Quantity doesn’t always mean quality, especially when it comes to the world of beer and liquor. In fact, many of the best brews and liquors can be found right here in Texas and the Dallas area. These bars know that kind of quality when they taste it which is why these bars are serving up the local favorites from breweries right in Dallas, Fort Worth and McKinney.
The Ginger Man
2718 Boll St.
Dallas, TX 75204
The Ginger Man is a collection of American-style pubs that originated in an old house in Houston, TX. The original pub is said to be one of the first multi-tap specialty bars in America. In keeping with that tradition, The Ginger Man in Dallas still serves a very large collection of specialty beers on tap. Some of the best beers it serves are local craft brews. Every month, The Ginger Man serves new and different beers, many of which are from right here in the DFW area including beers from breweries like Deep Ellum Brewing Co.
6030 Luther Lane, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75225
Hopdoddy’s mission is to bring together some of the best and freshest ingredients to create delicious burgers while serving up some great local craft brews from the area. In fact, if you’re looking for anything but craft brews, you will be out of luck here. All of the beers on tap are from local, small-batch artisanal breweries. Franconia, Deep Ellum, Lakewood Brewing and Rahr & Sons all have beers on tap here.
The Fillmore Pub
1004 E. 15th St.
Plano, TX 75074
The Fillmore Pub is a great little pub in the heart of downtown Plano. It has a classic pub feel with dark wood and pub-style dishes to go along with your craft brew of choice. Because it is located in Plano, it only makes sense that it would serve beer on draught from the popular McKinney brewery, Franconia. It also serves seasonal rotator draughts that often include other local brews.
The Meddlesome Moth
1621 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207
Located in Dallas’ Trinity Design District, The Meddlesome Moth is known not only for its great food but also for its great beer selection. It’s obvious that this bar belongs in the Design District with the beautiful stained glass windows and dark leather chairs. The full bar offers one of the best beer selection in Dallas with 40 draught beers, two live ales and more than 85 bottles in the selection. If you are constantly seeing commercials for a certain beer, it probably isn’t served at this bar. If it’s local you’re looking for, you might want to try the Texas flight with five beers from the best of the local breweries.
Jack Mac’s Swill & Grill
19009 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75252
If local is what you are after, Jack Mac’s might be the best place in DFW for all of your beer, wine and liquor needs. Not only is it serving up beers from Texas breweries, all 14 of the beers on tap are from Texas. The wines it pairs with its foods all come from Texas. Even its top-shelf liquor comes from Texas. You may not find this type of selection anywhere else. Not only is the alcohol local, but much of the food is also made in-house, like the sausage and chorizo. Even the pickles are made in the restaurant.
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Kelsi Gerwell is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas-Fort Worth. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.