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Live music will get ya in the mood…..

Cover,  Vintage Soul, Sing-along, Acoustic-Electronica, Pop, Jazz….. whatever your thing is, we’ve pretty much got you covered when it comes to live music in Uptown, Dallas. So grab your girls, stop in for a craft beer or just swing by on your way home Thursday/Friday nights and listen to some tunes!

D & Chi | Quentin Moore | Emma Walsh | Terence Bradford Trio | Tyler Marco | Mr. Blue Sky | Jason Michael Kidd Sisters |

Uptown live music is happening:

Thursdays |  7-9pm

Fridays | 7-9pm

Sundays Uptown Brunch & Music | 1-3

Stay tuned with our facebook, twitter and instagram for up to date music, specials and schedules! Or you can always do it the old school way & call 214.389.2120!

Bell’s Brewery Tapping March 8th!

March is full of fun events when you’re living in Dallas! St. Patty’s Day, Big Ten Basketball, beer tappings and more! Stop by March 8th to check out our tapping of  Bell’s Brewery ! We’ll be one of the only bars in Dallas with access to this Michigan based brewery. Put it in your calendar and swing by while it lasts! Cheers!


New Year’s Day – Best Brunch in Uptown!

Yo Dallas! New Year’s Day come nurse that monster hangover with some of our famous chicken and waffles, $5 bloody marys, $3 mimosas and whatever else you’ll want to kick 2017 off in the right direction!

Doors will open at 10:30am with Dallas’ best brunch menu, cocktails galore and full menu until 3pm!

Large Group? Make your reservations here or by giving us a shout at 214. 389.2120

Cheers to 2017!


Ladies Night Out in Uptown!

WHEN: November 16th at 6-7:30 p.m. & 7:30-9 p.m.

WHAT TO EXPECT: In two Wednesday’s we are hosting a really fun night for you and your friends where you’ll paint a catch-all plate with fuerst.editions on site to help and provide all materials while eating from a beautiful buffet of appetizers!

Tickets are $41 each (no add. fees) which includes the plate you’ll paint, apps & a fun cocktail! There are two times: 6 pm or 7:30 pm, each lasting an hour and a half!

Your plate will be fired and glazed and then returned to us at Nickel and Rye where you can pick it up to enjoy!!! So invite all your friends and come paint with us!! Hope to see you there!

Buy your tickets here!

Official Watch Party Bar for University of Michigan – Uptown, Dallas

Football season countdown has begun and we can’t wait!!!!!

If you’re an alumnus of University of Michigan or simply just a fan looking for a place to watch every game…. come on to Uptown! We’ve got you covered! With every game full sound, $5 Maize and Blue Bombs, brunch specials AND donations of 10% of your food & drinks going towards – you can’t find a better bar in Dallas!

Uptown + University of Michigan + Brunch + Drink Specials – Makes for a damn good Sunday if you ask us!

Nickel & Rye (2523 McKinney Ave, Dallas) in Uptown is our newest watch party location.  Nickel & Rye has generously agreed to donate 10% of your food and drink purchases to our scholarship fund!  To help us earn a donation, just wear your maize …….. full aricle here.

Sept. 3 vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Michigan Stadium 11 am – ESPN
Sept. 10 vs. UCF Knights Michigan Stadium 11 am – ABC/ESPN
Sept. 17 vs. Colorado Buffaloes Michigan Stadium 2:30 pm – BTN
Sept. 24 vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Michigan Stadium. TBA
Oct. 1 vs. Wisconsin Badgers Michigan Stadium TBA
Oct. 8 vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Rutgers, Piscataway NJ 6 or 7 pm – ABC/ESPN/2
Oct. 15 OFF  
Oct. 22 vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (HC) Michigan Stadium 2:30 pm – TV TBA
Oct. 29 vs. Michigan State Spartans East Lansing, MI TBA
Nov. 5 vs. Maryland Terrapins Michigan Stadium TBA
Nov. 12 vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Iowa City, IA 7 pm – ABC/ESPN/2
Nov. 19 vs. Indiana Hoosiers Michigan Stadium TBA
Nov. 26 vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Columbus, OH TBA
Dec. 3 Big Ten Championship Game Indianapolis, IN   7 pm – Fox

Deep Ellum + WhistlePig + Nickel Pair up for a Kick Ass Beer Dinner!

