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Enjoy Dallas Drink Specials at The Nodding Donkey

Let’s drink to you! You’ve had a long day and it’s time for a drink or two to unwind and de-stress. Lucky for you… The Nodding Donkey Uptown has daily drink specials that are sure to hit the spot.

Unlike some of your favorite bars, The Nodding Donkey has Dallas drink specials all day long. No need to rush over for Happy Hour – or try to get here during lunch when your day is slammed – you just come on over whenever is convenient for you! Mark your calendar for the full rundown:


·      Monday - $4 Crown & Down: Anything that normally costs the equivalent of Crown Royal Whiskey or less, can be had for just $4 a glass! Choose a variety of drinks. Try something new. It’s all just a mere $4.

·      Tuesday - Half Price Wine: Alright ladies – we know this is calling to you. Grab your girlfriends and join us Tuesdays for half price wine night. Lots of delicious choices available by the glass, red or white wine; cabernets, pinot noirs, merlots, and more.

·      Wednesday - $3 Donkey Punch or Purple Nurple: These fruity drinks are signature favorites at The Nodding Donkey sports bar, but the Donkey Punch has an extra special place in our heart. It’s our signature drink, served ice cold in a mason jar. Order by the glass for $3 or order a whole pitcher for your table. You won’t regret this great Dallas drink special.

·      Thursday - Half Price Local Beer: Our Texas heritage runs deep at The Nodding Donkey, and we local supporting local businesses. Texas has some amazing craft brews, but heck, Dallas brews are really taking off. On Thirsty Thursdays, try a glass of ice cold local beer for half price! It’s your chance to try a new brew you haven’t tried before, or enjoy one of your long time favorites at a deep discount.

·      Friday - All Menu Based Cocktails $5: Join us at The Nodding Donkey on Friday nights for cocktails before dinner because everything on our cocktail menu is on sale! Why pay $15 for a drink at someone else’s Uptown bar? The Nodding Donkey Uptown Dallas has the same great drinks at a fraction of the price! Most blended with top shelf favorites. Moscow Mule, Summer Beer, Top Shelf Margarita, Old Fashioned, and more.

·      Saturday & Sunday - Bloody Marys and Mimosas $3: Drag yourself out of bed and head to The Donkey for brunch on the weekends, featuring mimosas and bloodys for just $3 a glass!


See you this week at The Nodding Donkey for Dallas drink specials you won’t want to miss!

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Dallas Fall Bucket List

We love Fall. Pumpkins. Football. A reprieve from 100 degree days. It just may be our favorite season of the year! Here are a few things on our Fall Bucket List:

·         Watch Football! You’ll find us at The Nodding Donkey Uptown every Saturday watching the best of college football with all the like-minded folk, sipping some craft beers, and playing a little cornhole. The Donkey opens its doors every Saturday at 10am so you’ll never miss a pregame show or early game. And then on Sundays and Mondays, we’ll be back to watch the Dallas Cowboys wreck havoc in the NFL. We’re pretty sure Fall was made for football season.

·         Go to the State Fair of Texas. The fair is fun. Big Tex, carnival food, rides, great people watching; it’s all good fun for the whole family. Try this year’s Big Tex Award Winners: Best Taste - the Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil; Most Creative – Funnel Cake Ale. And once you’ve had your fill of fried food, then head over to The Nodding Donkey for a lighter salad and some Texas-sized drink specials.

·         Take a date to Autumn at the Arboretum: Each year, thousands flock to the Dallas Arboretum to see over 65,000 pumpkins and gourds on display. Stacks of pumpkins. Rows of pumpkins. Pumpkin houses. All create the perfect setting for Fall portraits and conversation. After enjoying the Arborteum, bring your date over to The Donkey for dinner and drinks on the patio. Our patio is spacious and perfect for enjoying great Dallas Fall evenings.

·         Attend the State & Allen 10th Anniversary Bash: Have you heard about State & Allen’s 10th Anniversary Bash?! It’s this Friday evening, October 17, at State & Allen. Come celebrate 10 great years with dancing, a DJ, shot luge, and more. It’ll be the biggest party in Uptown and you won’t want to miss it! All your friends from The Donkey will be there as well.

What’s on your bucket list this Fall?!

Dallas Arboretum's Pumpkin Patch

Dallas Arboretum's Pumpkin Patch

The Great Food Truck Rally is Coming!

If you’re going to be in Dallas, Texas on September 21, then you don’t want to miss The Great Food Truck Rally!

The Great Food Truck Rally is exactly what it sounds like – a gathering of all the yummiest, hippiest, most scrumptious food trucks in all the land. They’ll all descend on Reverchon Park in Oaklawn for a day of food, drinks, live music, and fun. Here’s a sampling of the trucks you can expect to see out there:

·         Easy Slider: Certified Angus beef mini burgers served on fresh baked buns. We’ve got our eye on The French Revolution Burger. Angus beef, prosciutto, gruyere cheese, grilled red onions, with a light slathering of Dijon mustard, served on a fresh bun.

·         What’s Da Scoop: Delicious, off-the-wall ice cream flavors and combos that we’re sure you haven’t tried. Plus, their ice cream flavors just sound cool. Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, Superman, Halleys Comet, and more.

·         Ruthie’s Rolling Café: Unique sandwiches and crepes. You’re definitely going to want to try The Boss -  hot, melted cheddar cheese, smokey brisket, and sourdough bread. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

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After you’ve gotten your food, head on over to the Beer Garden for brews sponsored by yours truly – The Nodding Donkey Uptown. And don’t forget about the music! Take a seat and enjoy your favorite 80s tunes performed by the Spazmatics or get your fill of Beatles-inspired music by A Hard Day’s Night. Proceeds for the event will go to help Executives in Action.

Tickets are $10 each and available here, but let us fill you in on a little secret: there’s a Groupon available right now that will cut that admission in half! So tell all your friends to get there tickets NOW! You won’t want to miss it.

September 21, 2014 
Noon- 8 p.m. 
Reverchon Park 
7550 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219 

Cheap food doesn't have to mean bad food..

If you are looking for a fun hangout with great food but don't want to break the bank, then come over to the Nodding Donkey Uptown. We offer daily food specials monday through friday 11am-4pm that give you a delicious lunch option for an extremely affordable price. 

We have $4.95 burgers on mondays which will make for a great lunch date for work, time with friends or even a place to bring the kids so you can get out of the house. Nodding Donkey Uptown is a kid-friendly restaurant and everyone knows kids love burgers!

There is $4.95 Salads on Tuesdays and $4.95 chicken sandwiches on Wednesdays to give you lighter options during the week. Our salads are not boring ol' salads with no flavor. We have decadent salads like the Texas Baja Salad, Texas cobb, and Silver Bowl "The Original." The Nodding Donkey salads are full of bold flavors and fresh ingredients to satisfy anyone with a yearning for a salad and at $4.95 you can't beat it!! 

Our Tex-Mex special  on Thursdays gives you the choice to pick any of our Tex-Mex items that we have on our menu and only pay $4.95! Are you seeing a trend here? We make all of our food specials $4.95 so you don't forget that you can get incredible food for cheap at the Nodding Donkey Uptown. 

Friday you get $4.95 appetizers to start your weekend off right. Get appetizers and enjoy drinks to spend your friday the right way!

No matter what the day, we have you covered at the Nodding Donkey Uptown. Come get fed and have a great time at the Nodding Donkey Uptown, your neighborhood Dallas restaurant and bar.