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Black Swan Saloon

Black Swan Saloon

Dive Bar and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Deep Ellum, Dallas
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9.4/10
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  • Isaiah E.
    "Jameson with a ginger beer back...straighten up and fly right."(4 Tips)
    Andrea G.
    "Thank god that you're at the best bar 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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  • Christine H.
    Christine HaMarch 13
    If you're in the mood for creative cocktails 🍸
  • Julie L.
    Julie LanauxJanuary 22
    I almost hate to rate this because it's a hidden gem and I'd like to keep it to myself ;)
  • Kimberly B.
    Kimberly BonillaNovember 25, 2015
    Best cocktails in Dallas, hands down.
  • Maya J.
    Maya Jimenez 😬June 19, 2015
    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.
    Erik RowleyJune 17, 2015
    How often do you see watermelon, get the watermelon with mint...it doesn't officially have a name but the bartender will know and it's a stiff drink that hits the spot.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyJune 17, 2015
    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.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KyleJune 1, 2015
    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."
  • Britni L.
    Britni LambMay 25, 2015
    Ask Jake for the Plan B! 😊
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KlempJanuary 3, 2015
    The infused whiskeys are delicious!
  • Hector S.
    Hector SandovalDecember 21, 2014
    Highly knowledgeable staff, and great liquor/beer selection.
  • Vince B.
    Vince BarnhillDecember 20, 2014
    Everything but ask for the drink "2Sip Vince" gets!
  • Scott T.
    Scott ThomasAugust 21, 2014
    Pecan flavored 4 Roses. Get it.
  • Christopher K.
    Christopher KopenecAugust 20, 2014
    Modest selection of local beers. No sign outside. Just find the address.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KlingJanuary 4, 2014
    I totally want to make out with their pecan vanilla bean bourbon old-fashioned.
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverSeptember 17, 2013
    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.
  • Lauren J.
    Lauren JacobsenAugust 14, 2013
    Get here early if you want to sit. Try the house infusions! Delicious!
  • Penelope E.
    Penelope EatsAugust 6, 2013
    These guys live to make customers happy. Ask for it and you will get it! Any drink you want!!! Love this place!
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverJune 21, 2013
    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 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.
    Isaiah EvansApril 11, 2013
    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.
  • Eater
    EaterMarch 28, 2013
    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.
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverJanuary 14, 2013
    Dallas Observer dubbed Black Swan Saloon "Best Place to Get a Crash Course in Tincutures" in 2012 for Best Best of Dallas
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverJanuary 11, 2013
    Looking for a kick-you-in-the-face delicious concoction? This is your place!
  • Drew M.
    Drew MoralesNovember 4, 2012
    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.
  • Marion C.
    Marion CipherOctober 21, 2012
    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.
  • Zach A.
    Zach AndersonSeptember 5, 2012
    Bourbon pecan vanilla was greatness
  • ILiveInDallas.com
    ILiveInDallas.comSeptember 4, 2012
    Talk to Gabe the bartender and ask for a recommendation. He's quirky, but cool.
  • Mack W.
    Mack WardJuly 14, 2012
    Order all of your drinks from Jake. Do it.
  • G F.
    G FApril 7, 2012
    Don't try and have fun, the bartender will hassle you! :)
  • Tony E.
    Tony EdwardsMarch 24, 2012
    Gabe is the best! Make sure to try the flavored vodkas!!
  • Mallory G.
    Mallory GreenJanuary 28, 2012
    Get the spicy pineapple drink
  • Brotha K.
    Brotha K.November 26, 2011
    Got a free beer for being a newbie and checking in
  • CBS Local
    CBS LocalNovember 1, 2011
    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
  • Paula R.
    Paula RamirezOctober 21, 2011
    Buy DUG a drink! Look for QR code on bar.
  • Bo W.
    Bo WallSeptember 17, 2011
    Do not ask for your drink to be spicier
  • smarlss
    smarlssAugust 27, 2011
    They put cucumber slices in their water!!
  • smarlss
    smarlssAugust 20, 2011
    Watermelon-infused vodka. So refreshing.
  • Mack W.
    Mack WardAugust 14, 2011
    Ask for Jake, he's the best bartender in existence.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GramsJuly 29, 2011
    Best bar in Deep Ellum. Hands down. Tell Gabe to give you a bartender's choice. You won't be disappointed.
  • Alyssa A.
    Alyssa AlsheimerApril 24, 2011
    Gabe is the man - infused vodkas and amazing cocktails. He can make anything!
  • Jenn D.
    Jenn DuFebruary 25, 2011
    Gabe makes great hot toddies And gin with lots of cucumber
  • Troy W.
    Troy WylderFebruary 10, 2011
    Everything here is awesome. If at first you don't succeed, try again just to make sure.
  • Chris A.
    Chris ApaliskiOctober 9, 2010
    You can't go wrong here. Best bar in town.
  • Kristie A.
    Kristie AOctober 3, 2010
    Try a shot of Jameson with a pickle juice back. Yum.
  • Gretchen H.
    Gretchen HSeptember 4, 2010
    Order a Jameson shot with pickle juice back! SERIOUSLY!!!!
  • Troy W.
    Troy WylderSeptember 4, 2010
    Jameson with a pickle juice back will rock your face off!!
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LishinAugust 8, 2010
    Try the strawberry vodka. It's like an orgasm in your mouth, without the cleanup.
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer AdamsJuly 25, 2010
    Open your legs for a good swan dive!!!
  • Gretchen H.
    Gretchen HJuly 15, 2010
    Have Gabe make you something infused with cucumber. YUMMY!
  • Paula R.
    Paula RamirezMay 21, 2010
    Must try strawberry infused drink...ask for gabe
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