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Cosmo's is honored to be given recognition from the Dallas & Lakewood community in these articles. Thank you!

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Dallas Observer - 100 Best Bars in Dallas 2022

June 30, 2022

"Tucked away at the corner of Skillman and Live Oak since 2000 is Cosmo’s, a restaurant and bar boasting no nonsense, one of a kind hospitality. With a ‘60s lounge vibe, specialty cocktails and an eclectic menu with everything from gourmet pizzas to Vietnamese dishes, Cosmo’s has something for everyone. When you’re there, browse through their extensive VHS collection and make a request or step outside to their patio, which feels like a little oasis outside the noise of the city."

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Where to Find the Best Bar Food in Dallas - From Upscale Spots to Classic Dives

June 24, 2022

"This favorite Lakewood dive bar is a go-to spot for specialty cocktails, killer Vietnamese bites, and pizza. Opened in 2000 by brother and sister Gerald Stogsdill and Debra Peña, the bar has remained a staple in Dallas for a no-frills bar experience. Chef Jackson Tran added Vietnamese food to the menu some time ago and it’s definitely spiced up the usual martinis and pizza combo. Make sure to try the pho, egg rolls, and kimchi tater tots."

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Best Bar of The Year 2021

August 19, 2021

"Cosmo's was founded in 2000 — a lifetime ago in bar years — by brother & sister Gerald Stogsdill & Debra Peña, who created a chill-funky-retro vibe, plus crafty martinis that were ahead of their time. Executive Chef, Jackson Tran, has given Cosmo's a second life, adding family Vietnamese recipes to the menu, such as pho and grilled pork chop with braised collard greens that have drawn a new appreciative audience of foodies."

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Debra Peña & Gerald Stogsdill


"My brother Gerald, and I always wanted to own a retro dive bar. We thought it was a neat idea to keep things interesting & old school in the Lakewood area. Most bars were going for a futuristic & modern look, but we wanted something eccentric yet classy. Our vintage 70's furniture & groovy lights take us back to how we partied back then!"

- Debra Peña 

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How We Started

Cosmo's was founded in 2000 by Gerald & Debra. They aimed for a retrograde style bar with a funky different concept. Cosmo's is known for their tasty cocktails, but Jackson Tran has incorporated his family's authentic Vietnamese food to spice up the menu. Cosmo's will continue to surprise you!

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About Jackson Tran's Family Menu

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Jackson Tran

Executive Chef

Cosmo's would not be what it is today without his help & hard-work. Jackson added his family's secret Vietnamese recipes to the menu, which is some of the best Pho in the Dallas/Lakewood area. He helped his parents cook & prepare food for their Vietnam Restaurant. Tran has grown with Cosmo's from starting as a bartender making signature cocktails, to now being the Executive Chef of Cosmo's. Tran continues to share & inspire his family's special menu every week at Cosmo's!


Thua Tran

Jackson Tran's Mother

Jackson Trans's entire family is from around the Mekong Delta. This is where his parents use to serve the whole community & neighbors alley street food. Thua Tran, Jackson's mother, helps influence delicious & creative fresh new Vietnamese dishes to the Tran's Family menu. She taught Jackson everything he knows, from how to make the perfect broth for Pho, to the pork dumplings & the fried seaweed rolls. Anything from the Tran's family menu will not disappoint. These recipes remain a secret for a reason! Read more about behind the scenes with the Tran family:


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