It's Raining, It's Pouring... Let's go to a bar!
As I write this post, a storm rages outside. We may not survive. But, if we do, I want you to be prepared for nights like this in the future. Growing up, board games, cards, books and ghost stories were a way to pass the time on a rainy day. Now that we're grown ups, all those things are, of course, fun, but it's always better if you add alcohol to the mix. And, if El Nino has anything to say about it, we're in for a long, rainy autumn.
Here's our go-to list of rainy day bars:
The Flying Saucer (Addison)
The Flying Saucer is our top recommendation because it's tried and true. We rolled up to this legendary beer bar as the tornado sirens were howling, but the awesome staff got the patio doors closed just in time. Plus, what better way to toast a storm with a delicious beer and some pretzels and queso!
Trinity Hall Irish Pub (Mockingbird)
As always, we've got to give credit to our Twitter followers. @L_Red recommended the fantastic Trinity Hall Irish Pub at Mockingbird Station. We agree - they have plenty of rainy day activites, from Irish dancing to trivia. Pair it with a Guinness and shepherd's pie and you're good to go!
Bryan Street Tavern (East Dallas)
Pizza. Shuffleboard. Pool. Board games. It's everything you loved about rainy days as a kid (well, if you were cool enough to have a pool table). And, you better hope it rains on Tuesdays, so you can take advantage of their awesome happy hour specials!
So you had a Sunday Funday scheduled, but Mother Nature had other ideas. Fear not! Libertine's got your back from dawn to dusk - $3 mojitos & mimosas for brunch and half-priced food for the rest of the day. You can call out sick on Monday if you need to recover.
Cork Wine Bar & Store (Uptown)
It's like an arcade. Of wine. You get to play with touch screens and drink wine, all at the same time. It can even double as a learning experience - imagine impressing your next date with your knowledge of estate wines!
Photo: Mikael Miettinen