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Old 11-25-2009, 08:37 AM
 
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I'll be on a scouting mission soon for my relo to Dallas and was wondering where the best Irish, British, and German Pubs are. I'll be focusing on the areas around the Tollway mostly in a 10 mile or less radius from the LBJ and the Tollway. (Addison, University / Highland Park, Richardson, Far North, Plano).

By the way, what's the area between the LBJ and the University / Highland Park areas refered to?

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Old 11-25-2009, 08:50 AM
 
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I'll be on a scouting mission soon for my relo to Dallas and was wondering where the best Irish, British, and German Pubs are. I'll be focusing on the areas around the Tollway mostly in a 10 mile or less radius from the LBJ and the Tollway. (Addison, University / Highland Park, Richardson, Far North, Plano).
For the area you're going to be in, check out The Londoner (at Midway just south of Beltline) The Londoner Pub - Addison, Texas for a British pub. If you are looking for German, you can drive up to Plano to the Bavarian Grill Bavarian Grill - Plano, Texas. If you just want a place with a great beer selection, check out The Flying Saucer at Beltline/Montfort - The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium - www.beerknurd.com.

There are also several good choices inside the Loop. My favorite is The Old Monk - a Belgian pub on Henderson just east of 75 -The Old Monk :: Irish Pub in Dallas, Texas :: Home.

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By the way, what's the area between the LBJ and the University / Highland Park areas refered to?

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Generically, North Dallas.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:02 AM
 
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Or the Dubliner.
The Dubliner :: Irish Pub in Dallas, Texas :: Home

For German, there's Henk's.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:21 AM
 
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Generic is right - most of the fun places which are not some sort of 'corporate vision' are going to be in Dallas - I like Old Monk and Dubliner (the guy also owns Capitol Pub). There's also http://www.kubys.com/ for German but not really a pub, more of a restaurant (I've been eating there for 35 years). In addition to those places you might try The Ginger Man, Dallas and instead of German, Irish or British think Tex-Mex Beer Garden Ozona Grill & Bar If you go with more Texas, Tex-Mex and Dive Bar attitude you'll probably like more places. A great place is Lee Harvey's - 214-428-1555 but it's far from generic North Dallas.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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Trinity Hall is a lot of fun, and they show rugby and soccer games on TV. Trinity Hall Irish Pub and Restaurant, Dallas, Texas - Failte & Welcome to our Pub
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:04 PM
 
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Generic is right - most of the fun places which are not some sort of 'corporate vision' are going to be in Dallas - I like Old Monk and Dubliner (the guy also owns Capitol Pub). There's also Kuby's Sausage House for German but not really a pub, more of a restaurant (I've been eating there for 35 years). In addition to those places you might try The Ginger Man, Dallas and instead of German, Irish or British think Tex-Mex Beer Garden Ozona Grill & Bar If you go with more Texas, Tex-Mex and Dive Bar attitude you'll probably like more places. A great place is Lee Harvey's - 214-428-1555 but it's far from generic North Dallas.
All excellent choices. If dive bars appeal, then I must point out the Grapevine Bar which is probably one of the coolest dive bars in the nation (and I've done lots of research!): Welcome to Grapevine Bar - 3902 Maple Rd. Dallas, TX 75219 - (214) 522-8466. Here's a review from another website: GreatJoints - A Guide to Great Bars and Restaurants. It's near the southern end of the tollway on Maple Ave. near Oak Lawn Blvd. That's about 10 miles south of the Galleria.
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:09 PM
 
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I'm from Tarrant County and I was really impressed with Old Monk. The atmosphere and food were really top notch.

I've been to the Londoner in Addison a and thought it was sort of dirty and depressing.

Also for the younger crowd the Idle Rich on Mockingbird has great food and beer ( run by the same people who own the Old Monk)
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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The Grapevine is a cool place - I've only been there once (except years ago when it was Herrera's --yum)..lots of different and interesting people. I was there late at night and we took a Pennsylvania person who now resides in CA. She loved it...
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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Idle Rich is on McKinney, not Mockingbird. There is also a Londoner bar on Thomas, right next to TABC.

The area between LBJ, Northwest Hwy, Hillcrest, and the Tollroad is generally called Preston Hollow. The old estate section of Preston Hollow extends west to Midway/Inwood, south of Royal. Zips 75230, 75229, and the parts of 75225 that are not in University Park.
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:05 PM
 
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So Addison still allows smoking in restaurants? Does anywhere else in Dallas? It's been years and years since I've been to place anywhere in the country that allowed smoking. I thought Phoenix was one of the last, but that was 5 years ago.

Sorry, the topic of bars brought this up.
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