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Upcoming Dallas Events You Won’t Want to Miss at The Nodding Donkey

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Fall is in there, and that means a whole lotta football – and a whole lotta fun at The Nodding Donkey! You are welcome anytime for craft beer, gourmet bar food, and yard games, but here a few specific events we have coming up that we know you won’t want to miss:

 

Oct. 12: Red River Showdown Watch Party 

 

It’s coming yall. The Red River Showdown – the epic annual battle between the University of Texas and Oklahoma University – is approaching and we can’t wait! We love that the streets of Dallas become a sea of crimson and orange, and everywhere you turn, someone is talking about the game. If you want to get the best seats in the house, then reserve your table now at The Nodding Donkey! We’re the best sports bar in Dallas, which means you know it’s going to be a party here with drink specials, food specials, and an atmosphere that can’t be beat (except for being at the game of course.)

 

Oct 26 and Oct. 31: Trick or Drink – Dallas Halloween Bar Crawl

 

Yours truly is participating in a very fun Halloween surprise and you’re invited! Trick or Drink – the best Dallas Halloween Bar Crawl – will take place as a 2-night event. Each of the nights (Thursday and Saturday), you will check-in, get a wristband, then go and enjoy Dallas drink specials at all the top bars, including The Nodding Donkey. Be sure to dress up! With 2 nights worth of fun for one low price, it’s the Halloween party that just keeps going.

 

These are just a couple events we have coming up at The Nodding Donkey! Of course, join us any Saturday for college football or any Sunday or Monday for NFL football! We can’t wait to see you at The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Dallas

 

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!

Remember Folks – The Nodding Donkey Delivers!

Whether you’re trying to decide what is for dinner on a weeknight or want to order in on game day so you don’t miss any of the action, The Nodding Donkey has you covered with free delivery!

 

Easy Ordering!

 

Ordering your favorites from The Nodding Donkey has never been easier! Simply find the link on our website for Free Delivery and you will be transported to our ordering page. Our delivery service is powered by Amazon, and on their site, you’ll see our entire menu – brunch, sandwiches, burgers, starters, entrees, and more – along with pictures so you can make sure it’s what you really want. Just click to add whatever you like, then wait! A friendly delivery person will have your order to you in no time – hot and ready to enjoy.

 

Are you on the go? You can even get the Amazon Prime Now app and order your food there instead of on the website. Same food, same features, but easy ordering when you aren’t in front of a computer screen.

 

Absolutely Free Service!

 

There is really no downside to ordering our free Dallas food delivery from The Nodding Donkey, because it’s just that – FREE! Stay home in your PJs and still enjoy a delicious brunch. We won’t judge! It will be the same price as it you were dining with us.

 

What Food is Available for Delivery?

 

As we said earlier, our whole menu is right there for you to peruse. Burgers, Texican entrees, salads, sandwiches, and even sides – all your favorites from the best sports bar in Dallas are waiting for you right there.

 

So even if you can’t make it into The Nodding Donkey this week, don’t forget about our Free Delivery services that bring The Nodding Donkey’s delicious food to you! Fast, easy, free, and delicious – what more could you want?!

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Spend NFL Sundays at The Nodding Donkey

Sunday Funday is even better this time of year because you can catch all of your favorite NFL games right here at The Nodding Donkey. Whether it’s an early game or the primetime evening special, The Nodding Donkey has you covered!

 

Noon Game? Join us for Dallas Brunch!

 

So your team is playing at noon. Perfect! It’s a great excuse to join us for the best brunch in Uptown Dallas! The Nodding Donkey’s brunch menu is centered on simple dishes cooked well, with quality ingredients and unique flavors you can taste. Everything has a little Texican flare to it because who in Dallas doesn’t love great Mexican food?! Try our Brisket & Scramble Tacos, made with hickory smoked brisket, scrambled eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, and a homemade green chile sauce. Or maybe you’re looking for something a little more southern – like our Backyard Benedict. A playful twist on the traditional Eggs Benedict, our version uses fluffy biscuits, layered with fried eggs and Candadian bacon, then drizzled in tasso ham gravy. Comfort food at it’s finest. Whatever you like, The Nodding Donkey has a brunch offering for you!

 

Primetime Game? Join us for Dallas Drink Specials and Dinner!

