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  • Adair's Saloon

    2624 Commerce St. Downtown/Deep Ellum


    Adair’s Saloon is Deep Ellum’s outpost for what truly makes country music country. With frequent guest musicians representing the best of outlaw country from North Texas and around the nation, Adair’s boasts a honky tonk vibe in a dive bar atmosphere. The kitchen is open until 1:30 a.m. nightly offering some of the best bar burgers, sandwiches and wings for a surprisingly reasonable price. Be sure to grab a pen and leave your mark on the wall. Some may call it graffiti, but the good folks at Adair’s call it art.
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  • Akai

    1740 Crockett St. Downtown/Deep Ellum


    Let us be perfectly clear: There’s no such thing as a speakeasy anymore. Alcohol is legal again, and if you didn’t know that, we hope the rock you live under is air-conditioned. When it comes to bars based on speakeasy vibes, though, Akai is the best. To get there, a Musume staff member will guide you into the restaurant kitchen and through a cinderblock passage to the sexy backroom that is Akai. A red dragon hangs from the dark ceiling over red benches lit by warm red lights (akai is the Japanese word for “red”). The cocktails are intricate and beautifully presented. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more New York-style (not really) speakeasy in Dallas.
  • Alamo Club

    1919 Greenville Ave. East Dallas & Lakewood


    The Alamo Club feels like it’s always been a part of Lower Greenville despite having opened in 2019. Owner Austin Rogers can often be found running food, taking orders and sometimes bussing tables at the classy Dallas club. The Alamo Club is billed as a cozy spot fit for any occasion, a quiet date night, an outing with the family or drinks with friends. To make sure patrons don’t go hungry, Rogers enlisted the help of English chef Michale West. The menu is filled with mouth-watering apps for the table and entrees like the Club Cheese Burger ($13) and the Pot Roast Pappardelle ($20).
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  • Alexandre's

    4026 Cedar Springs Rd. Uptown/Oak Lawn


    If you’re in the mood for drinks but don’t want to get wasted on vodka-crans, Alexandre’s is your spot. The long bar, comfortable seating and small stage give Alexandre’s the intimate feel of a speakeasy or jazz lounge. Plus, the knowledgeable team can whip up delicious craft cocktails such as mint julep, clover clubs and sidecars. On weekends, Alexandre’s showcases local talent with live music performances from local singers and bands.
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  • Amplified Live

    10261 Technology Boulevard E. Northwest Dallas


    Equipped with a full-service restaurant, bar and a music venue, Amplified Live has a big patio area, a private pond and live music. They offer craft and imported beers and your favorite domestics. Amplified, formerly called Gas Monkey, also has a laundry list of appetizers on their menu: fried mac n’ cheese, pulled pork stuffed peppers, wings and Texas style loaded fries with queso, bacon bits and ranch dressing.
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  • Andy's Bar

    122 N. Locust St. Denton

    Located across the street from Denton’s famed Recycled Books is Andy’s Bar. Three bars in one, Andy’s boasts an upstairs cocktail bar called the Paschall Bar with a library vibe, a music venue and a basement bar with more of that signature Denton music and arts feel. Aside from its drink menu, Andy’s offers some delicious bar eats including loaded waffle fries, sliders and wings. Whether you’re going to catch a show or just spending a night outside the city, Andy’s is sure to make your evening on the square just a bit more lively.
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  • Armoury D.E.

