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The Standard Pour

The Standard Pour

Cocktail Bar, American Restaurant, and Lounge$$$$
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    The experts at Eater and Dallas Observer recommend this place
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    LJ H.
    "Best Drinks in Uptown."(2 Tips)
    Penelope E.
    "The Standard Pour has an amazing mixologist!"(6 Tips)
    Aaron M.
    "Whiskey selection is great and the bartenders seem..."(7 Tips)
    alex
    "Get the ahi tuna nachos!"(3 Tips)
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  • Mark R.heart icon on user image
    Mark RondeauJanuary 22, 2018
    The Standard Pour in Dallas' Uptown has great cocktails on menu & knowledgeable and friendly bartenders who can create anything you wish according to your tastes! (2900 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204)
  • Eater
    EaterMarch 28, 2013
    This uptown spot is a breath of fresh air on McKinney Ave. Sip a Life & Death, champagne spiked with Aperol and absinthe, or try a shot of Dude, Sweet Chocolate-infused Rumpleminze.
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    Rose IbrahimAugust 22, 2013
    Free dinner for ladies on Wednesdays with a reservation. I loved their Mac and cheese! And the ambiance is just perfect, liked their patio. I'll be back to try their brunch!
  • Emily A.
    Emily AdamsFebruary 17, 2013
    I'm not from Dallas. This place is AWESOME! Well crafted drinks, very impressive. Good and knowledgable service. I wish more bars in more cities had a cocktail program half as good as this place.
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    Dallas Foodie (Danielle G.)July 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    On my list of Best Mixology Cocktail Bars in Dallas! To get an amazing drink you must go to the bar and find mixologist Polo or Nico. Simply tell him what flavors you like. He will take it from there.
  • Alyson D.
    Alyson DixsonJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They're known for their Moscow Mules, but for a bit more southern flair I'd suggest a Kentucky Mule which subs in Maker's Mark for the vodka. For a bite to eat, my favorite is the fried chicken.
  • D'Ann F.
    D'Ann FaughtNovember 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Peach Smash is absolutely delicious...but you really can't go wrong with any of their drinks...just know this place is a cocktail bar...not a drink-slinging bar. Be patient!
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    Dallas Foodie (Danielle G.)May 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    On my list of Best Mixology Cocktail Bars in Dallas! To get an amazing drink you must go to the bar and find Eddie or Brian. Simply tell him what flavors you like. He will take it from there.
  • Lana V.heart icon on user image
    Lana VenturaOctober 5, 2015
    Real cocktail bars! Wednesday it's girl night with free 3-course menu and live music. You need to book in advance. Audience is relatively young.
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverSeptember 11, 2014
    If you order the Brimstone, the 'tender takes a pile of wood chips and lights 'em up, smoking the inside of your cocktail glass before adding ice and the cocktail itself.
  • Oh Hey Dallas
    Oh Hey DallasDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The cheese plate is not to be missed - one of the most beautiful in dallas
  • Erin F.heart icon on user image
    Erin FinegoldJanuary 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Fabulous brunch! Get the breakfast sandwich, omelet or chicken and waffles- all deeelish!
  • Josh P.heart icon on user image
    Josh PettijohnFebruary 3, 2016
    Great cocktails and live blues?/big band on Sunday nights. A little pricey but worth it.
  • Tim S.
    Tim SimmondsAugust 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is great any night of the week! Chillout in the week and enjoy not being overcrowded fri/sat while still being able to talk & get served in good time. Don't come here if you aren't already!
  • Tanyell M.
    Tanyell MageeApril 4, 2013
    Do yourself a favor and get the Fried Chicken! You will not be disappointed. Some of the best I've had since I've been in Dallas. Better than Sissy's. Yep, I said it! lol :-)
  • Michaela C.
    Michaela ChybowskiOctober 14, 2013
    Good cocktails! Strawberry rye sour is a great balance of sour, sweet, and bitter. And I do NOT like drinks where you taste the whiskey.
  • Corey B.
    Corey BaumgardnerJanuary 16, 2013
    Honey and cinnamon infused rye - you'll be doing yourself a disservice if you don't try it... Cheers!
  • LJ H.
    LJ HermanApril 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Drinks in Uptown. Just tell them what you like and you won't be disappointed.
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    Dallas Foodie (Danielle G.)August 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    They used to have an awesome cheeseboard sourced from Scardello, and I didn't find their new cheeses as tasty. Still a nice spread of sides.
  • Natalie V.heart icon on user image
    Natalie VJune 26, 2016
    Great craft cocktails! I had the Moscow Mule and my friend had a Negroni; both very good.
