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The Nodding Donkey

Sports Bar and Bar · Uptown
2900 Thomas Ave (at Allen St), Dallas, TX 75204, United States
Hours:
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Thu–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.0/10

Based on 133 votes

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    ILiveInDallas.com
    "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."(3 Tips)
    Nam L.
    "grilled cheese with brisket"(3 Tips)
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  • donkey punch
  • cool open air
  • brisket
  • trivia
  • happy hour
  • grilled cheese sandwiches
  • tacos
  • outdoor seating
  • Baja salad
  • TVs
  • good for a late night
  • beer
  • sports bars
  • desserts
  • good for a quick meal
  • eggs
  • staff
  • brunch food
  • football
  • guacamole
  • Patrick M.

    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.

    Patrick McDonagh · 1 week ago
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  • Alison P.

    Great spot to watch a game. Try the jalapeño appetizer things- delish!

    Alison Pruett · June 16, 2015
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  • Adam J.

    Grilled cheeses!

    Adam Johnson · May 25, 2015
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  • Brian P.

    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.

    Brian P · April 27, 2015
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  • Tim L.

    MANmosas are so good!

    Tim Lam · September 7, 2014
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  • Kaila

    Cheap drinks!

    Kaila · June 8, 2014
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  • Paras K.

    No vegetarian options here! Be prepared for a liquid diet :)

    Paras Khara · November 24, 2013
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  • Ryan S.

    Awesome bar with great service. Not as pretentious as most of Uptown. Summer beer is delicious and refreshing.

    Ryan Stephens · August 25, 2013
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  • Nam L.

    These tipsters aren't lying, the grilled cheese with brisket was awesome!

    Nam Luu · July 31, 2013
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  • Micah L.

    $4.95 lunch specials M-F

    Micah Lauderdale · June 2, 2013
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  • Kevin C.

    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

    Kevin C · March 31, 2013
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  • Andrew

    It's a good sports bar. Don't let anyone fool you that the food is good also.

    Andrew · January 30, 2013
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  • Gabe R.

    Get the tacos! Great patio sports bar to watch football games on Sunday

    Gabe Robinson · December 16, 2012
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  • blaine d.

    #28, silver bowl spicy style

    blaine d. · December 16, 2012
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  • Seth W.

    Try the egg and brisket tacos.

    Seth Winterer · October 6, 2012
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  • Ricky P.

    You must order a Donkey Punch. It's fruity and delicious! House drink that "only hurts for a minute". Oh, and it includes moonshine!

    Ricky Potts · October 3, 2012
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  • DFW SEC Fans

    Kentucky Wildcats' watch party location!

    DFW SEC Fans · September 5, 2012
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  • Christy L.

    Try the Texas Baja Salad! I loved it.

    Christy Leggitt · August 7, 2012
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  • Matt S.

    Can't go wrong with the brisket grilled cheese.

    Matt Schmertz · July 21, 2012
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  • ILiveInDallas.com

    Get donkey punched on the Donkey Punch drink.

    ILiveInDallas.com · May 6, 2012
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  • Alex F.

    Alex Frecon is a dick.

    Alex Frecon · April 28, 2012
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  • Elizabeth H.

    Great bar with excellent atmosphere and service!

    Elizabeth Huff · April 13, 2012
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  • Liz G.

    Great sports bar! My personal fav...food 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.

    Liz Galan · March 15, 2012
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  • Chad A.

    Donkey punch. Do it.

    Chad A · January 29, 2012
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  • Chris L.

    Come for the beer and sports, stay for the magic tricks!

    Chris Lee · January 22, 2012
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  • Kati S.

    Finally learned what a nodding donkey is. Oops.

    Kati Schmoyer · December 11, 2011
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  • Kati S.

    The bartenders Eddie and Leigh Ann are great and will take care of you!

    Kati Schmoyer · November 27, 2011
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  • Teresa D.

    The Smokey Guacamole is amazing. The Pulled Pork sandwich is really good too!!

    Teresa Dean · July 4, 2011
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  • Rob C.

    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.

    Rob Cassidy · June 22, 2011
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  • Bass

    Ginger bitches all night

    Bass · June 22, 2011
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  • Tulip

    Ask for the bartender Jeremiah. He will take care of you. Tell him Tulip sent you.

    Tulip · June 5, 2011
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  • notmadeintaiwan

    Count how many guys made deals that day at the office.

    notmadeintaiwan · February 28, 2011
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  • corinna l.

    Great local bar. I just moved here and it felt like home.

    corinna leon · February 11, 2011
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  • Ashley M.

    Drink Miller Lite!!

    Ashley McCrary · February 2, 2011
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  • Summer B.

    Try the deep PB&J....heaven!!!!! Make sure you get it for dessert because it's sweet!!

    Summer Barnett · December 21, 2010
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  • N8 S.

    Cool open air environment, good service at the bar, dive feel with all the up-town frill the "snooties" love, too.

    N8 S · November 11, 2010
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  • Rich

    the single use bathrooms are nice.

    Rich · November 7, 2010
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  • Susan S.

    Great new sports bar!

    Susan Simpson · November 2, 2010
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  • derek l.

    Try a donkey punch

    derek lindberg · October 31, 2010
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  • Thrillist

    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

    Thrillist · October 15, 2010
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