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It’s Not too Early to Book Your Holiday Parties at The Nodding Donkey!

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We’re in the dead heat of summer, vacations are in full swing, and whispers of back-to-school are in the air. 

 

And while it may be the last thing on your mind….it’s never too early to book your holiday party at The Nodding Donkey! 

 

Space for All

Did you know that our party room can fit up to 80 people comfortably for a sit-down meal and even more for a cocktail event? Whether your event is big or small, our space can be transformed to meet your needs. Not to mention - you know your guests will be comfortable in our fully air conditioned, spacious Dallas party room space at The Nodding Donkey.

 

Menu that Caters to You

When you book an event at The Nodding Donkey, our event coordinator will work with you to customize the event to your needs and taste buds. Select from your choice of entrees, starters, salads, sandwiches, and more. Choose to have your favorite menu items at The Donkey featured at your event! Looking for something that isn’t on our regular menu? We can discuss that too.

 

Audio-Visual Capabilities

Many of our private events like to feature a year-end slideshow or maybe a customized soundtrack for the event. Whatever your needs, The Nodding Donkey is equipped with audio-visual capabilities to make the event unforgettable.

 

Book Your Holiday Event Now!

Holiday party rooms in Dallas fill up fast, and we don’t want you to be left in the lurch. Call today to reserve your space for either lunch or dinner. We’ve seen a trend toward corporate holiday luncheons, so those dates are filling up faster than ever before. You can also visit our reservations tab on the website and fill in your information. After you hit submit, one of our event coordinators will contact you to discuss available dates and options for your event.  

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

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

Special Thanksgiving Day Hours at The Nodding Donkey

Once you’ve had enough turkey and family time and are ready to watch a few of your favorite Thanksgiving Day games, then head on over to see us at The Nodding Donkey!

 

Special Thanksgiving Day Hours: 3pm – Midnight

 

Yes – we’re open on Thanksgiving! No, we won’t be early for brunch, but we will open our doors at 3pm so you can catch your favorite afternoon and evening games, or grab a bit to eat before heading out to early Black Friday shopping. We’ll be open 3pm until midnight, so plenty of time for your to grab a craft brew, munch on some delicious crispy fried appetizers, or follow up that turkey dinner with one of our delicious Texican entrees.

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The Game is on at The Nodding Donkey!

 

With over 17 big screen TVs, you know your favorite games are always on, and Thanksgiving Day is no exception. Here are a couple of the games we’re looking forward to this year:

 

·     Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins - 3:30pm CST: We’ll be open just in time for you to grab a seat for the annual Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game. This year, they face off against the Washington Redskins for a chance to get into the playoffs this year. 

·     Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State – 7:30pm CST: This annual rivalry game is always interesting, and you never know who is going to come out victorious in this year’s Egg Bowl. Our bets are on Ole Miss, but it will be a fun one to watch for sure!

 

Join us Thanksgiving Weekend!

 

Can’t make it in on Thanksgiving? No problem. We’re open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, giving you plenty of opportunities to watch football, discuss your favorite Black Friday Weekend steals, and just hangout at the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas – The Nodding Donkey!

Newsflash: The Nodding Donkey Opens at 10:30am on Saturdays this Fall for College Football

Can you feel it? 

College football season is here and we couldn’t be more excited!

 

Doors Open at 10:30am on Saturdays

At The Nodding Donkey, we don’t ever want you to feel like you don’t have a place to watch the game – especially those early football games.  So for the entire college football season, we’ll be opening our doors at 10:30am each and every Saturday so you can catch the game AND enjoy the best brunch in Dallas while you’re at it!

 

Dallas Drink Specials

As the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas, we pride ourselves on having the variety of drink specials you crave. We have a huge selection of beer on tap – local craft brews, domestics, imports, etc. – there’s something for everyone. Or just order up a bucket of Bud Light for only $20! During brunch hours, enjoy fabulous deals on Bloody Marys and mimosas. Of course, we also have our extensive menu of handcrafted cocktails and wine if that’s more your thing. We are a Dallas sports bar after all; we’ve got pretty much anything you could want. 

 

Bar Bites

There’s something about watching a football game that just gives us the munchies. You too? Look no further than The Nodding Donkey’s appetizer menu to satisfy. The Brisket Queso is always a hit, or order one of our fried delicacies – fried pickles (aka Willy’s Wagon Wheels), fried jalapeno skins, fried cheese (Donkey Balls), and more. Our appetizer menu hasn’t changed much in the last few years and for good reason. Everything on the menu is just that good. And when paired with a few beers and a good college football game….it’s heaven.

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Remember: doors at The Nodding Donkey open at 10:30am on Saturdays this Fall for college football so come see us! We’re conveniently located in Uptown Dallas as the intersection of Allen St. and Thomas Ave. 

Specials and menu items subject to change at any time. Ask your server for details.

Product Spotlight: Crooked Fox Bourbon Whiskey

As the best sports bar in Uptown Dallas, we’ve got an eye out for the best whiskies, tequilas, vodkas, wine, and craft beers around. One of our new favorites is the Crooked Fox Bourbon Whiskey, founded right here in North Texas.

 

About Crooked Fox Bourbon Whiskey

What began as a master’s thesis project, turned into budding business venture and a decision to make the best bourbon whiskey around.

