Central Dallas

This expansive area is home to a mix of urban and diverse neighborhoods with tree-lined streets, trendy galleries and boutiques, moving cocktail spots and savory restaurants.
Plan Your Trip To Central Dallas

Uptown

Just a tad north of downtown Dallas and connected by Klyde Warren Park, Uptown is a dynamic district with more than its fair share of shopping, dining, and nightlife destinations that are as popular with those calling the neighborhood home as they are with visitors.

Victory Park

Catch a game, dinner and drinks all in one place! Victory Park is the place to celebrate a Dallas Mavericks or Dallas Stars win or enjoy some fresh air after a concert.

Knox/Henderson

At interstate 75 (north central expressway), Knox Street to the west becomes Henderson Avenue to the east. Regardless of which direction you choose, prepare for sensory tantalization in one of the city’s most exciting shopping, dining, and nightlife districts.

West Village

Though there are boutiques peppered throughout Uptown, the largest concentration of national and local retailers, restaurants, and bars is at this outdoor shopping destination, spanning several city blocks.

Oak Lawn

Home to Dallas' LGBT community and one of the most gay-friendly neighborhoods in the country, Oaklawn gives off a trendy vibe amongst its diverse and quaint homes.

Harwood

Comfortably located between Uptown and Victory Park, Harwood is home to a handful of unique restaurant concepts and one impressive museum amongst the buzz of nearby gardens and art-filled lobbies.

Places to Eat in Uptown

The Backyard at Social House Uptown

More than just a patio, this is an adult playground with giant Jenga, bubble soccer and trash can pong to go with the 100 beers on tap.

Gemma

Seasonally inspired cuisine with global flavors are the highlight at this intimate Henderson space. Beef tartare, fried olives and veal cheeks are among the biggest hits.

Mutt's Canine Cantina

Finally, a bar for dogs and the people who love them. Pooches are welcome on-leash at the patio or off-leash in the one-acre park with daily membership.

Wild About Harry's

Whether it's 100 degrees outside or a rare chilly day in Dallas, locals know the key to happiness is a cup of frozen custard and a hot dog from this Knox favorite.

Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar

Updated steakhouse fare and imaginatively topped burgers pair with traditional and unexpected sides (try the cast iron chorizo corn or crispy brussel sprouts) with a slice of Coca Cola Fudge Cake for dessert.

Shopping in Uptown

Krimson & Klover

This Victorian home holds the latest in women's fashion trends from dresses to stunning accessories.

Froggie's 5 & 10

Toys, games and gags for kids and kids at heart bring a smile to the faces of anyone who walks into this cheery space.

Nest

Offering everything from furniture and accessories for entertaining to bath products and beautiful books, this gift shop is a one-stop wonderland of carefully curated must-haves.

Arts & Culture in Uptown

Katy Trail

Join the locals and jog the Katy Trail. The 3.5-mile trail starts in Victory Park and goes north through Uptown before crossing over North Central Expressway and into Mockingbird Station. After your run, enjoy brunch on the patio at the Katy Trail Ice House as you watch the runners, walkers and bikers come and go.

LGBT Nightlife

There's always a party at one of the many LGBT-geared bars and clubs on Cedar Springs. Grab happy hour drinks at JR's Bar & Grill, or Woody's. Dance the night away at S4, Sue Ellen's, or TMC. Two-step with the cowboys of The Round-Up Saloon. Or take in one of the elaborate drag shows at the Rose Room inside S4.

Theater

Uptown Players put on top-notch productions, in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Kalita Humphreys Theater, just a few blocks from Oak Lawn.