If you are looking for a new twist on an old classic and a fun low key bar to go to, then look no further than Zen Bar Austin Ranch in the Austin Ranch Apartment complex in The Colony, TX. The bar’s claim to fame is a delicious, new take on the standard vodka cranberry. The first thing you’ll notice when you order the drink is that comes in an off white color instead of the usual deep red. This is because the drink is made with white cranberry juice and real cranberries. It was an utterly unique and completely different way of making the drink and it was delicious. The Colony is about a 20-25 minute drive from downtown Dallas, with the majority of the drive happening on the toll way.
Aside from a delicious cocktail the atmosphere at Zen was fun and very chill. The ambiance was nice with dark lighting and good music. The bar had plenty of room to stand and sit and a huge patio that also had a second bar. Aside from the drinks Zen also has a pretty nice selection of food. The location of the bar, inside The Austin Ranch apartment complex, was perfect for exploring other bars within the area.
While Dallas has many amazing bars it is always nice to try some place new. So if you find yourself in the The Colony or the surrounding area or want a little change of scenery from the Dallas area check out Zen Bar in Austin Ranch. Don’t forget to ask for the vodka cranberry!