Black Swan Saloon

Black Swan Saloon

Cocktail Bar · Deep Ellum
2708 Elm St (btwn N. Crowdus St. & N. Good-Latimer Expy.), Dallas, TX 75226, United States
Closed until 7:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:00 PM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Great Cocktails and Great People. Where you go to get away from what needs getting away from.


Based on 127 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Isaiah E.
    "Jameson with a ginger beer back...straighten up and fly right."(4 Tips)
    Dallas Foodie (.
    "On my list of Best Mixology Cocktail Bars in Dallas!"(2 Tips)
    Marion C.
    "... vodkas along with the vanilla pecan bourbon were to die for. I will be going back,..."(2 Tips)
    Alyssa A.
    "Gabe is the man - infused vodkas and amazing cocktails."(2 Tips)
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  • bar in dallas
  • cocktails
  • jameson
  • bourbon
  • vodka
  • hot toddies
  • great value
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • authentic
  • spicy food
  • gin
  • staff
  • pecan
  • fruit
  • pumpkin
  • vanilla
  • strawberries
  • pickle juice
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  • Maya J.

    Looks like a dive bar but the bartenders are cocktail experts! Just tell them what you like and they'll make you something amazing.

  • Erik R.

    How often do you see watermelon, get the watermelon with doesn't officially have a name but the bartender will know and it's a stiff drink that hits the spot.

    Erik Rowley · June 17
  • Erik R.

    This is one of my favorite cocktail dives in America. Most of the drinks don't even have a name, true masters at work behind the bar creating blends based on your taste in spirits.

    Erik Rowley · June 17
  • Jason K.

    One of a handful of places you can order an old fashioned and get an old fashioned done right. One of even fewer places I trust the bartender enough to say "I like whiskey, surprise me."

    Jason Kyle · June 1
  • Britni L.

    Ask Jake for the Plan B! 😊

    Britni Lamb · May 25
  • Lauren K.

    The infused whiskeys are delicious!

    Lauren Klemp · January 3
  • Hector S.

    Highly knowledgeable staff, and great liquor/beer selection.

    Hector Sandoval · December 21, 2014
  • Vince B.

    Everything but ask for the drink "2Sip Vince" gets!

    Vince Barnhill · December 20, 2014
  • Scott T.

    Pecan flavored 4 Roses. Get it.

    Scott Thomas · August 21, 2014
  • Christopher K.

    Modest selection of local beers. No sign outside. Just find the address.

    Christopher Kopenec · August 20, 2014
  • Whitney F.

    "Extra special" coffee bourbon

    Whitney Filloon · May 26, 2014
  • Jennifer K.

    I totally want to make out with their pecan vanilla bean bourbon old-fashioned.

    Jennifer Kling · January 4, 2014
  • ℰℓenaᶳᵘ²

    You will never see this place unless you are looking for it. No signs on the outside. Drinks are spectacular and everyone behind the bar is friendly and hardworking. Get something exotic with fruits

    ℰℓenaᶳᵘ² · December 4, 2013
  • Dallas Observer

    If you show up too late on a weekend night to this Deep Ellum haunt, you won't get in. The drinks are so good here guests don't leave.

    Dallas Observer · September 17, 2013
  • Lauren J.

    Get here early if you want to sit. Try the house infusions! Delicious!

    Lauren Jacobsen · August 14, 2013
  • Penelope E.

    These guys live to make customers happy. Ask for it and you will get it! Any drink you want!!! Love this place!

    Penelope Eats · August 6, 2013
  • Dallas Observer

    Order a cocktail once and it's yours for life. All you have to do is walk through the door and he's already working on it.

    Dallas Observer · June 21, 2013
  • Dallas Foodie (.

    On my list of Best Mixology Cocktail Bars in Dallas! To get an amazing drink you must find Gabe, the owner/mixologist, then simply tell him what flavors you like. He will take it from there.

  • Isaiah E.

    One of the few places in Deep Ellum to drink like a grown up. My vote...Ford's gin rocks with Little Walter on the hi-fi. Plus, Gabe's the best bartender in Texas.

