Perfectly healthy people from coast to coast are already calling in sick for Thrillist’s Best Day of Your Life, the nation’s greatest new national holiday, and we want YOU to join their ranks. Spend all day Friday, June 21st hitting up the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and more that your city has to offer — as chosen by local Thrillist readers and editors.
Be on the lookout for Thrillist editors, who will be giving away complimentary high fives (and maybe some extra goodies too), and use Foursquare to check in at our #BDOYL locations for the chance to score freebies, discounts, and more!
Coffee Stop: Ascension or Oak Lawn Coffee
1621 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207
Oak Lawn Coffee
2720 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
Because you can’t have the Best Day of Your Life if you’re still recovering from the Best Yesterday of Your Life. Head to Ascension at Hi Line and Oak Lawn to sample the awesomeness of a $20k coffeemaker. Too full? Backtrack to Oak Lawn Coffee, of course.
Lunch: East Hampton Sandwich Company or Hopdoddy Burger Bar
East Hampton Sandwich Company
6912 Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX 75205
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
6030 Luther Ln #100
Dallas, TX 75225
Take NW Hwy to East Hampton Sandwich Company for the fried chicken & jack w/ jalapeno cream sauce. Allergic to chicken? Do some Hopdoddy Burger Bar.
Happy Hour: Bar Belmont or The Foundry
901 Fort Worth Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
2303 Pittman St
Dallas, TX 75208
Come for the awesome happy hour, stay… for the awesome happy hour. Get back in your cab and to Bar Belmont. Pity everyone getting off actual work. Oh, and if there’s not enough people to pity, stop by the Foundry.
Party Time: Katy Trail Ice House
3136B Routh St
Dallas, TX 75201
Send off the #BDOYL at one of Dallas’ top outdoor bars with a cold one. Dusk means outdoor bar, which means The Katy Trail Ice House, the only jogging-/biking-/running trail-adjacent beergarden we’ve got.
Head over to Thrillist to view the full itineraries.