How to Spend an Evening on Greenville Avenue

Located in East Dallas, Greenville Avenue is abundant in top-notch restaurants for foodies to swoon over and home to a lively, yet down-to-earth nightlife scene made up of live music spots and folksy bars. Marry these two concepts and you've got a recipe for the perfect night out in Dallas – so gather your party and take them to Greenville Avenue tonight.

Fuel up for the evening ahead

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Lucky for you, Greenville Avenue is lined with great restaurants and dives, one after the next. Stimulate your senses at Gung Ho, an American-Chinese fusion eatery that encourages family-style sharing of dishes, as well as drinks – check out their Scorpion Bowls and list of available sakes. For a laid back yet just as tasty option, stop by Greenville Avenue Pizza Company. Large sliced thin-crust pizza is the name of the game here, and its scoring points with all the locals. If your party needs a variety of dietary accommodations but wants to leave satisfied, HG SPLY CO. is your go-to spot – featuring a delicious menu friendly to vegetarians, vegans, paleo and gluten-free individuals.

Cool off with a refreshing treat

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After dinner, cleanse your palette with a little something sweet from Steel City Pops. Each popsicle is made with care with all natural, organic and fresh ingredients. With flavors like strawberry lemonade, cookies and cream, dairy-free banana and paleo chocolate, everyone will find something to be happy about.

Drink your way down Greenville Ave.

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Along its many restaurants, Greenville Avenue also hosts several watering holes popular among East Dallasites. Venture to Truck Yard, a retro bar with an inviting outdoor space decked out in mismatched lawn furniture, a trailer bar and even a tree house. Single Wide has a similar eclectic vein, except intimate in size. Here you'll find affordable specialty cocktails, occasional tunes spun by DJs and Karaoke Sundays for you to belt your heart out.

Locals also flock to traditional staples, like the The Libertine Bar, a space that embodies that classic bar feel with its relaxed atmosphere, selection of local craft beers and excellent bar food fare. There's also The Dubliner, a cozy Irish pub owned and operated by a Dublin native. The ambiance warms your soul from the moment your feel the fireplace when you step through the door, to the moment you take your last sip of whisky imported from across the pond.

Enjoy the live music scene

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A night out is never truly complete without a show. The beloved Granada Theater was once a movie house built back in 1946 that underwent changes as time flew by but was finally converted to a music venue in 2004. The stage has been graced by music artists such as Willie Nelson, Adele, The Black Keys, Erykah Badu and Father John Misty – just to name a few. The dazzling art deco interior of the theater mixed with the sounds of today's music makes for a special, Dallas-unique experience.

Cheers to a memorable evening

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As your evening winds down, top it off with one last drink and a little extra live music at Sundown at Granada. Located just next door to the historic theater, the farm-to-table restaurant and bar also serves as a music venue and hosts musical acts six nights a week.

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