While Dallas certainly has its share of cosmopolitan, sophisticated night clubs and bars, many residents and visitors want to celebrate the evening at a laid-back, low-key kind of watering hole. Fortunately, Dallas has lots of those types of spots, and the best of the best is Adair's Saloon.
Located in the heart of Deep Ellum, amongst the tattoo parlors and hipster bars, Adair's Saloon is in a world of its own. It's been a Dallas staple since the early 1960s, and it is a Texan bar at its finest.
Dancing at Adair's — Photo courtesy of Adair's Saloon
Adair's is considered a rustic favorite for folks who simply want to sip on a cold beer out of the can and listen to great live country and Western music. No cover charges, bouncers or see-and-be-seen kind of crowd here!
At Adair's Saloon, patrons like their beer Texan, cold and in the can. There are typically specials for these types of drinks, like any Texan beer or liquor for $3. Visitors will typically see urban cowboys sipping on local favorites like Shiner Bock.
On the weekends, bar patrons will find local bands like Matt Dunn Band, Grand Ramble and The Hazardous Dukes. And there's no shortage of dancing here, as patrons swing and step around the floor, kicking up their heels like only Texans can.
Adair's thinks cover charges are just silly, so visitors can catch entertaining shows for free. Its famous jukebox, which is playing during the week days and between live music sets on the weekends, features good ole country and Western classics by artists like Bob Wills and Hank Williams, Sr.
One of Adair's main draws is its classic, no-nonsense bar food. Diners won't find a better burger around town, and they can also choose from ham and cheese or grilled cheese sandwiches, fries, popcorn and peanuts.
The atmosphere and decor at Adair's Saloon is country eclectic. The walls are covered by patrons leaving their own artistic graffiti signatures and hundreds of framed photos of past evenings at this unique spot.
There are booths and bar stools to choose from. Each one provides a great view of the stage and dance floor.
Don't worry about what to wear here: jeans, t-shirts and boots are fine.
If you're in the mood for a night at a true Texan dive bar, Adair's Saloon is all that and more. No one ever has an average night here. You'll leave with a smile on your face!