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What Summer Cocktails Should I Try at The Nodding Donkey?

As the best sports bar in Uptown Dallas, we commonly change up our cocktail menu. Don’t us wrong – if you have a favorite – we can whip it up for you! But we do have a seasonal list full of delicious offerings that our bartenders have perfected. Maybe they include new flavors you wouldn’t have thought to mix. That’s the fun of trying something new!


Our summer cocktail list is out, and it has some great summer cocktails to wet your whistle. So what summer cocktails should you try at The Nodding Donkey? Here are a few of our favorites:


Donkey Punch

Our signature “party punch” is perfect for a hot summer afternoon! Grab your buddy, start a game of cornhole, and order up a pitcher of Donkey Punch! This “trash can punch” has Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum, Veev, and an assortment of secret ingredients we refuse to divulge. Once things for sure, you’ll love this punch!  


Summer Beer

Who doesn’t love summer beer? At The Nodding Donkey, we make ours with Grey Goose L’Orange vodka, Shock Top beer, and tangy lemonade. Summer in a glass, I tell ya.


Botanical Bubbly

Ladies – this one is for you! Fresh and floral, our Botanical Bubbly combines Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit and Rose Vodka and Club Soda for a refreshing summer cocktail. You’ll love the crisp finish. 

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Espolon Paloma

Paloma lovers, where are ya? This one is delicious and perfect for a hot summer day, combining Espolone tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit soda. 


Gilligan’s Island Hurricane

Who needs to get off the island when the drinks are this good? Come try our version of a hurricane with all the rums – dark, spiced, and coconut – combined with juice and grenadine for a fruity favorite worthy of your affections. 


Ready to enjoy a summer cocktail? Come see us at the best sports bar in Uptown Dallas, The Nodding Donkey! 

Registration is Open: Join us for the 8th Annual Nodding Donkey Dallas Charity Golf Tournament

It’s become one of our favorite events of the year and we want YOU there!


There’s food.

There’s fun.

There’s booze.

And it’s all for a great cause.


What’s not to love?!


No matter your skill level, all are welcome to join us for our 8th Annual Nodding Donkey Dallas Charity Golf Tournament, benefitting the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.


Here’s the rundown:


When & Where

Mark your calendars now to join us on Friday, June 8, 2018 at The Golf Club of Dallas. Tee time is 1pm but the tents will open at noon for registration, a pre-tournament lunch, and drinks of the alcoholic variety.



The entry fee is just $150 per player and that includes your day of golfing, golf cart, driving range before the tourney, food, and adult beverages all day. And don’t forget – this is a charity event, so that entry fee benefits the research efforts at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, located here in Dallas.


The Finer Points

Our tournament is a 4-person scramble, so grab your friends and sign up! It doesn’t really matter if you’ve been playing for years or have no clue what you’re doing, it’s in good fun and for a good cause. There will be plenty of novices out there, so don’t feel alone! Plan to arrive at noon when the tents open for lunch and pre-tourney refreshments provided by your favorite sports bar in Dallas – The Nodding Donkey, of course! – and then there will be more food, drinks, and time to mingle after the tournament as well.  


Supporting great causes here in Dallas is near and dear to our hearts, and we’re excited to be hosting our 8th Annual Dallas Charity Golf Tournament, benefitting the Scottish Rite Hospital. It’s just a small way that we can give back to a community we love so much – and have a little fun while we’re at it!


Register today by following this link!

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4 Classic Cocktails to Try Now! - The Nodding Donkey


It is a familiar scene. You’re at the bar, you draw a blank as to what you want to order, and then fear gets the best of you and your mumble something like “Malibu and Coke” to the bartender.


Now – there is nothing wrong with a Malibu and Coke…but c’mon…let’s try something new! The Nodding Donkey is here to help with 4 classic cocktails to order now:


The Paloma


Perfect for: Margarita lovers


The Paloma is refreshing and light and will be a new staple for those who gravitate toward margaritas. Made with tequila, grapefruit juice, and club soda, it is a simple drink that is big on taste. If the Paloma sounds good, you may also try our menu-based cocktail – the Texas Greyhound – made with Skyy vodka infused with grapefruit and club soda.


Moscow Mule


Perfect for: Vodka-based cocktail lovers


The #1 googled cocktail of 2015 is at The Nodding Donkey, and if you have been under a rock and haven’t given it a try yet, now’s the time.  Our menu-based mule is made with Grey Goose Original Vodka, ginger beer, and a touch of lime, giving you a Dallas moscow mule that is easy to drink and oh so smooth.


Old Fashioned


Perfect for: straight whiskey lovers


Up your game and throw back to the Mad Men era with an Old Fashioned. It’s stout – made with rye whiskey and bitters – but it will soon become a favorite for putting a little hair on your chest. Don Draper would be proud.




Perfect for: gin and tonic lovers


Take the gin and tonic to a new level with the gimlet, a mixture of gin and lime juice. Light and easy, you won’t go back to the gin and tonic anytime soon. Looking for something a little sweeter? Try The Nodding Donkey’s Bombay Sour. Gin, Fleur elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup make this cocktail a favorite with the ladies.


See you this week at The Nodding Donkey for these and other Dallas drink specials!

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Watch the Dallas Mavericks at The Nodding Donkey!

As a Dallas sports bar, we root for our own. Dallas Cowboys. Texas Rangers. Dallas Stars. And when it’s February – we’re all about the Dallas Mavericks!


If you’re a diehard fan or a fair weather fan, it really doesn’t matter. You can always count on The Nodding Donkey Uptown to have all the games on, with lots of drink specials and a lively crowd to boot. Here are a few reasons to visit us on game night:


Never a Bad Seat in the House


It’s not a very good sports bar if there aren’t enough TVs for everyone to actually watch the sports. The Nodding Donkey has you covered with 17 massive big screen TVs – and 3 of those are mammoth 70” screens! Just save yourself a headache and head to The Donkey first, where seats are plentiful and so are the drink specials.


Daily Drink Specials


Speaking of Dallas drink specials, may we remind you that The Nodding Donkey has daily drink specials to suit everyone’s taste. Craft beer, wine, cocktails, straight up liquor, etc. – whatever you are in the mood for, we’ve got it! Of course we have our usual specials, but just ask your server for a full list, as they change frequently and we’re likely to have extra pint and pitcher deals for game nights. Pitcher of Donkey Punch, anyone?!


Reserve a Watch Party


Have a large group coming in and worried you won’t have tables? No problem! Give us a call in advance to reserve tables and host your Dallas Mavericks watch party at The Nodding Donkey!


The next Mavs game will be this Tuesday, March 1, against the Orlando Magic. If you can’t see it at American Airlines, do the next best thing and grab at seat at The Donkey. We’re proud to be voted the best sports bar in Dallas and your home for Dallas Mavericks basketball!


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