Texans don't need a thermometer to know how gosh darn hot it is outside. Our suggestion: Duck into one of these 10 bars for some air conditioning and a frozen cocktail.
(This list excludes our favorite places to snag a frozen margarita, but you can find those recommendations here if you're craving citrus and salt.)
Double Wide and Single Wide
Feel free to wear your trashiest outfit when you make a trip to one of these two sister bars. Whether you're craving a little pinball play at the Single or a concert at the Double, be sure to snag the bars' signature Yoohoo Yeehaw, affectionately described as where "white Russian meets white trash." It's made with real Yoohoo y'all! (Also comes on the rocks.)
Nothing cures a hot weather hangover quite like a margarita. But the Rumba Rita, a 15-year-old Mattito's house specialty, isn't like others. Made with Sauza Gold tequila, Blue Curacao and lemon and lime juice, it's a flavorful drink that packs a punch -- so much, in fact, that each customer is limited to ordering two. Better get some chips and salsa to go with that.
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Come to this backyard bar and grill to please both your adult and child sides. It starts with one of four a margarita flavors before bartenders take it to the next level with a wine Popsicle, created by local company SocialIce. Here are the combos: Sangria Swirl marg with grape sangria pop; Peach Schnapps marg with mimosa pop; Strawberry Swirl marg with strawberry daiquiri pop; and a regular house-made marg with margarita pop. Yes. (Also comes on the rocks.)
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This lovingly low-brow spot off Northwest Highway is the perfect place to hide from the sun. Deemed a "pinup cocktail bar," Mother Truckers offers all sorts of fun icy treats; for example, frozen moonshine that comes in several flavors. Or maybe you're in the mood for something sweeter, say a pecan pie-whiskey milkshake or orange sherbet mimosa. They got 'em.
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Relax in one of the vintage chairs or booths at this trendy dive bar in Deep Ellum and the heat will feel a million miles away; even more than that if you indulge in one of Twilite's signature frozen cocktails. The bar has two recipes: frozen Jack and Coke and frozen Irish coffee. Either one is a safe bet if you have a taste for whiskey.
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Frozen treats have become a fixture of this quirky dive bar. Take your pick from the everclear-peach Bellini, citrus and pomegranate Pom Pom, or tequila and Tang Tangarita. Can't decide? Make it a suicide by mixing two or even three flavors together. Go ahead, no one here will judge you.
More info about Grapevine Bar.
6th Street Uptown
Braving the bros of Uptown may be worth it if you know what was in store at 6th Street. Behold, a daiquiri bar featuring Frosty Factory machines from Louisiana. And in Bourbon Street style, each flavor comes by the 18-ounce yard. You can get banana, blood orange, blue Hawaiian, strawberry, wild berry or passion fruit daiquiris.
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Ice cream with booze is always a good choice. And Twisted Root Burger Co. has four adult shakes to keep you cool and buzzed. See your local location for specific offerings.
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Village Burger Bar
Frozen margaritas may be the most popular option here for booze hounds, but more adventurous types might want to try the frozen Cuba Libre. The drink starts with a citrus rum base that is spiked with Bacardi 151 and mixed with Coca-Cola. And on Thursdays, the drink is just $3.25 from open to close.
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