    2714 Elm St. Downtown/Deep Ellum


    When the Armoury D.E. opened its doors in 2015, its mission was to offer some of the best cocktails, food and live music Deep Ellum had seen in years. The Armoury has stuck to what it knows best, offering a casual dining experience with a diverse selection of Hungarian comfort foods and other good stuff that doesn’t quite fit anywhere else. Be sure to ask about the burger of the week while you’re there. Also, venture out back to catch one of their free live shows, curated with a music taste as refined as the bar’s choice in booze.
    29 articles
  • The Balcony Club

    1825 Abrams Parkway East Dallas & Lakewood


    Few places are left where you can truly feel like you’re in a bygone era, but the Balcony Club feeds that fantasy convincingly. The landmark jazz club on the second floor next to the old Lakewood Theater is a go-to spot for aspiring old-timers, no matter their age. The intimate space and dimly lit ambiance scream “date night,” as there’s only room for a cheek-to-cheek dancing, making The Balcony a great choice to take that person you’re trying to get to know much, much better.
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  • Billy Bob's Texas

    2520 Rodeo Plaza Fort Worth


    Its building was originally an open air barn built over a century ago to hold cattle for the Fort Worth Stock Show. Since then it has served as an airplane factory and department store before arriving at its true calling in 1981, opening its doors at Billy Bob's Texas, self-billed as "the world's largest honky tonk." There may be a bigger one out there somewhere, but we doubt it, and there's certainly none that has hosted the likes of ZZ Top, BB King and Willie Nelson's July 4th picnic. There's bull riding, both mechanical and live, 30 bar stations and enough space for an army of dancers to two-step the night away in comfort.
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  • Bodega Wine Bar

    6434 E Mockingbird Lane, #109 East Dallas & Lakewood


    Though it’s been around for years, this Lakewood wine bar still feels like a well-kept secret. Bodega’s cozy, cave-like atmosphere and cushy armchairs and couches are perfect for settling in and spending a couple of good hours getting to know its savvy selection of global wines. If you need help deciding, the owners choose every bottle and know their inventory perfectly. The wines are available for retail purchase, too.
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  • Booty's

    2801 Elm St. Downtown/Deep Ellum


    Booty’s is based on a once-popular New Orleans bar that the owners wanted to revive here in Dallas. It’s hard to say what is most endearing about this spot. Either that fact that it’s connected to a hostel, or that they host drag show brunches some weekends. Or maybe it’s the vibrant plush couches and modern effects that sit flawlessly with the decades-old exposed brick wall. Then there’s the craft cocktails and stellar small kitchen pushing out small plates from around the world.
  • Boulevardier

    408 N. Bishop Ave., #108 Oak Cliff/South Dallas


    This quaint French bistro in the Bishop Arts District has one of the best brunches in the city, a celebrated wine list, phenomenal French cuisine and a stellar oyster program. It almost feels arrogant of them to also have one of the best bars in the city. And, yet, here we are. Every Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., get half-off of every bottle of wine on their list and discounted oysters. Watch the chalkboard for the best picks. Not a wine-drinker? No problem. Their hand-crafted classic cocktails will get you wherever you need to go.
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  • Bowen House

    2614 Boll St Uptown/Oak Lawn


    In the historic Dallas home of Ahab Bowen, you can brush with a bit of local history while you slam back a few cold beers. It’s located conveniently in uptown Dallas, in, well, an old house. The drink menu tends toward the upscale, with a classy wine list and an assortment of beers in draft, bottles and cans. All your favorite hard liquors are available, too, so don’t fret if you need something a touch stiffer when you stop by Bowen House. There’s also an assortment of signature cocktails. If you’re feeling equal parts literary and spicy, for instance, you could try out the “For Whom the Bell Pepper Tolls,” a mix including tequila, Cynar Amaro, lime and bell pepper.
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  • Cedar Springs Tap House

    4123 Cedar Springs Road, #100 Uptown/Oak Lawn


    In the heart of Oak Lawn, this gay-friendly sports bar is equipped with plenty of flat-screen TVs, so you can watch a game or catch a fight while enjoying bar food and craft brews or maybe a cocktail. The drink list is a broad one, replete with beer, wines, liquors and hard seltzers. Luckily for you, if you drink one too many, you can head back in the morning for a hangover brunch to ease your post-booze blues. On the weekends, you should stop by for one of the specials: a mimosa carafe, bloody mary, mimosa flights or a monster-sized bloody mary.
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  • Charlie's Star Lounge

