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It’s Football Time at The Nodding Donkey!

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It’s here. Our favorite time of year: Football Season!


We’ve now made it over the hump and football has begun. Whether you’re into watching the Dallas Cowboys preseason games or want to catch your favorite college teams, The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Uptown Dallas – is the perfect place to watch the magic happen.


Dallas Drink Specials

Let’s just start here shall we?! We wouldn’t be a very good sports bar if we didn’t have some of the best drink specials in town! Craft beer, wine, liquor, cocktails, and more – you will find a great deal on all your favorites here at The Donkey. Depending on the day of the week, the specials vary, but it’s a great way to try new things, right? And on the weekends, we offer $20 buckets of beer, a must for any football watch party


Good, Old-Fashioned Fun

It’s hard to have a bad time at The Donkey. While you aren’t watching the game, catch a game of cornhole or life-sized Jenga. Maybe giant Connect 4 is your thing. Our yard games are a fun way to enjoy the bar with friends and make new ones too. You never know who you’ll meet over a game of cornhole at The Nodding Donkey in Uptown Dallas, Texas.


No Bad Seats in the House

Listen, we’ve got TVs everywhere, so it’s hard to find a bad seat in the house. Don’t see your game on? Just ask one of our servers for help. We have 17+ big screen TVs, allowing us the flexibility to offer all the games – and all the sports – at the same time so everyone is happy. 


Come see us at The Nodding Donkey in Uptown Dallas for football season! Dallas Cowboys watch parties, college football watch parties, fantasy football draft parties – we’re comin’ for ya! 

March Madness: Catch the Action at The Nodding Donkey!

Yesterday was Selection Sunday which can only mean one thing – March Madness is here! At the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas – we’re pretty excited and ready to share the action with you!


What’s the March Madness Schedule?!


Anytime, a game is on, you know we’ll have it on one of our 17+ big screen TVs. There’s not a bad seat in the house, and it’s one of the reasons our guests love coming back again and again for gameday action. Here’s the rundown on game dates so you’ll know when to join us:


·     March 19: First Four – 5:40pm and 8:10pm

·     March 20: First Four – 5:40pm and 8:10pm

·     March 21: First Round – Games begin at 11:15am and continue into the evening hours. Join us anytime for Dallas drink specials, happy hour, or lunch!  

·     March 22: First Round – Games begin at 11:15am and continue into the evening hours. Make it a great Friday and grab craft beer and a seat on the patio for a little March Madness.

·     March 23: Second Round – Times TBD

·     March 24: Second Round – Times TBD

·     March 28: Sweet 16

·     March 29: Sweet 16

·     March 30: Elite 8

·     March 31: Elite 8

·     April 6: Final 4

·     April 8: Final 4


It’s going to be a fun couple weeks, but this week is the best because there is so much basketball to see! 

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Dallas Drink Specials at The Nodding Donkey Every Day!


Any day of the week is a great day to get a bargain on some of the best craft beer, cocktails, and wine in Dallas! Check here to get the complete list of Dallas drink specials, including deals on our famous Donkey Punch and Purple Nurples, along with deals on buckets of beer on the weekends. 


Who’s ready for March Madness?! See you this week at The Nodding Donkey, the best sports bar in Dallas, for all the fun!

Stick to Your New Year's Resolution and Bring on the Salads!

Did you set a New Year’s Resolution?


Did it have anything to do with eating healthier and losing weight?


We can’t help you exercise, but we can point you to our delicious salads. Loaded with deliciousness and by far healthier than an order of fried Donkey Balls, our Dallas salads are the perfect way to kick off 2019.


Delicious Choices


Just glance at our salad menu and your mouth will be watering for the best salad in Dallas. We have everything from the Mediterranean with olives, feta, cherry tomatoes, and artichokes – to Texas Baja with grilled chicken, black beans, and Oaxaca cheese – to Miso Tuna with its own miso peanut sauce – and more. Each salad is carefully crafted by our chefs for maximum flavor in every bite. Not to mention, the highest quality ingredients for a difference you can taste. Here’s the full rundown on our salads available:


·     The Famous Silver Bowl Salad

·     Texas Cobb

·     Texas Baja

·     Mediterranean

·     Miso Tuna

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Made to Order


Each salad is always made to order, so if there is something you don’t like on a particular salad – or something you want to add – feel free to as your server. 


