Once the sun sets, there’s no shortage of adventures in Dallas. From live music to cocktails on the rooftops, make sure your Dallas plans include a night out.
Dallas has numerous scenic views for you to enjoy while sipping your favorite drink. Head to the Gallery Rooftop Lounge in the Cedars/ Southside neighborhood. The picturesque views of Downtown, rooftop infinity pool and art themed cocktails, make this the perfect nightlife hotspot. Or admire a perfect view at the buzzworthy HG Sply Co. in Lower Greenville. This restaurant features an upstairs patio that offers one of the best nighttime hangout spots. Start with any of the delicious and nutritious vegan options, then try one of their inventive cocktails.
If lacing up your dancing shoes sounds like the perfect night out, there’s plenty of bars for you to show off your moves. Start at Cafe Salsera in Deep Ellum. The restaurant turns into a dance party every weekend and you can expect all the best Latin hits to be on repeat. Or if line-dancing is more your style, then head to the Cowboys Red River. This West Dallas spot is known for its great live music and massive dance floor to show off your best two-step moves.
From house shows to major tour stops and every gig in between, Dallas has endless opportunities to see local luminaries and music superstars. Jam to the best upcoming bands, who perform daily, at Adair’s Saloon in Deep Ellum. Or make plans for a show at the Granada Theater in Lower Greenville. Thanks to its intimate feel, great acoustics and never-ending showcase of local and national artists, this a prime spot for seeing live music.
From secret passwords to hidden entrances, Dallas’ speakeasies offer various surprises for a fun night out. Hidden in plain sight, Midnight Rambler in Downtown is a gorgeous cocktail bar, serving up drinks with exotic ingredients – perfect for elevating your nightlife experience. If you’re looking for a speakeasy with a little more flair, head to High & Tight in Deep Ellum. Disguised as a barbershop, this bar has more than a stylish new hairdo waiting for you inside. No matter if it’s a lively atmosphere or a good drink you crave, High & Tight delivers on every level.
Head to the Dallas Comedy Club in Deep Ellum. The comedy hotspot hosts improv, sketch and stand up comedy shows, so there’s always something great on the lineup. Or laugh out loud at the Hyena’s Comedy Club. Come early to check out the shops and restaurants at Mockingbird Station, before heading to the club with a cocktail in hand.
The Margarita Mile is a free self-guided tour of the best and brightest margaritas in Dallas. Download the free pass below to start the tour, and earn prizes as you visit restaurants on the Mile.
Get a feel for the Dallas beer scene by checking out a local brewery during your next getaway. From double IPAs and amber ales to ciders and sours, there's plenty to choose from and something to discover in every corner of the city!