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Dallas Drink Specials: All Week at The Nodding Donkey!

You don’t have to wait for a big game or event to get great Dallas drink specials at the best sports bar in town.


Nope – The Nodding Donkey has drink specials every day of the week. Here’s a rundown on our regulars:


Mondays: $6 Crown Royal

Start the work week off right with $6 Crown Royal all day long. Getting it on the rocks, or make it a Crown and Coke – the choice is yours. Want to change it up a little bit? Order our Vanilla, Regal Apple, or Deluxe Crown, all for just $6/glass.


Tuesdays: $5 Margaritas

Texican Tuesday is complete when you order a $5 margarita, specially created just for you with Altos Tequila. Altos Tequila is 100% agave tequila, handcrafted in small batches in Los Altos, Mexico, With Maestro Tequilero Jesus Hernandez at the helm for the last 17 years, this tequila is smooth and makes a mean margarita.


Wednesdays: $4 Donkey Punch & Purple Nurples

We’re asked all the time what makes our Donkey Punch and Purple Nurples so great, and well, the secret stays with us! Both are our own signature cocktails, and can be ordered as individual drinks or as pitchers. And at $4 a glass on Wednesdays, you can afford to order a round to celebrate Hump Day!


Thursdays: $5 Three Olives Vodka

Oh how we love vodka. And on Thursdays, your favorite vodka drinks are just $5, made with Three Olives Premium Vodka. So order up your favorite vodka tonic, martini, or Moscow Mule, all at one amazing price.


Fridays: $4 Captain Morgan Loconut

Grab a shot of Captain Morgan Loconut for just $4 on Fridays! What’s that you say? You aren’t familiar with Loconut? Captain Morgan’s Loconut is a blend of their signature rum, spices, and a coconut liqueur. It will make you dream of summer on the beach.


Join us this week at The Nodding Donkey for Dallas drink specials everyday!

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Skip the Tex-Mex. Order Texican at The Nodding Donkey!

We all know Dallas is the Tex-Mex capital of Texas. Around every corner, you’ll see another restaurant boasting amazing tacos, chips and salsa, and the like.


So what makes The Nodding Donkey any different? One word: Texican.


What’s Texican?!

Glad you asked. “Texican” is traditional Mexican food infused with elements of good ol’ southern barbecue made right here in the great state of Texas. When you try our dishes off the Texican menu, you’ll take in the flavors of smoked meat, slow cooked the way your favorite barbecue joint does it, combined with your go-to Mexican food favorites. Our Executive Chef Rhett Dukes prides himself on mixing flavors in new, unexpected ways, and he’s knocked it out of the park with The Nodding Donkey’s Texican menu.


So what should I order?

Here are a few customer favorites to get you started:


·      Allen Street Tacos: A house favorite! Choose between juicy, slow-roasted brisket, chicken, or pulled pork tacos, each topped with homemade pico de gallo, lettuce, and cotija cheese. The meal comes with 3 tacos, so choose one of each to experience them all!


·      Marias Enchiladas: Not your run-of-the-mill enchiladas. Each enchilada is stuffed with mouth-watering brisket and Oaxaca cheese, then smothered in our house ranchero sauce and topped with lettuce, pico de gallo, and more cheese. The smoky flavor of the brisket balances the ranchero and adds a new twist to your old favorite!


·      Fajitas: Looking for a dish you simply can’t go wrong with?! The Nodding Donkey fajitas are always a winner. Tender chicken or beef, fresh tortillas, and all the fixins. Don’t miss the homemade fire roasted salsa – it’s perfect with fajitas!


Each of our Texican entrees comes with refried beans and chipotle rice. And don’t forget to add a local Dallas craft beer or a pitcher of Donkey Punch. No meal is complete without the best drinks in town at the best restaurant and bar in town!


See you this week at The Nodding Donkey for the best Tex-Mex – errr Texican – in Dallas!

Cocktails You Must Try This Weekend - The Nodding Donkey

The weekend is a comin’ – where do you plan to be for College Football Saturday, Texas A&M vs. Arkansas tailgating Saturday afternoon, and the Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday?


And more importantly….what do you plan to drink?! While we love a good beer or classic mule as much as the next guy, how about changing it up with a few Dallas drink specials at The Nodding Donkey? Here are a few our cocktail menu favorites that are sure to please:


·      Nodding Donkey Summer Beer: Summer has come and gone, but with the heat in Texas, Summer Beer still makes our list of cocktail must-haves. Our summer beer is made with Grey Goose l’orange premium vodka, shock top beer, and a splash of fresh lemonade. Super refreshing before a game of cornhole on the patio.


·      Purple Nurple: The Purple Nurple is one of our most popular cocktails at The Donkey and is even available in a pitcher if you’re feeling brave enough! Bacardi Arctic grape rum and G2 grape Gatorade are match made in cocktail heaven.


·      American Sniper: Give a toast to our fallen American heroes – and the American Sniper himself – with a double shot of Jack Daniels on the rocks. Cheers!


·      The Tony: Weekends down south are best enjoyed with a glass of Texas Tea. The Nodding Donkey does it right with Ketel One vodka, Captain Morgan, rum, Tanqueray gin, and Don Julio tequila all blended to perfection.


