Oak Lawn's Glow Up

What's new, notable and next for Dallas' queer culture epicenter.

Nick Totin
Posted on Aug 27, 2019

The Oak Lawn area offers endless opportunities for fun. Round Up Saloon is a favorite among the bars on the strip, with a karaoke bar, game room and dance floor. Sue Ellen's, one of the country's only surviving Lesbian bars, is right around the corner with multiple levels, including a great dance floor, patio and drag and musical performances! But 2019 has made some room for all new fun to join the usual line-up on the strip.


Mr. Misster
3900 Cedar Springs Rd

Oak Lawn has a brand-new bar. Mr. Misster opened its doors on Cedar Springs earlier this summer offering a unique and fun cocktail bar with a vibrant atmosphere. Their forte? Cocktails and more cocktails. And in true 2019 fashion, it all happens in a space that has your Instagram content in mind so show up camera ready, henny. They also offer music from special guests and DJs throughout the week, so you can leave anything you've got on the dance floor. They're located on the corner of Cedar Springs and Reagan Street in the former home to Peasant Pizza (RIP carbs, we'll miss you). 


Mr Misster photos courtesy of Mr Misster.
Mr Misster photos courtesy of Mr Misster.


3903 Cedar Springs Rd

TMC is a name you've known for a while, but it was time for a glow up. If you've long wished that the fictional bar "Pegasus" from the hit show "Queer as Folk" was a place you could visit, you might want to give the all-new TMC a visit – it's kind of like a dream come true. They've upgraded their bars, their dance floors, their outdoors space and it looks GORG.


Union Coffee
3705 Cedar Springs Rd

A strong community can only benefit from strong coffee. Union Coffee goes beyond serving up quality coffee (and yes, iced coffee too) – they focus on being a place for community to happen and for causes to move forward. 10 percent of all coffee sales are given back to non-profit organizations working in areas such as disaster relief and ending hunger, plus so many more. They're located on Cedar Springs across from the Centrum building.


Upcoming selfie additions

Soon Dallas will get its very own set of rainbow crosswalks! Ten crosswalks at multiple intersections in the Oak Lawn community will become rainbow runways as part of the City of Dallas' plan to improve the curb appeal of the area. Plans also include a rainbow archway at the beginning of the Cedar Springs strip to welcome everyone to Dallas' LGBTQ+ home. Current city plans expect the project to be completed in March 2020.


Crosswalks photos courtesy of Dallas Crosswalk Project.
Crosswalks photos courtesy of Dallas Crosswalk Project.