Best known as one of the top LGBT-friendly 'hoods in the country, the Oak Lawn area offers a booming gay nightlife scene, boasting dozens of friendly hot spots, each with a unique vibe and many within walking distance of one another.
For the best action, you'll want to head down Cedar Springs where you'll find one of the city's best dance clubs, Station 4– a cavernous nightspot featuring amazing music and an epic motion-sensor light display. The drag shows here are also a must-see. More dancing and drinking can be had next door at JR's, a sprawling multi-level oasis that's been drawing in crowds for decades.
There's also the Grapevine Bar, a gay straight-friendly (or straight gay-friendly) dive sporting a basketball court, ping pong, pool tables and an awesome rooftop deck offering views of the skyline. Speaking of cool dives, be sure not to miss the Windmill Lounge, a friendly neighborhood haunt that happens to be one of the most beloved cocktail havens in town.
If you fancy a swanky night out on the town that includes seriously delicious cocktails and live entertainment to boot, then hit the Mansion Bar, located in the Rosewood Mansion Hotel or the Library Bar at the Warwick Melrose Hotel.
And if something less formal is on your agenda, you've got places like the Taboo Lounge and the Ivy Tavern.
You can also booze and bowl at the Bowlounge or sip spiked sno-cones and play sand volleyball at The Grove.
With its diverse array of bars, clubs and upscale lounges, it's no wonder that this neighborhood attracts night crawlers from across Dallas and beyond. But before you head out, make sure to add these 10best options to your bar hopping hot list.