·       Uptown Skinney Spritzer: Okay ladies…this one’s for you! Smirnoff cranberry apple vodka, lime juice, and a splash of soda made for a delicious, fruity cocktail even your boyfriend will want a sip of.


·      Donkey Punch: No cocktail list at The Nodding Donkey is complete without mentioning our famous Donkey Punch! If you haven’t ever tried it – this weekend is your chance! The recipe is top secret but we can tell you it has Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum in it…. YUM!


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These are just a few of the great cocktails we have available at the best sports bar in Dallas! See you this weekend to enjoy the game and a few of Dallas’s best drink specials at The Nodding Donkey!

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Grab your friends, crack open an ice cold beer, and let’s give a toast because there's going to be a party at The Nodding Donkey every weekend until the end of the year!


Our favorite season of the year is finally here: football season at The Nodding Donkey!


 It all began last weekend when College Football Saturdays kicked off with a bang. Lots of upsets…Texas and Texas A&M both winning in overtime…all the things that make college football just so fun to watch.


Did you know that from now until December, The Nodding Donkey will be open at 10:30am every Saturday? That’s right – we’ll have full coverage of all your favorite teams – whether the game starts early or not. And bonus: you can enjoy the game while sipping on a mimosa or Bloody Mary because we’ll also be kicking off our famous brunch a little early. It’s just one of the reasons we’re the best sports bar in Uptown Dallas.


And calling all Dallas Cowboys fans: we can’t forget about your favorite NFL games either! Join us every Sunday for brunch with an extra dose of football. NFL regular season play kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 8 with the Denver Broncos vs. the Carolina Panthers at 7:30pm. Join us for all the Thursday night fun: big screen TVs everywhere, $5 local drafts, best bar food in Dallas, and more. 


So what if I’m not into football?! If football is not your thing, then come for the FUN! Try your hand at some oversized Jenga or challenge the guy across the bar to a game of cornhole. Plus, our scratch kitchen fare is pretty tasty. The party will be at The Nodding Donkey, and you won’t want to miss it!


Looking forward to seeing you all for football at The Nodding Donkey! 



Come See us at The Great Texas Food Truck Rally - This Weekend!

No plans this weekend?! Then we’ve got the perfect spot for you to hang with friends old and new, drink some ice cold beer, and just enjoy an awesome September weekend.

Yes, The Nodding Donkey Uptown is always perfect for that, and we will be open this Saturday at 10am for college football all day long, but we’re actually talking about another great venue this weekend: The Great Texas Food Truck Rally!

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The Nodding Donkey has been the beer garden sponsor of this amazing event for a couple years now, and every year the event gets bigger and better! This year, the event moved to Reunion Tower, giving everyone more run to spread out and enjoy themselves. Not to mention, there is more parking and EVEN MORE AMAZING FOOD TRUCKS!

Which Dallas food trucks can you expect? Let’s just say there is something for everyone! Over 20 food trucks are expected to roll up to the premises on Saturday night. A few of your favorites: Easy Slider, Bellatrino, Ruthie’s Rolling Café, What’s Da Scoop, and more will all be there and ready to take orders!

Oh and did we mention there is music?! Some amazing bands out of Nashville, Los Angeles, and of course some local favorites will all be gracing the stage. The main stage is conveniently located near The Nodding Donkey & Ziegen Bock Beer Garden, so be sure to come by and say hi and then grab a seat for the concert. The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Dallas - will be serving up Dallas craft brews, along with other favorites.

Admission to this great event is $10 and proceeds benefit Executives in Action – an organization that helps put professionals into non-profits where they can use their talents to help others. Festivities start Saturday, Sept. 19, at 2pm and run until 10pm. 

See you there!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from your friends at The Donkey!

We know this is a crazy time for everyone, so make time in your schedule to escape the hustle and bustle and join us at The Nodding Donkey Uptown for a drink or two! The holidays will be extra merry and bright with a lot going on!

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

The Nodding Donkey will be closed all day on Christmas Eve, but will reopen from 5pm to close on Christmas Day. Enjoy Christmas with your family and loved ones!

New Year’s Eve

Join us for all the fun on New Year’s Eve! Start at State & Allen for a fabulous dinner for two (you can visit the website here for more details on this amazing deal), and then head to The Donkey for dancing and drinks. We’ll be open for 11am – 2am New Year’s Eve, and in the evening there will be a $4 “Crown & Down” special, complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and a DJ mixing the jams. It will be a night you won’t want to miss! We will open at 11am on New Year’s Day.

Bowl Game Watch Parties

The Nodding Donkey Uptown is happy to host your bowl game watch parties, no matter how big or small! Just give us a call today to make arrangements. Of course, all of the college bowl games will be available for viewing on our 17 oversized flatscreen TVs, so once you’ve had enough of spending time with family, join us for a game or two! As always, drink specials will also be available daily at the Best Sports Bar in Dallas!

Also note that our valet parking hours have changed. We are now valeting cars Monday – Friday after 5pm, and Saturday/Sunday after 1pm.

We hope to see you at The Nodding Donkey Uptown this holiday season!

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