11 Dark Bars to Hide in After You're Stuffed: The 2013 Guide
The Windmill Lounge
OK, turkey revelers, it's about time for elastic pants, pie and plates of regret. But, before we get too deep in the holiday mood, let's pull back a little. Don't hit the season too hard. Walk in softly. After hours of being stuffed like a turkey in a small house with your bestest relatives, it's totally natural to feel the need to
escape get a little fresh air.
So, we've put together a list of the best dark bars to hide in, which are all Hark-the-Herald-Angels-Sing open on Thanksgiving!
Good news, this list is even better than last year's. Yeah 2013! There are some newbies and a few classics. Bless them.
The Windmill Lounge is open on Thanksgiving! See, the angels are singing. Or is that karaoke? No matter, the front door should be unlocked by 7 p.m.
If you're feeling a hipster/cowboy-ish, or have relatives to bring along from ... anywhere ... head down to Adair's Saloon in Deep Ellum, which opens at 8 p.m.
And Jason Boso didn't open the Truck Yard so he could sit on a stuffy couch. They will have regular operating hours (no, it's not a dive bar, but it has a bar in a tree so it exceeds categories).
Ten Bells Tavern in Oak Cliff will pull down the bar stools at 6 p.m. The kitchen will be closed, but there will be ample stories about the owner's recent trip across the pond. Cheerio!
Cosmo's Bar and Lounge on Skillman will open at 7 p.m. and the kitchen will be cooking in case you hit your stride again.
The Goat? Of course. Don't ask silly questions. They open at 7 a.m. (Not a typo. Yes, just after sunrise.)
If you feeling like kicking back in grandma's recliner, then The Grapevine Bar on Maple will open at 8 p.m. Gobble. Gobble.
The Slip Inn opens at 9:30 p.m., but after midnight is probably the best place to start.
You're welcome. Be safe.
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