It's Always 5 O’clock at These Plano Bars

Kick back, relax and enjoy a dose of Texas hospitality at Plano's top bars


At first glance, Plano's handsome corporate buildings and business campuses could convince you that all anyone does in this city is work. Happily, you’d be wrong. There’s plenty to do here once you’re off the clock. Join the friendly fun at these Plano bars!

The Tops for Craft Beer

The Holy Grail Pub makes it to the top of regional “reader's choice” lists with notable frequency. If you're looking for local or seasonal brews, this is the place to find them. Texas drafts, well drinks and wine are favorites for happy hour and—because everything is bigger in Texas—happy hour is four hours long, every weekday afternoon. Known for its dark wood paneling and Old World atmosphere, this pub is the perfect place to sample Scottish, Irish and Texas whiskeys, too. Plus, food is made from scratch using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Plan to spend some time here and linger over lunch or dinner.


The Best Bar With a View

While many bars in Plano have patios where you can take advantage of good weather and great views, 32 Degrees Rooftop Ice Bar takes the concept to a higher level. Literally. Located two stories above a popular wood-fired pizza place, you can look out over historic downtown Plano from the third-floor bar and patio. As for the name, the beer is poured at a temperature of 32 degrees—and there's a strip of ice running down the center of the bar to keep your drink chilled. Live music plays Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights, and things heat up on the weekend with a live DJ and Top 40 hits.


The Best Sports Bar

Make no mistake—you're in Dallas Cowboys territory when you're in Plano. At Brix Bar and Grill you'll quickly learn how to cheer on the hometown football team surrounded by loyal fans. Dallas Stars hockey matches and Texas college football games also garner lively support. There's a wide selection of bottled and draft beer, along with wine and cocktails to accompany your cheers. And the robust, sports-themed menu makes Brix a welcome place to stop even when there's no game on live TV.


Best Bar for a Casual Drink

Plano Magazine readers voted Katy Trail Ice House Outpost the best patio for day drinking in Plano. Kick back at one of the picnic tables under the trees with an ice cold Texas draft beer or a frozen margarita. The bar menu is packed with tasty grub, but it's the weekend barbecues that get highest acclaim. The oak wood smokers are fired up Wednesday night and filled with brisket, ribs, turkey and sausages. Get your BBQ on any time Thursday through Sunday until the last succulent portions run out.


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