8021 Walnut Hill Lane (Corners Shopping Center)
Open 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. daily
Whether you are looking to relax on your way home from work or meet and mingle with new friends or business associates, this recently-opened Grill & Cantina is fast becoming a popular gathering place. A coin fountain, hanging baskets, tropical birds and unique memorabilia set the mood for hours of relaxation. Several wonderful flavors of frozen Margaritas are served. 2-for-l Happy Hour lasts all day! Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres are from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Baja Louie’s has a friendly neighborhood-bar feel, serves up generous drinks, and boasts a varied lunch and dinner menu. Vicho’s “island jazz” band entertains twice weekly from 7:00-10:00 p.m. So if you dream of getting away to Mexico and beyond, run to Baja Louie’s and cast your fate to the wind. Outside court opening soon. AE, MC, Visa.
3604 Oak Lawn Avenue
Open 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
The casual setting and friendly staff promote a warm, San Francisco-style neighborhood cafe atmosphere. Customers may sit at the bar and enjoy cable tv, good conversation or just listen to the jukebox. For a more intimate experience, there are cozy tables and booths for your dining and drinking pleasure. A full service bar features both imported and domestic beer plus wine by the glass or bottle. Fabulous burgers and munchies, salads and sandwiches round out the menu. And. whatever the time of day, the Balboa Mud Pie is a must! Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. weekdays with half price drinks and free snacks. Brunch served 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday. Major credit cards accepted.
CAPPUCCINO RESTAURANT AND CLUB
12801 Midway at LBJ
Open 11 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. Mon.-Fri. 5:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Sat.
When life at the office provides all the problems and decisions a person can experience, it’s time to head for the casual, relaxing atmosphere only Cappuccino’s Club can provide. The soft lights, the inviting piano interludes of Timmy Simms transpose Happy Hour into moments of excitement and entertainment. Cappuccino has earned a reputation as the favorite watering hole of the office entourage from throughout North Dallas. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres welcome guests, turning Happy Hour into a festive occasion. Timmy Simms performs solo from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri. The Lee and Char Trio take over the bandstand from 8:45 p.m. – 12:45 a.m., Tues.-Sat. nights. The dance floor is intimate, the mood is responsive and stimulating, the experience unwinding. For those looking for a treat that is unique, Cappuccino Club promises gracious hospitality, exotic libations, incomparable atmosphere. A rewarding, incredible experience.
2905 Greenville Avenue
Open 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Tues.-Thurs., 5:00 p.m. -2 a.m. Fri.-Sat. 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Sun.
With a name like Champagne Johnny’s one would almost expect to find Cagney and Bogey at the bar. Subdued lighting, a soft jazz piano background, and discreet service make this the ideal late night bistro. In fact, many of the midnight couples thought that they were only pausing on their way home from work. Champagne and a sophisticated selection of wine by the glass complement the fresh oysters, seafoods, and cheese boards. Warm, intimate, relaxed. After work, after dinner, after theater . . . it’s Champagne Johnny’s.
THE CHINA ROSE
1401 North Collins, Arlington
277-5888 or Metro 261-1513
Open 11:00 a.m. – Until
A unique recreation of the streets of Hong Kong, the most exciting city in the world, provides the background for the Metroplex’s newest and most exciting Hong Kong style restaurant and bar. Wonder and wander through the streets and enjoy $1.25 well drinks all day long. Special theme evenings include Ladies Night and Midnight Madness, which offer 99-cent drinks as well as feasting from the magnificently ladened hors d’oeuvres corner. A most inexpensive trip to the “fragrant island”, Hong Kong. Lunch, dinner, Saturday and Sunday brunch – Come in and find out for yourself why “There is a Rose in Your Future”.
CULPEPPER’S CATTLE AND CATERING CO.
I-30 at the Ridge Road Exit
Open 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. 11:00 a.m. -midnight Fri.-Sat.
