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Best Dallas, TX Nightlife

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    Windmill Lounge

    While some places strive to be a dive, this quirky booze filled oasis, hidden down a sketchy stretch of Maple Avenue-- is the epitome of one. And as such,...

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    The Balcony Club

    As the saying goes, sometimes the best things come in small packages– which is undoubtedly the case with this pint-sized, 1,400 square foot– jewel of a...

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    Station 4

    Easily one of the city's best and biggest gay dance clubs, Station 4 (or S4 as locals call it), boasts late-night house and hip hop madness Thursday through...

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    Sons of Hermann Hall

    Dallas has plenty of honky-tonks, but few are as authentic as this century old Deep Ellum mainstay. Originally built to house several lodges for a...

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    The Nines

    Formally the Red Light Lounge, this 3000 sq. ft., multi-level dance palace is one of the only places in the Deep Ellum neighborhood where you can get your...

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    Sandaga 813

    Lovers of smooth jazz 'n blues can't do much better than at this Exposition Park live music venue, which has a reputation for bringing in top-shelf talent...

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    This slick spot for savvy drinkers is not exactly easy to find. It's stashed behind a black tarp-covered patio in the State and Allen neighborhood of Uptown...

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    Adair's Saloon

    Sure, the drinks are cheap and the burgers are legendary, but what lassos most folks into this Deep Ellum dive is its undeniably unpretentious vibe and...

    Photo courtesy of Instagram User Rance May Music
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    Midnight Rambler

    Prohibition chic meets twenty-first-century cool at this intimate subterranean hideout in the Joule Hotel. Equally dazzling are the neo-classical craft...

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