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 you can just order it anywhere…the atmosphere, an elevated bar, Italian fare, and glassware all matter in making the complete Aperol experience!
Check out some of the best spots to sip this refreshing Spritz below, perfect for any time of the year but we love enjoying it during the warmer months on a patio!
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 in 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. They believe the Spritz should be made with 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!) The best place to sip an 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! Sit back, clap those hands and sip a fizz filled Aperol Spritz made with Aperol, bubbles and soda while you enjoy the live music.
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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! 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. 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, and it's not complete without an Aperol Spritz!
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A neighborhood cocktail lounge in Oak Cliff, this spot turns out a great atmosphere along with great drinks! Your Aperol Spritz will perfectly match the feminine interior or fun colorful patio!
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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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