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.
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Deep Ellum

A neon sign beckons as you drive down Good Latimer Expressway, glowing bright with Deep Ellum Texas and an arrow pointing to a former warehouse district now transformed into the nightlife hotspot for live music, cool bars and casual eateries.

Deep Ellum Itineraries

Experience Live Music in Deep Ellum

Adair's Saloon

Adair's Saloon, the best hole-in-the-wall, burger, beer and live music joint around! From front to back, the site is covered with memorabilia. Check out the photo collection of people who've walked through Adair's doors - including a blown-up photo of Elvis Presley taken back in 1955.

 

The Church

The Church is one of Dallas' most unique and eclectic nightclub experiences. Music selections include ambient sounds, neo gothic and EBM, just to name a few. The space also features five lounges and a rooftop patio to dance the night away.

 

Club Dada

It's one of the oldest clubs in Deep Ellum, and one of the best live music venues in Dallas. Club Dada hosts a wide range of artists almost every night throughout the year which can be heard on the outdoor patio. 

 

Curtain Club

The Curtain Club is a two-level bar and music venue that hosts both local and national-known bands. Sips some cocktails on the outdoor patio and enjoy some great live music.

 

The Door

The Door is the unofficial gateway for new bands to enter the music scene. Enjoy great live music from a range of artists, and head next door the neighboring Prophet Bar for a beer or cocktail.

 

Le Vu Discotheque

This electric dance club experience has consistently been rated as one of Dallas' best dance clubs. Prepare yourself for a night of incredible dancing and exceptional music until 2am!

 

Lizard Lounge

If you're a fan of after-dark entertainment, then Lizard Lounge is your nightlife hot spot. They feature performances by local artists and a great drink selection. The only thing they're missing is you.

 

Louie's Dueling Piano Bar

Two pianos creating endless fun all night as they play nearly any crowd request! Get your singing voice ready to create some laughs and memories at Louie's.

 

The Prophet Bar

Standing the test of time, The Prophet Bar continues to give guests a raw and authentic music experience. Check out their upcoming artists to see what the buzz is about!

 

Sons of Hermann Hall

Swing Dancing lessons, relaxed acoustic entertainment, live entertainment and more can all be found under the same roof, or maybe we should say in the same hall! Check out Sons of Hermann Hall and find what you're looking for.

 

Three Links

Satisfy your punk craving with music from local and national bands at Three Links. They've got more than 50 beers to choose from and one truly memorable experience.

 

Trees

Fame is no stranger to Trees. This energetic music venue has hosted some of the world's most famous names in music. Check out Trees for a spot to jam and drink in Deep Ellum. 

 

Mama Tried

Country has a new home in Deep Ellum at this self-described honky tonk music venue and bar. Mama Tried hosts southern music with southern eats and cold beer  it doesn't get more Texan than that.

Where to Eat and Drink in Deep Ellum

Monkey King Noodle Company

Take a bite of street Asian plates as you explore the art-filled district. Chow down on savory noodles and dumplings at this popular spot that you'll be talking about for days.

Serious Pizza

Come with an appetite – the individual slices are big enough to satisfy even the hungriest visitor.

Anvil Pub

With happy hour specials four nights a week, Anvil Pub will quickly become one of your Deep Ellum favorites. And the weekend brunch is a see-it-to-believe it  think 32 oz. brunch cocktails complete with your pick of mini-sized brunch favorites as your toppings.

Local

Upscale dining inside a landmarked building that once housed the oldest standing hotel in Dallas. Go for the chef's seven-course meal with complimenting wine.

Armoury DE

Start with the langos, a traditional Hungarian flat bread, before digging into the No Reggie, a chipotle and citrus brined chicken sandwich topped with avocado and baby spinach. Live music lovers will delight in their weekly band line up.    

Brick & Bones

Fried chicken and cocktails in one place? Count us in. Brick & Bones is only open for dinner, so head in after exploring the numerous art murals throughout the neighborhood.

Double Wide

This trailer park-themed watering hole pours strong drinks for their live music sessions and karaoke nights.

Deep Ellum Distillery

Get a taste of the local spirits at a vodka distillery with unique flavors like strawberry-basil and Serrano pepper to sample.

Get Fried

Finally  a restaurant dedicated to the one food we all love, french fries. Indulge in different types of delicious, crispy fries with a variety of toppings and other fried creations.

Nori

Satisfy that sushi craving at Nori Handroll Bar, where raw fish and rice are wrapped in nori papper burrito-style.

Oni Ramen

Customize your own bowl of ramen at order kiosks in a matter of minutes, then kickback at a table and wait for the pipping hot, brothy goodness to arrive.

Picole Pops

Whether its hot or cold outside, this tantalizing popsicle shop will catch your eye. Choose from an array of gourmet, Brazilian-style popsicles of all sorts of flavors – some boozy as well.

Tiki Loco

Come for the coffee, stay for the vegan tacos and nachos. The fast service, vegan-friendly cafe has lots of options that won't make you feel too guilty.

Ruins

With a wall as far as the eye can see is lined with bottles of liquor, you know you're going to have a good time. Swing by Ruins for a pick-me-up in the form of a delicious cocktail or tortas and tacos.

Trinity Cider

Enjoy a cold glass of crisp, refreshing hard cider at this up-and-coming local cidery. Pick from several different ciders on draft, including special flavors like prickly pear and cucumber-habanero.

Vidorra

Kickback and enjoy the breathtaking Dallas skyline at this stylish rooftop bar with Mexican food and a margarita big enough to share with a party of friends.

Izkina

Attached to Deep Ellum Hostel, Izkina gives you a taste of Spain without having to make the trip by serving up Spanish-inspired cocktails and tapas in a laid back atmosphere.

Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Sample local ale and kickback on the relaxed outdoor patio of this quirky brewery. Eight different brews are kept on tap all year-round and plenty of seasonal and specialty releases are available as well.

Art in Deep Ellum

Shopping in Deep Ellum

Flea Style

For those who love all things eclectic, vintage and homemade, pop into this flea-market inspired shop founded, owned and run by women. There you'll find the the perfect piece of home decor or stylish attire to add to your wardrobe.

Harper & Jones

Impress in a fresh new handmade suit from Harper & Jones, where suit tailoring is elevated to a form of art through their customization of each article of clothing.

Warstic

Warstic is the brainchild of former baseball player Ben Jenkins, who partnered with renowned musician and owner of Third Man Records, Jack White. Together they created a premium baseball bat and baseball apparel company headquartered in Dallas.  

Jade & Clover

Looking for a special gift for a loved one? This charming gift shop has everything – jewelry, things for the home, terrariums and much more.