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Living in Dallas is pretty sweet. Our restaurant scene is fire, there’s always something to do, and the weather is ideal for taking advantage of our many parks and trails.
And, let’s be honest — not much beats a refreshing, ice-cold adult beverage after a sweaty outdoor workout, a muscle-burning hike, or a scenic run through the city (hey, you earned it). Lately, we’ve been rewarding ourselves with Austin Eastciders Brut Super Dry Cider.
It’s champagne-like and seriously so good. It might have something to do with the fact that it is made with real fruit and natural ingredients. Or maybe it’s because this sparkling, better-for-you cider is only 100 calories, has only 2g of sugar, and is both gluten-free and kosher.
Either way, we can’t get enough of the crisp, light, citrusy taste. So, it works out well that there are a handful of Dallas-area restaurants and bars where you can score a can or a pint on draft. Even better? They all happen to be right by some of our favorite outdoor workout spots. Here’s the low-down.
Connecting White Rock Lake with the trendy neighborhood of Deep Ellum, this mostly-flat paved trail is a local favorite for good reason. At just over four miles, it’s perfect for a brisk bike ride or an afternoon run. If you start in East Dallas (and we suggest you do), when you come to the end of the route in White Rock, you can take a pit stop at White Rock Alehouse & Brewery, where an Austin Eastciders 100 Calorie Brut will be waiting for you. It’ll be just the thing you need before hopping back on the trail and making your way back to where you started.
With over 40 acres of grassy green space and everything from tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball courts to gardens, grills, and trails, you could spend all day here and never get bored. And since it’s situated next to the Dallas North Tollway, it’s easy to access, which is a major plus. Another perk? Local bar and restaurant Nickel and Rye is close by, and it’s a great place to pop into when all you want to do is kick back with a refreshing cider on their outdoor patio.
This trail is easily one of the most popular pathways in the city. A historic route, it was built along an old railroad line and provides city-dwellers a multi-use trail linking Downtown Dallas to the surrounding suburbs. (We’ll take a ride on the Katy Trail over sitting in traffic any day of the week.) Whether you’re running, walking, or biking, just make sure you’re paying attention — this path is known for being highly trafficked. Luckily, if you need a break from the crowds, you can swing by the Katy Trail Ice House, they’ve got tons of beer on tap, plus our new favorite post-workout go-to… you know which one.
A charming escape right in the middle of downtown, this local spot has it all — a beautiful lawn that plays host to community events like yoga and outdoor workouts, public art installations, a dog park, a cafe, and free Wi-Fi. Our favorite thing to do on the weekends or after a particularly difficult workday? Take a trip to Main Street Garden Park to work up a sweat and soak up some rays before making a stop at Sandbar Cantina for sand volleyball, beach vibes, and a few cans of Austin Eastciders 100 Calorie Brut.
If you live or work in Fort Worth, this urban trail is a must. Used by walkers, joggers, and cyclists alike, it’s a scenic point-to-point track featuring views of the nearby river, a small waterfall, and some shaded areas. But what we like the most about this route? It’s proximity to HG Sply Co, a farm-to-fork eatery that stocks — you guessed it — Austin Eastciders.
There’s no question: Austin Eastciders guilt-free Brut Super Dry far outweighs the competition when it comes to quality, taste, and cool factor, and that, friends, is a cider we can get behind. Not in Dallas? Check out their store locator, there’s bound to be somewhere close for you to get your fix.
Fitt Tip: upgrade your Sunday brunch mimosa by trading regular champagne for Austin Eastciders Brut Super Dry Cider — it’s a game-changer.