Top Things to Do around Dallas' Gayborhood
The best food, clubs, and hotels near Oak Lawn.
No matter who you are or who you love, if you are planning on visiting Dallas this summer, here are some must-see, must-taste, must-do experiences to make the most of your vacation.
Where to Stay
A pool is essential for relaxing and keeping your cool, so make sure to choose an LGBTQ+ friendly hotel with a fabulous underwater scene. Top options in the boutique-stay category include Hotel Zaza, The Joule Hotel, and The Highland Dallas.
However if you're looking for a much bigger experience, check out the Hilton Anatole, with its own resort-style pool and water park, Jade Waters, complete with an adults-only swim-up bar.
Where to Eat
Dallas is a top dining destination in the United States and home to hundreds of stellar restaurants. Knox-Henderson, Lower Greenville, Trinity Groves and the Bishop Arts District are just a few of the best districts for dining.
If you're looking for an LGBTQ+ owned restaurant for a night of culinary adventure, then look no further. For a fine dining experience, try Salum which offers decadent ambience and entrees.
If you're in the mood for a more contemporary evening, check out Jalisco Norte for Mexican cuisine, or 18th and Vine for BBQ.
When the morning comes, call on La La Land Kind Cafe for great coffee as well as breakfast and snacks options.
How to Play
Dallas' infamous "gayborhood" sits at the intersection of Cedar Springs Road and Oak Lawn Avenue, the city's main LGBT entertainment district. This small strip offers big selections in shopping, bars, nightlife and entertainment. If you're in the mood to spice up your wardrobe, stop by Skivvies or Out of the Closet Thrift Store.
Cedar Springs also has a nightclub for every taste. If you want a true country feel, go to Round-Up Saloon. For a dance club vibe complete with drag shows, check out Station 4. If you're looking for a relaxed vibe with pool tables and outdoor space, try JR's Bar & Grill, Sue Ellen's, Alexandre's, or Woody's. And don't forget TMC, the best place to watch dancers on stage to inspire your own moves.