Scratch Dressings


Each of the salad dressings offered at The Nodding Donkey is made from scratch in-house. That means we skip the unnecessary fillers and preservatives and give you something that is simply made with quality ingredients. What are the choices? Blue Cheese, Balsamic, Mango, Champagne Vinaigrette, Caesar, Ranch, Red Ranch, or Honey Mustard. 


Ready to try some of the best salads in Dallas, Texas? Join us this week at The Nodding Donkey, Uptown Dallas’s favorite sports bar. Watch the game, grab a salad, and save your calories for a delicious craft beer or cocktail. We have a huge selection of drinks and specials change daily. Just ask your server for details. 

Merry Everything! – Visit The Nodding Donkey this Holiday Season

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… 


Can you hear the song playing in your head?! With less than a week until Christmas Day, chances are you’ve still got a ton to do before the big day. 


At The Nodding Donkey, we’re full of holiday cheer and would love to help you out with fuel to make it through the season and give you a few gift ideas. 


Fuel Up at The Nodding Donkey!


The holidays can be rough. So much to do, so little time. Holiday parties. Family gatherings. Fighting the crowds. Before heading out to your holiday festivities, join us at The Nodding Donkey to fuel up! We serve our delicious brunch every day of the week, so no excuses for skipping breakfast. And of course, we are always here for lunch, dinner, or happy hour too. Join us during the week and get Dallas lunch specials every week day. 


The Nodding Donkey has Last Minute Gifts!


Still have gifts to check off your list? Here’s the plan: come grab a bite to eat at The Nodding Donkey, then grab some gift cards and swag while you are here! Who wouldn’t want the gift of free food for Christmas? And our t-shirts and gear make unique gifts for those who love The Nodding Donkey as much as you do. 


The Nodding Donkey is Bowl Game Central!


As the best sports bar in Dallas, we’re bowl game central this time of year! Bring your friends and family and join us as we root on all your favorite teams over buckets of beer and piping hot appetizers. With over seventeen big screens throughout the restaurant and plenty of lawn games, there’s never a bad seat in the house.    

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Happy Holidays from all your friends here at The Nodding Donkey! 

*Pricing and promotions subject to change without notice. Ask your server for current specials and details.

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!




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.




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. 

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.

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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Burgers & Football: Saturdays at The Nodding Donkey!

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


Texas lost.

Baylor lost.

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


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


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

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


Burgers + Football = Good Times

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


Dallas Drink Specials!

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


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

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Celebrate the Weekend with Half Price Brunch All Summer Long!

Yes you read that right!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Makes a Great Burger?

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

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

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


The Patty

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


The Fixins

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

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

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

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

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


The Bun

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


The Sides

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


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

Summer Specials: Taco Tuesday at The Nodding Donkey!

In the summer, we just crave simplicity.


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


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


Introducing Taco Tuesday in Dallas at The Nodding Donkey!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


Monday - $5 Crown & Down

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

Tuesday – ½ Priced Wines

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

Wednesday - $3 Donkey Punch & Purple Nurples

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

Thursday - $5 Local Drafts

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

Friday – Happy Hour from 4-7pm

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

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

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


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

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


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


When and Where?

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


What Can I Expect?

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


How Much?

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


Want to be a Sponsor?

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


Sign Me Up Today!

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


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

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Beyond the Classic Mule - Variations You'll Love at The Nodding Donkey

Moscow Mules are one of the most popular cocktails at The Nodding Donkey, and it’s easy to see why. They are refreshing, light, and oh so good.


But what if we told you we’ve got variations of the classic that are just as delicious?


Come on in to The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Uptown Dallas - this week and order one of these amazing mules, each with a different spin on the traditional ginger beer – vodka – and lime combo.


·      Kentucky Mule: Feel like you’re at the derby with this delicious mule. Ginger beer and Jim Beam make one tasty twist on the classic.

·      Irish Mule: Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll need to come in and snag an Irish Mule. Jameson Irish Whiskey, ginger beer, and lime make one helluva team. Who knows – it might even give you the luck of the Irish!

