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Rodeo Bar

In 1981, downtown’s august Adolphus Hotel, which opened in 1912, made one concession to being located in the Lone Star State: its corner tavern, the Walt Garrison Rodeo Bar and Grill (named for the real-life cowboy and Dallas Cowboys fullback). The restaurant closed for renovation a few years ago (along with much of the hotel) and reopened in January, with the same over-the-top Texas atmosphere but updates for everything else. Order at the bar, then settle into one of the big, curved banquettes and enjoy spectacular views of the lit-up AT&T Discovery District. The weekday happy hour is one of the best deals in town, offering for $6 items such as the basic but tasty Rodeo Burger, with a thin patty, pickles, and “RB Saucy Sauce”; skinny fries with a modest topping of chili and cheese; and irresistible green chile queso and chips. The Carne Asada Steak turns out to be brisket from 44 Farms, tender and just fatty enough. Room for dessert? Don’t miss the layered banana pudding.

City: Dallas

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$

Rating: ★★

Address: 1321 Commerce, Dallas, TX, 75202

Hours: L & D 7 days.

Phone: 214-651-3559

Website: adolphus.com/rodeo-bar

Last updated: June 18, 2022