EEveryone loves a good speakeasy. With so many hotels, restaurants and bars opening in Dallas, there has been an influx of elusive new places to discover (in addition to our city’s longstanding affinity for hidden cocktail havens) . From an old-school getaway in Grapevine to several secluded spots around town, these are the best new speakeasies to seek out across Dallas.
215 E. Dallas Rd, Grapevine
Head to Hotel Vin de Grapevine to find an old-fashioned speakeasy, complete with Prohibition-era libations and moody vibes. The cocktail list changes seasonally, but current menu highlights include the Gold Fashioned, Carpe Diem (with gin and topped with lit rosemary), and the Magnum Margarita. The fun starts with a phone booth entrance where you have to pick up the phone to be let in for your reservation. There’s an intimate 18-seat setup with comfy sofas, artwork, and chandeliers. Private events can also be booked in the space. The speakeasy is open from Friday to Saturday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
5630 Glen Village Drive
The Village Dallas’ new restaurant, La Mina, is designed to feel like a hideaway, but there’s an even more understated spot in this hidden gem. You’ll find the bar focused on mezcal and tequila as you walk past the bathrooms to a room that looks like a kitchen storage area. Simply ask your server for the code and enter it near the fridge door.
2805 Main Street
Opened in the former Beauty Bar space in Deep Ellum, the new Japanese cocktail bar Neon Kitten recently launched a speakeasy. Called Blackbird Society, the back bar (located behind a library door) offers specialty cocktails made with Japanese spirits. You must have a reservation to enter. It is only open from Wednesday to Saturday evening.
200 N. Bishop Avenue, Suite 113
Interior of the new Casablanca cocktail bar at Bishop Arts, casanova is an intimate “singeasy” karaoke bar. 70s inspired private rooms are available to book for a fun night out with friends. Reservations can be made online to book a small room for $45 per hour or a large room for $60 per hour. Bottled craft cocktail service is also available, as well as food.
1914 Greenville Avenue
Located just above Leela’s Wine Bar in Lower Greenville, this “hidden” bar was recently updated with a new look and name. Formerly ABV Establishment, the space has been revamped with red neon lighting and a new cocktail experience. You’ll find classic drinks, as well as the Diablo (tequila, ginger kombucha, lemon, and lime) and Crystal Rickey with coconut-washed white rum. If you’re a party of four or more, you can try one of the large format cocktails like the Smoked Cherry Old Fashioned. The spot is open from Wednesday to Saturday evening.