This wonderful restaurant and club is truly an experience tailored for Texans. Culpepper’s caters to thirsty whistles, big appetites and folks looking for some “hootin and hollerin” and just plain fun. Sidle up to a beautiful, 100-year-old horseshoe shaped bar imported from Liverpool, relax on the deck and enjoy the view of Lake Ray Hubbard or sit by Culpepper Creek while sipping on your favorite. Huge, mouthwatering steaks are prepared to order over Mesquite coals; the star of this line-up is a 28 oz. T-Bone, a challenge for any appetite. Inside is eclectic, warm, full of antiques. Outside, no more pleasant place could be found to congregate with family and friends. Live entertainment on the outside deck with spring weather. Beer, wine cocktails served with memberships.
GABRIEL’S LOUNGE AND RESTAURANT
Summit Hotel, 2645 LBJ Freeway
Open 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Mon.-Fri. Lounge opens at 5:00 p.m.
-2:00 a.m. Sat.-Sun.
Gabriel’s could be your one-stop place for a complete evening of entertainment. Begin your night out by making reservations for great food as you experience the fabulous hot hors d’oeuvres and salad bar with 45 selections, including crab legs and boiled shrimp. The dinner menu includes fresh variety seafood, steak and prime rib, and specialty items like duck and sweetbreads. Beginning at 9:00 p.m. nightly, Gabriel’s Lounge show bands entertain each hour until closing with shows at 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. for your listening and dancing pleasure. Happy Hour with variety hors d’oeuvres happens each Monday through Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday nights, gather to celebrate the ’fifties’ golden age of music with two-for-one drinks, prizes and a twist contest. Ladies’ night is each Thursday. Gabriel’s is truly an uptown adventure.
THE GREENVILLE AVENUE BAR & GRILL
2821 Greenville Avenue
Open 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. Mon.-Sat. Noon – 2:00 a.m. Sun.
The GBG, as locals love to call it, is very long on success and very short on fancy frills. This historic monument has offered good food, great drinks, and wonderful music since 1933 – all supported by a finely tuned professional staff. Within the walls of this jolly giant, you will find excitement, rich with real life drama surrounded by a totally unassuming and interesting crowd. Great for lunch or dinner – New Orleans Gumbo or the Chicken Sandwich. The burgers are always at their best. The GBG really shows its colors when the sun goes down. The line-up of entertainment . . . Pee Wee Lynn for Happy Hour, Dennis Cavalier on Tues. and Wed. nights and the loveable Dixieland sounds of Hal Baker and his Gloom-chasers on Sun. night. It’s easy to see why the Greenville Avenue Bar & Grill is the heart and pulse of lower Greenville.
310 N. Market
Open 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Grumbles is the second drinking establishment to open in the West End and is located at the corner of Market and Ross. Spacious windows and a high ceiling make a light and airy atmosphere for winding down after work or taking a casual lunch break. Offered are premium well liquors which are J&B, Weller, Smirnoff, Bacardi and Cuervo at reasonable prices. Ice cold beer and fine wines accommodate the oyster and seafood bar. After work downtown or before Maverick games you’ll find a cross section of the legal, central business and news media sectors to engage in conversation. Happy Hour 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. daily.
3205 Knox at Cole
Open 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 12 noon – 11:00 p.m. Sat. 4:00 p.m. – 10:00p.m. Sun.
Great steaks. No bull. And no place but Hoffbrau Steaks. Already a Dallas legend after just five short years, Hoffbrau offers eight different cuts of steaks and one chicken item, all grilled with their secret lemon butter marinade, served with Texas-fried potatoes and a unique salad with an olive-based dressing. A full-service bar featuring traditional longnecks, zesty made-from-scratch Bloody Mary’s and a great jukebox make for a complete evening of dining and entertainment. All major credit cards accepted.
1901 McKinney Avenue
Open 5:00 p.m.
The mellow, mature tones of the Golden Age of Jazz Blues are to be found in Ratcliffe’s Continental Seafoods’ new lounge, the Jazba. Located in the restaurant, to the right of the original bar, the Jazba offers entertainment from some of the best jazz ensembles in the Southwest. Live music reflecting the mood of the 1930’s and 1940’s is set in quiet elegance as “Cocktail Hour” from 5:30 to 8:30 week nights preludes the starring attraction. Limited items from Ratcliffe’s sumptuous dinner menu will be served in the Jazba after regular dinner hours. For mellow blues in full bloom, invite your friends to meet you at the Jazba.
