Established in 1873, Deep Ellum has always been home to a vibrant music scene, an abundance of visual artists and a thriving nightlife culture. As the popular neighborhood continues to flourish, our bucket list of bars to check out in the area grows with it.
1. Mama Tried
This new bar brings a little Nashville to Dallas with a tavern setting complete with a southern-inspired menu, great drinks, live music including classic country, bluegrass, and other country subgenres. The bar has multiple stages, a wide outdoor patio and an eye-catching 80-foot shotgun bar fashioned out of a Cypress tree. Try the chicken fried steak or the pretzel and meat board, then afterwards dance the night away to your favorite country songs.
The latest restaurant in Deep Ellum has the perfect ambiance and design for a happy hour that turns into a late night. With a beautiful rooftop bar that oversees the busiest corridor in the neighborhood and Downtown Dallas, Vidorra offers a good time complete with tequila flights and oversized margaritas. For an added bonus, Vidorra is serving top-notch Tex-Mex cuisine with some of the best chips and salsa in the area.
Since its opening, Ruins has become a popular spot in Deep Ellum. From the team behind Armoury D.E., a longtime Deep Ellum go-to spot, Ruins offers a bohemian atmosphere with Latin folk art and décor. The bar specializes in mezcal-based cocktails and is only one of two places in Dallas to make a tlayuda – a traditional Oaxacan dish – while also serving other Central American-enthused dishes.
This bar has quickly established itself as a hotspot in Deep Ellum. Known for their flavorful and innovative cocktails (that have even more innovative names), Hide gives off a sleek yet lively impression to its patrons. Stop by during happy hour or on Tuesdays during their Spirited Socialism event for a $5 shot of an amazing high-end spirit.
Formely a New Orleans' staple, Booty's offers the perfect spot for to enjoy an evening cocktail. Sip anything from their menu of globally-inspired cocktails, while munching on some worldly cuisine, such as Hungarian Meatballs or Patatas Bravas. And the best part? Almost everything is almost under $10!
This recently opened vodka-distillery offers an underground and laidback vibe. Enjoy the rustic decorations and furnishings, while sipping a perfectly crafted vodka-infused cocktail. With multiple flavors to taste, from coffee to pineapple to dill pickle, the distillery is a great place to spend an relaxed night out with friends.
7. Harlowe MXM
Harlowe MXM offers a homey yet industrious and spacious feel with its warm woods, brass accents, exposed brick walls and houseplants. With a dining room, a massive horseshoe-shaped bar and an additional rooftop patio, this bar is the best place for a cool, semi-upscale night out or to sip a classic cocktail, such as an old fashioned or paloma.
8. Crowdus Bar
This retro bar is the place to be on a Friday or Saturday. Enjoy the '70s themed décor (think disco balls, vinyl letter and explosion of neon color), while drinking a classic cocktail or one of the bar's specialized daiquiris.
Sip refreshing cider in a rustic and relaxed atmosphere at Trinity Cider. Order the Unholy Ghost cider – a spicy ghost pepper-infused drink or taste the Cucumber Habanero for a smooth and refreshing drink. With a rotating menu of eight house made ciders on tap, there's plenty of ciders to try out!
A lounge, bar, arcade and everything in-between, Punch Bowl Social offers plenty of fun for everyone. Enjoy an extensive drink menu from colorful and flavor-filled cocktails and punch to classic beers on drafts. In addition to the drink menu, the bar has plenty of shareable bites, as well as games for an exciting night out with your crew!