About the Neighborhood
Home to a growing community of art galleries and restaurants, the Cedars/Southside district is deep into a revitalization project, bringing an array of dining and entertainment options walking distance from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas. Today, visitors can enjoy a night of live music before a stroll through local art galleries.
Food & Drink
Off the Bone Barbeque
This barbeque joint puts a gourmet twist on some of your backyard favorites, such as their pecan-smoked ribs and gourmet slaw.
Get top-quality pizza at ZaLat's whose mission is to serve up the most perfect pies with the best ingredients and a lot of love.
Mac's is a neighborhood bar where you can relax, shoot some pool, throw darts, and enjoy a beer or cocktail with friends.
Baby Back Shak
Baby Back Shak has perfected Memphis-style barbeque right here in Dallas. Get your fix of smoked meats of ribs, sausage or chicken.
Opening Bell Coffee
This unique coffee bar offers a homelike living room vibe that features live acoustic music, intimate concerts, and Tuesday open mic nights.
Enjoy burgers, beer and more in a retro dive bar with an outdoor picnic table setting and live music.
Sandwich Hag specializes in Bánh Mi - a Vietnamese sandwich, using the freshest ingredients and preparing everything from scratch. Enjoy four choices of meats (the Vietnamese Pork Sausage is a local favorite!) along with a variety of Vietnamese specialty drinks like the iced coffee or Boba tea.
Things to Do
Whether you are in the mood for a meal and movie combo or a classic movie-themed party, Alamo Drafthouse is the place to be. Move to the bar, Vetted Well, for good drinks and better views from the patio.
Southside Ballroom, formally known as Palladium Ballroom, is host to weekly concerts in an eclectic atmosphere.
An unpretentious watering hole with a mechanical bull, burgers and beer. However, Gilley's is best known for hosting great concerts and world-class events.
Cedars Arts Gallery
This fine art gallery is located on the ground floor of the historic Newland Hotel in the heart of Dallas' Cedars/Southside District. Enjoy a variety of artwork from photography to sculpture or take a class to discover your inner artist.
The Pariah Studios houses art performance, experimental noise, media installation, painting and other two-dimensional media while encouraging intellectual and artistic dialogue.
This historic live music venue and dance hall is the oldest ballroom in North Texas, being built in the 1950s. Artists like Al Green, Willie Nelson, the Sex Pistols, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and countless others have blessed its stage.
Checkered Past Winery
Enjoy the very best wines at this casual, laid back wine pub located in the basement of the historic South Side on Lamar. The menu includes Checkered Past specialty wines, Texas wines and locally-brewed craft beers, as well as cheese boards and flat breads to pair with whatever drink you're sipping on.