    4319 Main St., Dalals Downtown/Deep Ellum

    “Be Kind, Unwind” is the tagline for this bar right outside of Deep Ellum in the location of the old Starlight Lounge. Allen Falker, owner of Nines in Deep Ellum, and general manager Corey Howe had to replace almost everything in the building: plumbing, electrical, roof, floor, HVAC, bathrooms (for ADA compliance), the parking lot — everything. What is left is a straightforward bar with DJ, music video and karaoke nights. Be sure to try the Cherry Lime-Yay! a frozen cherry limeade with vodka, and if you’re feeling extra fancy, an OIld Fashioned made with Garrison Brothers Single Barrel.
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  • Christies Sports Bar & Grill

    2817 Greenville Ave. Uptown/Oak Lawn


    When the soup of the day is “mimosas” and sangrias come in towers, you know you’ve found home. Not to mention the spicy and tropical F*** It Bucket. And while we all loved (sometimes too much) their original Uptown location, their new spot has a large outdoor space; every seat on their patio, rooftop and inside has views of TVs. It's literally wall-to-wall sports here. It's a great option for catching local sports teams, especially when the weather is nice and you can sit on the patio.
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  • City Tavern

    1514 Elm St. Downtown/Deep Ellum


    Soaking Dallasites with booze since 2003, City Davern is a cool downtown spot where you can grab a drink and get a bite to eat. They offer regular lunch specials, and the drink menu is as varied as it is tasty. On Tuesdays, you can get a taco special, and on Wednesdays, you can tilt Italian with a fettuccine Alfredo and garlic bread combo dish. Weekdays from 4 p.m. till 7 p.m. you can also hang out for happy hour, when they offer all sorts of specials on grub, beer and wine.
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  • The Clover Club

    2404 Cedar Springs Rd. Uptown/Oak Lawn


    Every bartender should know how to make the Clover Club cocktail. You can order the cocktail, made of gin, lemon juice, dry vermouth and egg white on top at the Uptown club of the same name. The Clover Club opened up in 2019 and has kept the Uptown area buzzing ever since. Standing in the footprint of Teddy's Room/Nikkei space, the club is meant for a slightly more mature crowd. When you show up, you’re given the option to either get a table to watch the show (which requires an order of one entree per person for “free” entry), grab a seat at the bar or hit up the rooftop for a nice view. The local singer and bandleader Hunter Sullivan was tasked with filling up the club’s event calendar. As a result, you can hear anything from crooners to big band orchestras any day of the week.
  • Cosmo’s Bar & Lounge

    1212 Skillman St. East Dallas & Lakewood


    Tucked away at the corner of Skillman and Live Oak since 2000 is Cosmo’s, a restaurant and bar boasting no nonsense, one of a kind hospitality. With a ‘60s lounge vibe, specialty cocktails and an eclectic menu with everything from gourmet pizzas to Vietnamese dishes, Cosmo’s has something for everyone. When you’re there, browse through their extensive VHS collection and make a request or step outside to their patio, which feels like a little oasis outside the noise of the city.
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  • Dan's Silverleaf

    103 N. Industrial St. Denton


    Down the street a bit from the Denton Square is the longstanding bar and music venue Dan’s Silverleaf. Decorated with local art and photos of local musicians, the atmosphere at Dan’s is welcoming to all passersby. With shows held weekly (if not daily) Dan’s is an excellent place to stop in even if you have no idea whose name is on the marquee. Whether you are brought in by the vibe or the music, Dan’s is a great place to relax with a drink and catch up with friends.
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  • DanSungSa

    11407 Emerald St. #121 Northwest Dallas


    People don’t really go to DanSungSa before 8 p.m. The scene picks up late at this classic Korean joint, which on Fridays and Saturdays closes just before sunrise the next day. Grab a karaoke room or a booth in the bar, which have big, dark privacy shields covered in soju advertisements. If the ads inspire you, there’s plenty of soju to be had, along with a list of Korean, Japanese and Okinawan beers (note to the uninitiated: Orion is pronounced “Oh-ree-awn”). The bar snacks, including bulgogi kimchi burritos and huge family-sized platters of crispy fried chicken, are so good that DanSungSa is listed in our Top 100 Restaurants, too.
  • Deep Ellum Art Co.

