They say everything is bigger in Texas. If you ask many DFW locals, things are also better in Texas, especially the beers. The DFW area has a large variety of breweries in the area. These restaurants make it a point to feature the great beers being brewed locally in DFW and even pair those beers with fresh, local ingredients in their dishes. Breweries like Franconia in Mckinney and Rahr & Sons in Fort Worth are all featured at these bars on their rotating taps.
Jack Mac’s Swill and Grill
19009 Preston Road, Suite 209
Dallas, TX 75252
(972) 267-2782
www.jackmacsswillandgrill.comThe owners of Jack Mac’s, Jack and Amy, love Texas and make that clear by serving the best local food and local brews in the area. The food served is made fresh in house. Jack Mac’s grinds and roasts its own meats, make its own chorizo and sausage and even pickles its own pickles in the restaurant. The owners believe that Texas beers and Hill Country wines are some of the best out there so that’s what they serve. They take local to a new level by serving almost exclusively local beer, wine and spirits. If you’re looking for a place to grab a local beer while also eating some great food, this is your best bet.

LUCK – Local Urban Craft Kitchen
3011 Gulden Lane, Suite #112
Dallas, TX 75212
(469) 250-0679
www.luckdallas.comLUCK is a very comfortable environment to sit with friends and enjoy a local beer. It sources its food locally whenever possible and serves comfort food with a Texas twist. LUCK is a craft beer-inspired kitchen which means that its mission is to promote the craft beer industry by making dishes that pair well with the craft beers offered. The beer menu emphasizes local beers from all around north Texas.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
6030 Luther Lane, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 363-2337
www.hopdoddy.comThe goal at Hopdoddy is to create the perfect union between burgers and beer. Hopdoddy brings fresh, all-natural ingredients to the menu. The restaurant grinds hormone/antibiotic-free beef daily, bakes its own buns and cuts its own fries. The beers that are on tap are craft drafts from local, small-batch, artisanal breweries. The selection varies by season and rotates often so you can always try something new, local and delicious here.

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Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House
1154 Peavy Road
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 324-3335
www.goodfrienddallas.comWhat goes better with a unique craft brew than a fresh, juicy burger? The menu was created by chefs that have worked in some of the best restaurants in Dallas. The blend of grass-fed beef helps to make each of the 10 burgers served here a delicious treat that can stand on its own. Of course, if you’d like to wash it down with some good beer, this is a great place to do so. It has 16 taps and over 60 bottled beers. The rotating drafts often feature unique and rare, local brews. Goodfriend features live music throughout the year and also has a heated patio that would be a great place to enjoy a beer on a cooler winter evening.

The Rustic
3656 Howell St.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 730-0596
www.therustic.comThe menu at The Rustic features seafood from the Gulf, steak from local ranchers and dairy and produce from local farms. Each creation on the menu is made from scratch in the kitchen. The commitment to local here doesn’t stop in the kitchen. Of the 40 beers on tap, 30 of them are Texas craft beers as well as a collection of local spirits and wines. The large patio area is one of the new hot spots in the area with picnic tables. It makes a great place to enjoy a local beer and enjoy some live music.

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