LAKEWOOD POLO AND HUNT CLUB
2311 Abrams Road
Open 11:00 a.m – 2:00 a.m. Mon.-Sat. Sunday Brunch Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Pssst. Over here. No, not lower Greenville. Over here in Lake wood, a few blocks east. Where one of the classiest neighborhoods in town finally gets a classy restaurant-bar. And this really is a cozy, “downright handsome” dining and drinking mixture where the elevated oak and brass bar and 36 bar stools features Mic Kazola, D Magazine’s “A bartender’s bartender” at the controls. While the intimate dining area offers a reliable assortment of entrees ranging from juicy burgers (all buns and breads baked fresh daily at the Lakewood Bakery next door) to an intriguing Gulf shrimp stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon and broiled in garlic butter. Dallas dining critics have called it “. . . one of the most pleasant late-evening experiences I’ve found.” And raved about the “yummy Eggs Benedict or the Shrimp and Cheese Omelette.” at Sunday Brunch. We recommend you get there early for lunch, maybe earlier at cocktail hour . . . because, Pssst, this place is no secret.
LBJ Freeway and North Dallas Tollway
Let us entertain you for exciting nightlife in the heart of North Dallas; the Lincoln Hotel has it all. Party in style at Cricketers, located on the lobby level of the hotel. Happy hour from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday features two-for-one drinks and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Later on, turn center stage for dancing and live entertainment nightly till 1:30 a.m. Cricketers is open M-F, 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., Saturday, 5:00 p.m. -2:00 a.m. and Sunday, 12:00 a.m. -2:00 a.m. For cocktails in a warm, intimate setting, try Basie’s, also on the lobby level. Live piano entertainment attracts a loyal following nightly. Basie’s is open M-F 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. and Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
MAPLE STREET EAST
2508 Maple Avenue
Open 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. Mon.-Fri. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Sun. Brunch, 6:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Sun.-Thurs. Dinner
Don’t be fooled by the Victorian facade, for within the burgundy walls of Maple Street East bar and restaurant, awaits an atmosphere of relaxation and casual indulgence. Crisp, bright and quaintly homey describe this watering hole nestled in the upstairs of a 1904 home located in the gallery district of historic Dallas. Once through the beveled crystal doors and up the staircase, one will quickly forget the turmoils of city life. Patrons can sip drinks from either the 25-foot cedar bar or from an intimate table while havng one of the finest evening views of downtown Dallas. Happy Hour serves hot and cold hors d’oeuvres by chef Juarenzen Salvadore. An uptown sanctuary. The perfect getaway. Maple Street East.
MARIANO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT AND CANTINA
Old Town In The Village 691-3888
Arlington Metro 469-1771
Lots of folks tell stories about memorable events that happened to them at Mariano’s. Stories of good times and big deals . . . oil, land and marriages. Not surprising. Mariano’s menu has a large variety of the best Mexican munchies in town. Their hearty nachos and sizzling fajitas are tops! The pride of the house, however, is Mariano’s frozen Margarita. It’s exalted here, as this is the birthplace of the frozen Margarita; May, 1971 to be exact. Sooo goood because of the perfect blend of sweet, tart and the earthy natural taste of Tequila. Dallas knows how goood because legions of Mariano’s regulars have made this small bar the #1 user of Tequila in the U.S. (800 gallons of Margaritas per week.) How good is Mariano’s Margarita? Well, their mix travels to more places than Bob Hope! Call for hours.
RAYMOND CANTU’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT
5290 Beltline Road
Open 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 5:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Sun.
Take a vacation from Addison’s hustle and bustle, and escape to Raymond Cantu’s Mexican Restaurant. Cool, subtle colors, background music by Julio Iglesias and delicious drinks such as Margaritas and Pina Coladas quickly transport you to a tropical resort. Savory fajitas, chile rellenos and other Tex-Mex favorites like nachos and queso flameado will make you want to stay well into the dinner hour. True to Mexico our Margaritas are outstanding. We also offer the best in Mexican beer and for the brave . . . Mezcal and Cuervo Gold Tequila. For friendly rendezvous or business gatherings . . . Raymond Cantu’s. OLE!
