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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!

Basketball & Beer – Bring on March Madness at The Nodding Donkey!

We can hardly contain our excitement…


Patio weather is in full swing and March Madness selections happen tomorrow! It’s time to get your posse to The Nodding Donkey to partake in two of our favorite past times: basketball and beer!




As we said earlier, March Madness selections happen tomorrow, and then games will begin this week. Take advantage of the beautiful Dallas patio weather and make plans to spend your days watching the games with us at The Nodding Donkey! With over 17 big screen TVs, parlor games, and delicious food and drinks – all in the heart of Uptown Dallas – the location just can’t be beat. Be sure to fill out your brackets and join in on the fun.




As the best sports bar in Dallas, you know we’re known for our beer! Delicious craft beers, domestics, and more – and a draft list that will make your head spin. We’ve got a few new favorites you’ll want to try this month too:


Angry Orchard Rosé

Get it here folks: experts are saying this will likely be the drink of summer! The Angry Orchard Rosé is a refreshing, fruity blend that uses 4 different varieties of apples – all straight from France of course. This drink is perfect for those who favor wine, but want something lighter for gameday. Get it on draft now at The Nodding Donkey!


Karbach Brewing Co. Weisse Versa Wheat

Do you want a Belgian white? Or are you feeling a Bavarian hefeweizen? Hey – why choose when you can have them both in a Weisee Versa Wheat from Karbach Brewing! This new beer is just what the doctor ordered, and pairs well with everything from a light salad to a burger and fries.


Revolver Blood & Honey

A staple here at The Nodding Donkey, the tried and true flavors of the Revolver Blood & Honey just never get old. Smooth and delicious, it’s everything a craft beer should be.


Join us this month at The Nodding Donkey: the only place to be for basketball and beer during March Madness!


*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. 

Mark Your Calendar for March Madness at The Nodding Donkey!

It’s almost time folks.


March Madness is on its way, and at The Nodding Donkey, we couldn’t be more excited! We love the upsets, the Cinderella stories, and the game-winning shots that happen at the buzzer. And frankly, we just love a good excuse to get together at Dallas’ favorite sports bar with friends and foes alike…drink great craft beer…and root for our favorite teams. 


Mark your calendar now for all of the important dates and make plans to be at The Nodding Donkey!


·      March 12: Selection Sunday – found out who’s in – and who’s out!

·      March 14-15: First Four

·      March 16, 18, 17, 19: Round 1 & 2

·      March 23 & 25: Midwest Regional; West Regional

·      March 24 & 26: South Regional; East Regional

·      April 1 & 3: Final Four in Phoenix, Arizona


According to Team Rankings – a site that runs computer simulations to predict the odds of certain teams getting selected for the tournament- Baylor, SMU, and even UT-Arlington have pretty good shots of making it from the great state of Texas. (Sorry Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech fans. Better luck next year.) Of course the big guns, Kansas, Gonzaga, Villanova, and North Carolina will all be present – all with expected #1 seeds and chances to clench the title.


It’s going to be fun, and you won’t want to miss the action! Join us March 12 for Selection Sunday, fill out a bracket, and then join us for the rest of the month for the best college basketball has to offer. The Nodding Donkey won’t let you down with the best drink specials in Uptown, amazing appetizers to accompany it, and late night pizza for those late games.


See you at The Nodding Donkey for March Madness in Dallas! We are conveniently located at the corner of Thomas Street & Allen Street in Uptown Dallas, Texas.

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Have You Picked Up Your Donkey Swag?


If you’re anything like us, you live in a good t-shirt. Something soft, comfortable, and perfect for a lazy Saturday afternoon or Sunday brunch. Oh and it needs to be stylish.


Did you know that The Nodding Donkey has a full selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, and tank tops, perfect for occasions such as these?! Here’s the scoop:


Tons of Choices


So maybe you don’t need “just another t-shirt.” The Nodding Donkey has a full range of options including tanks, sweatshirts, and yes, super amazingly soft and stylish t-shirts. There are tons of choices – both for men and women – so you are sure to find something perfect for showing off your love for The Nodding Donkey.  And the styles aren’t bad either. Plenty of unique graphics, so it’s something you are proud to wear, not just another bad graphic tee. Our staff has fallen in love with these shirts, and we know you will too.