 

We’ve come to love Crooked Fox for its smooth blend of whiskies, creating a balance and unique flavor. Crooked Fox blends are distilled and aged in America’s finest whiskey regions – Tennessee and Kentucky. What makes them unique is that each batch matures in wooden casks, and after that process is complete, each batch is carefully taste tested and blended based on the taste profile. The result: delicious, smooth flavors within each bottle, with hints of oak, vanilla, nutmeg, smoked maple, malted barley, and rye seeping through in each bottle. 

 

This distinct approach to bourbon whiskey has made Crooked Fox an award-winning brand, winning Gold and Silver medals the last 2 years in various competitions including the North American Bourbon Whiskey Competition, MicroLiquor Spirits Awards, and the International Wine & Spirits Competition, among others. 

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$7 Crooked Fox Cocktails on Tuesdays! 

Interested in trying Crooked Fox bourbon whiskey? Sure, you can visit us any day of the week, but visit The Nodding Donkey on Tuesdays and we’ll sweeten the deal by offering $7 Crooked Fox cocktails all day long! Try it on the rocks or mixed in your favorite cocktail. 

 

We look forward to seeing you this week at The Nodding Donkey for a glass of Crooked Fox! NFL pre-season is just now gearing up, and it’s the perfect time to catch a game. And don’t forget Rangers baseball! We’ve got it all on at the best sports bar in Uptown Dallas – The Nodding Donkey! 

Top 5 Texican Menu Items at The Nodding Donkey

If you want to chow down on some delicious Tex-Mex, but you also want to watch the game…there is no reason you should have to choose!

 

The Nodding Donkey is not only the best sports bar in Dallas, but we’re also known for some pretty darn good Tex-Mex – or Texican as we call it. Here’s a rundown on the top 5 best Tex-Mex entrees at The Nodding Donkey: 

 

#5 – Willie’s Flautas

When that crunch hits our mouth, you just can’t resist it! Each flauta is cooked to crispy perfection and stuffed with shredded chicken, then topped with queso, lettuce, and pico. Pair it with a great draft beer and you’re pretty much set. 

 

#4 – Southwest Chicken

Grilled chicken breast never tasted so good. If you’re looking for something different that the usual tacos and quesadillas, then give the smothered Southwest Chicken a try. It’s grilled chicken completely smothered in melted pepperjack cheese, bell peppers, and smoked onion and served with our chipotle rice and house-made refried black beans. 

 

#3 – Fajitas

What list of Tex-Mex favorites is complete without the traditional and delicious fajitas?! Order a pitcher of margaritas, Purple Nurples, or Donkey Punch for the table and a couple orders of our delicious fajitas, you’re set for the big game! As you would expect, all our meat is seasoned in house with our own house spices, and then served with all the fixins, including our homemade salsa.

 

#2 – Marias

These aren’t your run-of-the-mill enchiladas, and that’s why they take the #2 spot on our list. Each enchilada is stuffed with brisket and Oaxaca cheese, then drizzled in ranchero sauce, cotija cheese, pico de gallo, and shredded lettuce. So good.

 

#1 – The Allen Street Tacos

Yes – if you try anything at The Nodding Donkey, make sure it’s our Allen Street Tacos! Our signature street tacos are made with your choice of tender brisket, pulled pork, or shredded chicken (we're partial to the brisket), then finished off with cojita cheese, lettuce, and pico. These are perfect for lunch, dinner, or a happy hour snack.

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Join us this week at the best sports bar in Dallas and get your fill of delicious Tex-Mex AND watch your favorite sporting event! It's a win-win!

You’ve got One Month Until Swimsuit Season. Eat a Salad at The Nodding Donkey!

Here’s a scary thought: you’ve got approx. 1 month until Memorial Day Weekend and the official kickoff of summer! Is your body…errr…ready?!

 

If you’re feeling a little “fluffy” from all that holiday eating, it’s time to shed the weight and get it in gear! While The Nodding Donkey isn’t always known for our health food, we do have some amazing salads that are chock full of deliciousness and nutrition! Here are a few things that make our salads stand out from the pack:

 

All Dressings are Homemade from Scratch

The Nodding Donkey is a Dallas scratch kitchen after all! Whenever possible, we take the time and care to use fresh ingredients to make delicious meals that just taste better. Our salad dressings are no exception! Each dressing is made in-house, using only the best gourmet ingredients. It’s a difference you can taste! Oh – and there are a ton of options: ranch, red ranch, blue cheese, honey mustard, Balsamic, mango, Caesar, or the every popular champagne vinaigrette.

 

Variety is the Spice of Life

These aren’t your run-of-the-mill salads! If you thought those dressings sounded good, then just listen to the salad choices! Texas Baja with Southwestern influences, the Greek Mediterranean salad, Miso Tuna, Cobb Salad, and of course the famous Silver Bowl Salad are all delicious choices. No matter what mood you are in, we have a salad that is not only healthy – but full of flavor. Visit us here for the full menu.

 

Gluten Free Options

We know it’s hard to stick to a gluten free diet when eating out, that’s why it’s important to us that each of our salads can be gluten free upon request. Simply let your server know you are gluten free, and we will make sure your order is prepared that way – simple as that.

 

Filling & Nutritious

Get your daily dose of nutrition and healthy eating without packing on the calories! Our salads are filling, so you’re not going to feel the hunger cravings an hour after eating and set yourself up to binge on that chocolate cake your coworker left in the break room.

 

Ready for the best salads in Uptown Dallas? Join us at The Nodding Donkey!  

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