Deep Ellum Brewing Co. has teamed up with WhistlePig Rye Whiskey and us, Nickel & Rye, to host a very special and unique Beer Dinner on June 28th at 7pm! We’ve prepared four courses featuring beer cocktails, made with Deep Ellum beer and WhistlePig whiskey, and carefully paired each one with Nickel & Rye’s culinary creations that will leave you thirsty for more! For ticket information call us at 214.389.2120 or visit our Facebook to purchase yours. Get ’em quick, they’re going quick!



Moving to Uptown Dallas? Check out the Dallas Apartment Locators suggestions on the best bars!

Moving to Uptown Dallas sometime soon? Check out the Dallas Apartment Locators suggestions on the top 10 best Uptown bars and restaurants to wine down with on a Wednesday and you may be moving sooner than you think!

At Nickel and Rye we are the only bar in Uptown to offer HALF OFF Cheeseboards & HALF OFF bottles of wine! Check out the “kitchen sink” or create your very own board – HALF OFF every single Wednesday!


“Ideally located, the Nickel and Rye has become a favorite among restaurants in Uptown Dallas, particularly for those who appreciate the great atmosphere, both inside and on the elegant outdoor patio. Whatever type of food you’re craving, you’re sure to find it on the extensive menu, and the portion sizes are equally impressive. Plus, every Wednesday, patrons can partake in ½ price wine and cheese boards. You won’t be disappointed……” Full article here.


Bulladora pairs up with Nickel!

We are super excited to announce our partnership with Bulldaora, one of the coolest, hippest, neatest things to be created in Dallas in quite some time! In case you’ve been living under a rock or are maybe just new to the area, Bulladora is a boutique festival in the heart of Dallas that celebrates music, art, innovation and adventure and is an easily walk able distance from us at Nickel in Uptown. And lucky for us, it will be here next weekend! June 3rd, 4th and 5th to be exact at Reverchon park.

The festivities will end around 10pm at Bulldora so we’re inviting all attendees and concert goers to come to Nickel for an exclusive $5 Bulladora Punch + $3 Wells all day, all night, all weekend! Simply show your wristband and voila! The special punch concoctions and prices are yours!

We are also giving away two tickets to Bulladora – which, duh, why would you not enter to win these tickets! Super easy!

Here are the details to enter:

  1. Follow Nickel and Rye AND Bulladora on Instagram.
  2. On Nickel’s Instagram you’ll see the below post, LIKE it (again, on Instagram) and then……
  3. Tag a friend who’d you’d like to bring as your + 1  for the festival
  4. We’ll be announcing a winner Thursday night so stay tuned! And share share share!

@Bulladora @NickelandRye #bulladora



Dallas Observer + + Nickel’s Maple Bacon Manhattan!

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend! And what better way to kick off this Memorial Day weekend in Dallas than with some insight on how to make your very own Nickel and Rye’s Maple Bacon Manhattan! has teamed up with Dallas Observer and given you all some insight and pretty exact instructions on how to create some of your own fun this weekend, this Summer and beyond!

Check out the article here or as always feel free to call us for more info. or to set up a tasting for yourself!

bestbardallas checks out the heat!

Thank you, !

For those of you that like it hot, check out the deets on their take for this weeks new cocktails in and around Dallas.

“The temperature in the city is rising and you need a cocktail that packs just as much heat. Exotico Blanco Tequila, roasted jalapeño, mint, cilantro and lime. Each element of this cocktail is inspired by summertime in Texas – intense heat (roasted jalapeño), refreshing dips in the pool (mint) and the wafting aroma of tex-mex in the air (cilantro and lime).”

Full article here!

bestcocktailsdallas in the house!