    3200 Commerce St. Downtown/Deep Ellum


    Deep Ellum Art Co. is in one of the most trafficked neighborhoods in Dallas, so it makes sense that you’d find a spot that offers live music, lots of art and a good mix of drinks and grub from food trucks. The inside space is a whopping 5,000 square feet and boasts of being home to the biggest backyard in the neighborhood, complete with an art gallery. They even have foosball and Connect Four, along with 27 beers, a slate of draft cocktails and a selection of wines on tap.
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  • Desert Racer

    1520 Greenville Ave. East Dallas & Lakewood


    And we’re back, baby. Opened in December 2019 after an eight-month delay and closed in March 2020 after a three-month stint, Desert Racer — the long expected–Nick Badovinus bar on Lowest Greenville — has reopened. The drink menu is still loaded with wine, local beers, frozen cocktails and tequila hi-balls. The food menu is equally strong, filled with seafood and meat tacos, burritos, enchiladas, burgers and more. But it’s the patio you must come for, decorated with motorcycles, artificial turg, cactuses, fountains and school desks — and strung with Christmas lights.
  • Dot's Hop House and Cocktail Courtyard

    2645 Commerce St. Downtown/Deep Ellum


    Located in the heart of Deep Ellum, Dot’s Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard is the ultimate brunch spot. From its decadent duck fat cheese fries and avocado toast bruschetta, diners are always in for a treat. Patrons can sprawl out on the enormous, 10,000-square-foot dog-friendly patio, and on chilly nights, Dot’s outdoor heaters help to warm up cold bones. Be sure to pamper yourself with one of its hand-crafted cocktails, like the Dot’s Old Fashioned or the truly inspiring Strawberry Smokeshow. Plus, beer aficionados can have fun selecting craft brews off an unparalleled 99-tap drink menu. This full-service bar and restaurant makes foodies everywhere rejoice.
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  • Double Wide

    3510 Commerce St. Downtown/Deep Ellum


    When Deep Ellum starts to feel just a bit too crowded, you don’t have to look too far for an escape. Double Wide, all the way down on Commerce Street, offers a selection of cheap, powerful and/or interesting drinks that all fit in with its trailer park aesthetic. What makes this location so much different than its Greenville Avenue counterpart Single Wide is its outdoor patio with seating made from repurposed toilets and road signs. Double Wide’s music venue (which makes its width double) is located across the patio and host bands from an array of genres.
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  • Forum Bar

    300 N. Coit Rd. Richardson & Vicinity


    The Forum, the oldest bar in Richardson, is the kind of bar you think of when you’re looking for a friendly, neighborhood place to grab a drink. It’s got everything that should be standard in every bar in America: pool tables, darts, a jukebox, a happy hour with free appetizers and the occasional live show. The Forum goes a few extra yards with unique specials like Poolside Meatball Mondays with free meatballs and pool, Tallboy Taco Tuesdays, Egg Rock ’n’ Roll Thursdays with egg rolls and bingo and Sweet Heat Sing-a-Long Saturdays with craft margaritas and karaoke. Does your bar have a beer AND taco Tuesday? Probably not.
  • The Goat

    7248 Gaston Ave. East Dallas & Lakewood


    There are so many places with “blues” in their names that look nothing like the music they proclaim to celebrate. No self-respecting blues establishment should be brighter than your average live K-pop experience. We’re not saying the place should look like a toxic waste site. It just needs a little weathering and history to fuel the soul of the blues music that blares out of its windows. This Gaston Avenue club bleeds blues the way blood seeps out of a haunted house’s cursed walls. The Goat has a long list of talented blues folks who regularly take the stage across the nights and weekends with an occasional jukebox or karaoke night thrown into the mix. It’s the kind of place the blues would go to if it had legs and a sentient existence.
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  • The Grapevine

