Where to drink
Where to drink in Dallas right now: 5 bombshell cocktails for February
This February edition of Where to Drink, our monthly roundup of fun cocktails and drinks to try, is anything but run-of-the-mill. It's a quintet of unexpected sips you'll find in unexpected locations, none of which are traditional bars. Some of these drinks have alcohol, but some do not.
Here is our out-of-the-ordinary Where to Drink for February:
Beyond Booze Beverage Co.
Pop-up vendor specializes in drinks that are alcohol-free (AF). It's a collaboration from Reid Robinson and Julie Wade Robinson, who previously owned two bars in Richardson; and Andrea Benningfield and Jennifer Benningfield, general manager at Brewed, the coffee shop at Novel Bishop Arts. Their drink lineup includes two dozen AF spirits and botanical elixirs including Athletic Brewing Co. AF beer, Seedlip Spirits, and Dallas' own Community NADA IPA. They're doing pop-ups and social events, and that includes this one on February 11 at The Melting Pot Market, at Brewed in Bishop Arts from 2-7 pm.
Casual dining seafood restaurant with locations in Allen & Southlake has revived its Sunday brunch with frittatas, French toast sticks, and more. But to the point of this roundup, they've added cocktails served in Shareable Pitchers so you can fill your glass to your heart's content with Blackberry Red Sangria, Sparkling Mango White Sangria, or Parker’s Margarita, finished with OJ & Grand Marnier. These join classic brunch cocktails such as Bloody Mary’s, espresso martinis, and mimosas.
Leela's Wine Bar
Highly instagrammable wine bar with locations on Dallas' Greenville Avenue and Trophy Club has transformed into a Galentines Pop-Up, with cocktails, heart-shaped pizzas, florals, and floor-to-ceiling pink. They're serving heart-shaped pizzas, a dessert board, and special cocktails such as Buy Myself Flowers, containing strawberry-hibiscus gin, elderfloewr, guava, lime, rhubarb bitters, and aquafaba vegan meringue. The Trophy Club location accepts reservations, but Dallas is first-come first-serve, with a waitlist at the door. Through February 26.
Sweet Tooth Hotel
Immersive art venue is hosting the first official Girl Scout cookie cocktail bar at its downtown Dallas installation at 1511 Elm St. An interactive photo installation with cookie box creations and photo props greets you in the lobby, and troops are there selling cookies on weekends. They worked closely Girl Scouts of North East Texas to ensure that the cocktails — devised by Sweet Tooth bar manager Steven Yeager — would be true to the cookies including Trefoils shortbread, Thin Mints, TagAlongs, Lemon-Ups, and Samoas. It'll be there through March 3.
Tre Stelle Coffee Co.
Coffee shop from father-and-son Yordan and Jonathan Ghebreamlak opened in mid-2022 in a North Dallas shopping center, where it serves cappuccinos and lattes, plus seasonal specials such as peppermint mocha. But the talker is their "Cold-Fashioned," a sophisticated non-alcoholic cold brew coffee made from beans aged in bourbon barrels, then poured over two cold brew ice cubes. The original comes with an orange peel twist. They also have spinoffs such as the Maple Sugar Cold Fashioned, with maple syrup and a cinnamon stick. (They also have a few sandwiches, pastries, and croissants.)