A northern suburb city in the massive Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, Plano is a historic Texas town with unique natural and cultural attractions.
You can spend the day documenting Texas history, visiting a preserved 19th-century farmstead, Interurban Railway Museum, and the famous Southfork Ranch.
For your evening activities, some of the best bars in Plano, Texas, offer a wealth of entertaining nightlife in its pubs and ice houses.
Read on to explore my list of the best bars in Plano to fill up your night-time activity list.
8240 Preston Rd #150, Plano, TX 75024
Phone: (972) 377-6633
Located in Lolaville, Holy Grail Pub is a craft beer gastropub with an old-world feel. The interior has rich wood trim and stone archways, simulating an alpine chalet, with a European and New American fusion menu on par with its elegant setting.
They have a twice-weekly rotating craft beer list and an extensive list of global whiskeys to pair with an eclectic menu of global pub fare.
1006 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074
Phone: (972) 509-1400
32 Degree Rooftop Bar is a classy rooftop cocktail bar in the heart of downtown overlooking Haggard Park. It’s a great destination to enjoy sunset views with a cocktail in hand before heading down to its sister restaurant, Urban Crust, for a delicious pizza dinner.
1004 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074
Phone: (972) 423-2400
Another downtown favorite, The Fillmore Pub, is a casual, cozy, and bustling gastropub offering a long list of craft beers, whiskey, and scratch-made food.
The Fillmore Pub has around 40 draft beers, 30 of which are local Texas breweries, not to mention a long list of imports and a full cocktail bar menu.
I wanted to try a Dallas-native beer, choosing the Deep Ellum Easy Peasy IPA.
4700 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093
Phone: (972) 599-9000
Katy Trail Ice House Outpost is a Shepton neighborhood beer garden, cocktail bar, and Texas-style barbecue joint with a giant tree-covered backyard.
They have 28 beers on tap from local, domestic, and international breweries, not to mention Texas-sized portions of margaritas.
Their frozen margarita won Best Margarita from D Magazine, so I enjoyed one to cool off my bowl of Texas chili.
3701 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093
Phone: (469) 620-8463
Next on our list of best bars in Plano, Texas, is Sixty Vines, a swanky modern wine bar in a stunning urban-chic space in Haggard, a block from Coyote Creek Park.
They offer wine on tap and dozens of boutique bottles from around the world to accompany a full menu of high-end Italian cuisine.
They also have a full cocktail bar. I combined wine and cocktail by ordering the refreshing Frose with a plate of braised pork pappardelle.
5880 TX-121, Plano, TX 75024
The Boardwalk at Granite Park is a gorgeous outdoor food and drink hall and retail mall over a large manmade lake in Stonebriar Creek Estates.
They have various bar options, from breweries to French bistros. I recommend the Fork and Fire Craft bar for an al fresco happy hour over the lake.
I enjoyed a cheap F&F Cooler with a cheaper plate of grilled pear and bleu cheese crostini.
641 Powell Ln, Plano, TX 75075
Phone: (469) 409-4628
Located at the south end of Pittman Estates, Rodeo Goat is a craft beer and cocktail bar and burger restaurant, receiving every DFW publication’s vote for best burger.
Along with a Texas-themed cocktail list, they have an impressive menu of Texas craft beers and imported bottles and cans to accompany an extravagant Texas-sized burger.
5805 Preston Rd Suite G594, Plano, TX 75093
Phone: (469) 824-2337
Beerhead Bar and Eatery is a hip beer bar serving high-end bar fare in a large industrial-chic space with a dog-friendly patio in El rancho Country Estates.
The interior has multiple flat-screen TVs to watch your favorite games. They have 40 beers on tap, a whopping 500-bottle selection, and a craft cocktail menu.
3601 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093
Phone: (972) 993-2253
Located in Heather Glen Estates, Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar is a bustling American comfort restaurant and bar in a country-chic space.
They offer craft cocktails and scratch-made comfort food using locally sourced ingredients. They have an especially impressive whiskey selection.
I had a delicious Old Fashioned with a decadent meal of fried chicken.
Plano has a diverse bar scene for you to enjoy, whether you’re looking for a casual beer garden or a high-end wine bar.
After visiting the many options on my list of the best bars in Plano, leave a comment about which one you liked most below!
Best Bars in Plano
- Holy Grail Pub
- 32 Degree Rooftop Bar
- The Fillmore Pub
- Katy Trail Ice House Outpost
- Sixty Vines
- The Boardwalk at Granite Park
- Rodeo Goat
- Beerhead Bar & Eatery
- Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar