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The Weekend isn’t Complete Without Brunch at The Nodding Donkey!

If you love eating at The Nodding Donkey during the week, then don’t miss the opportunity to try our weekend brunch as well!


The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas – is open on weekends and serves Dallas brunch from 11am-2pm on Saturday and Sunday. It’s a great chance to catch an early game and eat some amazing food. 


Brunch: Tex-Mex Style

As is the case with most of our menu items at The Donkey, our brunch menu looks like it’s been hit by the Tex-Mex train. Each of our traditional brunch offerings has been infused with a little bit of Mexican…or maybe a little bit of southern bbq. Either way, you’re gonna love it. Here are a few of our customer favorites:

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Brisket & Scramble Tacos

Each of these breakfast tacos is stacked high with hickory smoked brisket, fluffy scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, and a green chili sauce, all wrapped in warm corn tortillas. Frankly, this is a meal we’d eat any time of the day, it’s just so good.


Backyard Benedict

Traditionally fussy and stuffy, our eggs benedict gets a makeover! Think biscuits and gravy – but better! – as each of our fresh biscuits is toasted and topped with Canadian bacon, fried eggs, and tasso ham gravy. 


Salsa’d Eggs

We frequently get requests for Gluten Free menu items in Dallas, and this one is perfect for brunch! Fluffy scrambled eggs get sautéed with salsa, then served with sliced avocados, pico de gallo, and corn tortillas. 


Brunch Drink Specials in Dallas at The Nodding Donkey

As you’re contemplating which menu item to order, don’t forget to save room for Dallas drink specials! Bloody Marys and Mimosas are just $4 during brunch! Or get $20 buckets of beer! 


Got weekend plans? Join us at The Nodding Donkey for Dallas brunch

The Nodding Donkey Wants to See you at the St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl!

What are you doing Sunday, March 17?


Not sure?


Mark your calendars now because The Nodding Donkey is participating in the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl, and we want to see you there!


What is the Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl?


The Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl – hosted by Barcrawlerz – is sure to be your favorite bar crawl yet. All the best bars in Dallas – including The Nodding Donkey of course – will be a part of this fabulous event that allows you to mingle at your leisure and get the best Dallas drink specials while you’re at it. 


How Does the Bar Crawl Work?


It’s simple! First, you need to pre-purchase your wristband here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1820938?fbclid=IwAR2SiQKlKfpEGbMxLcH1nxZk7lVzFsyLNUe8pEnLU50McthIzlzNILn4nxs. On the day of the event, check in at the British Beverage Company (2800 Routh St.) to pickup your wristband, a map of participating bars, and get a list of all the drink specials. From there, just go have fun! Move from bar to bar at your leisure, enjoying specials such as $3 beers, $4 wells, and $5 shots. The event lasts from 11am-2am. 


Sign-Up Now to Get Great St. Patrick’s Day Specials at The Nodding Donkey!


Pre-purchase your wristband now and come see us on St. Patrick’s Day for amazing drink specials at The Nodding Donkey! A full list of specials will be available 24 hours prior to the event. 


In the meantime, come see us any other day of the week and get other fabulous drink specials as well! We have $6 Crown Royal on Mondays, $7 Crooked Fox Cocktails on Tuesdays, $5 Donkey Punch and Nurples on Wednesdays, $5 Three Olives Vodka on Thursdays, $7 Ketel One Vodka on Fridays, brunch specials on the weekends, and so much more. Ask your server for the full list of specials, as the list is subject to change. 

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*Specials and menu items subject to change. Ask your server for current offers.

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. 

Dallas Drink Specials to Get You in the Holiday Spirit!

Ready to experience a little holiday cheer?


The Nodding Donkey is the place for that! As the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas, we’re known for a great selection of wine, beer (craft, domestic, imports, you name it!), liquor, cocktails, and of course, Dallas drink specials! Whether you’ve just finished up a little holiday shopping or are coming off a long day and joining us for happy hour, The Nodding Donkey has a Dallas drink special just for you – every day of the week! 


