10 Best Live Music Venues in Dallas: Rock and Country Come Alive

Denise Brandenberg

By , Local Expert, Dallas
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Dallas offers much more than big hair, shopping and barbecue restaurants! Lucky for you, the power of live music to make folks feel good is on full display at a host of Dallas night clubs. If listening to bands and vocalists show off their skills is how you like to spend an evening, you'll find that Dallas does things right.

Multiple options let Dallas residents and visitors alike tap into the venues that 10Best readers favor, like Balcony Club, or you can get a taste of the city's offerings by visiting places like Lee Harvey's, which is known for its Varies music. While many venues on the local music scene are clustered in...  Read more »

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    Granada Theater

    Granada Theater features live music in one of the most beautiful venues in Dallas.

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

  • 2

    Adair's Saloon

    Adair's Saloon is one of the best honky tonks in Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Brews, burgers and bands win big at longtime Dallas haunt."

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    Lee Harvey's

    • Type: Bar
    • Neighborhood: South Dallas

    Going to Lee Harvey's is truly a unique Dallas experience.

    Local Expert Tip: "Park in the designated parking lot. "

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    Double Wide Bar

    Double Wide Bar is Dallas kitsch at its best.

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

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    Opening Bell Coffee

    Opening Bell Coffee features live music in a relaxed, comfortable setting.

    Local Expert Tip: "Snag free parking in the open lot across the street from the South Side on Lamar."

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    Library Bar

    Library Bar features live piano and saxophone music and is one of the most elegant live music scenes in Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "On Friday nights, go to Library Bar for a late-night happy hour!"

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    Curtain Club & Liquid Lounge

    The Curtain Club and Liquid Lounge is a live music institution in Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you want to keep away from the under 21 crowd, head to the Liquid Lounge side. "

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    Balcony Club

    The Balcony Club is the perfect off-the-beaten-path spot for live music in Dallas.

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

  • 9

    Sambuca Uptown

    Sambuca Uptown is one of the most fun places for the 40+ crowd in Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Chic café-bar brings in award-winning performers, serves eclectic fare."

  • 10

    Sons of Hermann Hall

    Sons of Hermann Hall features some of the best local bands in Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Take a cab to avoid having to find parking in Deep Ellum. "



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