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

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

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

1.    Amazing Food

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


2.    Delicious Brunch Drink Specials

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


3.    Great Patio

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


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

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Thanks for Supporting 12 Bars of Charity!

What a fun night we had!!

The Nodding Donkey loved getting to know all of our crawlers Friday night and participating in such an awesome charity event!


Thanks for Supporting 12 Bars of Charity!

If you don’t know anything about 12 Bars of Charity, it’s a charity event we’ve been proud to be a part of the last couple years. It’s a win-win for all: pub crawlers get drink specials on lots of their favorite beers and cocktails at the 12 participating bars, t-shirt, and more, and the charity of your choice receives a donation from your registration cost for the event. It’s just a fun night of friends and fun, and we had a blast being one of the 12 participating bars.


Come Back for Weekly Drink Specials!

To all our new friends who’ve just heard about The Nodding Donkey Uptown from the 12 Bars of Charity pub crawl: come on back soon for more Dallas drink specials! In fact, as the best sports bar in Uptown, you can count on us to have daily drink specials to make the season more merry and bright. Relieve some holiday stress and come on into The Donkey any day of the week to receive these great deals:

·      Mondays -  $5 Crown & Down: Get your cocktail on with $5 Crown & Down specials at The Nodding Donkey! And at $5 a pop, you can afford a few drinks and stick to your holiday budget.

·      Tuesdays – Half Priced Wines: Attention Ladies – wine down with us every Tuesday for half priced wine. Red, white, sparkling – our bar is stocked with a great variety of favorites. Served all day, bring the ladies in for lunch, happy hour, dinner, or late night drinks.

·      Wednesdays - $3 Donkey Punch & Purple Nurple: Two house favorites to celebrate on Hump Day! Glasses are just $3 each, or get crazy and order an entire pitcher. No judgment here!

·      Thursdays- $5 Local Drafts: Now this is one of our favorite drink specials! The Nodding Donkey loves supporting local breweries, and our draft beers are always changing to include our latest and greatest local favorites. Thursdays are your chance to try the best of Dallas beer at just a fraction of the price.

·      Fridays – Happy Hour from 4-7pm: Fri-YAY! We’ve got Happy Hour every Friday night from 4-7pm to unwind after a long week. Check with the bartender to find out the happy hour specials that week.

See you at The Nodding Donkey this week for the best drink specials in Dallas!

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