Monday - $6 Crown Royal


Turn that Monday frown upside down with $6 Crown Royal Dallas drink specials! Get great deals on Crown Royal Deluxe, Regal Apple, Vanilla, and Benders Mash. Drink it straight or mix it – the choice is yours. 


Tuesday - $7 Crooked Fox Cocktails


Founded in North Texas, Crooked Fox bourbon whiskey is one of our favorites. It’s smooth and delicious, whether it’s mixed or on the rocks. On Tuesdays, enjoy it for just $7 each! It’s a great way to shop local.


Wednesday - $5 Nurples & Donkey Punch


What better way to spend your hump day than with Donkey Punch and Nurples at The Nodding Donkey?! Our signature trash can drinks are just $5 on Wednesdays!!


Thursday - $5 Three Olives Vodka


In the mood for a mule or vodka tonic? Three Olives Vodka comes to you straight from England, where they use water from a lake in Wales (fancy!) and quadruple distill their vodka for a smooth, premium finish every time. Lots of flavors to make it your own!


Friday - $7 Ketel One Family Vodka


In case you miss vodka night on Thursdays, come in on Fridays at try Ketel One Vodkas for just $7/pop! Brought to you from the Netherlands, this family owned vodka is absolutely delicious.


Saturday & Sunday - $20 Buckets of Beer & $4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas

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The weekends are for fun, so grab some friends and head to The Nodding Donkey for great Dallas drink specials! You can get one of our signature buckets of beer on Saturday (Bud Light) and Sunday (Miller Lite) for just $20! Or head in for brunch and get $4 Bloodys and Mimosas. 


Dallas drink specials abound at The Nodding Donkey this holiday season so come in and join us for a drink or two!

Specials subject to change. Talk to your server for details.

Fall Drink Specials at The Nodding Donkey

What’s one thing you can always expect at the best sports bar in Dallas?


Well drink specials of course!


Here’s the latest on our regular Fall drink specials. Visit us any day of the week and get all your favorites at a fraction of the regular price:


Mondays - $6 Crown Royal


Have you come down with a case of the Mondays? We hear ya, but Monday drink specials at The Nodding Donkey can make it better! Every Monday, we offer specials on a variety of Crown Royal products: Deluxe, Regal Apple, Vanilla, and Benders Mash. Enjoy it on the rocks or mixed in a cocktail.


Tuesdays - $7 Crooked Fox Cocktails


Have you tried the delicious offerings from Crooked Fox? They make some of the best bourbon whiskey we’ve tried, and it makes the best cocktails. Enjoy a Crooked Fox mule or Crooked Fox and coke. Pick your poison, all for just $7 on Tuesdays.

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Wednesdays - $5 Donkey Punch & Purple Nurples


The best way to get through a grueling hump day is with signature cocktails at The Nodding Donkey! Donkey Punch and Nurples are only $5 each and every Wednesday. Now there is something cheer about!


Thursdays - $5 Three Olives Vodka


Three Olives martinis and vodka tonics are where it’s at on Thursdays! Get any of your favorite vodka cocktails made with the smooth, crisp flavor of Three Olives vodka, all for just $5 on Thursdays!


Fridays - $7 Ketel One Family Made Vodka


Ketel One makes a pretty fabulous vodka too, and we love blending it with the best cocktails in Uptown Dallas each and every Friday!


Weekend Specials – Brunch Favorites & Buckets of Beer


Welcome to the weekend! We’re all about The Nodding Donkey’s famous brunch and our $4 Bloody Marys and mimosas from open to 1pm. Then after that, score a bucket of beer for just $20! $20 Bud Light buckets on Saturday; $20 Miller Lite buckets on Sunday. 


Get the best drink specials in Dallas, Texas at The Nodding Donkey!


Daily specials subject to change without notice. Talk to your server about our current specials. 

Our Lighter Side: 4 Low-Calorie Cocktails to Try Now

It may be cold outside – but swimsuit season is right around the corner!


Are you ready?


If your goals for 2018 include staying healthy and getting fit for spring and summer, then it doesn’t mean you have to cut out alcohol all together. The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas – has a huge selection of wine, craft beer, and cocktails, and among them, plenty of low calorie options to keep you on track.


