Best Dallas, TX Nightlife

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    10. Cosmo's

    A unique sense of style characterizes this popular watering hole near Lakewood Landing. You won't find frat boys or the yuppie types here - Cosmos is where hipsters and laid-back twenty-somethings go to kick back and...

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    9. Double Wide Bar

    "Quirky" barely skims the descriptive surface of this Dallas bar, which has all the style and charm of a mobile home. Don't let the kitsch drive you away though, because Double Wide promises to be one of the more...

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    8. Library Bar

    Located in the Warwick Melrose Hotel in the Oak Lawn neighborhood, Library bar is classy and elegant. It has a traditional decor, complete with dark woods, comfortable sofas, upholstered chairs, and stately...

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    7. Balcony Club

    Live jazz and a romantic, intimate ambience set the stage for an evening at the Balcony Club, located in the historic Lakewood Theatre in the laid-back Lakewood neighborhood. A mixed clientele, from young...

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    6. Round-Up Saloon

    Two-stepping, tight denim, and 10-gallon hats attract Big D's best-looking cowboys to this country-western bar, which caters to a mostly gay clientele. Chipping in on the joint's popularity are great drink specials...

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    5. Granada Theater

    Located in the heart of Greenville Avenue, where the fun begins!, the Granada Theater is a Dallas institution. This performance and concert venue has been around since 1946 and is one of Dallas' premiere live music...

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    4. Old Monk

    Old Monk, with its great assortment of beers and its full bar, has built a steadfast reputation as a great place to begin an evening or a nighttime adventure. The kitchen serves sandwiches (including a great roast...

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    3. Libertine Bar

    This Dallas bar serves upscale pub grub with a side dish of live music and weekly rotating draughts. Menu items include standards like burgers and salads served alongside sweet potato frites, mussels, and a few...

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    2. Grapevine Bar

    The eclectic crowd that frequents this light-hearted watering hole is composed of folks from all walks of life. Highland Park socialites rub elbows with local drag queens, and if you're not a twenty-something, you...

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    1. Adair's Saloon

    Although Deep Ellum arguably functions as Dallas's cutting-edge district, parts of it maintain a long-standing commitment to simpler times. Take, for example, a honky-tonk like Adair's, which has been popular since...

About Dallas, TX Nightlife

Dallas is big on nightlife, especially in the Deep Ellum and Greenville Avenue districts. The busy streets of Deep Ellum, renowned as the city's musical nerve center, are lined with live music venues. The popular Club Dada hosts an eclectic mix each week and Club Clearview pipes out everything from classic rock to R&B. Gilley's on Lamar Street, owned by the award-winning performer, juggles boxing matches, fashion shows and great country acts. Moving away from downtown, Greenville Avenue is to bars what Deep Ellum is to live music. Indeed, Greenville offers a taste of everything, with trendy Zubar and the laid-back Ship's Lounge being two favorites. The Uptown scene, meanwhile, is marked by a more exclusive brand of cool, as evidenced by the super-hip Medici and homey Ginger Man, a haven for beer and wine connoisseurs. All the while, smooth jazz resonates from Sambuca Uptown. Other nightlife options include the kitschy Bar of Soap in Fair Park and Lizard Lounge on Swiss Avenue.

About Joseph K. Hall Jr.

Joseph K. Hall, Jr. is an editor for 10Best, Inc. His travels have allowed him to sing for pints in Inistioge and eat octopus in Athens. He served as city editor on the 10Best Travel Guides for Atlanta, Dallas and Washington, DC. His work has also appeared in business and collegiate sports publications. In his spare time – when he has it – he serves as a...  Read more »

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