Ever since we heard a friend order an espresso martini two years ago, we can’t escape this cult drink! It’s the perfect winter cocktail to sip in place of an Aperol Spritz, or to wake yourself up at the end of dinner! So we’ve rounded up the places that make them the best around town!

Updated March 2023


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If an espresso martini is already on the menu, and not something you need to request, you can only expect it to be really good! Or at least it better be. And that’s the case for the signature espresso martini at the adorable neighborhood bistro, Beverly’s. They get creative with theirs too, adding in nutmeg and orange zest!

Fitzhugh | Directions


Blackbird Society

Sip on a 'tini inside a speakeasy! Located behind Neon Kitten, this spot is dark and sultry, much like an espresso martini! Opt for a classic version, or let the bartenders create their own special twist based on your tastes!

Deep Ellum | Directions



Bowen House Espresso Martini


One of our favorite cozy cocktail lounges in Uptown is Bowen House with their fireplace and dark interior. The spot located in a historic home, definitely makes some of the best cocktails in town, and that includes the classic espresso martini.

The bar and patio are super relaxed and the perfect place for an upscale cocktail in the center of our city. If you’re there Thursday on, we recommend sipping it in their back bar!

Uptown | Directions


This stunning rooftop bar is known for serving up every cocktail two ways: the classic way, and the Catbird way! However, they have one exception. When it comes to The Espresso Martini, they don't mess with a classic! Sip on one made with Grey Goose, Somrus Coffee Liqueur, and cold brew while you get some iconic rooftop pics!

Downtown | Directions


Christies Sports Bar

Christies Espresso Martini


A great espresso martini pairs best with a great rooftop! This sip is a great way to get hyped for watching a game on one of the many TVs, or just to soak up some sunshine.

Lower Greenville | Directions



One of our favorite Dallas spots for happy hour, the menu includes six different signature martinis, one of which is the espresso martini! In fact, they peg their martini as the “world’s coldest” and don’t be surprised if you end up downing 2-3 of them almost instantly. The espresso is so good and seemingly tastes like dessert.

On happy hour, they’re only $6!

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Halycon, A popular coffee bar in Middle/Lower Greenville, serves up not only some of the best coffee, but also offers a whole boozy coffee menu during brunch! Try the Insomniac with espresso, vanilla vodka, amaretto, and irish cream or the Chocolate Espresso Martini with espresso, vanilla vodka, godiva chocolate liqueur, and creme de cacao!

Greenville | Directions



One of the best restaurants in Dallas for a nice dinner experience that you can always count on for great food and atmosphere, The Honor Bar serves an espresso martini that’s not on the cocktail menu. But just because it’s not mentioned on the menu doesn’t take away from how good it is! Next time you score a table at the restaurant with an infamous chicken sandwich or kale salad, order an espresso martini to go along with it!

Highland Park | Directions



Il Bracco is the go-to spot for classic Italian dishes in a casual environment. Located in Preston Center, Il Bracco serves amazing pastas (the spicy gemelli is a staple) and they pair fantastic with an espresso martini! They source their espresso from Cultivar Coffee Bar in Oak Cliff and Italian Coffee liqueur from Amaro Lucano, so it’s a true Italian espresso martini!

Preston Center | Directions



Espresso Martini at Leela's

Although technically a wine bar, Leela’s actually has an amazing espresso martini if you’re in the mood for a cocktail! The decor and atmosphere is so cute and cozy making it a prime place to sip your espresso after a dinner on Lower Greenville.

Lower Greenville | Directions



Of course the best little luxury hidden rooftop in Highland Park Village serves espresso martinis! Perfect for girls’ nights , special occasions, and date nights, Lounge 31 offers an upscale and intimate lounge set among the trees of HPV. Order some sushi and a martini to pair!

Highland Park | Directions



If you're ready to dance the night away, this drink is the perfect way to keep the energy up! Featuring espresso infused vodka, Mr. Black, frangelico, cream, and cinnamon, this is a perfectly balanced take on an espresso martini. Best enjoyed under the disco ball!