Top Notch Quality


We love The Nodding Donkey swag because it just feels better with each wash. Constructed of premium quality cotton, our gear just feels good. And when it comes to t-shirt, no one wants a scratchy, bulky cotton shirt. Lightweight yet durable, that’s what you’ll get with gear from The Nodding Donkey.


Show off your Donkey Love!


Grab some gear today, and show some love for your favorite restaurant and bar in Uptown! There is nothing more fun that being around Dallas on the weekend, and seeing someone sporting a Donkey shirt. Did we mention how easy it is to effortlessly look good when you through on a Nodding Donkey shirt, jeans, and a pair of flip flops?! 


See you this week for March Madness Final Four basketball, lunch specials, daily drink specials, and more! And while you’re here, do yourself a favor and pick up a shirt or two. Your wardrobe will thank you.


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March Madness is Coming to The Nodding Donkey Uptown!

Basketball season is in full swing, and we can’t wait to start March Madness this coming Sunday, March 13. The final selections will be made, and then it’s non-stop college basketball until April!


Who’s going to take it all? Kansas Jayhawks? How far will our favorite Texas teams go? There is only way to find out… watch with your friends at The Nodding Donkey!


There’s a reason The Nodding Donkey has been voted D Magazine’s Reader’s Choice for Best Sports Bar in Dallas. When the game is on, you know you can count on The Nodding Donkey to hae the best atmosphere, best seats, best food, and best drink specials.


Unrivaled Atmosphere


We can take little credit for this one. Our loyal patrons light it up on game night and the place is electric. Many love the indoor/outdoor, casual feel of The Nodding Donkey. And when the weather is this nice in Texas, you can bet we’ve got the patio wide open and a breeze flowing. It’s the simple things.


Best Seats


You didn’t just come to hear the game, you came to watch the game! Don’t fret. The Nodding Donkey has 17+ big screens spread throughout the Dallas restaurant and bar, giving you plenty of opportunities to see the game you came to watch. And if you’re not really into the game….just head to the bar for a daily drink special and it will suddenly get a little bit more exciting.


Great Bar Food


We hate to even use the term “bar food” because The Nodding Donkey’s food is so much better than that! Our kitchen is run by a chef who knows a thing or two about great cuisine, whipping up fresh, scratch kitchen dishes daily. Even our typical Dallas appetizers are just a step above the rest – prepared with unique ingredients and fresh flavors.


Daily Drink Specials


When you go to a bar, you want to know what the drink specials are. And we’re here to tell ya – we’ve got ‘em! There are always the mainstays – crown & down Mondays, half-priced wine Tuesdays, etc. – but on March Madness game nights we’ll have a few extras to sweeten the deal.


Plan to camp out at The Nodding Donkey for the entire month of March for March Madness! See you then!

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Visit The Nodding Donkey this week for Basketball and More!

It’s March at The Nodding Donkey, which only means it’s madness around here! March Madness that is!

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Over the next month, we’ll have all the games from your favorite teams airing on one of our 17 flatscreen TVs – with 3 over 70”! Starting this week, the college basketball championships will take place. Here’s the lowdown on the next games from some of your favorite college teams:

·         Wednesday, March 11

o   TCU vs. Kansas State – 2:30pm: First round of the Big 12 Championship

o   University of Texas vs. Tech Tech – 8:00pm: First round of the Big 12 Championship

·         Thursday, March 12

o   SMU vs. UConn – Time TBD: First round of the American Athletic Conference Championship

o   Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State or Auburn – 2:30pm: Aggies will play the winner of Game 1 in an SEC Championship Round 2 faceoff

o   Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State – 8:00pm: First round of Big 12 Championship

Plan to spend your entire weekend at The Donkey to catch all the games from all the conferences. Then on March 19, the fun really begins with the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. Like we said, it will be madness!

And of course, we can’t forget about our hometown favorites, the Dallas Mavericks. Currently third in the Southwestern Division, they’ll play their next game this Tuesday evening, March 10.

Lots of basketball, lots of fun, and lots of Dallas drink specials. No matter which night of the week you join us, you are guaranteed to find some of the best Dallas drink specials! Happy hour specials each day from 3-7pm, $2 Donkey Punch on Wednesdays, $3 Bloodys and Mimosas on the weekends, and more; there is something for everyone at The Nodding Donkey Uptown!

So plan to campout at The Nodding Donkey Uptown for the month of March as we cheer on your favorite teams! Let the madness begin!