Cocktails in the neighborhood


Below: From foreground/cucumber martini, slurricane, a schooner of beer, hurricane. Photo by Lori Bandi

On weekends, Dodie’s rooftop patio is packed, sometimes with standing room only. The New Orleans-style restaurant has some creative cocktails to go with that Greenville Avenue nightlife. The hurricane is a staple, loaded with five liquors. “It’s a pretty strong and intense drink,” says bar manager Cami Hetmer. Mix in a margarita for the Dodie’s Sluricane. The menu also includes a long list of skinny options, such as the cucumber martini, for those looking for healthier choices, using natural fruit juices instead of adding sugar. “Most guys come here for crawfish and beer,” Hetmer says. “Our cocktail menu is geared more toward women.” Stop by on a Thursday night for a more low-key atmosphere on the roof.

Dodie’s Cajun Restaurant, 2129 Greenville, 214.821.8890

Ambiance: Festive

Price range: $7-$10

Tip: Happy hour is 11 a.m.-7 p.m.


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1 Neighborhood Services Tavern
Here, you’ll find cleverly named cocktails that actually taste good, too. Try the meditating mule with Hangar One vodka, Buddha’s Hand Citron, Thatcher’s cucumber liqueur, Thai basil and Cock ‘n’ Bull ginger beer.
2405 N. Henderson, 214.827.2405


2 The People’s Last Stand
The cocktail menu here is so large, they have to break it up into different sections from classic to experimental.
5319 E. Mockingbird, Suite 210, 214.370.8755


3 Capitol Pub
The seasonal drink menu features an array of summer cocktails such as the blueberry yum-yum. Fresh limes and blueberries are muddled with agave nectar and topped with Stoli blueberry vodka, Sprite, club soda and a little St. Germain.
2404 N. Henderson, 214.887.9330


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