Dallas' Great Nightlife: From Boot Scootin' to Sophisticated

Denise Brandenberg

By , Local Expert, Dallas
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Whether you want to party like a rock star and mingle with local celebrities and athletes, or you’re looking for a romantic venue to set the mood, Dallas has all types of nightlife options. Beer lovers will enjoy visiting one of many local pubs, such as the Old Monk and Libertine Bar, which feature hundreds of imported beers on tap, complete with delicious pub fare. If you enjoy fine wines, choose from one of many laid-back, local wine bars with quality sommeliers that can help you choose the perfect glass (or bottle).

If you love live music, you can visit the Deep Ellum and Greenville Avenue areas where you can rock out all...  Read more »

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    Adair's Saloon

    Adair's Saloon features Texas culture at its best - country music and cold beer.

    Local Expert Tip: "Bring your dancing shoes (or boots)!"

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    Grapevine Bar

    The Grapevine Bar is a Dallas staple and one of the most fun places to spend an evening.

    Local Expert Tip: "Snag a seat on the back patio for interesting people watching. "

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    Libertine Bar

    The Libertine Bar serves up the best bar food in all of Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Go there with an appetite, as the food pairings with the beer are fabulous."

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    Old Monk

    The Old Monk features one of the best atmospheres for chilling with friends over cold beer and great food.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't miss the cheese plate - great with the imported beers. "

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    Granada Theater

    The Granada Theater is the most beautiful live music venue in all of Big D.

    Local Expert Tip: "Check out the website to find out which bands will be playing when you're in town."

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    Round-Up Saloon

    The Round-Up Saloon is Dallas' best gay country and western spot.

    Local Expert Tip: "Two-stepping, tight denim and 10-gallon hats attract Big D's best-looking cowboys."

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    Balcony Club

    The Balcony Club features some of the best live music and most laid back vibe in Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Stylish bar in theater lobby perfect for pre/post-show cocktails."

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    Library Bar

    The Library Bar is one of Dallas' most sophisticated nightlife spots.

    Local Expert Tip: "Choose from one of many great martinis. "

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    Double Wide Bar

    Double Wide Bar is one of the most unique bars in all of Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Quirky nightspot has style and charm of a mobile home; live rock music weekly."

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    Cosmo's is one of the "coolest" bars in all of Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Groovy decor and retro movies set stage, but cosmopolitans garner headlines."



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