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Windmill Lounge

photography Joshua Martin

D Best

Windmill Lounge



  • Best of Big D: Best Dive Bar (2011)
  • Best Bars (2017)


Owners and exes Louise Owens and Charlie Papaceno run this no muss, no fuss bar that is home to excellent drinks, creaky booths, and a jukebox full of Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, and Lyle Lovett. Patrons come in all shapes and sizes (and ages) and order everything from Sundays’ $2 wells to the newer artisan cocktails, like the Aviation (with crème de violette) and The Fabulous. If you don’t feel like bringing a companion, Owens and Papaceno will lend a listening ear. If not, say hello to the Ms. Pac-Man machine.

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