Microbrews and Gastropubs: Dallas
Looking for bars featuring a good selection of draft microbrews and even better if food is served.
A Dallas friend recommended Gingerman for the beer selection. Other ideas?
I've got three nights in town and am hopeful...
For a frame of reference think Monks in Philly or Brickstore in Atlanta (Decatur)
Dallas has a pretty sorry beer selection as compared to other major cities, but your best bets are:
Trinity Hall, located at Mockingbird and US-75 at DART's Mockingbird Station. Only about 20 taps, but 100-150 bottles, and they are better at rotating their bottles than anywhere else. Food is decent, if you like the Irish pub food gimmick.
Capitol Pub, located east of US-75 on Henderson. Decent selection of bottled and tap beers. Good food.
Flying Saucer, located at Belt Line & Montfort (via the Dallas Tollway). About 100 taps and 100 bottles. Great food. Kinda out of the way, though, and parking is a nightmare.
The Libertine, located in Lower Greenville (take US-75 to Mockingbird, right on Greenville, about 2 miles down on your right in a standalone building). Excellent food, about 10 taps with a nice variety of styles and breweries, and a decent selection of bottles.
The Meridian Room, located in Fair Park (Exposition & Parry). This neighborhood has pretty much died, but thankfully this place is still trucking. Killer food, killer cocktails, and similar selection of beers as Libertine. In fact, those two bars had the same owner for many years, and it is quite apparent when you view the beer lists and menu.
Hope that helps. Enjoy your stay here.
Gingerman is great - although the food leaves something to be desired. It will be tough to compare with the number of (draft) beer options there... but here are a couple that have smaller but good beer selections. You can see their draft and bottle selections online. (sorry, but I'm not familiar with Monks or Brickstore... so these might be off the mark):
Eno's in the Bishop Arts district has a good selection of beer and really good pizzas and salads (that's all I've eaten there - the rest of the food might be good too)
Zymology on lower Greenville has a nice beer selection too - and the food has potential (not yet realized, in my opinion).
The Old Monk (on Henderson) has a large selection in bottles, and pretty decent food as well.