    Isaiah Evans · April 11, 2013
  • Matt C.

    OF is the bomb

    Matt Cantu · April 6, 2013
  • Eater

    Barman and owner Gabe Sanchez will always remember your drink, just tell him what you like and he'll mix you a tasty drink, from a jasmine tea-infused vodka cocktail to a pumpkin pie-esque rum drink.

    Eater · March 28, 2013
  • Jacob W.

    Have a vanilla pecan bourbon to get going.

    Jacob Wilson · January 27, 2013
  • Dallas Observer

    Dallas Observer dubbed Black Swan Saloon "Best Place to Get a Crash Course in Tincutures" in 2012 for Best Best of Dallas

    Dallas Observer · January 14, 2013
  • Dallas Observer

    Looking for a kick-you-in-the-face delicious concoction? This is your place!

    Dallas Observer · January 11, 2013
  • Andrea G.

    Thank god that you're at the best bar in Dallas.

    Andrea Grimes · November 24, 2012
  • Isaiah E.

    Jameson with a ginger beer back...straighten up and fly right.

    Isaiah Evans · November 19, 2012
  • Drew M.

    Try all the infused liquor on their own, then get creative and mix & match to make your own flavors. The possibilities are endless with the alchemists they have behind the bar.

    Drew Morales · November 4, 2012
  • Marion C.

    This place is amazing. The blueberry & strawberry infused vodkas along with the vanilla pecan bourbon were to die for. I will be going back, often.

    Marion Cipher · October 21, 2012
  • Zach A.

    Bourbon pecan vanilla was greatness

    Zach Anderson · September 5, 2012

    Talk to Gabe the bartender and ask for a recommendation. He's quirky, but cool. · September 4, 2012
  • Mack W.

    Order all of your drinks from Jake. Do it.

    Mack Ward · July 14, 2012
  • G F.

    Don't try and have fun, the bartender will hassle you! :)

    G F · April 7, 2012
  • Tony E.

    Gabe is the best! Make sure to try the flavored vodkas!!

    Tony Edwards · March 24, 2012
  • Paula R.

    You are not seeing double, Gabe's brother is his double...

    Paula Ramirez · February 26, 2012
  • Mallory G.

    Get the spicy pineapple drink

    Mallory Green · January 28, 2012
  • Brotha K.

    Got a free beer for being a newbie and checking in

    Brotha K. · November 26, 2011
  • CBS Local

    Your best bet is to pick from the infusions of the day and ask Gabe for a concoction based on that. - CBS DFW Read more

    CBS Local · November 1, 2011
  • Paula R.

    Buy DUG a drink! Look for QR code on bar.

    Paula Ramirez · October 21, 2011
  • Bo W.

    Do not ask for your drink to be spicier

    Bo Wall · September 17, 2011
  • smarlss

    They put cucumber slices in their water!!

    smarlss · August 27, 2011
  • smarlss

    Watermelon-infused vodka. So refreshing.

    smarlss · August 20, 2011
  • Mack W.

    Ask for Jake, he's the best bartender in existence.

    Mack Ward · August 14, 2011
  • Shaun

    Awesome atmosphere.

    Shaun · August 3, 2011
  • Chris G.

    Best bar in Deep Ellum. Hands down. Tell Gabe to give you a bartender's choice. You won't be disappointed.

    Chris Grams · July 29, 2011

    Ask beard to show u his batman utility belt

    SHAGGY · June 1, 2011
  • Alyssa A.

    Gabe is the man - infused vodkas and amazing cocktails. He can make anything!

    Alyssa Alsheimer · April 24, 2011
  • Jenn D.

    Gabe makes great hot toddies And gin with lots of cucumber

    Jenn Du · February 25, 2011
  • Troy W.

    Everything here is awesome. If at first you don't succeed, try again just to make sure.

    Troy Wylder · February 10, 2011
  • Michele T.

    Berry Bombs are orgasmic!!

    Michele Tenbush · November 21, 2010
  • Chris A.

    You can't go wrong here. Best bar in town.

    Chris Apaliski · October 9, 2010

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