Tasty Booze & Downtown Views


A change of scenery always does us good.

As much as we like the air-conditioned darkness of the Round-Up and the people-watching from the balcony at J.R.’s, we don’t always have to be at a gay bar to have a good time.

So we were excited when a little birdie told us to check out the new Upside West Village on the rooftop of the recently debuted Canopy by Hilton.

The view wows, as you can see for yourself in these photos. We imagine this will soon be one of the most-used spots for selfies and other photos featuring the spectacular downtown Dallas skyline.

The bar features a variety of delicious, savory plates meant for sharing, from white bean hummus and cheese plates to crab-and-avocado lettuce wraps and a pork-belly-and-jalaepeño-jelly creation that could make you forever rethink the initials PB&J.

Cocktails deliver well-balanced flavors, but nothing revolutionary in preparation or presentation. So be warned: The prices border on outrageous. Wines start at $11 per glass (nothing crazy there). Beers, $8 (getting crazier). And several craft creations clock in at $15, $16 and $17 apiece, price tags we rarely even saw at the trendiest craft cocktail dens in New York City this past June.

By comparison, prices drop a few bucks at the bar downstairs, so you’re definitely paying a premium for the view at Upside—which some might consider a downside without a little advance notice. So consider this a friendly public service announcement.

Then feel free to soak up the view.

Upside West Village
Canopy by Hilton Dallas Uptown (Rooftop)
2950 Cityplace West Boulevard, Dallas

Photos by Upside West Village



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