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Loophole Gastropub & Ale House

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Pub
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119 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201-4115 (Formerly Loop-Hole Tavern)
+1 940-565-0770
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Denton, Texas
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Large selection of interesting beer, very good food, tasty, not greasy. Not your usual burgers, fresh flavored buns, thin and crispy fries. Several aioli dipping sauces, fresh salad dressings. The whole menu is a win win. There are no bad choices. Friendly staff, great service. You can spend several hours with friends enjoying cocktails, fine beers, and great food.

1 Thank Cet807
Chicago, Illinois
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305 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Was looking at place down the street, but it was packed, so it was a little late, so this place looked interesting. Walked in and you could just smell the stale smoke. I get a seat at the bar and I thought I was going to have to walk out as not only the bartender, but a few servers walked... More 

Thank hart277
Rockwall, Texas
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

I always seem to have a great and calm night out when I go here. The food and drinks a little pricier than Id like but the poutine is worth it. Wasn't as big of a fan of the chicken fla tbread I got.

1 Thank aislyn g
Tyler, Texas
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

We came here to parch out thirst. I tried the Double 0 seven drink. I was not impressed. Not to mention that the waiter kept forgetting my drink orders. We did not have any food but the atmosphere is neat so it's worth the trip.

1 Thank psychd-out
Boyd, Texas
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209 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Great English Pub feel, I had the KAMIKAZE BURGER made with 1/3lb. Angus patty, crispy ham, grilled jalapenos, pineapple, mozzarella, red onion, bib lettuce, Lin's Bourbon BBQ sauce, it may sound strange, but it was wonderful, l my wife had the SAUTEED MUSHROOM BURGER, Triple cream brie, red onion, bacon jam, arugula, mayo, also very good. The service was great... More 

1 Thank B52Gunner
Southlake, Texas
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Looks like a bar from the outside but it offers much more than just pub food. Monte Christo lolly pops were anazing.

Thank Traveler_REL68
Denton, Texas
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

This place has some great items on the menu but the last time we went, the bar was so smokey smelling that we didn't enjoy the food. If you are ok with a smoking while you eat bar atmosphere, you will enjoy the food, otherwise, be warned.

Thank RCollins13
Fort Worth, Texas
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186 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Food was excellent and they put some unique combinations to flavor the sandwiches and burgers. Flatbread was good. The bacon jam and thick slice of melted brie on my burger were excellent. Service needs some improvement, but food makes it worth the visit.

Thank TexasLuv2Golf
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

I really liked the food, but there was only one waitress and one cook. It took forever to get our food and drinks. Also they can smoke inside which is super gross, and I didn't know. I wouldn't have gone if I had known.

Thank Elizabeth C
Aalst, Belgium
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

This bar/restaurant, although I did not eat here, right on the main square in Denton is the closest thing in the Texas that brings to mind a typical Belgian cafe, like the Babbelaar in Aalst or the Damberd in Ghent. The selection of beers is terrific, the variety of drinks even better, the wait staff is super friendly and the... More 

Thank mking2009

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201-4115 (Formerly Loop-Hole Tavern)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Denton
  • Phone Number: +1 940-565-0770
One of Denton's oldest historic buildings serving up great food and spirits til 2am everyday. Kitchen is open everyday until midnight serving up above par pub grub with amazing burgers, sandwiches, salads, flatbreads,munchies and foot long hot dogs. Casual but sophisticated. A great place to meet with co-workers or large groups. Free darts and Wii entertainment system. Newly renovated and re-opened in February 2013 with new menu and hand selected craft beers on tap. Find your loophole here!

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