Cocktails with a view

Belmontini. Photo by Lori Bandi

For one of the best views of Downtown, it’s hard to find anything better than Bar Belmont at the historic Belmont Hotel — and the cocktails make it that much better. The flowery Liz Taylor is a crowd favorite, mixing champagne and crème de violette. The house specialty is the Belmontini, which combines vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and champagne. Try to grab the seat at the far north end of the patio for an unobstructed view of the skyline.

Bar Belmont
901 Fort Worth Avenue

Ambiance: Scenic
Price range: $10 for cocktails
Tip: Go on weeknights for a more relaxed atmosphere.


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1 Tillman’s
The house cocktail list has several summery treats, including the ginger lemon drop with citrus vodka, fresh fruit and ginger puree.
324 W. Seventh, 214.942.0988


2 Texas Theatre bar
The lounge area of the historic Texas Theatre is open even to those not on their way into a movie screening. Try one of the movie-themed cocktails like the Charlie Chaplin Gold Rush with Buffalo Trace bourbon, lemon juice and Texas honey.
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3 Bolsa
Known for its crafty cocktails with surprising flavor combinations, the expansive menu includes the fizzy Weekend in Rio with Veev acai spirit, basil, honey, grapefruit and champagne.
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By |2015-02-16T12:45:29-05:00May 24th, 2012|All Magazine Articles, Bars & Nightlife, Delicious, Dining, Editor's Picks, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Launch, Patios, Restaurants, Splurges, Wine|Comments Off on Cocktails with a view

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