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.

Neighborhood Highlights

Food & Drink

Gallery Rooftop Lounge at CANVAS Hotel Dallas

Head to the rooftop of this boutique hotel for a cold drink by the pool where a spectacular skyline view awaits.

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.

ZaLat Pizza

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.

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.

Lee Harvey's

Enjoy burgers, beer and more in a retro dive bar with an outdoor picnic table setting and live music.


Sandwich Hag

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

Alamo Drafthouse

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

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.

Longhorn Ballroom

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.