Sports bar for date night? Before you groan a resounding, â€œNo Way,â€ take a look at the gorgeous new Shakertins location in the Shops at Legacy in Plano! Their insta-worthy interior and super sippable cocktails will have you saying, â€œYes, pleaseâ€ instead.
Shakertins was named after â€“ you guessed it â€“ cocktail shakers, and thatâ€™s apropos, because craft cocktails are the star of the show at this gem. We started our evening with the perfect French Kiss. No, I mean the cocktail.
The drink slingers at Shakertins were kind enough to share the recipe for this delectable treat, and weâ€™ll share it with you below.
But this new Plano outpost is much more than a cocktail joint. In keeping with their sports bar reputation, they have dozens of TVs and three full-sized billiards tables. However, the sports bar comparison changes here. They have one of Planoâ€™s prettiest patios plus two glassed garage doors to bring in this beautiful weather weâ€™ve been enjoying. The pool room is backed with a boxwood wall that screams selfie, and the bookable private room in the back is resplendent with a romantic dark floral wallpaper to die for.
We started our evening with their house-made spinach artichoke dip. It is super creamy and flavorful. Insider tip â€“ ask for some toasted bread to accompany the traditional corn chip. It makes the dip feel that much more special.
And donâ€™t overlook the pizzas. They are THAT good. The hand tossed crust is the perfect blend of crispy and chewy, and it was really flavorful. That body and flavor was a great base for a variety of toppings. I loved the OG Pepperoni, and our dining companions were jazzed about the Chicken Bacon Ranch. Next time weâ€™ll try the Anger Porker New Yorker. It features angry sauce base, spicy Italian sausage, bacon, jalapeÃ±os, mozz, pepperoni, and parmesan confetti.
Looking to start your night with a bargain? Shakertins does Â½ price appetizers and craft cocktails until 7 p.m. each weeknight for their happy hour. Their creative brunch menu will bring us back soon, and you should join us!
Now, I promised you the perfect date night starter cocktail, and here it is!
In a chilled champagne flute, add:
1 oz. Zephyr gin (love a local product!)
.75 oz lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
.5 oz lavender syrup
Top with champagne and garnish with a Luxardo cherry.
Shakertins is located at the Shops of Legacy at 7300 Lone Star Dr C150, Plano, TX 75024.