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Meddlesome Moth

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Meddlesome MothMeddlesome Moth
BA SCORE
97
world-class

75 Ratings
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: n/a
Taps: 42
Bottles: 120
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1621 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, Texas, 75207-3401
United States
phone: (214) 628-7900

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mothdallas

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in here based on BA reviews and was not disappointed. It was about 3 in the afternoon and I had wrapped up work early and decided to check it out.

Walked in to a long bar with a bunch of tap handles, tons of seating. I had asked for outdoor seating. They have about 6 public house style tables and 10 tables outside. So if you are waiting for an outside seat, it'll priobably be a while. Not to mention its right on the main drag so it is noisy but it is private.

Selection was decent. With 40 draft lines, there was a style for everyone. Word to the wise. Don't read off the fancy drink menu, its outdated and they have a separate sheet now. I may have caught it on off day (Monday) but there was very little local beer on draft. I was lucky to grab a Lakewood Mole Temptress on draft...

Food was decent. It's kind of like a tapas place with beer. Not cheap but decent portions.

Service was spot on. Which was probably due to the hour I was here. So YMMV.

Overall, I'd definitely recommend it and would be back in a heartbeat. I wish I had another night to come back.

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4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

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4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Visted Dallas for a conference and had a chance to check out the Moth on a Friday night. Parking: valet or do what we did and use the free lot a block away. Very cool exterior. We didn't have reservations, so there was a 1.5 hr wait for a table...good thing we like to eat at the bar ;-)

Took us about 15 min of hovering (enough time to check out the monster tap selection) to get prime seats at the bar. We were greeted quickly and drinks and food arrived promptly. Had the duck wings and steak tartare...very good! Beers were phenomenal...Prarie Bomb was a nice treat for a Michigander!

Prices were what I would expect for the selection, menu and atmosphere. Primarily a younger crowd. Good music. Gave a lower rating for service since it seemed like forever in between rounds, even though we were smack dab in the middle of the bar. Found our bartender (and fellow Beeradvocate member) quite knowledgeable about beer. Looking forward to my next trip to Dallas!

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4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

A special treat. I took the time to study the menu(of beers) online before I got there. I always want to try something I haven't had before. The aged Scottish ales were on my radar and they did not disappoint. Remember Harviestoun.
Our party got "share" plates of food. I got to try different things and they were all good. I have been back and will be excited to return. Trying something new and different is exciting for this old timer.
I thought the wait staff were very knowledgeable about their beers and food. The gastropub itself was different. It was a crowded, busy evening my first time. The din was becoming unbearable for me and my wife. It may have been our seating location because the next time it didn't seem so loud.

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4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

The Moth is an absolutely must-visit spot in Dallas. I sat in both the huge indoor area and the also very large and beautiful patio, which are each great in their own way. The overall atmosphere is fairly upscale and the food is excellent.

The tap list is very impressive, with a cask on as well. They also have a nice big bottle list and a second bottle list with more limited selections and vintage selections that you have to ask for (be sure to ask for it, you won't regret it).

Service was very good and very friendly. Location is a touch out of the way, but if you are going to an event at the arena, it is only a 10-15 walk away.

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4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The Meddlesome Moth is the best, closest-to-downtown beer bar Dallas has. Still, it's about two miles away. The atmosphere is Dallas chic--a modern bar with an open kitchen, which I appreciate for the smells wafting into the dining area.

It's a dark place with the bar to the left as you enter. The dining room, to the right, features tablecloths and trio of large stained glass lights that highlight early rock and roll legends (Chuck Berry, Elvis, but I can't identify the third--possibly Bill Haley). The bar is 20 yards long and became very, very busy as the night wore on.

The service was above and beyond--the bartender brought me eight different Texan micro bottles to consider.

For food, I ordered Tandoori Lamb, which was superb. The "raiti" sauce was like tzatziki and it was delicious.

Overall, this was a very good experience. My only wish is that it was closer to downtown.

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4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

The Meddlesome Moth is a cool and classy beer-centered restaurant and bar in the upscale "Design District" area of Dallas. I was expecting a Ginger Man redux and was floored to find such a beautiful, well-designed space.

I love the bar area, where you can seat not only at the bar proper but at a slim long back bar overlooking the dining area (great for people watching).

Tons of beers on tap, with a bit of everything: Double Jack, Real Ale Kraken, North Coast Rasputin, Lakewood Temptress, Dogfish 90, Stone Sublimely, St Feuillien Speciale 2011... plus the biggest bottle selection I've seen in the DFW area! Lots of sours and rare brews.

The food is outstanding- we had a steak tartare and shishito peppers with goat cheese mousse, pricey but truly delicious. This is not your typical bar food!

Service at that back-bar area where we were was spotty, but it seems to be alright in the dining area and the bar itself.

Expensive all around, no doubt, but oh-so-worth-it. Shall return soon!

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4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

The worker at the Dallas Contemporary suggested this place for a bite to eat since I was so close. Fellow BAs had brought it up, but with mixed reviews.

A - They apparently bought stained glass windows from the the failed HardRock, which were very cool if too big for the space. It was one of the only funky items; everything else was upscale and gastropubish in aesthetic.

Q - I'm glad I sat at the bar because the wait staff didn't seem to have a clue about the beer selection. My food was good, and fairly priced, but the beer was pricey.

S - Bartenders were nice and knowledgeable, but not very fast. I got a bit annoyed when the guy corrected my pronunciation of "mikkeller" when I know I was correct because I met Mikkel's brother.

F - I had Thai curry mussels ($13) and they were quite good. The prices were fair and the menu wasn't obnoxious, so I don't have much to complain about.

V - The moth wasn't cheap, but it wasn't outrageous either. Their bottles were high, but it was what I was expecting. I did not ask if I could bring a bottle with me, but I would not have been able to since I was traveling in a group. JK Funk metal was $25, JK/Mikkeller sunbelt was $18... Taps were high, too. JK El Cedro was labeled $10, but I was charged $9 (lunch discount?).

Meddlesome Moth in Dallas, TX
97 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.