About the Neighborhood
Just a tad north of downtown Dallas and connected by Klyde Warren Park, Uptown is a dynamic district with more than its fair share of shopping, restaurants, and nightlife destinations that are as popular with those calling the neighborhood home as they are with visitors.
Use our guide to the neighborhood to plan your next outing! While we've mentioned a few spots here, there are so many more to explore! Head out and find your new favorites - and tag @VisitDallas on Instagram when you make it there.
Catch a game, dinner and drinks all in one place! Victory Park is the place to celebrate a Dallas Mavericks or Dallas Stars win or enjoy some fresh air after a concert.
At interstate 75 (north central expressway), Knox Street to the west becomes Henderson Avenue to the east. Regardless of which direction you choose, prepare for sensory tantalization in one of the city's most exciting shopping, dining, and nightlife districts.
Though there are boutiques peppered throughout Uptown, the largest concentration of national and local retailers, restaurants, and bars is at this outdoor shopping destination, spanning several city blocks.
This restaurant combines Lebanese and Moroccan styles inspired by street food cooking ideas to serve food that lets you escape. Located in the West Village, Baboush is a great place to go if you're craving authentic and modern Eastern Mediterranean and Moroccan style food.
Bisous Bisous Patisserie
Pastry Chef Andrea Meyer specializes in French-style pastries that are made fresh. Stop by for a macaroon in your favorite flavor and enjoy it on their quaint patio set up before your next shopping stop in West Village.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Where ingredients and craft come together is where Hopdoddy places itself in the burger making world. Located on McKinney Avenue and winner of the best French fries in town in 2015, the home-made buns make the Double Stack worth every penny.
For authentic Vietnamese cuisine, try Malai Kitchen. The menu features a variety of specialty options like Vietnamese meatballs and Thai tacos, as well as classic meals like Shrimp Pad Thai and curry bowls.
Mutt's Canine Cantina
Finally, a bar for dogs and the people who love them. Pooches are welcome on-leash at the patio or off-leash in the one-acre park with daily membership.
S&D Oyster Company
This New Orleans-style seafood restaurant brings the tastes of the Gulf to Uptown. Located on the corner of McKinney Avenue and Boll Street, S&D Oyster Company has a menu full of seafood options from Fried Oysters and Shrimp to Broiled Flounder and Trout.
Authentic Spanish Tapas can be found at Si Tapas. Whether hot or cold, this restaurant has it all. Located on Allen Street near US 75, Si Tapas mixes tapas with fine wines to create an exquisite dining experience. Don't leave without checking out their patio and their fantastic view of Downtown Dallas.
Tacos and Tequila
In a place where the motto is "simple is best," Tacos and Tequila serves a variety of tequilas and a combination of tacos, burritos, and other favorites. Located in the Quadrangle in Uptown, this restaurant has garage parking and a killer brunch.
This contemporary Japanese dining and sushi restaurant is one of the best in the city. Located on Randall and Maple, Uchi is the downstairs restaurant, while Top Knot is the upstairs restaurant. Uchi offers a variety of fish that can make your head spin if not prepared for the experience.
Places to Drink in Uptown
Authentic local beers and cocktails, homestyle meals, and a great backyard that regularly hosts local and national artists, make The Rustic the ideal hangout spot. With a relaxed casual atmosphere, it's a place where anyone can feel at home.
The Standard Pour
The Standard Pour is a restaurant and bar that mixes contemporary and old-fashioned vibe into one. They've got an extensive cocktail menu, with great happy hour specials daily. Try their late-night bar menu for deviled eggs or a soft pretzel, or go for brunch on the weekend for southern-style specialties.
State & Allen Kitchen + Bar
This restaurant and bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink on their large outdoor patio. They serve specialty cocktails and a great wine list, as well as delicious foods from salads, sandwiches, pizza and burgers.
Tate's is the go-to spot to grab a drink any day of the week. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails and to-die-for bar food like the chili cheese dogs and jalapeno meatballs. It's small, but cozy so make some new friends on busier days.
Concrete Cowboy is sports bar during the day and a nightclub after dark. For the best experience, go on a Saturday night and enjoy live music and DJ's and an overall great time in the city.
Black Friar Pub
This Irish pub is a Dallas favorite. Enjoy its expansive patio and beer garden, while dining on the fish and chips or pistachio fried chicken. They've also got cheeseboards, served with olives and crackers – perfect to pair with wine.
Shopping in Uptown
Take a stroll through West Village, a walkable shopping, dining and entertainment district, with over 275 square feet of space and nearly 100 specialty boutiques as well as big name retailers occupying the space.
Mizzen + Main
This Dallas based men's clothing store combines the comfort and flexibility of your favorite athletic wear with the fit and style of a custom dress shirt.
Nicole Kwon Concept Store
Nicole Kwon is an upscale women's boutique offering fashions from luxury and hard-to-find designers including, Rachel Comey, Rejina Pyo, Mother Denim and others.
Q Clothier is a clothing store focused on custom clothing for men to shop for dressy, formal or casual attire. And the vibe at Q Clothier is unique – the stores are designed with the idea that men typically don't like to shop, so you'll find a whiskey bar and TVs inside every store.
A company built on a customer service centric shopping experience, that's just what you'll get at Rye 51. The store offers luxury casual menswear made with the highest quality of materials.
y&i clothing boutique
Founded by two best friends from Dallas with a love for fashion and a want to provide quality clothing at affordable prices, at y&i you'll find modern and trendy women clothing, accessories and jewelry.
Shop for modern, stylish and classic designer jewelry pieces at Beyond Baroque. The collections include, necklaces, bracelets and handbags.
GAIA Empowered Women
GAIA was created with the mission to empower refugee women through employment, encouragement and dedication. All of the pieces at GAIA are handmade by refugee women who have resettled in Dallas, and everything is made using vintage, artisan-made and sustainable materials to create things like clothing, jewelry and accessories.
Arts & Culture in Uptown
Uptown is home to a handful of art galleries, including The MAC (McKinney Avenue Contemporary) – a gallery dedicated to showcasing visual art in all forms and supports emerging and established local, regional and international artists. Bivins Gallery focuses on post-war, abstract expressionist and contemporary art, while David Dike Fine Art specializes in Texas, American and European art.
The Uptown theater scene has no shortage of entertainment. Kitchen Dog Theater challenges its audience to explore questions of justice, morality and human freedom with thought-provoking performances. Uptown Players put on top-notch productions in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed and historic Kalita Humphreys Theater. And Theatre Three has been home to Tony Award-winning classic plays and musicals for over 50 seasons.
Part of Landmark Theatres – the nation's largest theatre chain dedicated to showcasing independent films – The Magnolia is the perfect place to watch first-run blockbuster and arthouse films.
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
The Institute hosts a variety of events, programs and educational classes to connect the community with the humanities and culture of the city.
Museum of Geometric & MADI Art
The museum is the first of its kind with a concentration on MADI art. Art on display is represented by artists from all over the world throughout the permanent collection of the museum. Admission to the museum is free.
Join the locals and jog the Katy Trail. The 3.5-mile trail starts in Victory Park and goes north through Uptown before crossing over North Central Expressway and into Mockingbird Station. After your run, enjoy brunch on the patio at the Katy Trail Ice House as you watch the runners, walkers and bikers come and go.