Introducing the gastropub responsible for your next sober hallucination.
Mad Tavern is easily the only place in town where you don’t have to drink a drop of alcohol before seeing peculiar things. Like a fully set dining table on the ceiling.
Themed around Alice in Wonderland, It has all the cozy comforts of a traditional European pub (just look past the traditional Dallas strip mall exterior), but never crosses the line into theme-park gimmickry.
Hearty favorites from across the pond include excellent fish and chips, bangers and mash, as well as Alice Pie (lamb, peas, carrots, and mashed potatoes).
Choose (slowly) from 120 beers — 30 on tap — or select from an extensive whisky list that goes beyond the usual suspects of Scotch, Irish, and Canadian with a 12-year-old single malt from Japan.
Which we're fine with, as long as they don’t start serving corned beef and sashimi.
18101 Preston Rd., Suite 102, Far North Dallas
Price: 2 (out of 4) Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Best Bets: Irish Soda Bread; Sausage and Kraut; Monty Python’s Holy Grail Ale
Cheap Drinks: $2.50 whiskys Wed; $2.50 pints Mon; $1 off all drinks before 8p
Live Music: Friday and Saturday nights
Nearby: Great China; Juan’s Hacienda; India Chaat Cafe
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