Rolling up to a Ritz-Carlton
(in any city) can be intimidating however, in Dallas, chef Dean Fearing’s welcoming southern bar awaits your arrival. Rattlesnake Bar
, next to Fearing’s namesake restaurant, is the perfect haunt for barrel-aged blends, smoked bites and witty banter. Even though drinks will set you back a pretty penny, they do come with regular live music – just exit the double doors left of the main mahogany bar. Laze at the outdoor Live Oak Bar, termed after the Texas live oak trees that shade the square, with one of Dean’s Signature Margaritas – mixed with his private Patron Añejo tequila, damiana (a flowering shrub native to the state), agave nectar, and house-made sweet and sour. Dean’s beloved margarita marks a stop along Margarita Mile – a curated tour of the most brazen margaritas across Dallas’ vibrant neighborhoods. Dallas is the official home of the frozen margarita, after all.