Dallas doesn't sleep! Our lively nightlife scene will give night owls plenty of options for things to do in Dallas after dark.
Live music and southern inspired cuisine amidst an eclectic décor of folk art make the House of Blues the place to be for music-oriented visitors. A variety of shows and concerts are scheduled for round-the-year entertainment, and the adjunct Crossroads restaurant makes the experience even more pleasing.
From front to back, Adair's Saloon is covered with memories of the great times had by its patrons. Check out the photo collection of the famous and not-so-famous folk who've walked through Adair's doors - like the blown-up photo of Elvis Presley taken back in 1955. The best upcoming bands tool their craft on Adair's stage seven nights a week.
One step into this jazz club and you know you've arrived somewhere special. While you're sipping a Manhattan or a Martini, you can't help but notice the art deco accents from days past adorning the walls. Live music fills the Balcony Club's cozy lounge and makes the perfect setting to begin (or end) a perfect evening. Behind the bar, a fine collection of spirits and wines await your arrival.
Double Wide serves up some of the coldest beer, stiffest drinks and the best live music. Concoctions like the Yoo-Hoo Yee-Haw and the Boone's Farm Martini will have you back time and time again. If it's music you're looking for, Double Wide is the place. From rock to country and just about everything in between, chances are you'll find it at Double Wide!
Dallas' longest running stand-up comedy showcase has deep roots in Dallas. They started out in a pizza joint before moving into a café, a sports bar and now the Dallas Arts District. Stop by after a night of culture at the local museums and enjoy a drink or two while the comics take the stage.
Located in East Dallas, Good Friend has a wide variety of local, American and bottled beer featuring the finest in craft beers and limited availability brews, a full selection of liquor and wine, and a chef-prepared menu with something for every palate including burgers made with only grass-fed beef.
Craft and Growler's concept of using growlers, the large glass containers used to port beer from the tap and one of the freshest ways to enjoy a beer, has caught the city's attention. Emphasis is placed on local beers from the Dallas area and Texas, but you'll also find a few notable brews from farther afield.
An Uptown staple since the early 1990s, The Ginger Man is popular for its robust beer selection and weekend music line ups. Find the beautiful library-style lounge upstairs with an outdoor balcony and overlooking a comfy patio. Ask the bar for a recommendation on a local brew before a friendly game of darts or sit back and enjoy a pint with your fellow patrons.
The Old Monk is located on historic Henderson Avenue, known for its artsy nature. In keeping with the neighborhood, don't miss the bar's noteworthy decor which includes lights from a monastery in Pennsylvania, a back bar from a chemist's shop in England and turn of the century altar door, all of which resemble the many antique shops that surround it. The Old Monk offers draft beers from England, Ireland, Germany and Belgium, and around 70 bottled beers.
LeVú is an exclusive and intimate discothèque located in Old East Dallas. LeVú hosts some of the top DJs from around the world. The VIP areas, detail-oriented decoration, the LED lighting, and the dance floor make this club one of the hottest spots in Dallas and recently voted the 13th best nightclub in the nation!
Some of the best spots in the city to eat are outdoors. Check out these patios to soak in the sun or admire a perfect view of the city while you eat dinner.
A staple in the Deep Ellum neighborhood, The Green Room offers an amazing view of the Dallas skyline, a fully stocked bar and some of the best food in the area. The menu has a fresh take on classic pub food favorites, including special creations like the Blacktooth Burger and the Short Rib Texas Poutine.
Explore this fun and inviting neighborhood restaurant and bar in the Knox-Henderson area serving fast, fresh, casual food from early ‘til late seven days a week. Enjoy local craft on draft or patio-pounding frozen cocktails. Experience this patio with your four-legged friend to make it even more enjoyable.
Need a place to go before a show or to see an art exhibit? If so, check out Proof & Pantry. Its location in the Arts District makes it an excellent location to relax before going out. Ask the bartender for whatever your heart desires (their full bar makes practically any concoctions an option).
Relax high above the streets of downtown Dallas at the ultra-modern rooftop SODA Bar at NYLO Dallas South Side hotel. SODA Bar is situated in a cozy nook near the rooftop pool, perfect for enjoying a refreshing cocktail at the sparkling pool's edge. Or, enjoy the sights from a comfortable seat at the bar with city lights twinkling just beyond. SODA also features a casual grill where light cuisine is available.
The Rustic is a full service restaurant and bar featuring local ingredients and beverages, live music 5 nights a week, and an award-winning outdoor patio in Uptown Dallas. Regular coordinated sport-viewing events and a wide variety of local brews make this a sports-lovers' paradise.
Craft beers and delicious food galore! The Nodding Donkey has locations in Uptown and Greenville Avenue and is a popular spot to watch college football games. A newly redesigned menu and wide range of craft beers, not to mention 20 big screen TVs, make this the perfect place to watch your favorite sports match.
Late Night Food Stops
Knox-Henderson's Gemma, a modern American bistro, is a sophisticated neighborhood spot that is open late every day to accommodate the city's night owls. The selection of wines and cocktails, along with the delectable food, is sure to make you forget about fast food joints at late hours.
Stratos Global Greek Taverna
Indulge in the delicious Greek offerings available at Stratos. Typical Greek food, dance and music performances, happy hour, and the late night weekend hours really make Stratos a great place to eat late on a night out, while still enjoying an after-party environment.
Sing your heart out! Whether you're looking for a fun night out or just trying to show off your singing skills, check out these bars/ venues for the best karaoke in town.
Found in the Cedars and connected to the Alamo Drafthouse, Vetted Well lets you and your friends rent out rooms for karaoke. It’s great for a small group of friends who don’t want to show off their singing abilities to the world quite yet. Each room has their own theme and can hold 6-20 people. The price ranges are between $20-40 per hour, so these rooms are full of fun and are affordable.
Found in Deep Ellum, Twilite Lounge will satisfy all your karaoke needs on Thursday night. This bar has many cool musical performances during the week, so be sure to check the schedule to see karaoke is on the schedule. This bar has a laid-back atmosphere in an energetic part of the city, so it’s an excellent place to take a break from the city bustle.
In one word: amazing. The Liquid Zoo offers seven nights a week of karaoke, so you can sing to your heart’s content every single night of the week in this Uptown location. Since half of the bar is sectioned off for karaoke, this spacious area works well for a few friends or a large group. If you need a break from the karaoke, the other half of bar has TVs and is a fun place to watch a game. Be sure to check out Cher-ee-oke every Saturday night hosted by the best Cher impersonator in town.
Home to 9pm live karaoke Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, the San Francisco Rose is a fun place to grab and drink and belt some blues. The lively atmosphere makes it a wonderful place to sing karaoke, it’s an exciting spot in Lower Greenville for a group of friends to take on the night! The burgers are no joke, either.