If you’re visiting The Nodding Donkey this week for lunch, dinner, or happy hour, then order one of these delicious low calorie options! You won’t even miss the extra calories because they are so good!


Gin & Tonic – Approx. 148 calories

Gin & Tonic is a light, refreshing way to keep the calorie count down. Tonic has only 10 calories an ounce, so add a splash (or more!) of gin and you’re set.


Old Fashioned – Approx. 154 calories

If bourbon neat isn’t your thing, try an Old Fashioned and you’ll still be in the clear. Flavor is added with bitters – a low calorie addition – and at The Nodding Donkey, we add a splash of cherry for flavor.


Martini – Approx. 180 calories

Whether you like it shaken or stirred, a martini is a classic choice for a low calorie cocktail. A martini is nothing more than vermouth and gin or vodka. Pass on the olives and olive juice if you want to cut a few more calories.


Rum & Diet Coke – Approx. 100 calories

Love a rum and coke, but don’t want to overindulge? Try substituting Coke for Diet Coke, and you will cut the calories in half.


The Nodding Donkey has Dallas drink specials going on all week, so be our guest and join us for happy hour, lunch, or dinner any night of the week!

We can’t wait to see you!

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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.

Dallas Happy Hour Favorites

After a long day at work, it’s time to unwind with Happy Hour. And what better place to celebrate Happy Hour than Dallas’ favorite sports bar – The Nodding Donkey!


Ice Cold Beer: $3-$5

The Nodding Donkey has a huge selection of domestics, imports, and local craft beers available! Our goal is to introduce you to new beers you haven’t tried yet, while still offering the traditional favorites. We love sourcing new Texas beers and supporting local artisans just doing their thing. And with so many new craft breweries popping up, there is always something new to try! During Happy Hour, the prices range from $3 for domestics, all the way up to $5 for local Dallas craft beer.


Wells: $4

If beer is not your thing, then what about a mixed drink?! The Nodding Donkey has $4 Wells everyday during Happy Hour! At that price, you can afford to order several of your favorites, or treat your coworkers to a drink or two. A few top picks: vodka tonic, rum and coke, or a whiskey sour.


House Wine: $5

Wind down with a glass of your favorite wine, just $5! Each house wine – whether red, white, or sparkling – is carefully chosen to win the approval of even the pickiest wine drinker. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at our Dallas happy hour wine selection!


Half Price Appetizers

No happy hour is complete without munchies. Order some smoky guacamole, Donkey balls, or maybe some cheese fries – you really can’t go wrong with any of our starters!


Mark your calendar to join The Nodding Donkey for Happy Hour! It’s 4-7pm every weekday at your favorite Dallas, TX sports bar!


*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.

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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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Remember Folks – The Nodding Donkey Delivers!

Whether you’re trying to decide what is for dinner on a weeknight or want to order in on game day so you don’t miss any of the action, The Nodding Donkey has you covered with free delivery!


Easy Ordering!


Ordering your favorites from The Nodding Donkey has never been easier! Simply find the link on our website for Free Delivery and you will be transported to our ordering page. Our delivery service is powered by Amazon, and on their site, you’ll see our entire menu – brunch, sandwiches, burgers, starters, entrees, and more – along with pictures so you can make sure it’s what you really want. Just click to add whatever you like, then wait! A friendly delivery person will have your order to you in no time – hot and ready to enjoy.


Are you on the go? You can even get the Amazon Prime Now app and order your food there instead of on the website. Same food, same features, but easy ordering when you aren’t in front of a computer screen.


Absolutely Free Service!


There is really no downside to ordering our free Dallas food delivery from The Nodding Donkey, because it’s just that – FREE! Stay home in your PJs and still enjoy a delicious brunch. We won’t judge! It will be the same price as it you were dining with us.


What Food is Available for Delivery?


As we said earlier, our whole menu is right there for you to peruse. Burgers, Texican entrees, salads, sandwiches, and even sides – all your favorites from the best sports bar in Dallas are waiting for you right there.


So even if you can’t make it into The Nodding Donkey this week, don’t forget about our Free Delivery services that bring The Nodding Donkey’s delicious food to you! Fast, easy, free, and delicious – what more could you want?!