·      Mexican Mule: Skip the vodka and head straight for the tequila! Tequila, lime juice, and ginger beer make this cocktail the perfect accompaniment to a our amazing brisket queso and fresh tortilla chips.

·      Garden Mule: Refreshing and fruity, we love this combination of blueberries, mint, and cucumber added to the traditional mule recipe.

·      Cherry Mule: If you grew up on Shirley Temples, then this one is for you! Cherry vodka, lime, ginger beer, and maraschino cherries make the perfect adult Shirley Temple.

·      Apple Cider Mule: Really more of a fall mule, but what the heck. We think it tastes pretty good in February too! Substitute apple cider for lime juice and you’ve got a spicy twist on the classic.


So who’s in the mood for a Moscow Mule?! Join us at The Nodding Donkey this week and order up your favorite mule. The best sports bar in Uptown is open 7 days a week for the best mules in Dallas!

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Keep Valentine's Day Simple at The Nodding Donkey

Sometimes Valentine’s Day just gets a little overcomplicated. You have to think through the perfect gift, the perfect dinner, and the perfect ensemble. And sometimes it’s just too much.


At The Nodding Donkey in Dallas, Texas, we keep things simple. We’re your laid back neighborhood restaurant and bar, where great food meets a great atmosphere. Whether you’re solo on Valentine’s Day, going out with a group of girlfriends, or just in the mood for a relaxed Valentine’s Day, you’ve come to the right spot.


Flying Solo this Valentine’s Day?

Join us at The Nodding Donkey! We’ll save a spot for you at the bar where you’ll have a great view of one of our huge flatscreen TVs and easy access to the bartender for Texas craft beer, $5 Crown & Down on Mondays, and a robust selection of wine.


Celebrate Girls Night at The Nodding Donkey!

Grab your posse and head over to The Nodding Donkey because love is in the air! You never know who you might meet…but in the meantime, enjoy some time with your girlfriends at the best sports bar in Dallas. With a delicious Texican menu, plenty of parlor games to keep you occupied, and the best bar food in Dallas, you’re sure to have a fun night. And don’t forget to order a pitcher of Donkey Punch or Purple Nurples!


Perfect Casual Date Night

Want to skip the fussy, crowded restaurants this Valentine’s Day? The Nodding Donkey is the perfect place for you to celebrate with the one you love! Delicious burgers, salads, sandwiches, and more are all prepared fresh in our scratch kitchen. It’s gourmet food in a casual, fun atmosphere – what more could you want?! Or order online to enjoy in the comfort of your own home!

Make reservations for Valentine’s Day at The Nodding Donkey today!

4 Reasons to Join The Nodding Donkey for Super Bowl Sunday!

Super Bowl Sunday is February 5, and although our beloved Dallas Cowboys won’t be playing (anyone else still bitter about the tough loss?), it won't stop us from being excited for the big game!


Anyone else ready to party?! At The Nodding Donkey, football and beer is what we do, and no one does it better that us. Here’s why:


1.     Drink Specials

Let’s just put this one out there …you don’t become the best sports bar in Dallas without having amazing drink specials! Pull up to the bar and order a few Texas craft beers, fresh from the tap, or grab your girl a specialty cocktail. Wine, sippin’ whiskey, scotch, or maybe a shot or two – The Nodding Donkey has you covered. The specials change daily, so be sure to ask the bartender for details.


2.     17 Giant TVs

There really isn’t a bad seat in the house at The Nodding Donkey! If you want to watch the game, seats are aplenty in front of one of our giant TVs situated throughout the bar.


3.     Games and Mayhem

Not really into watching the game, but want to be a part of the party? No problem! Head to the patio for life-sized Jenga, jumbo Connect 4, or catch a game of cornhole. There’s something for everyone at The Nodding Donkey!


4.     The Best Bar Food

The Nodding Donkey doesn’t serve up the average bar food. Our menu is stocked with fresh, delicious entrees, appetizers, sandwiches, and salads that will please even the pickiest eater. Need some recommendations? Grab an order of our brisket queso for the table or Willy’s Wagon Wheels (aka: fried pickles). Everything is made fresh to order.


