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The Loon

Map & Directions 3531 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
  • American, Traditional
  • Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm
  • Smoking, Takeout


Dallas Observer's Description

Open 365 days a year, this popular dive bar and grill just off McKinney Avenue in the West Village is a hit with all the neighboring apartments, condos and lofts, as well as anyone who's able to take the McKinney Avenue Trolley. And it's no wonder The Loon is so popular with folks in the neighborhood -- who don't have to drive -- because it has a very solid reputation for having bartenders with some of the longest pours in Dallas. "Stiffest of the stiff," one regular says. "Just a splash of Coke." Food specials are scratched on chalkboards scattered throughout the establishment, and the thin-crust pizza, plates of pasta and thick hamburgers are the most popular menu items. It's worth noting that this windowless bar is in a strip near a dentist's office and a Subway. Bring quarters to play pool or the jukebox, and forget what's going on outside -- you can't even tell if it's raining.

Member Reviews

  • michellealeece wrote a review for The Loon
    on 08/14/10

    i know what your thinking isnt that the place closed down next to primos?...NO! its rough on the oputside but awesome on the inside promise

  • schambers30 wrote a review for The Loon
    on 05/19/10

    Woah...beware of the drinks. In a good way!

  • cstanderfer wrote a review for The Loon
    on 05/17/10

    Giant second story addition with patio in the works. Can;t wait! Strong, cheap drinks. Decent food. Good place to watch a game or to go on a cold night.

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  • Metromix on 05/25/10

    Usually relaxed on weekdays, but packed on weekends, The Loon serves up some of the stiffest drinks in town.

  • Susie O. on 08/28/11

    Know what you want when it's busy and don't keep the bartenders waiting. Drinks are the strongest in Dallas so so if you're a pansy ask for it tall. Food is good, too.

  • ILiveInDallas.com on 12/22/11

    The food is surprisingly good. Get a meatball sub.

  • Mike S. on 01/10/11

    Mixed drinks will knock you on your ass!

  • Mia on 07/31/11

    Watch yourself with the liquor. Drinks are stronggggggggg. Always. There's always cabs waiting outside so you never have to drive home.

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