Dallas' young and trendy locals congregate in the area referred to as Greenville Avenue. This long street stretches from near Garret Park all the way into Richardson and features one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, and clubs. Mockingbird Lane divides Greenville Avenue; attractions to the north are referred to as being on Upper Greenville, and those to the south are located on Lower Greenville. Upper Greenville appeals to an urban yuppie crowd and is more upscale and expensive than the more bohemian Lower Greenville, which is known for its festive bar scene.
No matter the occasion or budget, the Greenville Ave. neighborhood has it all! If you're in the mood to kick back on a patio and enjoy a cold drink with your meal, Greenville Ave. is the place to go. Choose from a wide variety of cuisines in this unique spot. If you're in the mood for good ole' Tex Mex, go to the Blue Goose. More in the mood for international cuisine? Cafe Izmir serves up delicious Mediterranean foods. Looking for Texan food - don't miss Ozona Cafe. Planning a romantic date? Take her to The Grape.
Greenville Avenue has a reputation as being one of the best nightspots in town, as visitors can easily walk from bar to bar on the crowded strip. You can also catch a live concert at the Granada Theater or a comedy show at several area venues, such as Backdoor Comedy or Hyena's. Looking for a chill bar that has a DJ? Go to Zubar. More in the mood to kick back with a pint of imported beer? Go to the Libertine Bar, which also features delicious food. If you're lucky enough to be in town in the middle of March, Greenville Ave. is the place to be for the annual St. Paddy's Day Parade and street party.
Planning on staying in the Greenville Avenue neighborhood during your trip to Big D? One of the best hotels in the city is there - Hotel Palomar, a Kimpton Hotel. This trendy spot features a world-class spa and family-friendly amenities, as well. Budget travelers can stay at the Radisson Hotel, just off I-75, near the SMU campus.
Visitors who love to shop will not be disappointed with Greenville Avenue's stores. For unique, European styles and fashion, go to HD's Clothing, located in the heart of the neighborhood. For more traditional stores, like the Gap and Ann Taylor Loft, head on over to Mockingbird Station. Browse up and down Lower Greenville Ave to find interesting pieces at fun resale shops. There's even an old-school, independent record store, Good Records, on the popular street.