On a whistlestop tour of some of the finest pub-restaurants in the US, this was the best. A large room that is divided cleverly to include some discrete areas. It aspires to and delivers standards that treat beer drinkers with huge respect. It is assumed they will want to eat unashamedly well and that they will want to try the whole gamut of beer types, from cask-conditioned to mixed spice, not just the potent, the pungent and the psychotic. Alternatively, for visitors from the UK, it really is rather splendid.
Visiting Dallas for work for 5 years now and was drawn to the Moth like a...er...moth to a flame. Great beer selection and the food was fantastic. My table enjoyed the bangers and mash, ribs and steak. I highly recommend the bacon lollipops!
My favorite bar in the Dallas area. The Moth lands some of the hardest to get beers, pairs them with some of the area’s best gastropub fare, serves them all to you as well as anywhere around, and looks and feels cooler than any bar in town. Great art and lighting accentuate the well above average beer selection. This is the area’s best beer bar.
Highest rating I have given to a place.
Perfect scores for ambiance, selection, and food. Food was amazing (brunch). Selection of brews I didn’t think existed in Texas. Even allowed me to do a flight. Long way from the northern suburbs but well worth it!
EDIT: 2/24/2011 Wanted to update my comments on the Moth. In terms of a beer bar in Texas it really is second to none in almost every aspect. Keith and company have really outdone themselves with this spot. I use the term "bar" lightly because it’s so nice without being pretentious that it’s hard to call it a bar, but their selection is so good it’s hard to not call it a beer bar. Either way, this place is the culmination of 25 years beer bar ownership experience and it really shows. They consistently have 30+ excellent beers on tap at ALL times and I just love being here. The service is respectful, Keith is a great host when you see him there, and you also get to rub elbows with beer industry people more than any other place in town by far. I’m going to be spending more and more of my time at the Moth in the future.
Very cool ambiance. They acquired and restored the stained glass from the torn-down Dallas Hard Rock Cafe, which was a super cool touch. Very modern finish outs. Lack of branded tap handles is a small complaint, but the clean look of not having them is nice.
Service with a smile, friendly people and great staff thus far.
Selection for a Dallas bar was quite good. The draughts are somewhat unique, and nice bottle selection too.
The food needs work. It’s a little pricey for the portion sizes I thought, but it was opening day. Some of the entrees are just average quality. Could use slightly more variety. Had to eat a burger at home after eating there.
Pricing on beers was surprisingly very acceptable, I thought better than The Flying Saucer (same management owns both establishments).
Overall vibe of the place was chic, cool, upscale, and unpretentious. I’ll definitely visit again for some beers, and I’ll eat again if they work on the menu.
This is easily on of my favorite beer spots in Dallas. I’m always pleasantly surprised by what new things they have on tap. Food can be hit and miss. I’ve had a couple of dished that were overly salted. Beer is spot on and current. Great Service as well.
This was a must visit on my recent Texas craft beer trip. I’ve been wanting to check this place out since numerous previous visits to lesser DFW area places came up short. Let me be clear...the Moth did not come up short...it definitely did not disappoint. I actually planned my nights hotel less than a mile away...so that when my wife told me she was too tired to go to a beer bar after a great dinner at Wolfgang Puck’s in the Reunion Tower (as I suspected she would)...I was able to drop her off at the hotel and sneak over here for an hour before closing time (LOL!). So...and as the other reviewers have said...love the ambiance...love the stained glass windows...great staff...and very enjoyable...mixed...eclectic crowd. The conversations were almost as good as the beers...which were exceptional. This is a destination beer bar...go out of your way to visit it.