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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! 

Newsflash: The Nodding Donkey has BBQ!

Here’s a little menu secret even some of our regulars don’t realize: The Nodding Donkey now serves BBQ!

 

For years, we’ve smoked our home meat in-house for the brisket tacos, delicious brisket grilled cheese, etc. – so we figured – why not put it on the menu?! Here are a few of the BBQ favorites available now at The Nodding Donkey:

 

Smoked St. Louis Ribs

Our ribs are smoked in-house until the meat is falling off the bone. We use St. Louis style ribs and they can be ordered in a half rack or full rack (just depends on how hungry you are!). We love the flavor and presentation of St. Louis style ribs, and we know you will too!

 

Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage

Our delicious, high-quality jalapeno cheddar sausage is another great option for BBQ lovers looking for something different. Smoked in-house for the perfect flavor, you can’t go wrong here!

 

Brisket Entrees

While we don’t offer plain brisket on the menu, we do smoke it in-house and offer it in some of our other entrees. If you’re looking for BBQ brisket, consider ordering the brisket enchiladas (Marias they are called), Allen Street tacos with brisket, or the BBQ Brisket Grilled Cheese. 

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Mouthwatering Sides

Pair these BBQ favorites with two of our top-selling sides. The list includes baked beans, tangy coleslaw, French fries, and potato salad. 

 

Best Sports Bar in Uptown Dallas

As the best sports bar in Uptown Dallas, we also have a full bar stocked with craft beer, cocktails, and wine. We pride ourselves on finding new, local microbrews and we love supporting these local businesses! You just never know what we’ll have available on tap. 

 

Join us this week at The Nodding Donkey for these BBQ favorites! We are open for lunch, dinner, Happy Hour, and late night, and at The Donkey, you can always expect a good time. 

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.

 

Sustainability

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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