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Spend NFL Sundays at The Nodding Donkey

Sunday Funday is even better this time of year because you can catch all of your favorite NFL games right here at The Nodding Donkey. Whether it’s an early game or the primetime evening special, The Nodding Donkey has you covered!


Noon Game? Join us for Dallas Brunch!


So your team is playing at noon. Perfect! It’s a great excuse to join us for the best brunch in Uptown Dallas! The Nodding Donkey’s brunch menu is centered on simple dishes cooked well, with quality ingredients and unique flavors you can taste. Everything has a little Texican flare to it because who in Dallas doesn’t love great Mexican food?! Try our Brisket & Scramble Tacos, made with hickory smoked brisket, scrambled eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, and a homemade green chile sauce. Or maybe you’re looking for something a little more southern – like our Backyard Benedict. A playful twist on the traditional Eggs Benedict, our version uses fluffy biscuits, layered with fried eggs and Candadian bacon, then drizzled in tasso ham gravy. Comfort food at it’s finest. Whatever you like, The Nodding Donkey has a brunch offering for you!


Primetime Game? Join us for Dallas Drink Specials and Dinner!


So what if you have to work Monday? Plan to spend the afternoon and evening watching football with your friends at The Nodding Donkey! Our juicy burgers make the perfect lunch or dinner, and our Texican menu is jam-packed with creative, mouthwatering dishes that bring out the best of Tex-Mex. Burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches, tacos, etc. – The Nodding Donkey has you covered! Just don’t forget to order your favorite beer or cocktail to go with it! We keep the bar stocked and the menu full of the best craft beer, so you’re biggest decision will be deciding what to order!


Join us this week for NFL Sundays at The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Dallas

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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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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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Come Watch the College World Series with us at The Nodding Donkey!

Anyone else been engrossed in the Super Regionals this past weekend?

Lots of great baseball and more to come because the College World Series is coming this weekend!


The College World Series at The Nodding Donkey!

As the best sports bar in Dallas, you can guarantee we’ll be showing the College World Series, especially since two of our Texas teams will be representing the Lone Star State: Texas A&M and TCU. Who else made the cut? Here’s the list of eight:

·      Texas A&M

·      TCU

·      LSU

·      Oregon St.

·      CSU Fullerton

·      Louisville

·      Florida St.

·      Florida


What’s the College World Series Schedule?

Games start on Saturday, June 17 at 2pm and continue through June 27 when the championship game is played. That’s over a week of great college baseball at The Nodding Donkey. And with 20 huge screens throughout our Uptown Dallas restaurant and bar, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. And even if you aren’t into the game, come for the party! Our huge, wrap around porch (by the way, it’s completely cooled!) is the place to be with parlor games and more. Come play life-sized Jenga, giant Connect 4, or Cornhole with us!


What about Dallas Drink Specials?

Have you ever known The Nodding Donkey not to offer amazing Dallas drink specials?! We didn’t think so. Join us for the College World Series and get amazing deals on craft beer, pitchers of Donkey Punch, perfectly crafted summer cocktails, and more. Just be sure to order some of the best bar food in Dallas while you’re at it. Stacked Nachos or Brisket Queso, anyone?! And let’s not forget about the fried favorites: Donkey Balls, Chicken Wings basted in one of signature sauces, fried pickles, and more.

The College World Series is coming to The Nodding Donkey this weekend, and we hope to see you there! Whether you’re an Aggie or Horned Frog – or a fan of another school - come root for your favorite team with us!  

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It’s a Wrap – Order a Wrap at The Nodding Donkey!

Looking for a light lunch that’s easy to handle? Maybe you need lunch to go?


Did you know that The Nodding Donkey in Uptown Dallas not only has some delicious sandwiches, Tex-Mex, burgers, and salads, but wraps too?!


If you need a quick lunch on-the-go, are dining in with friends and need something light, or want to order takeout (yes –you can order online on our website!), our wraps are the perfect solution.

So is your mouthwatering yet? Order one of these Dallas wraps and you won’t be disappointed!


