1. CAFE HERRERA
MICHELADA BRUNCH | Okay, okay, so this isn’t a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa, but if you’re anything like me, tequila is your first, second, and third choice when it comes to ordering cocktails at a bar. I mean what says, “I’m ready for a good time” like tequila in the morning? Cafe Herrera (one of Dallas‘ Restaurants on Lamar) has an extensive michelada bar where you can spice up your tequila with as many latin flavors as you’d like!
Pro Tip: Get that michelada with a side of Corona to add a little fizz (and a bit more booze) to that hearty cocktail. You deserve it.
BLOODY MARY BAR | If you’re looking for a Bloody Mary at 4 o’clock on a Saturday, (hey, I’m not judging—hangovers are the worst!) Rooster’s is the place to go! Their bloody mary bar is set from open to close on Saturdays and Sundays. On top of that, they have some awesome bar food that won’t break the bank.
Cheap bar food AND I can make my own Bloody Mary? “Alexa, how much is an Uber to Denton?”
BLOODY MARY BAR | As if a Bloody Mary bar wasn’t enough, this Southlake favorite has an assortment of infused vodkas you can pick from to create your masterpiece. They infuse their lemon peel peppercorn, cilantro garlic basil, and fresh jalapeno vodkas in-house to give you even more options while whipping up your drink. Oh, and that’s not all. Their Bloody Mary bar has cheese, bacon, pepperoni, Copa, pickled veggies and more. Yes, please!
If Bloody Mary’s aren’t your thing, TruFire has four different flavors of mimosas that will only cost you $2 a glass! They also have a location in Frisco.
4. WHISKEY CAKE
BLOODY MARY BAR + TABLESIDE MIMOSAS | That’s right folks, this Irving gem has you covered no matter what brunch beverage you feel like chuggin’! Although I could sit here and give you Whiskey Cake food recommendations all day, I know that’s not what you’re here for (but for real, try the Bone-In Bacon). Their brunch is consistently bomb and their drinks are strong, just how I like them!
Not near Irving, but still craving a fancy DIY cocktail? Whiskey Cake also has a location in Plano!
5. SIXTY VINES
MIMOSA BAR | Gosh, I love this place. True, their food is ah-mazing, but their decor (or “aesthetic” as the cool millenials say) is incredibly calming and chic. Oh yeah, you wanna know about the drinks! This Plano hotspot has a DIY Mimosa Bar filled with all the fruit you could possibly want to top your flute with. For a twist, they also make a Bloody Mary with white wine instead of vodka! Talk about the best of both worlds.
Fun fact: Although Plano is where it all started, Sixty Vines also recently opened a location in Dallas!
6. TRICKY FISH
MIMOSA BAR | Y’all. Not only does Tricky Fish have some of my favorite okra in DFW (I know that’s random, but okra is my favorite food), they also sell champagne bottles for $15! A BOTTLE OF CHAMPS AT A RESTAURANT FOR $15? That’s unheard of. They don’t expect you to drink straight champagne, of course—the bottle comes with access to a bar full of juices and fruits so you can make your mimosa to your liking. Sign me up!
If you spot me here eating okra with my mimosa, don’t judge. It’s my brunch and I’ll dine how I want to (and you should, too)!
MIMOSA AND BLOODY MARY BAR | Bruh. Who has a Bloody Mary bar AND a mimosa bar? Big Al, obviously, but MAN that’s impressive. I’ve taken many trips to Waxahachie to go to HEB and explore Main Street, but this may just be the real gem of the town.
Side note, every time I look this place up, it says its haunted. Even the ghosts want in on these drinks!
Featured Image: Sixty Vines; Courtesy: Mary M. Murphy