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Dallas’s Top-5 After-Work Getaways

If there is one thing Dallas will never lack, it would be fabulous eateries where ‘unwinding’ is taken very seriously – especially after a long work-day.  The daily grind can be stressful which is why relaxing with co-workers or significant others to enjoy a favorite meal or cocktail is important – it’s not only enjoyable, it’s mentally therapeutic.


The ride-sharing company, Lyft, is very familiar with hot-spots that dot Uptown and downtown areas of Dallas.  The most popular after-work getaways were, partially, determined by where most Dallas Lyft riders, continually, request to go.

Five of the Most-Popular Places

Though the list of the most-popular after-work restaurants in Dallas could be a very long one, here are five that, consistently, embrace an overflow of patrons. 

1. Moxie's Grill & Bar - 100 Crescent Ct, Ste 140

Moxie’s Grill & Bar offers three-course dinners with food and drink menus that patrons can have delivered to their front door.  Whether you begin with Sushi Cones, Calamari, Korean Cauliflower, or Asian-Glazed Salmon and end with a succulent steak with salad, seasoned vegetables, and a twice-baked potato, you can be assured your taste buds will savor the ultimate flavor sensations!

 Don’t forget to leave room for desserts that are crafted from in-house bakers.  Every sweet taste sensation can be enjoyed from Key Lime Pie to White Chocolate brownies to Sticky Toffee Pudding, and more – enjoy!   


2. Hopdoddy Burger Bar - 3227 McKinney Ave

Hopdoddy Burger Bar is a kid-friendly eatery, with optional outdoor seating.  It offers free Wi-Fi for those who might have some after-hour deadlines to meet.  Burgers are a specialty, here, and if you are a fan of this type of succulent sandwich, you’ll find yourself immersed in a smorgasbord of delicious choices.  The ‘Buffalo Bill’ is crafted from bison meat; the ‘El Diablo’ boasts of Angus beef; the ‘Thunderbird’ is crafted from fresh-ground chicken and, then, there is the ‘Impossible Cheesesteak’ which offers a taste surprise – entirely from plants!  There is one menu selection, in particular, that receives rave reviews – the Ahi Tuna, made from Sushi-grade tuna topped with honey wasabi, pickled ginger, and other mouth-watering delectables.

 Tantalizing drinks adorn the menu as well as salads, sides, and shakes.  How about an ‘Oreo Cookies N’ Cream’ shake or a ‘Strawberry Shortbread’? – and that is only the beginning when it comes to sweet treats to top it, all, off! 


3. The Standard Pour - 2900 McKinney Ave

If you like the idea of making reservations on-line, The Standard Pour makes it as easy and 1-2-3.  Tap the date/time/number of guests on their website calendar, and you are good to go!  This neighborhood craft-cocktail and dining destination is a true cuisine experience where Asian dishes are designed to pair with select cocktails, beer, and boutique wines.  Whether you and your friends are in the mood for Happy Hour, brunch, or dinner, the food and drink menus will blow you away.  From Moscow Mules to Cognac to Martinis to Champagnes and beers, the selections are breath-taking and the flavors are exquisite!

 But let’s not overlook the equally-impressive food selections.  Appetizers run rampant from spinach artichoke dip to fried pickles to deviled eggs.  Then, there are salads, burgers, and house specialties – how does Korean BBQ Salmon sound?  Or, how about grilled Mahi-Mahi or prime filet?  You’ll experience what it feels like to intensely whet your appetite at The Standard Pour!      


4. Doc B's Restaurant + Bar - 2021 McKinney Ave

At Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar, free Wi-Fi, delivery, outdoor seating, and other amenities come standard!  Various accolades from patrons that have described Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar include: “PHENOMENAL!” – I was very impressed!” – “Some of the best food in Dallas!”.


Whether red wines, white wines or those that bubble, Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar offers a dizzying array of sophisticated drink choices from around the country and around the world!  Ice-cold beers and luscious cocktails adorn the drink menu, as well.  Whether you choose a Cherry Whiskey Sour or a Revolver Blood & Honey beer, you will come back for more because your taste buds will not let you forget!


Starters, sides, entree salads, burgers, sandwiches, Asian sensations, fresh fish or steaks – could it get any better?  And, of course, desserts cannot be overlooked!  You might select Cinnamon-Toast-Crunch Cheesecake, Double-Decker Chocolate Cake, or Key Lime Pie – either way, the eye-candy and the unrivaled flavors will beckon you.  One more thing:  if you want food catered, Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar is at your service!     

5. Rodeo Goat - 1926 Market Center Blvd

Have you, ever, said:  “I wish eateries welcomed pets!”  At Rodeo Goat, you can bring your four-legged buddy to take part in the fun!  The patio at Rodeo Goat is expansive and shaded where your waiter will, automatically, know to bring your pup a bowl of water while you enjoy a drink with, perhaps, a bit ‘more flavor’.  

An impressive selection of house-ground meats make up a plethora of different varieties of burgers:  ground beef/chicken/turkey, vegan patties, and even ground salmon make the menu presentation unique.  But it’s when you top the burgers with avocado spread, caramelized onions, candied bacon, homemade chili, or herb goat cheese and other choices, that you enjoy taste sensations that will bring you back for more!

Rodeo Goat has three locations, and the owners are very proud of the recognition it’s Fort Worth locale received from Fort Worth Magazine‘s ‘Best of Fort Worth‘ which awarded the restaurant’s Bad Hombre Burger and Moontang Cocktail among the DFW area’s most tasty!

Whenever you might be in the mood to unwind, you will always have an eclectic selection of eateries at your fingertips.  Dallas’s diverse restaurants continue to serve up some of the nation’s best lip-smacking, finger-licking, mouth-watering dishes and tantalizing drinks.  Dallas’s after-work getaways create culinary masterpieces!


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