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Dot’s Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard

Bret Redman

Dot’s Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard


  • Best Patios (2021)
  • Best of Big D: Best Bar for Beer (2018)
  • Best Bars (2017)
  • Readers' Choice: Best Bar Patio (2017)
  • Best New Bars (2016)


This bar’s massive open-air courtyard adorned with an enormous, shimmering chandelier and strings of white lights is the best patio to open in Deep Ellum this year. Expect lively chatter from neighborhood regulars and plenty of pups (the patio is dog-friendly) on any night of the week. While there are cocktails on the menu, we recommend sipping on a cold beer instead. After all, there are 99 to choose from. The original Club Schmitz grill was installed in the kitchen. Nosh on The Club Schmitz Burger made with two quarter-pound beef patties, American cheese, shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, red onion, and house pickles. You’ll need an extra napkin or two for your grease-soaked fingers.

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