled pork, or shredded chicken (we're partial to the brisket), then finished off with cojita cheese, lettuce, and pico. These are perfect for lunch, dinner, or a happy hour snack.

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Join us this week at the best sports bar in Dallas and get your fill of delicious Tex-Mex AND watch your favorite sporting event! It's a win-win!

Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Us at The Nodding Donkey Dallas!

It has been 4 years since the last one, and frankly, we’re pretty stoked it’s back!

If you are a soccer fan – or even if you’re not! – visit your favorite Dallas sports bar (The Nodding Donkey for course!) to catch all the action.

 

When is it on?

When the games are on, you can guarantee we’ll have our TVs set to watch! The tournament – pitting 32 of the nations best soccer teams against each other – began last week and will run into the middle of July, with the final being played on July 15. While the United States is sadly absent this time around, there are still many great teams to get behind. Brazil is currently the favorite to take it all (which would be the 6thtime they’ve won), but you just never know what can happen. 

 

FIFA World Cup Drink Specials

We wouldn’t be the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas if we didn’t offer drink specials! Visit us any day of the week to get discounts on all your favorites. Our drink specials change daily, but we have a wide selection of ice cold craft and domestic beer, wine, handcrafted cocktails, bourbon, and more to suit your fancy. And on Sundays this summer – it’s $20 buckets of Miller Lite time! 

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Best Bar Food in Dallas

And while you’re watching the big game, order an entrée or a starter to munch on. The Nodding Donkey takes the term “bar food” to a whole new level, using gourmet ingredients and scratch kitchen techniques to whip up only the best. Whether it’s a burger or you’re here for our amazing brunch, expect the best.

 

So who are you rooting for? Join us at The Nodding Donkey in Dallas, Texas for the 2018 FIFA World Cup! We’ll save you a seat!

Brunch so Hard with Dad this Father’s Day

Dads can be hard to shop for.

They already seem to have all the sporting equipment, ties, and gadgets they could ever need, but yet, you want to do something special for them. 

Here’s a little hint: instead of another tie, why not take Dad out for brunch at The Nodding Donkey!

 

Bring Dad to Father’s Day Brunch at The Nodding Donkey

Each Saturday and Sunday, The Nodding Donkey serves up one of the best brunches in Uptown Dallas. Join us between the hours of 11am and 2pm to experience all that our Dallas brunch has to offer. 

 

Buckets of Beer – New Summer Drink Specials During Brunch

So here’s one of the reasons Dad is going to love our summer brunch at The Donkey: $20 buckets of beer. Yes – you read that right! All summer long, you can get a bucket of Miller Lite for just $20 during our weekend brunch. Other specials available include the $4 Bloody Marys and $4 Mimosas. 

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Stuff Yourself with the Best Brunch in Uptown

Come hungry, because our brunch servings are generous! The delicious Eggwich on a buttery croissant, Backyard Benedict, Brisket & Scrambled Egg Breakfast Tacos, or eggs just the way you like ‘em….The Nodding Donkey has your brunch hook up. 

 

Can’t Schedule Brunch? Give a Gift Card!

If you’re having trouble finding time to schedule brunch with Dad, then give him the next best thing: a gift card to The Nodding Donkey! He can enjoy our delicious brunch on his time – or come in and watch a game for lunch, dinner, or just drinks and apps. Dad will feel so special knowing you skipped the big box store gift card and gave him something a little more personal. 

 

Bring your Dad and join us this coming Sunday, June 17, for brunch at The Nodding Donkey in Uptown Dallas, Texas! We’ll have a table waiting for you.

 

Summer Bucket List: Brunch at The Nodding Donkey

What’s on your summer bucket list this year?

 

Ours includes a beach with a cocktail in hand, fireworks, ice cold beer, and cookouts with friends – not necessarily in that order!

 

Here’s something else that should be on your list: brunch at The Nodding Donkey! The dog days of summer are the perfect time to sleep in a little then head over to see us on the patio at The Nodding Donkey for the best brunch in Uptown. Here are a few of our summer brunch favorites:

 

Backyard Benedict

Come see us in our backyard for the best eggs benedict around! It’s our version of a classic with fluffy homemade biscuits, Canadian bacon, and loads of Tasso ham gravy. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it!

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Chorizo & Egg Burrito

Tex-Mex lovers we’ve got you covered! You simply can’t go wrong with our Chorizo & Egg Breakfast Burrito loaded in deliciousness with refried beans, pic, Oaxaca cheese, and of course eggs and chorizo.

 

Eggwich

Sandwich for breakfast? Sounds pretty good! Our buttery croissants are loaded with 2 eggs over medium, ham, crispy onions, and a picante cheese sauce that is out of this world.

 

Lounge Eggs & Bacon

Don’t let the name scare you; this is basically the safe breakfast option for anyone who likes to keep it simple. Meat and potatoes people – this is your dish. It’s 2 eggs – served the way you like ‘em – with crispy bacon and toast on the side. What’s not to love?!

 

So as you make your summer plans, don’t forget about visiting The Nodding Donkey for the best brunch in Uptown Dallas! Oh – and might we remind you that brunch doesn’t just mean food. We’ve got plenty of Dallas brunch cocktails to choose from, with specials galore.

 

Visit us for the best brunch in Dallas at The Nodding Donkey!

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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