Nighttime Buzz

Dallas doesn't sleep! Our lively nightlife scene will give night owls plenty of options for things to do in Dallas after dark.

Live Music

House of Blues Dallas

Live music and southern inspired cuisine amidst an eclectic décor of folk art make the House of Blues the place to be for music-oriented visitors. A variety of shows and concerts are scheduled for round-the-year entertainment, and the adjunct Crossroads restaurant makes the experience even more pleasing.

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Adair's Saloon

From front to back, Adair's Saloon is covered with memories of the great times had by its patrons. Check out the photo collection of the famous and not-so-famous folk who've walked through Adair's doors - like the blown-up photo of Elvis Presley taken back in 1955. The best upcoming bands tool their craft on Adair's stage seven nights a week.

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Dada Dallas

Catch a live band and have fun at this Deep Ellum locale. The large patio, great bar, and progressive music choice attract a large crowd, making it the perfect place to hang out with friends.

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The Balcony Club

One step into this jazz club and you know you've arrived somewhere special. While you're sipping a Manhattan or a Martini, you can't help but notice the art deco accents from days past adorning the walls. Live music fills the Balcony Club's cozy lounge and makes the perfect setting to begin (or end) a perfect evening. Behind the bar, a fine collection of spirits and wines await your arrival.

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Double Wide Bar

Double Wide serves up some of the coldest beer, stiffest drinks and the best live music. Concoctions like the Yoo-Hoo Yee-Haw and the Boone's Farm Martini will have you back time and time again. If it's music you're looking for, Double Wide is the place. From rock to country and just about everything in between, chances are you'll find it at Double Wide!

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Dallas Comedy House

Affordable, quality shows six nights a week make this a must-visit spot for those seeking a good laugh. A training center offers classes in improv, sketch and production.

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Backdoor Comedy

Dallas' longest running stand-up comedy showcase has deep roots in Dallas. They started out in a pizza joint before moving into a café, a sports bar and now the Dallas Arts District. Stop by after a night of culture at the local museums and enjoy a drink or two while the comics take the stage.

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Craft Beer

The Libertine Bar

Located in lower Greenville, the Libertine Bar pours local and imported craft beers both on tap and from an extensive list of bottles. The kitchen also offer quality dishes designed to complement and showcase the best craft beers available.

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Good Friend Beer Garden and Burger House

Located in East Dallas, Good Friend has a wide variety of local, American and bottled beer featuring the finest in craft beers and limited availability brews, a full selection of liquor and wine, and a chef-prepared menu with something for every palate including burgers made with only grass-fed beef.

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Craft and Growler

Craft and Growler's concept of using growlers, the large glass containers used to port beer from the tap and one of the freshest ways to enjoy a beer, has caught the city's attention. Emphasis is placed on local beers from the Dallas area and Texas, but you'll also find a few notable brews from farther afield.

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The Ginger Man

An Uptown staple since the early 1990s, The Ginger Man is popular for its robust beer selection and weekend music line ups. Find the beautiful library-style lounge upstairs with an outdoor balcony and overlooking a comfy patio. Ask the bar for a recommendation on a local brew before a friendly game of darts or sit back and enjoy a pint with your fellow patrons.

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The Old Monk

The Old Monk is located on historic Henderson Avenue, known for its artsy nature. In keeping with the neighborhood, don't miss the bar's noteworthy decor which includes lights from a monastery in Pennsylvania, a back bar from a chemist's shop in England and turn of the century altar door, all of which resemble the many antique shops that surround it. The Old Monk offers draft beers from England, Ireland, Germany and Belgium, and around 70 bottled beers.

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Bryan Street Tavern

This pet-friendly spot is all about serving you great food and craft beer while you enjoy the live music in the background, play a round of pool, or watch sports games. Bring your furry friend with you and enjoy one of Dallas' best pet-friendly patios.

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LeVú is an exclusive and intimate discothèque located in Old East Dallas. LeVú hosts some of the top DJs from around the world. The VIP areas, detail-oriented decoration, the LED lighting, and the dance floor make this club one of the hottest spots in Dallas and recently voted the 13th best nightclub in the nation!

