Dallas Craft Co. (fka Drunken Donkey) ~ Keller, Texas
Originally published June 18, 2016 and updated on December 28, 2017 to reflect the new name change.
Apparently the name "Drunken" didn't appeal to the good clean folks in Keller or Colleyville (as opposed to the dirty folks in Lewisville?), so Dallas Craft was born... Nothing else changed that I can see, except for my final note below. We still recommend it!
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They are a full bar, but craft beer is definitely their specialty. And they have an enormous selection. It's very similar to Flying Saucer and Ginger Man, in that they have more well known imports, and specialty Belgians. Their beer menu, at least in my 2 visits spread across two months, seemed a bit too "permanent", with maybe 2 to 3 deviations. I think if you specialize in it, they should have more "rare taps" and draft-only beer from some of the local brewers, rather than beers one can typically find at a well stocked Goody Goody. Just my opinion of course, and my "collecting nature". But for the other 95% of you, the beer selection is likely to be overwhelming on first visit. Might be worth visiting the website ahead of time, and making a small list before heading over.
Dallas Craft Co. is a nice open, sunny, and spacious standalone building, with outside seating and a bar area. This was the former TGI Fridays (good riddance...). You'll find the restaurant on the east side of US 377 between Kroger Dr and North Tarrant. I'm reading that this place is wildly popular on weekend nights, so plan ahead.
Dallas Craft Co is a local chain that started in Lewisville in 2014 (with the filthy Drunken Donkey moniker...), with other locations already in Colleyville and The Colony.
The ladies who work here are a bit on the "hot" side, in the Hooters tradition. Which is fine for a traditional male like myself, but thought I'd mention it in case it's not ideal for the company you're with (update - and with the name change, they seemed to toned down the heat here with the ladies as well).