Dallas-Fort Worth Nightlife

Both Dallas and Fort Worth are home to world-class art and nature museums, concert halls, and lively bar and dining scenes.

Much of Dallas bar life swirls around lower and upper Greenville Avenue, north of Downtown. Other hot spots include Uptown, especially along McKinney Avenue, Victory Park, anchored by American Airlines Center, and Deep Ellum, just east of Downtown. Fort Worth's scene

is mostly Downtown and in the Stockyards.

The best way to sample the local culture is to check the nightlife and entertainment listings in the local newspapers or alternative weeklies, free at many restaurants and hotels. GuideLive.com, a Dallas Morning News site, offers daily suggestions. It's also wise to talk to a concierge, who can tell you about the best place to catch a late-night meal, movie, or a drink.

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Gilley's Dallas

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Gilley's Dallas is a giant honky-tonk with live music (mostly country), a 10,000-square-foot dance floor, and a mechanical bull. It's...

House of Blues

  • Music Clubs

House of Blues is an intimate venue that hosts touring musical acts and serves dressed-up Southern-style fare. ...

Lakewood Landing

  • Bars/Pubs

Officially it's the Lakewood Landing, but most everyone calls it The Landing. There's nothing fancy here, just friendly folks having...

Lee Harvey's

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Some say the vibe at Lee Harvey's is more Austin than Dallas, and they mean it as a compliment. Regulars love gathering in the yard of...

Ozona Grill and Bar

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Ozona Grill and Bar has a large, tree-shaded patio where SMU students kick back after class. ...

Poor David's Pub

  • Music Clubs

Open in some form since 1977, Poor David's Pub is one of Dallas's longest-running live-music venues. It's just south of Downtown. ...

The Dubliner

  • Bars/Pubs

The The Dubliner is a rowdy Irish pub in which to hoist pints or throw darts. ...

The Library

  • Bars/Pubs

If the college scene is your scene, try The Library, a TCU favorite. ...

Trinity Hall

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Trinity Hall draws crowds seeking an authentic Irish experience; there's a good beer selection and live music, and service is exceptional.

White Elephant Saloon

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Cowtown's best Western-style watering hole may be the White Elephant Saloon, a legendary Wild West bar with live country music seven...