Updated April 2021
The Aperol Spritz seemed to have climbed the ranks in popularity the last few years and is now a go-to cocktail here to stay! It actually became a drink of choice of ours during quarantine, because it’s really easy to make - Prosecco, Aperol, a splash of soda, and an orange slice. But just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s just to order just anywhere…the atmosphere, elevated bar program and glassware all matter in making the complete Aperol experience!
Check out some of the best spots to sip this orange Spritz below, perfect for any time of the year!
If you love Aperol Spritzs’ then there’s no where else to be than the Aperol themed restaurant in Fort Worth, Gemelle! Their darling outdoor bar pays homage to the Aperol Spritz with a light up sign behind the bar, branded umbrellas and orange everywhere! Speaking of the outdoor area, it’s more like a combo of a giant backyard, lush garden and patio all combined into one - it’s an instagrammable Italian playground and the perfect spot to spend some time in the patio weather sipping frozen Aperol Spritz!
Head there on Thursday during #APYHOUR where you can get 1/2 price frozen and traditional spritz all day!
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If your vibe is more glam and upscale, The Charles’ rich Italian cuisine and impressive cocktails will have you feeling lavish. Get dressed up with your girlfriends or for a ritzy date night and with the luxurious atmosphere and food, getting your fizz on by ordering an Aperol Spritz will feel very fitting. And how do they make their Spritz?1
The Charles Aperol Spritz:
1. Follow the instructions on the back of the Aperol bottle.
2. Use good Prosecco and a BIG wine glass (the bigger the better).
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Another spot that loves the Aperol Spritz, Beverley’s bar is lined with Aperol bottles (so obviously that means they make an outstanding spritz!) Whether it's for brunch, dinner or drinks at the bar, Beverley’s is a sophisticated bistro with a trendy feel full of cute, feminine inspo for photo opportunities! The best place to sip and Aperol Spritz is on their pup friendly patio. It’s green and white striped booths, French style bistro chairs and twinkling lights overhead are just about one of the most beautiful cocktail cheersing zones you can imagine!
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Italian food and a refreshing cocktail are the way to kick off any weekend, and at il Bracco, all pastas are homemade! The patio is decked out with stylish tables and modern umbrellas which makes it a go to for cocktail hour located in the Plaza at Preston Center. ANDDD Il Bracco serves frozen Aperol so on hot days, this frozen drink is a go-to but you can also order the traditional version too!
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The only spot on the list not serving a true Aperol Spritz but a variation of it! Desert Racer has put a Southwestern spin on it, using real agave and Cointreau. The drink is one of the several featured El Tesoro Hi Ball cocktails, a combination of tequila, soda and lime plus other fun ingredients - in this case, Aperol. So order up the #4, it goes perfectly with the lush, colorful backyard-like patio!
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Put on your jazz shoes for this popular live music spot in Bishop Arts that also has a vintage style twist! The Revelers Hall Band plays every Saturday and Sunday from 2 - 5 pm and other local bands complete the daily musical line up!. So sit back, clap those hands and sip a fizz filled Aperol Spritz made with Aperol, bubbles and soda while you enjoy the live music. If you’re planning an outing with the squad, there are tons of options for small bites and shareables! You can also hear the live music from the parklet or patio seating outside.
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SHOALS DEEP ELLUM
Shoals’ intimate and cozy bar scene is a dimly lit refuge for kicking back and unwinding with craft cocktails. What's more is that their menu is made up of 100% plant based Latin American street food! They recently opened back up their dining room where you can relax with an Aperol Spritz paired with some guilt free bites! They also won the title of 2019 Bar of the Year from Culture Map so you can’t go wrong if you’re in east Dallas!
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The cutest little European spot is hard to miss with its modern structure and eclectic vibes. It’s bright and vibrant flair makes it almost an aesthetic for Aperol Spritz, especially for pics! From sofa lounges with colorful pillows to cozy tables and intimate corners it's hard to decide what cute part of the restaurant you want to be in. And that's not including the central courtyard of our dreams that they share with Botanist. So consider an order of Spritz, oysters and craft pasta a go for your next outing!
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Partenope is one of the only places in Dallas where you can find traditional Neapolitan cuisine. Their whole menu, including the wine, is true to the Italian way and it’s such a special experience! It’s a somewhat hidden gem located downtown in a 91-year old building offering all the old European vibes. You’ll be transported to a romantic Italian restaurant with blue and white tones, dim lighting, and of course a beautiful Neapolitan pizza oven. Their menu includes classic Neapolitan dishes and the meal is mot complete without an Aperol Spritz!
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Tiny Victories has finally reopened and we’re pumped because their craft cocktails and cozy atmosphere decorated in funky artwork are what we need to kick off the fall season. Plus the interior couldn’t possibly be any cuter, especially the stark white bar seating or grab one of the few porch seats out front to do some people watching, especially around golden hour when the whole area gives off a pretty glow. Pull up a chair and order an Aperol Spritz to get the evening going!
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A fan favorite for an elegant environment and coastal Italian is reopening soon and brunches on their patio will soon be a thing again! We’re already dreaming of Aperol Spritz in the courtyard surrounded by greenery and their staple blue vibes! In the past they’ve had Aperitivo Hour with half price Spritz and Italian bites so we’re excited to see what they unroll when they reopen!
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If you aren’t yet familiar with Jasper’s, it opened in Knox bringing us a casual but upscale neighborhood restaurant with really good food and drinks. They offer a lively ambiance and adorable patio sitting right on McKinney Avenue. Enjoy American classics and pair it with an Aperol Spritz! In fact, they make a few aperol concoctions so be sure to try them all!
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