An oldie but a goodie! We recently re-ran across this review of us and wanted to share!

We’re still serving up those Southern classics…. Chicken and Waffles, $5 Bloody Mary’s, and of course our brunch Dallas classic, the lobster eggs benedict.

See you for brunch, dinner, happy hour or all three, any day of the week 🙂

Bestbrunchdallas – Dallas’ Best of!

Ever checked out Well, if not you’ve been missing out and now you know. is a place to check out and stay in the know for uptowns best, newest and coolest anything and everything cocktails and any and everything Dallas.  The best tips for the best Dallas happy hours, food specials, events, dog friendly patios and more and more and more.

Check out the full article on her take for our Maple bacon Manhattan, our newest cocktail additions, and our all made in house menu.


Thanks again for the review, Susie! Cheers!

V. Rye. P Whiskey & Beer Reward Program!


As you venture through our extensive Whiskey and Beer lists, never hesitate to ask for descriptions, tasters, or advice from your server or bartender – that’s what we’re here for!

Give us a shout anytime! 214.389.2120

Uptown, Dallas meets Ft. Worth on Monday’s

Service Industrty Martin House Beers

Martin House Monday’s/Service Indusrty at Nickel and Rye are now in full swing with $3 Martin House Beers! After we were able to work up a partnership with Martin House Brewing Company in Ft. Worth, Texas we wanted to offer it to the service industry crowd to show our appreciation for the service you give our community. Our service industry in compasses servers, hospitality, fireman, police, teachers, hair designers, and military. In addition to great beers at great prices we wanted to give you amazing food at amazing prices. Half off our amazing ever changing menu too! Have you tried any new menu items? Monday night is great night to do so. Just two of the new menu items: Blistered Brussel Sprouts or Nickel and Rye Brisket Nacho’s……both only $4.50 on Monday’s for service industry folks. If ½ off on food and $3 Martin House Beers is not enticing enough for you service industry peeps we added $3 shots!

$3 shot options:
• Deep Eddy Vodka (Ruby Red, Lemon, Regular, Sweet Tea)
• Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
• Jameson Irish Whiskey

$3 Martin House Beers (cans and draft):
Bockslider A.K.A Toadies Texas Bock (can): This copper-colored lightly-hopped beer is the official beer of the Toadies, a well-known band from Ft. Worth. This easy drinking beer was in such high demand it went from a special release to a year round beer. Martin House Brewing Company has a slogan, “Made in Texas by Texans” and it show in this easy drinking Bock. 5.6% ABV
The Salty Lady (can): Ft. Worth’s take on the German style Gose beer. Martin House soured their beer in kettles with lactic culture. They tempered the tartness with salt from around the world. It has a coriander and citrus finish. This Salty Lady is a great addition to our patio on a nice warm day.
Pretzel Stout (can): Each barrel is brewed with 6 pounds of sourdough pretzels, crushed. It is dark as oil and has flavors of roasted chocolate malted barley make this beer the perfect beer for a beautiful cooler evening. 6.5% ABV
Cellerman’s Reserve Single Hop IPA (can): This is a classic American Style IPA but with a Martin House twist of course……..The fact that this a year round beer and a single hop beer not every hop is the same. The same hops are not always available year round so sometimes the Cellerman just has to change up that single hop 😉 7% ABV
Sugar and Spice (A Spiced American Barley Wine) (draft): This Winter yumminess is brewed with liberal amounts of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves and piloncillo (their secret ingredient) a unrefined Mexican brown sugar. This a big ale with a simple malt bill. 12% ABV
Hibiscus Saison (draft): They took their River House Saison and their motto, “made in Texas by Texans” and amped it up with some hibiscus petals. By doing so it added a cranberry like color and tartness that compliments re-freshness of the beer. This is a seasonal beer and won’t be around long especially at $3 a pint! 7% ABV

Let Martin House Brewing Company and your friends know what beer you are enjoying and where you are sipping it by going to Untappd (they have an app too).  See you Monday!