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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!

2019 Cocktail Trends You'll Want to Know About

As the best sports bar in Dallas, we’ve got a pulse on what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to cocktails, spirits, craft beer, and wine. 

So what can we expect to see in the cocktail industry this year? We’ve scoured the expert lists and taken note of what we’re seeing in-house to bring you our list of expected 2019 cocktail trends


Multi-Sensory Experiences

 We’re seeing an influx in multi-sensory experiences that add to the enjoyment of a cocktail and make it feel more unique. One way bartenders are doing this is with smoked cocktails and spirits. Another is with variations in ice – giant chunks of ice, small shaved ice pieces, and even customized branded ice are taking the scene and adding to the overall cocktail experience.


It’s All About Colors that Pop

 With social media taking over so much of our lives, a trend toward creating cocktails that not only taste great – but look mouthwateringly fantastic too – is a very real thing. Look to see more bright colors, striking garnishes, and interesting glasses take over your local bars and Instagram account alike.

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Drink Your Veggies

Cocktails that infuse vegetables are on the rise, offering healthier alternatives to the sugar laden cocktails of the past. Chefs are seeing more herbs too. Think cucumber, dill, carrots, and even mushroom incorporated into cocktails near you.


 Less Sweet; More Savory

In line with more veggies, expect to see less sweet cocktail offerings. Bartenders are pairing down the cocktails, going back to simpler ingredient lists, made with higher quality ingredients. Bitters are also on the rise, contributing to fresh – and not overly sweet – flavor combinations.



Bartenders nationwide are discussing how to leave a smaller carbon footprint, with sustainability even finding its way into the cocktail discussion. Bartenders are looking for ways to leave less waste and skip wasteful add-ons like straws. 


What do you think? What’s on the horizon for 2019? 


Ready for a drink? Join us at The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas

Holiday Stress Busters: Cocktails at The Nodding Donkey

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


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


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


Donkey Punch

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


Irish Mule

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


Top Shelf Margarita

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


Flawless Fizz

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


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


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

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