South Dallas

Explore the history and future of Dallas all in one place. South Dallas is also home to the State Fair of Texas, a 24-day frenzy of crazy fried food creations, concerts and family-friendly fun on the Midway.
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Oak Cliff/Bishop Arts

Once one of Dallas' best hidden treats, this two-block former warehouse area sits in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of South Dallas. It's home to more than 60 boutiques, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and galleries, making it one of Dallas' most unique (and not-so-secret) districts.

Arts and Culture

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Experience the diverse and lively arts community at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center. It's known for its inspiring theater performances, upbeat jazz concerts and educational programs.

Ginger Fox Gallery

If you're in the mood for contemporary art, visit the Ginger Fox Gallery located in the heart of the Bishop Arts District. See some of the local and regional artists, and stop by and watch the process on Ginger Fox as she makes her next masterpiece.

Jen Mauldin Gallery

Jen Mauldin is known for her work as an interior designer for years. Her new gallery helps new and local artists show off their work of contemporary art that's worth taking a visit to see.

The Kessler

The Kessler is one of the best music venues in Dallas. With its intimate setting, hear from both local and national artists that are sure to impress you.

Food and Drink

Bolsa

Bolsa is a New American restaurant that uses fresh, local ingredients that make up a delicious menu. Enjoy soups, salads, burgers and flatbread pizzas, and don't leave without trying one of their signature cocktails.

Boulevardier

This French-Inspired Bistro offers one of the largest wine selections in town. Order your favorite wine and a dozen oysters from the rotating raw bar.

C Senor

C Senor is home to the best Cuban sandwiches in Dallas. Have a cup of café con leche for the perfect meal pairing.

Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.

Try one of the near-perfect, foodie-inspired and hipster-approved grilled cheese sandwiches from Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. The menu features 10 different options with the classic if you're playing it safe, or try the grilled PB&J for a little more adventure.

Eno's Pizza Tavern

Come share a meal with your friends and family in this laid-back restaurant. Enjoy your favorite pizza and top it off with a craft beer from their large selection.

Hattie's

Enjoy classic Southern-style dishes at Hattie's. The tomato bisque paired with a grilled cheese is a favorite, or go for the famous chicken and waffles that are simply divine.

Lockhart Smokehouse BBQ

Straight from the barbeque capital of Texas, Lockhart Smokehouse brings some of the best brisket and smoked meats to Dallas. Choose from a range of meats and order a couple sides like the blue cheese slaw or deviled eggs.

Lucia

Lucia serves mouthwatering Italian food that's tucked away in a historic building. The fresh pasta and hand-crafted salami pairs flawlessly with the carefully curated wine list.

Tillman's Roadhouse

Tillman's Roadhouse gives a modern spin on roadhouse eats. Try the Trio of Fries that's a Chef specialty, or go for the meats with a burger or Grilled Texas Quail.

Veracruz Café

Veracruz Café offers authentic flavors of Mexico with European influences for a menu filled with tasty eats. Go for the Jarochitas – a Mexican egg roll or the authentic blue corn enchiladas made with chicken or beef.

Bars and Nightlife

Neighborhood Cellar

No matter your budget, Neighborhood Cellar has a bottle of wine for you. The wines taste delectable and there's a friendly atmosphere. Attend their special events like wine tastings or fun food truck meals.

Whitehall Exchange

The comfortable, relaxed atmosphere at Whitehall Exchange makes this a great wind down spot after exploring Dallas. Sit outside on the patio for the best people watching spot in the area.

The Local Oak

This energetic bar, located on Zang Avenue, offers tasty, American food to pair nicely with your favorite specialty drinks and craft beer. Try the Trashcan Fries, an assortment of several types of fries, and Bucket of Love, chewy bacon over brown sugar, for a foodie experience you won't soon forget.

Sweets

Cretia's Bakery

From to pie to cake, Cretia's Bakery has it all. Their delicious deserts like Grandma's Seven Minute Cream Cheese Icing will dazzle your taste buds.

Dude, Sweet Chocolate

Manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of chocolate inspired creations, Dude, Sweet Chocolate never ceases to impress with their inventive and experimental chocolate. Their accommodating and super friendly service is another piece that makes them stand out.

Espumoso Caffe

This Latin Coffee Shop is known for its tasty treats and delicious coffee. Try their acai bowls, smoothies, and scrumptious flan to make your taste buds dance.

Shopping

Bishop Street Market

See the local artistry at the always-friendly Bishop Street Market. Their local goods include candles, books, clocks and kitchen accessories and are great gifts to take back home.

Indigo 1745

This men and women's boutique specializes in premium denim and luxury sportswear. Indigo 1745 provides a home away from home vibe which makes it feel like their clothes should already be in your closet. Come check out this store for great service and trendy outfits.

M'antiques

This eclectic store has neat items from industrial tools to small furniture. All together, these rougher antiques have an inimitable story that fills the air, and you never know what you'll find at M'antiques. Enjoy a beer while you shop.

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We are 1976

Looking for graphic design work or a letterpress studio? If so, check out We Are 1976! It's a fantastic place to get a fantastic print to hang on your bedroom well. The vibrant store has a hipster feel and We are 1976 is a wonderful place to meet creative people.