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The Libertine Bar

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BA SCORE
89
very good

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
Taps: 10
Bottles: 83
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2101 Greenville Ave
Dallas, Texas, 75206-7125
United States
phone: (214) 824-7900

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(Place added by: beerdiablo on 11-13-2006)
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Reviews by thirdeye11:
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thirdeye11

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +15.8%

Surprised that the Libertine hasn't been reviewed in over a year I figure I should update it with what information I can give. I go here at least once every 2 weeks, but generally I am here once a week. It's only about 5 minutes from my house, and easily my favorite in that distance.

A: I absolutely love the Libertine's atmosphere. A long, narrow "shotgun style" bar. You enter and on the left is a very long bar which spans 80% of the length of the entire place so bar seating (also my favorite) is abundant, and rarely are there no seats for me and my wife. Dark woods and old charm abound in this place with cool artwork on the walls. I love to be able to smoke in a bar (for another month in Dallas anyway) and the smoke smell is never overpowering here either which is good.

Q: Everything about this place oozes quality. Comfortable bar stools, very nice product display, blackboards detailing their newest bottle offerings and what's on draft. My only knock on the place is the lack of larger televisions and they are only on the far ends. Some would say this is a benefit.

S: The service is SOMEWHAT hit or miss, but so long as I can sit at the bar I almost always get exceptional service. Tavy is a fantastic bartender, and Nathan is good as well. Sitting at a table I get good service, but not great like at the bar.

S: The selection of beers for a Dallas bar is outstanding. Lots of Belgians (read: my favorite) to choose from both on draft (which rotate regularly) and in the bottle. There is also plenty of German and American Craft beers here as well. They bring in new beers more frequently than anyone I know locally (aside from the Flying Saucer and Gingerman) and usually have some unique items as well. One of my favorite selections in DFW for a bar.

F: The Libertine has the best bar food of any bar I know in DFW. The Loon is close, but some of the Libertine selections are out of this world. Noteworthy are the pork chops, steak sandwich, chicken pot pie, and Cuban sandwich. All highly recommended, but you literally cannot go wrong on their menu.

V: I really don't think this place is any more expensive than any other Dallas bar (less so compared to other Greenville locales) but I always spend $30 by myself or $50+ with my wife along so I guess it just feels expensive :)

Easily my favorite beer bar in Dallas. It's never over-crowded but always has enough people to make it feel lively. The bar service is great. Thursday nights where you get a free glass is my favorite night to come here, and the monthly beer dinners are expensive, but worth it and ridiculously good. I have done them twice and will definitely have it again. Highly recommend The Libertine!

03-02-2009 16:45:36 | More by thirdeye11
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I really dig the Libertine's atmosphere and decor- it looks like a grand old cafe in Brussels or Madrid. Those old Tiffany-style lamps and all the wood are damn fine and I swear they're part of why we kept lingering there (despite how busy it was).

The beer selection is only alright, but the cocktails make up for it. Only 9 taps: Brooklyn Naranjito, Old Chubb nitro, Revolver Blood & Honey, Unibroue Fin du Monde, New Belgium Pumpkick, Brooklyn Blast, Pedernales Hefe, Anchor Liberty... the bottle selection is similarly weak (lots of macros and stuff you can find at Walmart).

Service ain't great either- those hipsters have the perfect look, but they are as aloof as the Queen of England and it is damn hard to get their attention.

Food- we had the smoked salmon plate and loved it. This is not your typical sliced chilled salmon but Seattle-style salmon, a whole piece of it. And it comes with a ton of accoutrements.

Plus food is half-off on Tuesdays so we lucked out!

I would come back for the cocktails and the ambience and the food, but not the beer. Sadly.

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jkanavel

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -16.5%

A: The playlists are great usually. I like a busy bar, makes me feel like I'm part of something important, less like I'm just getting wasted.

Q: They have decent stuff, nothing mind bending.

S: Service is decent, a bit slow when its busy obviously. A few cute and pleasant waitresses.

S: Selection is solid, but kind of stagnant. They keep a lot of same beers in stock year round. They stock a few of my favorites though, so that's nice.

F: I know people love the food. I get it. Gastropub! DERP DERP! Its whatever, take it or leave it. I tend to leave it when you dump something that tastes like warm ranch dressing all over my oxtails. Also, if you write something up as "wild mushroom" this or that on the menu, and its only a 14 dollar entree, we all know you're lying.
The kitchen staff has changed since i started going there, somewhat to the detriment of the bar.

The Hog Wings are great, the mussels are great, the cheese plate DESPITE being the same five or six cheeses on EVERY bar in Dallas's cheese list, are solid selections for casual dining.

V: A little pricy, especially the food, but its an electric atmosphere, interesting whiskey selection, and hell...for all my griping I keep coming back.

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The Libertine Bar in Dallas, TX
89 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.