200 Main Street, downtown Fort Worth
This energy-packed establishment, located in the Americana Hotel, has carved a distinctive niche in Fort Worth’s entertainment scene. The Ricochet’s list of featured bands reads like “Who’s Who in the History of American Music,” with appearances by The Coasters, The Flamingos, The Drifters, The Clovers and many others. Ricochet’s $1 drinks and complimentary hors d’oeuvres at happy hour attract a lively “downtown crowd” from 4:30 to 7 p.m. With two shows nightly, free valet parking and no cover charge Monday-Thursday nights, the Ricochet offers a delightful evening of sizzling entertainment and fun.
1212 Skillman at Live Oak
Open 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. Mon.-Sat. Noon – 2:00 a.m. Sun.
If Webster’s Dictionary were to include an entry for neighborhood restaurant and bar, it would turn to Schooners for an accurate definition. With its natural stone fireplace, high back booths, ceiling fans and cozy bar, Schooners is a popular oasis from the noise and neon. Comfortable outdoor seating this spring will allow patrons to enjoy the relaxed ambiance of Schooners’ Lakewood location, just a few blocks from historic Swiss Avenue. Schooners’ menu features burgers, munchies, soups, salads, fajitas and yummy pies. Spirits served at Schooners include domestic and imported beers, popular California, French and German wines, an assortment of special libations and coffee drinks.
6306 Greenville Avenue at Caruth
Open 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Reminiscent of an authentic seaside tavern the bar at Seascape Inn is a charming harbor for great drinks and excellent raw seafood. With its nautical oil paintings, brass accents and handsome ash wood carvings, the relaxing atmosphere of the bar caters to the professional crowd that it attracts. What separates Seascape Inn from the myriad of other bars on Greenville Avenue is the succulent shrimp and oysters served at special prices during happy hour on weekdays. Combined with reduced drink prices, these seafood delights make the bar the ideal place to end a busy day or begin an enjoyable evening.
2900 McKinney Avenue
Open 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
SRO, a “soft-tech” Euro-bar, has rapidly become a place to see and be seen in Dallas. The black and white interior creates a dramatic backdrop not only for the fashionably-attired clientele but for the beautiful pastel abstracts by Scottish artist, Bert Millar. A small but excellent offering of champagne and wine is available or enjoy your favorite cocktail. Dine on lighter fare consisting of appetizers, salads and sandwiches. Don’t miss the pasta! A special brunch menu is served on Sunday. Happy hour (4:30 – 7:00 p.m., M-F) features hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, 2 for 1 or double shot drinks with premium well liquor. Of special note is the patio with a beautiful view of historic McKinney Avenue and Reunion Tower. Major credit cards accepted.
4544 McKinney at Knox
In Old Highland Park
Serving 7 days from 11:00 a.m., Noon Sundays
Tolbert’s looks like the perfect home for “Big Tex”. High exposed wood beam ceilings, brick walls, rough wood paneling and oversized windows create a comfortable, casual feel. You can sip your drink at the bar while counting the backbar button collection. Donate a button not on the wall and receive a draft beer on the house. If you like your cocktails under the Texas sun the “front porch” is for you. It’s far enough from the street so the carbon monoxide won’t get to you, but the soothing, potent Margaritas will. One of the best reasons to drop in for a drink (or five) is the food. Great chili, burgers and fingerstyle food in plentiful portions at reasonable prices. Service is friendly and fast. Happy Hour MondayFriday 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Washtubs of longnecks available for your party.
THE WINE PRESS
4217 Oak Lawn Avenue
Open 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
The Wine Press is a neighborhood bar and bistro catering to local, young professionals. The art deco bar and friendly, attentive service lend themselves to a kind of casual elegance. The wine list is extensive with seven wines offered daily by the glass. If you’re a scotch drinker, you’ll be in heaven with fifty scotches from which to choose. A varied selection of domestic and imported beer is also available. Dine amidst the wine bins and racks, on the garden patio or in the cozy loft dining room on food ranging from cheese and pate boards to Continental fare. The award-winning cheesecake is not to be missed. Happy Hour is from 4:00 -7:00 p.m., M-F. Drinks are double shots with daily specials on wine and beer and complimentary hot and cold hors d’oeuvres. Private parties encouraged. Major credit cards accepted.