Are your pipes warmed up for a night of karaoke? Maybe you’re looking for a friendly spot to catch a game on a big-screen with pals. Whether you’re in the mood for light jazz and handcrafted cocktails, boot-scooting and a PBR or dressing to the nines and sipping a mixologist’s latest magic elixir, your next watering hole is ready for you in Big D. Our favorite bars — listed alphabetically, not ranked — offer places to match your mood and personality. Rock the night away, check out a flight of North Texas’ fine craft brews and booze or soothe your stressed soul in a padded booth at a friendly neighborhood dive. The choices are endless, but we promise that somewhere on this list is a spot ready to welcome you as its newest regular. But why stop at one? We’ve field-tested all these joints and many, many more, and we promise: Your home-away-from-home is here waiting for you with a chilling drink and welcoming smile.
By Jacob Vaughn, David Fletcher, Eva Raggio, Lauren Daniels and Observer staff and contributors.