Will Bike For Beer: The Five Most Bike-Friendly Bars and Restaurants in Dallas

Everyone knows you can easily hit up The Lot by bike, thanks to its location off the Santa Fe Trail, but where else in Dallas can you easily grab a bite or a drink after a ride?
Everyone knows you can easily hit up The Lot by bike, thanks to its location off the Santa Fe Trail, but where else in Dallas can you easily grab a bite or a drink after a ride? Beth Rankin

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This sweet little patio is perfect for grabbing a nitro cold brew or fresh juice after a long ride.
Beth Rankin
Local Press + Brew
1605 N. Beckley Ave.
Thanks to bikeable viaducts and a free, bike-amenable streetcar that can give you a lift if you need a break, Oak Cliff is a great spot for cycling if you're coming from outside the 'hood. Our pro tip: Hop the street car (which comes every 20 minutes) at Union Station, slip your bike on one of the hanging hooks and take an air-conditioned ride over the viaduct. Exit at Founders Park and use Greenbriar as a shortcut to bypass the hills, dumping you right in front of Local Press + Brew. This highly Instagrammable coffee shop and juice bar has a happy patio, killer coffee (try the nitro cold brew or an iced matcha latte if you need to cool down) and healthy snacks like avocado toast and fresh, cold-pressed juice. Like several Oak Cliff businesses, Local Press offers a 10 percent discount for cyclists, and if you want to continue on, you're not far from Bishop Arts district. Trust us: You don't want to deal with parking in Bishop Arts anyway. As an added bonus, bikers of another ilk will dig the forthcoming Local Moto, a vintage motorcycle repair shop and beer spot opening soon next door to Local Press. The cafe is also opening a new location at the mouth of the Katy Trail this summer.

Bonus bike-friendly spots nearby
: Just a mile and a half away, Bishop Arts District has bike racks and a ton of dining options. Oddfellows and the Wild Detectives are particularly breezy and bike-friendly with coffee, cocktails, cold beer and food. Look for the orange Bike Friendly Oak Cliff stickers for that 10 percent discount.

With tons of outdoor space and spots to stash your bike — and a location off the Ron Kirk pedestrian bridge and Trinity River trail system — Trinity Groves is a bike-friendly haven in West Dallas.
Kathy Tran
Anything in Trinity Groves
3011 Gulden Lane
Trinity Groves, along both the Ron Kirk pedestrian bridge and Trinity Skyline Trail, is easy to access and offers tons of variety with plenty of spots to stash your ride. Whether you want a local beer at Luck, vegan chicken-fried steak at V Eats or duck fat-fried rice at Chino Chinatown, there's plenty to choose from and seemingly endless patio dining.

Bonus bike-friendly spots nearby: Continue along the Trinity Skyline Trail and head into the Design District, which is filled with local breweries (Community, Noble Rey and the new Pegasus City are just a few) and spots like Taco Stand and Rodeo Goat, or head down Sylvan to enjoy some of the city's best taco stands, including Trompo and Tacos Mariachi. You're also not far from Chicken Scratch and the Foundry or, around the corner, Sylvan Thirty, where you can grab coffee at Houndstooth, wine and pizza at Cibo Divino, ramen from Ten or smoothies at JuiceLand.
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Beth Rankin is an Ohio native and Cicerone-certified beer server who specializes in social media, food and drink, travel and news reporting. Her belief system revolves around the significance of Topo Chico, the refusal to eat crawfish out of season and the importance of local and regional foodways.
Contact: Beth Rankin