The Rustic has been on my go-to list since I see it off the freeway when I’m driving into Dallas, plus my friends hang out there and listen to bands. What a fun spot! Live music on an indoor / outdoor stage takes the ambiance over the top! I LOVE a great big patio on a sunny day and this is one of the best patios in Dallas. There are so many places to sit: big picnic tables for groups, loungers by the stage, and smaller tables in the back for a quieter experience. You've also got great patio games like corn hole (bags) and horseshoes.

I came with fellow Dallas blogger @apearlkindofagirl to watch the TCU vs. OU game (which we lost). But let’s not get into those details. They had a band playing and the open patio to the bar had a nice view. And of course you can’t beat $10 carafe mimosas. Food was great too! Healthy options or heavy southern food, something for everyone. I ended up getting their chorizo empanadas….so good!

My Verdict: I’ll be coming back here to hang out from time to time. Especially since the weather is starting to cool down a little bit. I would love to visit this place at night to listen to a band, drinks, enjoy some mood lighting and have some great conversations with friends.