Ah, fooooood!!!! We all love it, and we love sharing with you the best we have to offer. Arlington has an array of spots to choose from, and we do have some of the best international restaurants to choose from in all of DFW...and that's not just us saying that. 9 out of 10 of the harshest food critics agree, and by food critics we mean locals, friends and family!
Arlington Eats and Drinks
To eat like a local, head to the spots around Urban Union. A personal favorite of ours is 4 Kahunas Tiki Lounge, and technically we count it as a place to eat since you can go next door and grab from Cartel Taco Bar. This place has taken their love for tacos to a new level! Another don't miss for the sweet tooth that hits during the day is Sugar Bee Sweets-because who doesn't love cupcakes and cookies? (If you don't, have you been to a doctor?) And lastly, round it out with the best BBQ you've ever put on your plate at Hurtado BBQ...trust us, we are BBQ experts and this place is a don't miss. And lastly, lastly, (see what we did there?) Tipsy Oak serves up great fish-and-chips- and a few feet away at Legal Draft Brewery every beer dream you've ever had will be reality in this beer-brewed-on-site taproom. Plus, they host regular sing-a-longs, paint parties and food truck events. Cheers!
As Seen On TV
While in Arlington, you should dedicate part of your trip to trying the local restaurants featured on TV shows like Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Make J. Gilligan’s Bar and Grill, which has been featured on The Food Network’s Top 5 Restaurants: Best Bar Foods Edition, your first stop and try the famous Irish nachos. These crispy potatoes topped with nacho fixings have earned national recognition thanks to mentions on the Travel Channel and ESPNU.
Featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Taste of Europe provides a dining experience you won't get anywhere else! An Arlington favorite, Taste of Europe offers Eastern Europe and Russian cuisine and Old World classics. Just like Guy Fieri, you must try the potato pancakes. Don’t forget to visit their store and browse shelves of authentic Russian merchandise and European groceries.
Sports Bars and Pubs
Arlington has many sports bars and pubs where you can plant yourself in front of a TV, drink your favorite beer, and watch your team make the winning play. But the absolute best place to be wowed by TV screens and surrounded by other fans who are as nuts about their team as you are is Texas Live! Events, live music, sports, and interactive night club experience all within one space...woohoo!