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 November 2021
Calling all ladies! Alice the cutest place to get the girls together for a night on the town. The decor is fantastic and is super cozy and intimate. Alice has amazing cocktails and martinis and their espresso martini is the perfect cocktail to sip on to get the night started. They source their espresso from their next door neighbor Fiction Coffee so you know it’s fresh and local!
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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!
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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!
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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!
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photo courtesy of Chelsea Corner
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!
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!
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photo courtesy of Halcyon
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!
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photo courtesy of Highland Park Village
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!
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photo courtesy of Il Bracco
LEELA’S WINE BAR
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.
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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!
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photo courtesy of Lounge 31
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.
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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!
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MORE ESPRESSO MARTINIS
Adolphus Hotel | Downtown
Al Biernat’s | Oak Lawn
Ame | Bishop Arts
Bistro 31 | Highland Park Village
Botanist | Bishop Arts
Catbird | Downtown
Cremona Bistro | Uptown
Dahlia | East Dallas
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
Saint Ann | Victory Park
Shoal’s | Deep Ellum
Sloane’s Corner | Arts District
Smithy’s | Henderson
Standard Pour | Uptown
Standard Service | Multiple Locations
Terra | North Park Center
Tipsy Alchemist | Victory Park
The Henry | Uptown
The Mansion Bar | Turtle Creek
Third Rail in Harvest Hall | Grapevine
Up on Knox | Knox
Xaman Cafe | Bishop Arts
Yellow Rosa | Deep Ellum
400 Gradi | Arts District