Baja Chicken Wrap

The classic wrap. Perfect for pretty much anyone, the Baja Chicken Wrap is grilled chicken breast, bell peppers, and onions – coated in melted pepper jack cheese – then rolled up tight in one of our warm tortillas. It’s kind of like a Philly Cheesesteak…but without the steak.


Cuban Donkey Wrap

The Cuban Donkey Wrap is one of our newer wraps and is quickly becoming a customer favorite! We combine our homemade pulled pork, black beans, crispy pickles, pico, and lettuce – layer it with some melted swiss – then drizzle on our secret house mustard. Wrap it in a jalapeno cheddar tortilla and it’s go time.


Each of our wraps comes with your choice of waffle fries, classic French fries, or a house side salad. Or if you’d like, substitute for fresh fruit or potato salad. Don’t forget to finish the meal off with the best craft beer in Dallas or one of our summer cocktails. Wraps are great for lunch, but are available for dinner, happy hour, and late night too.

Can’t get here and want FREE DELIVERY?! Order through our website here and your food will be there in a flash.

Well, that’s a wrap!

See you this week at the best sports bar in Dallas – The Nodding Donkey – for Dallas wraps, drink specials, and more.

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Enjoy Half Priced Appetizers During Dallas Happy Hour!

That’s right – the only place to do Dallas Happy Hour is at The Nodding Donkey! Not only will you get great drink specials, but you’ll also get half price on our amazing appetizers!

So what’s on the appetizer menu at The Nodding Donkey? Glad you asked! Here are a few of our favorites:

·      Brisket Queso: We’re a sucker for a good queso, and The Nodding Donkey’s brisket queso knocks it out of the park! Creamy cheddar cheese is kicked up a notch with our tender brisket, smoked in-house. Then add fire roasted peppers, corn, pico, chow chow, and jalapenos, and you’ll want to order two! And at half price during Dallas Happy Hour – you can!

·      Chicken Wings: When the big game is on, all you really want are some wings to go with it! The Nodding Donkey’s signature chicken wings are smoked in-house, then fried, but you can get baked wings upon request. Then douse the wings in your choice of sauce: BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Lemon Pepper, Classic Buffalo, or State & Allen Buffalo Sauce.

·      Smoky Guacamole: Are you on a gluten free diet? Then the smoky guac may be just the thing for you! Freshly made, chunky avocado is mixed with pico, roasted fresno peppers, and our secret ingredient – smoked bacon.

·      Willy’s Wagon Wheels: If crispy fried pickles are your thing, then you’ll love our version! Hand-battered then deep fried to perfection, these crunchy morsels are hard to stop eating!

Are you ready for Dallas happy hour on the patio with drinks and appetizers? Visit The Nodding Donkey this week, 4-7pm each weekday, and you’ll get our delicious appetizers HALF OFF! And be sure to ask your waiter about all of our amazing happy hour drink specials as well – craft beer, cocktails, and more are all available at discounted happy hour rates.

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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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Oh Heyyyy National Chip & Dip Day!

It seems they’ve got a day for everything, right?


In March alone, we’ve got National Goof Off Day (March 22), World Poetry Day (March 21), International Scrapbooking Industry Day (March 4), and one of our favorites at The Nodding Donkey, National Chip & Dip Day (March 23)! Woohoo!!


Any excuse to eat extra chips, salsa, and Texican food (that’s our version of Tex-Mex) is good with us! So in honor of National Chip & Dip Day, let’s just recap all the great Texican offerings we have here at The Nodding Donkey:


·      Chips & Dip: Okay, this one is easy! But don’t expect run-of-the-mill salsa and queso. We make our fire-roasted salsa from scratch, for a delicious, fresh flavor you can taste! And then there’s the brisket queso. Oh how we live for the brisket queso! Cheddar cheese, smoked brisket (smoked in-house), fire-roasted Anaheim pepers, corn, pico, jalapenos, and chow chow are blended for the best queso in Uptown. We also offer homemade, scratch kitchen guacamole.

·      Allen Street Tacos: Our favorite street taco, made with your choice of meat (smoked brisket, pulled pork, or chicken), then loaded with fresh pico, lettuce, and cotija cheese. Served with chipotle rice and homemade refried black beans.

