Explore the strip on Cedar Springs: The nightlife scene on Cedar Springs is buzzing on any given weekend. From drag shows to karaoke and nightly drink specials, you're in for a great night.
If you’re feeling the nightclub vibe, Station 4—also known simply as S4—brings the party to the strip every weekend. This club is massive, utilizing its 24,000-square feet of space with more than 15 drink stations, a large patio, and the world-famous Rose Room drag theater and lounge with nightly shows (and monthly Gaybingo). So hit the dance floor, enjoy tunes from the city’s best DJs, and cheer on national and international stars who bring their acts to S4 throughout the year.
This lively LGBTQ+ country-western venue offers a spacious, multi-room environment with bars scattered throughout. Take a spin on the dance floor, showing off your best two-step moves (you can even take lessons if you’re new to the scene), or sing your heart out during karaoke in the parlor. There’s also a game room and an outdoor patio to get some fresh air away from the crowds.
Woody’s is known for its daily entertainment from comedy and karaoke to themed nights and show tune sing-alongs, as well as an everyday happy hour until 8:00 p.m. And if you’re into athletics, this sports bar is always showing the latest matchups on the big screens and Woody’s is the go-to spot for local LGBTQ+ sports teams to celebrate (or drown their sorrows) after their games.
Step foot inside one of Texas’ most iconic bars and a staple on the corner of Cedar Springs and Throckmorton for decades. This bar and grill has a long history of pleasing its patrons with heavy pours and good times, including a pretty great burger during lunch. Pick a spot on the upstairs balcony patio for great views of the entire strip and enjoy your favorite cocktail while music videos play in the background. It’s also the best place in town for RuPaul’s Drag Race watch parties, hosted by one of Dallas’ best local drag queens.
The Street family has had a restaurant presence along Cedar Springs for decades and this latest venture celebrates the LGBTQ+ community by providing a safe, fun atmosphere for enjoying tasty food and drinks in every color of the rainbow. And speaking of rainbows, the name Roy G’s comes from the mnemonic device ROY G BIV that helps people remember the order of the colors in the Pride Flag: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Order up shots or cocktails inspired by each color while snacking on cheese fries and fried mushrooms.
Sue Ellen’s is one of the only lesbian clubs left in the country and women from all over the globe make sure to add it to their Dallas itinerary. With two floors of fun and several nooks for gathering with friends for conversation, Sue Ellen’s is the gayborhood’s best bet for live music from Dallas’ best musicians. Dancing, karaoke, talent competitions, and social mixers top the list of other regular events at the iconic gayborhood hangout.
Cedar Springs Tap House
Expect an amazing time gathered around delicious pub food and cheap drinks at Cedar Springs Tap House. This sports bar and grill is the perfect spot for day drinking, game-day watch parties, and weekend brunch, including recurring drag brunch installments featuring local queens raising money for charity. Come back after sunset for a lively nightlife scene, mingle with pals on the dog-friendly patio, and partake in some fantastic people-watching.
The strip’s one-and-only piano bar brings a taste of LGBTQ+ culture of days gone by with a vibrant infusion of new-generation sensibilities for an ideal place where generations of queer folk come together. Alexandre’s has long been the bar people flock to for carefully crafted cocktails (or speedy mixed drinks, too), and they’ve recently expanded and added a food menu so you can easily make an entire evening out of a visit here.