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The Nodding Donkey

The Nodding Donkey

Sports Bar$$$$
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    "Get donkey punched on the Donkey Punch drink."(5 Tips)
    Kevin C.
    "Really cool "open air" bar in east uptown!"(2 Tips)
    Matt S.
    "Can't go wrong with the brisket grilled cheese."(4 Tips)
    Nam L.
    "grilled cheese with brisket"(3 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon43 Tips and reviews
  • donkey punch
  • cool open air
  • good service
  • brisket
  • trivia
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  • Carlitos C.heart icon on user image
    Carlitos ChávezNovember 18, 2017
    Great atmosphere, service it's superb. Ask for the local drafts, Community Mosaic IPA it's exquisite. Don't forget to try the Cuban Burrito with some fries.
  • Ricky P.
    Ricky PottsOctober 3, 2012
    You must order a Donkey Punch. It's fruity and delicious! House drink that "only hurts for a minute". Oh, and it includes moonshine!
  • Brian P.heart icon on user image
    Brian PApril 27, 2015
    Nice and open, in a great location in the State-Thomas area. Good TV's and a fun environment. Can be hot in the summer because of the layout.
  • Liz G.
    Liz GalanMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great sports bar! My personal is delicious and service is usually quick! Usually packed so you may have to wait for a table or just sit at the bar...worth the wait.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CMarch 31, 2013
    Really cool "open air" bar in east uptown! Lots of tv's. Great Friendly Service! Also make one of the best potato salads in the entire world
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan StephensAugust 25, 2013
    Awesome bar with great service. Not as pretentious as most of Uptown. Summer beer is delicious and refreshing.
  • CW W.heart icon on user image
    CW WhyteOctober 19, 2019
    Nice Atmosphere! Chicken Strips were AWESOME! Great Patio if you’re into that kind of thing
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McDonaghApril 24, 2016
    Great place to catch a game. Beware, they're associated with kU, so stay away during college basketball season unless you want to deal with a bunch of beakers being obnoxious.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 15, 2010
    This open-air sports bar's got 18 monster flat screens that blast games to every nook. Bonus: All hooch comes with a chilled custom-handled canning jar. Read more
  • Alison S.heart icon on user image
    Alison SteeleJune 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great spot to watch a game. Try the jalapeño appetizer things- delish!
  • Gabe R.
    Gabe RobinsonDecember 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the tacos! Great patio sports bar to watch football games on Sunday
  • N8 S.
    N8 SNovember 11, 2010
    Cool open air environment, good service at the bar, dive feel with all the up-town frill the "snooties" love, too.
  • Nam L.heart icon on user image
    Nam LuuJuly 31, 2013
    These tipsters aren't lying, the grilled cheese with brisket was awesome!
  • Andrewheart icon on user image
    AndrewJanuary 30, 2013
    It's a good sports bar. Don't let anyone fool you that the food is good also.
  • Kati S.
    Kati SchmoyerNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The bartenders Eddie and Leigh Ann are great and will take care of you!
  • Teresa D.
    Teresa DeanJuly 4, 2011
    The Smokey Guacamole is amazing. The Pulled Pork sandwich is really good too!!
  • Summer B.
    Summer BarnettDecember 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the deep PB&J....heaven!!!!! Make sure you get it for dessert because it's sweet!!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SchmertzJuly 21, 2012
    Can't go wrong with the brisket grilled cheese.
  • ᴡ L.
    ᴡ LamSeptember 7, 2014
    MANmosas are so good!
  • corinna l.
    corinna leonFebruary 11, 2011
    Great local bar. I just moved here and it felt like home.
  • Elizabeth H.
    Elizabeth HuffApril 13, 2012
    Great bar with excellent atmosphere and service!
  • Christy L.
    Christy LeggittAugust 7, 2012
    Try the Texas Baja Salad! I loved it.
  • Monte B.heart icon on user image
    Monte BakerJune 14, 2016
    Brisket tacos are awsome
  • Paras K.
    Paras KharaNovember 24, 2013
    No vegetarian options here! Be prepared for a liquid diet :)
  • Tulip
    TulipJune 5, 2011
    Ask for the bartender Jeremiah. He will take care of you. Tell him Tulip sent you.
  • blaine d.
    blaine d.December 16, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    #28, silver bowl spicy style
  • Micah L.heart icon on user image
    Micah LauderdaleJune 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    $4.95 lunch specials M-F
  • Seth W.
    Seth WintererOctober 6, 2012
    Try the egg and brisket tacos.
  • Adam J.heart icon on user image
    Adam JohnsonMay 25, 2015
    Grilled cheeses!
  • Chris L.heart icon on user image
    Chris LeeJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Come for the beer and sports, stay for the magic tricks!
  • dele d.
    dele deleJune 22, 2011
    It took me three trips to realize that this place was not called "The Naughty Donkey". I think that speaks to the quality of the drinks. The joint gets a stamp of approval.
    Get donkey punched on the Donkey Punch drink.
  • Kaila
    KailaJune 8, 2014
    Cheap drinks!
  • DFW SEC Fans
    DFW SEC FansSeptember 5, 2012
    Kentucky Wildcats' watch party location!
  • notmadeintaiwan
    notmadeintaiwanFebruary 28, 2011
    Count how many guys made deals that day at the office.
  • Kati S.
    Kati SchmoyerDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Finally learned what a nodding donkey is. Oops.
  • Chad A.
    Chad AJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Donkey punch. Do it.
  • Rich
    RichNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    the single use bathrooms are nice.
  • Susan S.
    Susan SimpsonNovember 2, 2010
    Great new sports bar!
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley McCraryFebruary 2, 2011
    Drink Miller Lite!!
  • Bass
    BassJune 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Ginger bitches all night
  • Alex F.
    Alex FreconApril 28, 2012
    Alex Frecon is a dick.
  • derek l.
    derek lindbergOctober 31, 2010
    Try a donkey punch
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