·      Fajitas: In the mood for fajitas? The Nodding Donkey has the best around! Chicken, beef, guac, cheese, homemade salsa, and all the fixins you could want. Pair it with a margarita, and you’re set.

·      Enchiladas: Whether you want chicken and cheese or brisket and cheese, The Nodding Donkey has the perfect sauce to complete your enchilada. Our chicken enchiladas are topped with not 1 – but 3 – sauces, queso, green chile, and sour cream. Brisket enchiladas are topped off with ranchero sauce and cheese.

·      Quesadillas: Ooey gooey cheese and chicken, brisket, or pork melted between two tortillas – what’s not to love?


Join us at The Nodding Donkey on March 23 as we celebrate National Chip & Dip Day with drink specials and the best Tex-Mex in Uptown Dallas!

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Looking for Uptown Dallas Drink Specials?

Looking for drink specials in Uptown?


Then you’ve come to the right place.


Head on over to The Nodding Donkey – located at the corner of
Thomas Ave. and Allen Ave in Uptown Dallas – where you will always find a huge selection of Dallas drink specials. Draft beer, wine, cocktails, shots – you name it, we’ve got ya covered! Here are just a few of our regularly scheduled drink specials to get your started:


·      Mondays: $4 Crown and Down

·      Tuesdays: Half Priced Wine

·      Wednesdays: $3 Donkey Punch & Purple Nurples

·      Thursdays: $5 Local Drafts

·      Fridays: Happy Hour Specials

·      Happy Hour Every Weekday – 4-7pm: $3 Wells, $3 Domestic Drafts, $4 Import and Local Drafts, $4 House Wine

·      Saturdays & Sundays: $4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas from Open to 1pm


Oh – so you like sports too?


Perfect. According to GuideLive, “Sports and shots are what you do at The Nodding Donkey,” and we couldn’t agree more. (We ARE the best sports bar in Dallas after all!)


The Nodding Donkey will open at 10am every Saturday until December so that you can take in all the college football your little heart desires. We’ll also be airing NFL football, soccer, UFC, baseball, and more on our 17+ big screen TVs. There really isn’t a bad seat in the house to enjoy the game, grab a drink, and have a little fun with friends new and old.


And as for the shots – you’re in luck because our daily shot special is $5 for Tuaca, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Whiskey, or Firefly Moonshine – all day, every day.


Need some grub to go with all that beer?


The Nodding Donkey doesn’t serve bar food. We serve delicious, gourmet food that may resemble your old school bar favorites, but is made fresh with quality ingredients every time. Tons of appetizers, burgers, Tex Mex favorites, and salads to go around.


Join us at The Nodding Donkey this week for drink specials, football, and a whole lot of fun!


NO COVER: McGregor vs. Diaz Rematch

It’s only one of the most anticipated UFC fights of the year: Connor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz and it’s FREE at The Nodding Donkey!


Join us at The Nodding Donkey on August 20 at 8pm as these two face-off for the rematch we’ve all been waiting for!


The Fight

In UFC 196, Nate Diaz shocked everyone by defeating champion fighter Connor McGregor. Although beat up after Round 1 of the fight, Diaz continued to press on and a lucky stiff left hand sent McGregor to his knees; a final guillotine choke sealed the deal. Nate Diaz was the champion no one expected!


So here we are 5 months later, and the bad blood between these two continues to boil. McGregor has said publicly that this fight “means a hell of a lot to me. This one means more than any amount of golf or money combined.” He’s ready for revenge. As for Diaz, he wants to prove to the world that his victory over “The Notorious” was not a fluke.


The Drink Specials

When there’s a fight at The Donkey, you can count on some great drink specials! Pick up a pitcher of Purple Nurples or Donkey Punch for you and your friends, or grab a glass of ice cold craft beer at the bar. Whatever your poison, The Nodding Donkey has you covered. They don’t call us the best sports bar in Dallas for nothing!


Don’t be left out! Be at The Nodding Donkey next Saturday night, Aug. 20, for the fight everyone will be discussing around the watercooler Monday morning. 

And with that…we leave you with this skit Nate Diaz did for Jimmy Kimmel Live last week. Enjoy!