    3902 Maple Ave. Uptown/Oak Lawn


    Not even Greg Louganis in his prime combined "gay" and "dive" as seamlessly as The Grapevine. With its mismatched chairs and glassware, the place veers perilously close to the pitfall of prefabrication. But thanks to the cheap drinks and screwball clientele, the bar manages to carve out its own niche in the realm of authentic dives in its own flamboyant way. And then there's the basketball half-court on the asphalt patio outside. Local straight bars could certainly take a cue from The Grapevine on that one: Who wouldn't want to have a few brews and then engage in a game of three-on-three? That said, the "No Physical Play Allowed" sign has probably drawn a few laughs.
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  • The Green Elephant

    5627 Dyer St. East Dallas & Lakewood


    If you’ve had a few, just tell your ride-share driver to take you to "the glowing green one,” and they’ll likely know to drop you off at The Green Elephant on Dyer Street. When you walk in, underground bass will get under your skin, forcing your best dance moves right out of you. You’ll likely end up in a sea of college students from Southern Methodist University. It’s their hang out spot after all. If you need a few more, you can swing by the bar and wash down some booze with some above-average bar fare. If you dig the vibe, go back Tuesday night and rest your chops on stage during The Green Elephant’s open mic. Live music, slam poetry and stand up comedy are all welcome. If you chicken out, throw back a few more until you have the courage to prove to the world that you’re the next Jack Kerouac, Richard Pryor or Mariah Carey.
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  • The Green Room

    2715 Elm St. Downtown/Deep Ellum


    The Green Room in Deep Ellum serves food and drinks from three bars. The first is the indoor bar, which handles the folks coming in from Elm Street. Head upstairs to its covered patio to see its other two bars. One is nestled away behind the pool tables and other games, and the other is more where the outdoor seating is. The upstairs area has also been known to host acoustic artists, even small bands. You can also get a good look at Dallas’ skyline from up there.
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  • Harvest House

    331 E. Hickory St. Denton


    Denton’s Harvest House is an absolute gem, from its extensive beer menu to its damn fine hand-crafted cocktails. For those who don’t want to hit the sauce, though, the spot also sells artisan coffee, tea, smoothies and fresh-squeezed juices. Sure, Harvest House’s sleek, modern interior offers an elegant ambiance — the kind of place you’d bring your high-class aunt who’s visiting from New York. Yet its sprawling outdoor patio, complete with a couple of dart boards and pool tables, is the venue’s real draw. There, you can catch the best the Denton music scene has to offer on an expansive outdoor stage, complete with a state-of-the-art sound system and kaleidoscopic stage lights. By the time you leave, your senses will be firing on all cylinders.
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  • House of Blues

    2200 N. Lamar St. Downtown/Deep Ellum


    Generally speaking, if something’s happening at House of Blues, you know it’s big. This temple of sound housed at the White Swan Building in Victory Park has enough room for 1,625 patrons. Folks in the music bizz often rub shoulders behind the ropes of the VIP area, scouting for the next big thing. This is just one room at the House of Blues, a venue with several. The Cambridge Room allows the public to catch live local bands, as does the restaurant. In the dining space, which often hosts open mics and other live music acts, patrons can munch on beef tenderloin or seafood jambalaya, burgers, ribs and more. The members-only Foundation Room offers an upscale experience complete with a cozy fireside lounge. Opened in 2007, House of Blues Dallas has become a staple for big acts rolling through the Big D.
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  • J&J's Pizza

    118 W. Oak St. Denton


    In a 130 year old building across the street from the Denton courthouse on the square is J&J’s Pizza. It may not be the kind of bar you go to for a night of cocktails and quiet conversation, but what it lacks in frills it more than makes up for with its killer shows that go down in their unassuming basement. After you have a slice (or several) of the pizza that gives the place its name, grab a Lone Star and head on down to the loudest little venue in Denton.
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