  • Michael M.heart icon on user image
    Michael MisiorskiAugust 24, 2016
    Macallan old fashions, fried chicken and the pork sliders amazing. Great meal with friends
  • Fashion L.
    Fashion LadderJune 20, 2013
    New drink and food menu. Not bad! Lots of cool new stuff, but they don't have the egg white drinks on the menu, you have to ask. Also, live music on Wednesday
  • Jelena B.
    Jelena BoldtJuly 7, 2012
    I give Standard Pour the 'Most Creative' award in uptown. Upbeat and charming, owner seems like he lives here for the love of being the drink master. Great food, patio and social spot!
  • Kelly M.heart icon on user image
    Kelly MooreApril 18, 2013
    Lucky/Eddie is the one of the best bartenders in Dallas, hands down. He works T-F. Tell him what you like and he will not disappoint.
  • Annie F.heart icon on user image
    Annie FosterOctober 29, 2014
    So fun and trendy! Really awesome cocktail menu and the food is great too.
  • Nate F.heart icon on user image
    Nate FolkertDecember 30, 2016
    boulevardier cocktail: bourbon, sweet vermouth, campari
  • Noahheart icon on user image
    NoahJuly 8, 2016
    One of the coolest places to grab a drink in uptown. Not too douchey.
  • Alexandra R.
    Alexandra RodriguesJanuary 25, 2013
    Jennifer is amazing; they serve apple spice rum in a shot to cleanse your palette right when you walk in!
  • Aaron M.heart icon on user image
    Aaron MotsingerAugust 9, 2014
    Whiskey selection is great and the bartenders seem knowledgable, but the level of service is lacking on busy nights.
  • Jessica E.heart icon on user image
    Jessica EngleMarch 21, 2015
    Whiskey! They made drinks in about 2 minutes flat and they were amazing.
  • Evgeniya S.
    Evgeniya SmirnovaOctober 5, 2013
    Yummiest ricotta pancakes in brunch menu! Definitely worth a try!
  • Cindy C.heart icon on user image
    Cindy CrookMarch 22, 2015
    Great Moscow Mule bar. Loved the atmosphere!
  • Marku
    MarkuMay 19, 2012
    These people are doing it right! Every drink is perfect! Try the Lobster Nachos...they're FANTASTIC!
  • Kristy V.heart icon on user image
    Kristy VollOctober 5, 2020
    Almost every whiskey available to man kind is in this bar.
  • Sean M.heart icon on user image
    Sean McCarthySeptember 1, 2013
    Wow.. Have the duck entree.. SOOO yummy.. I just licked that plate clean!
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PaulJanuary 7, 2015
    They only have one port wine. Small specialty cocktails. Delicious but pricy. You pay for what you get!
  • boB A.
    boB AApril 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    THE best cocktail place in Dallas. The mixologists know what they are doing.
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    BlaireFebruary 15, 2014
    The tuna burger and steamed asparagus are delicious!
  • Anthony &.
    Anthony "Polo"April 2, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Please be patient with your barmen, "with great preparation, comes a great libation"
  • Katrina
    KatrinaFebruary 23, 2013
    Dames Dinner Club on Wednesdays is great. They even gave us a free cocktail at the end. Only downside is valet. worst service ever. Rude, mean, and totally reckless with my car. And I had to pay $5.
  • Penelope E.
    Penelope EatsAugust 6, 2013
    The Standard Pour has an amazing mixologist! Hold on!
  • Ebony B.
    Ebony BrownSeptember 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Charlie is the bestest. Catch him at the bar on Wednesdays.
  • Michael M.heart icon on user image
    Michael MisiorskiAugust 24, 2016
    Great drinks and shared food
  • H K.
    H KJuly 14, 2012
    Don't use valet parking. It's run by two guys who drop f bombs for tipping 100% of the parking fee.
  • Suzanne M.heart icon on user image
    Suzanne McginnisNovember 3, 2013
    Very good sweet breads! Best ive had, but terrible popcorn tasted old
  • Alice L.
    Alice LeeJuly 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Dames Dinner Club on Wednesdays aka girls' night out = free 3 course meal!
  • Kaminsky E.heart icon on user image
    Kaminsky EvansMarch 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Loved everything about this place!
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverJuly 22, 2013
    Don't try to be modest this summer. Try the Indecent Proposal.
  • Jacqueline F.
    Ask for Bartender Lucky. He OS the best!
  • Pamela Ann M.heart icon on user image
    Pamela Ann MeierOctober 18, 2014
    The hand dryer is the bomb!
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