Dallas may be a hive of activity during business hours, but the hustle-and-bustle doesn’t end when the sun goes down. If anything, it's when the city really starts to come to life with a dazzling array of nighttime diversions to entertain every kind of night owl.
In the mood to hit the dance floor? Then you'll want to check out The Nines, a multi-level hot spot providing everything from burlesque shows and aerial acts to quality programming by some of the city's best DJs.
For smooth jazz, head to Sandaga 813 and the Balcony Club. Or for live country music, Adair's offers up the cream of the crop (for free) every night of the week.
On the hunt for a cozy drinking den serving up mind-blowing cocktails? Then you've got options. Some of the finest cocktails in all of Dallas can be found at Parliament, a lively Uptown haunt with a loose prohibition theme. But, good luck on deciding what to order–the menu features over 100 different libations to choose from.
More jaw-dropping drinks and an equally stunning setting to match can be found at Midnight Rambler, a buzzy subterranean hideout in downtown's swish Joule hotel. And for those who fancy a chilled-out bar scene, be sure to stop off at the Windmill Lounge, a low-key dive with a lively local crowd and seriously solid cocktails to boot.
Speaking of dives, you can't find a seedier, nor more popular place to chug cheap beer and potent punches than at Double Wide, a trailer park-themed watering hole located in Deep Ellum.
Whether you’re looking for a terrific cocktail, live music or the best place for dancing and partying the night away, we've rounded up the ten quintessential Dallas hot spots worth exploring during your next night out.