Super Bowl Sunday (or any Sunday!) is a great time to catch a game at The Nodding Donkey! See you February 5 at 5:30pm as we watch the New England Patriots face off against the Atlanta Falcons! It's a party you won't want to miss!


Eat Better in 2017 with Salads at The Nodding Donkey

It’s a new year, a new you, and a whole new set of new year’s resolutions.


If you’re anything like us, then losing those extra holiday pounds and getting healthy is on the list.


And while not everything on The Nodding Donkey menu is healthy (fried pickles anyone?!), our salads are delicious, filling, and chock full of healthy nutrients. Try one of these salads from The Nodding Donkey today!


·      Mediterranean Salad: A simple salad with Greek influences, you’ll love our Mediterranean salad. Grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes, red peppers, olives, artichokes, and lettuce are all tossed to perfection and drizzled with dressing and feta.


·      The Famous Silver Bowl Salad: Our Silver Bowl Salad is the trashcan drink of the salad world – just toss a bunch of awesome things in and you’ll have one fantastic result! The Silver Bowl includes crunchy romaine lettuce, red bell peppers, oranges, fresh grapes, crispy bacon, and our signature spicy glazed chicken. Choose a light dressing as opposed to the signature Caesar/Balsamic blend to cut the calories.


·      Texas Baja Salad: Craving Mexican food but know you shouldn’t overindulge on chips and salsa? Fill the craving with our Texas Baja! It’s a mixture of black beans, corn, red bell peppers, cucumber, onion, avocado, Oaxaca cheese, and of course, romaine. We’ll even throw in a few tortilla chips on the side to crumple on top and make you feel like you’re eating chips and salsa!

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And here’s an added note on salads – there are no store bought dressings here! All dressings are made right here, scratch kitchen style. Choose your favorite between blue cheese, ranch, red ranch, balsamic, champagne vinaigrette, Caesar, honey mustard, and mango.


Join us this week at The Nodding Donkey and indulge in one of our super Dallas salads! We are open for lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late night at the best sports bar in Uptown Dallas.

5 Delicious Holiday Cocktails to Try Now! - The Nodding Donkey

Tis the season - the season for holiday parties and festive gatherings with friends and family. And what makes those gatherings even more festive? Why amazing holiday cocktails of course!!


Here are a few of our favorite holiday cocktail recipes for you to try at your next holiday party. Or make it easy on yourself and ask our bartenders at The Donkey to whip one up next time you’re here! Either way, give these 5 delicious drinks a try:


#1: A Twist on the Classic - Pomegranate Moscow Mule

A festive take on the traditional mule, the pomegranate Moscow Mule combines vodka, pomegranate juice, lime juice, honey, and ginger beer to create a little Christmas cheer in your mouth. Add a sprig or two of rosemary for garnish. Full recipe here.


#2: Dessert in a Glass – Christmas Cookie

One sip of this cocktail and you’ll be in holiday heaven! Mix 1 oz. Kahlua, 1 oz. irish cream (Bailey’s or Carolan’s), and 1 oz. peppermint schnapps. Put it all in a shaker with ice and enjoy!


#3: Cozy Campfire Favorite – Hot Buttered Rum

Cozy up by a warm fire with a glass of hot buttered rum! Put 2 oz. of dark rum, a slice of lemon peel, and a cinnamon stick in a mug. Pour boiling water into the glass, add a pat of butter, and stir with the cinnamon stick. Pro tip: make sure you leave a spoon in the glass while pouring the hot, boiling water to ensure the mug doesn’t break!


#4: Party in your Mouth – Grinch Shots

Kick of your party with a round of mean green Grinch shots! Combine 1 oz. of melon liqueur and .5 oz of citrus vodka in a shot glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and you’ve got the perfect holiday shot.


#5: Tried and True – Spiked Eggnog

No holiday cocktail list is complete without the traditional favorite! Add bourbon, cognac, dark rum, or even peppermint schnapps to take the bite off the eggnog and make those conversations with crazy Aunt Betty all the more bearable.


Need a holiday cocktail NOW?! Visit The Nodding Donkey in Uptown Dallas today for Dallas drink specials and tons of great cocktails to choose from!

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