The Grapevine Bar is a beloved neighborhood dive that’s been around since 1996. From prom queens to drag queens, everyone is welcome!
The Grapevine has been voted “Best Dive Bar”, “Best Straight Bar”, “Best Gay Bar”,“Best Happy Hour”, and more.
Whether your famous or infamous (like our furniture*),
we invite you to come share a good time!
Sometimes you want a $3 PBR, sometimes you want a bottle of Dom…we’ve got you. Old favorites like Jack Daniels to the “new hotness”, our liquor supply keeps it easy like Sunday morning. The frozen drinks are served in quirky, mismatched glasses, just like our patrons. Want something off the secret, naughty list? Just ask!
Take the above frozens, put in a glass, lots of booze and enjoy the ultimate brain freeze.
Mom's everywhere love our Tangarita. Frozen Marg but with Tang.
It's a frozen Bellini. It's peachy. It's very strong.
If a pomegranate had a really boozy, frozen baby, it would be the Pom Pom.
Support your local brewers! Everything is better in Texas including the beer. Six cold Texas beers on tap every day. Plus an ever-rotating selection of beers in cans.
Opens at 1pm Sundays
All Day Happy hour open to close Mon & Tues
Happy Hour Wed - Fri from 4pm-7pm
Community and friends - The Grapevine is more than just "a bar" to many people. Our community is one of inclusion and friendship, and we support each other through it all. We've hosted weddings, fundraisers, charity events, celebrity book signings, and just every day good people looking for a good time.
Denise Vanderheiden had just moved to Dallas from West Virgina and my roommate at the time Joe O’Rourke were hangiong out at the bar in 1996. Denise called me after I got home from IL Sorrento and I was watching reruns of “The Golden Girls”. She said there are alot of “your” kind here…so I went and met alot of fun people and I was a fixture almosst everynight from 1996-2001. Great fun times and blew alot of hard earned money. Wish I could do it all over again….I visit The Grapevine everytime I am in Dallas..Congrats to the Grapevine for great memories… – Wayne Mills
I’m from Odessa, 5 hours away. My cuz Gilbert introduced me to The Grapevine. One nitwe we were having several Drinks and this real hot model came up to us and asked if we were gay, my cuz and I said no. She said to bad Im looking for two gay guys to have sex with, asshe walked off my cuz and I stopped her and said HEEEEEEYYYY we were gay, she laughed and kept walking. Grapevine is the most awsome place. – Andy Ortiz
On April 20, The Grapevine reopened its main bar for the first time in over a year. The quirky Uptown dive, which was closed for a part of 2020, has taken careful steps in welcoming both employees and customers back through their doors. It's the only way owners Michelle and...
Dive bars don’t happen by design. There’s no script or blueprint. They’re unimpressed with plans. Usually they have odd touches of character in both people and furnishings that just fall into place. Over time, they evolve into a retreat where we yearn to wet our whistles. The Grapevine Bar...
A cauldron of soon-to-be bellinis churns with Everclear in the slush machine. It’s not quite frozen; it needs about 15 more minutes. It’s just after 3 p.m. at The Grapevine. The bar is nearly empty, with a few regulars milling around, but it only opened a few minutes ago. The...
If you've been to the little stucco building on Maple Avenue known as the Grapevine Bar, chances are you first heard about it through the ... well, through a friend. The beloved neighborhood dive...
Not even Greg Louganis in his prime combined "gay" and "dive" as seamlessly as The Grapevine--featured in "Dallas's Most Authentic Dive Bars"--does now. With a Web site that actually brags about its mismatched chairs and glassware...
Scenes from a recent night out at The Grapevine Bar. Photography by Bret Redman
An “interesting” crowd – “bikers, gays, preppies” – frequents this “truly eclectic” Oak Lawn dive, a “groovy” gem that gets its “character” and “charm” from mismatched...
The Grapevine Bar is the best place to make a bad decision! We would love to help you plan a party or special celebration, and make sure a good time is had by all!