Lower Greenville | Directions


Saint Ann

March Ladies Night at Saint Ann


Order 'The One With Caffeine' on their stunning patio! This one keeps it simple with vanilla vodka and espresso, topped with coffee beans.

Harwood District | Directions



A Lower Greenville gem, Terilli’s has been serving a classic espresso martini alongside their unique Italian fare for nearly 35 years! The cozy atmosphere inside and the rooftop overlooking Greenville Avenue with string lights make it a lovely place to sip on your espresso martini after pizza and pasta.

Lower Greenville | Directions



Whiskey Hatchet may be new to the Deep Ellum scene, but they’re definitely not new to espresso martinis. Self-titled the “world’s best espresso martini,” the “Get Woke” cocktail is a crowd favorite! Although their motto is “Throw Axes, Drink Whiskey” we know what we have to order next time we visit!

Deep Ellum | Directions





Take a trip with the Espresso Martinique! This spot is known for their unique cocktails, so it's no surprise their espresso martini goes above and beyond. Made with rhum jm agricole, brulot vsop cognac-coffee, salted honey, malted molasses cream, you just have to try it!

Lower Greenville | Directions


Bar Eden

If you loved Botanist for their clear Espresso Martini, fear not as it is still on the menu at Bar Eden, renamed as Cleo’s Lover!

Bishop Arts | Directions



Chelsea Corner Espresso Martini

You might take a second glance at this listing that might be known more for its mimosas and well drinks late at night, but Chelsea Corner just recently added their own espresso martini to their craft cocktail menu and it’s nothing short of creative!

Called the S’mores Espresso Martini, it’s made with espresso, cold brew liqueur, toasted marshmallow syrup, chocolate bitters, and complete with a graham cracker rim! We know what we’re ordering next time we head to one our favorite brunch patios!

Knox | Directions


Electric Shuffle

Electric Shuffle Holiday Espresso Martini


Play some shuffleboard while you sip on a Salted Caramel Espresso Martini! This delicious drink is made with vanilla-infused vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur, and of course, salted caramel. We love pairing it with brunch. They also offer seasonal takes on 'tinis like pumpkin spice and gingerbread!

Deep Ellum | Directions


Las Almas Rotas

Las Almas Rotas Espresso Martini


Mezcal lovers, we've found your new obsession. This mezcaleria is serving up a Mezpressotini Ray Campaero Espadin, Noble Coyote Coffee, amaro, piconcillo

Bishop Arts | Directions


Xaman Cafe

A perfect addition to their menu of Mexican coffees and Latin style brunch, Xaman Cafe features an Espresso Martinez! This smoky and spicy take on an espresso martini is made with Mezcal Espadin, Licor 43, horchata, and fresh espresso.

Bishop Arts | Directions



Adolphus Hotel | Downtown

Al Biernat’s | Oak Lawn

Bistro 31 | Highland Park Village

Cremona Bistro | Uptown

Delucca | Design District

Ebb and Flow | Deep Ellum

Fachini | Highland Park Village

Georgie | Knox

Hillstone | University Park

La Reunion | Bishop Arts 

Las Palmas | Uptown

Libertine Bar | Lower Greenville

Moxie’s | Uptown

Nick & Sam’s | Uptown  

North Italia | Multiple locations

Ocean Prime | Uptown

Paradiso | Bishop Arts

Parliament | Uptown

Rare Books Bar | Frisco

Sloane’s Corner | Arts District

Smithy’s | Henderson

Standard Pour | Uptown

Terra | North Park Center

Tipsy Alchemist | Victory Park

The Henry | Uptown

The Mansion Bar | Turtle Creek

Third Rail in Harvest Hall | Grapevine 

Knox Bistro | Knox

Yellow Rosa | Deep Ellum

400 Gradi | Arts District