Perched nine floors above Downtown Dallas inside the Thompson Hotel, this sexy cocktail lounge is known for its small plates for the table that range from East Coast oysters to Texas beef bao buns and everything in between. Catbird’s take on classic cocktails give you the option to stick with the basics or to take a walk on the wild side, making it ideal for a mixed group. From the French 75 to the Lemon Drop and even the Corpse Reviver, the gang’s all here.
Pro tip: There is a “business casual or nicer” dress code here, so warn your relatives who might be packing for the trip to bring their fancy pants.
1401 Elm St.; 469-726-4115 or catbirddallas.com