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Avenu Lounge

Avenu Lounge has brought the Vegas experience to an intimate setting in the heart of Dallas' prestigious Uptown area. Voted one of the Top 100 Nightclubs in America for 3 consecutive years, Avenu remains the premier nightlife destination for the social elite.

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The Green Room

A staple in the Deep Ellum neighborhood, The Green Room offers an amazing view of the Dallas skyline, a fully stocked bar and some of the best food in the area. The menu has a fresh take on classic pub food favorites, including special creations like the Blacktooth Burger and the Short Rib Texas Poutine.

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BrainDead Brewing

Enjoy taps of the best local beers as well as its own house brew at Braindead Brewing. A large patio, a unique artsy concept, and great beer-friendly menu further accentuate the pub's appeal.

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High Five's

This fun and inviting neighborhood restaurant & bar in the Knox-Henderson area serves fast, fresh, casual, food from early till late 7 days a week. Enjoy local craft on draft or patio-pounding frozen cocktails. The large dog-friendly patio makes the experience even more enjoyable.

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Rooftop Bars

Soda Bar @ NYLO

Relax high above the streets of downtown Dallas at the ultra-modern rooftop SODA Bar at NYLO Dallas South Side hotel. SODA Bar is situated in a cozy nook near the rooftop pool, perfect for enjoying a refreshing cocktail at the sparkling pool's edge. Or, enjoy the sights from a comfortable seat at the bar with city lights twinkling just beyond. SODA also features a casual grill where light cuisine is available.

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Bar Belmont

Sip signature cocktails at Bar Belmont, located inside the Belmont Hotel in the outskirts of Downtown Dallas, while overlooking the breathtaking view of the Dallas skyline and the Margaret Hunt-Hill Bridge.

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Sports Bars

The Rustic

The Rustic is a full service restaurant and bar featuring local ingredients and beverages, live music 5 nights a week, and an award-winning outdoor patio in Uptown Dallas. Regular coordinated sport-viewing events and a wide variety of local brews make this a sports-lovers' paradise.

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The Owner's Box

Need a place to catch the game? The Owner's Box at the Omni Dallas Hotel is a sports lover's dream. The full-service bar is a popular spot for locals and hotel guests so you're likely to make friends with a fellow sports fan.

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Nodding Donkey

Craft beers and delicious food galore! The Nodding Donkey has locations in Uptown and Greenville Avenue and is a popular spot to watch college football games. A newly redesigned menu and wide range of craft beers, not to mention 20 big screen TVs, make this the perfect place to watch your favorite sports match.

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Uncle Uber's

This eccentric small sandwich shop offers a great selection of beers as well as the ideal sports bar environment. LCD HDTVs are abundant and the simple food is the real standout feature: the famous sandwiches and hand cut fries cater to all sorts of tastes.

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Stan's Blue Note

Fill up on comfort food and beer at the Stan's Blue Note on Greenville Ave. This popular hangout spot is characterized by its cheap and beer-centric concept and has TVs everywhere you turn so you don't miss a second of the game.

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Late Night Food Stops

Gemma Restaurant

Knox-Henderson's Gemma, a modern American bistro, is a sophisticated neighborhood spot that is open late every day to accommodate the city's night owls. The selection of wines and cocktails, along with the delectable food, is sure to make you forget about fast food joints at late hours.

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Zenna is a Thai and Japanese restaurant that is popular for late night cravings. With three locations spread around the Dallas area, the restaurants offers a wide selection of Asian cuisine, a casual environment, and a happy hour to get your night started.

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Truck Yard

Lauded for its unique vibe and concept, Truck Yard is a popular spot among Dallasites on a night out. Its tree house bar, food trucks catering to different tastes, and a large space to mingle with friends are features simply too good to ignore.

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Stratos Global Greek Taverna

Indulge in the delicious Greek offerings available at Stratos. Typical Greek food, dance and music performances, happy hour, and the late night weekend hours really make Stratos a great place to eat late on a night out, while still enjoying an after-party environment.