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Windmill Lounge

Map & Directions 5320 Maple Ave.
Dallas, TX 75235
  • Daily 4pm-2am
  • Dance Floor, Smoking


Dallas Observer's Description

There's a line in bartender Jason Kosmas' book, Speakeasy, that talks about the benefit of hanging out in the old man’s bar. Wisdom is passed down, advice is doled out, strong drinks are poured. Windmill owner and barman Charlie Papaceno is certainly no old man, but his bar seems to be the go-to drinkery for the area's best bartenders. The Windmill, located just beyond the outskirts of Uptown, finds its charm in its divey digs. The dark room is lined with second-hand tables, and the songs on the jukebox hit the spot almost as well as the drinks. And at the heart of the place is Papaceno, who makes each drink with a smile and friendly conversation.

Member Reviews

  • schambers30 wrote a review for Windmill Lounge
    on 06/29/10

    I had some delicious drink with raspberry and basil...ok maybe I had 4. Fun dive bar with lotso personality!

  • Hophead1970 wrote a review for Windmill Lounge
    on 03/07/10

    It may only be important to me, but they actually make their own ginger juice and grenadine! I recommend the "Juan Collins."

  • svolhein
    svolhein wrote a review for Windmill Lounge
    on 02/16/10

    A must-not-miss dive bar, with fantastic, innovative and delicious cocktails. Charlie has to be the best bartender in the city, and their jukebox has a wide range of tunes.

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  • Dallas Foodie (. on 07/14/12

    On my list of Best Mixology Cocktail Bars in Dallas! To get an amazing drink you must find Charlie, the owner behind the bar, then simply tell him what flavors you like. He will take it from there.

  • Dallas Observer on 01/14/13

    Yours truly has voted Windmill Lounge "Best Cocktails" in 2012!

  • Narisha J. on 05/22/10

    Karaoke Night evervy Thursday.. Ask Charlie for one of his concoctions.. he's always got something new to taste!

  • shannon on 02/22/10

    if you're feeling frisky, ask charlie to make up a luscious libation for you instead of ordering the same ol' same ol'. you won't be disappointed!

  • Nico on 05/29/13

    One of the top bars in America. Just ask Esquire.

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