 

So what if you have to work Monday? Plan to spend the afternoon and evening watching football with your friends at The Nodding Donkey! Our juicy burgers make the perfect lunch or dinner, and our Texican menu is jam-packed with creative, mouthwatering dishes that bring out the best of Tex-Mex. Burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches, tacos, etc. – The Nodding Donkey has you covered! Just don’t forget to order your favorite beer or cocktail to go with it! We keep the bar stocked and the menu full of the best craft beer, so you’re biggest decision will be deciding what to order!

 

Join us this week for NFL Sundays at The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Dallas

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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.

 

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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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. 

Cheers!

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Don't Miss Mouthwatering Appetizers at The Nodding Donkey!

We have a confession to make: we have an obsession with fried food.

 

You too?

 

Well good, then we’re in good company.

 

When it comes to appetizers at The Nodding Donkey, we have something for everyone. Lots of delicious fried options, but then lighter fare as well. No matter what you order, it’s made fresh daily in our Dallas scratch kitchen and you can guarantee it’s anything but “typical bar food.”

 

So what’s on the menu? Glad you asked!

 

·      Donkey Balls: You can’t go wrong with balls of fried cheese – can you? Ours are oh-so-right, as we deep fry balls of Oaxaca cheese in a mild jalapeno batter, then serve with homemade ranch and marinara.

·      Stacked Up Nachos: Share with friends or hoard for yourself, either way, you’ll have plenty! Our huge plate of stacked up nachos is piled high with seasoned beef, cheddar, queso, pico, lettuce, and jalapenos, all on a bed of fresh tortilla chips.

·      Smoked Guacamole: Anyone can serve guacamole, but what about “smoked” guacamole? Ours has a hint of smoky flavor, given the flecks of delicious bacon throughout the guac.

·      Willy’s Wagon Wheels: Our deep fried dill pickle chips are so addictive! Just go ahead and order two orders!

·      S&A Chicken Strips: We borrowed a recipe from our sister restaurant – State & Allen. These delicious chicken strips are battered in 9 herbs and spices, creating so much flavor in each crunchy bite.

·      Chicken Wings: Our chicken wings are smoked in house, then fried, for the tastiest chicken wings around! Pair with your choice of dipping sauce: BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Classic Buffalo, Lemon Pepper, or S&A Buffalo Sauce.

 

Ready to start munching? These are just a few of the delicious Dallas appetizers we have to offer at The Nodding Donkey. Grab some friends and join us this week for Happy Hour – 4-7pm and snag a few appetizers to go with it!

 

The Nodding Donkey's Stacked Nachos

The Nodding Donkey's Stacked Nachos

Happy Hour Specials at The Nodding Donkey

Feel the need for a little pick-me-up after a long day at the office? Yep, us too.

Each weekday from 4-7pm, join the folks at The Nodding Donkey for our Dallas happy hour specials! Each day we offer a wide assortment of specials to whet your whistle. Draft beer, wine, cocktails, and more are all waiting for you at The Nodding Donkey- at a fraction of the price during Happy Hour! Here’s the rundown:

1.     Draft Beer

Grab a glass of ice cold draft beer for a mere $3 a glass for domestics or $4 a glass for imports/local craft beer! As the best sports bar in Dallas, we pride ourselves on having a wide selection of beer. Variety is the spice of life and we’ve got it in spades when it comes to our available draft beer. And at $3 a glass, you can afford a few! Don’t forget to check back often to see what's new.

2.     Wells

Have a hankering from something stronger? Order up a $3 well during our daily Dallas Happy Hour! Lots of favorites to choose from – rum, bourbon, tequila, etc. – just order up a mixed drink and we’ll get it fixed for ya in lighting speed.

3.     House Wine

Calling all wine-os… Happy Hour is the perfect chance to relax and unwind with your favorite house wines. $4 gets you a glass of house chardonnay, cabernet, merlot, etc. Plus snag a spot on the patio for great people watching as you sip the evening away.

4.     Appetizers

We wouldn’t want you drinking on an empty stomach…so grab an order of appetizers – half off during happy hour! Here are a few of our recommendations: chips and salsa, brisket queso, jalapeno skins, wagon wheels (aka fried pickles), or stacked nachos.

Can’t wait to see you for Dallas Happy Hour at The Nodding Donkey! 

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