Heading to American Airlines Center at Victory Park for a Mavericks game, a Dallas Stars match up or perhaps a concert? Then chances are good that you’re going to want to do some eating and drinking before the big event. And if the idea of snacking on over-priced junk food doesn’t cut it, then you’re in luck as some of the city’s prime eating destinations are within walking distance (or a 5-minute car ride) from the Center.
Within Victory Park, you’ll find Moroccan cuisine at Medina Oven & Bar, wood-fired pizzas at Olivella's Neo Pizza Napoletana, and all-day breakfasts, burgers, Tex-Mex and pretty much anything you might be craving at BuzzBrews Kitchen.
A little further down the road in the Harwood District lies Happiest Hour, a popular hot spot boasting upscale bar bites, cocktails and amazing skyline views. There’s also Saint Ann, a trendy eatery with modern American fare and a fabulous patio to boot. And next to Saint Ann is Mercat Bistro, a casual restaurant showcasing French-European classics like duck confit and steak frites.
In the mood for a fiesta? Then Meso Maya, a colorful, sprawling downtown cantina should fit the bill. Or perhaps a swanky surf and turf dinner is more your style? Then look no further than Ocean Prime, located in Uptown.
And for those who may be interested in taking the light rail to the AAC, it’s a straight shot from Ellen's Southern Kitchen and Bar in the Historic West End. Another reason to make Ellen’s your go-to place before the event is that this place rocks when it comes to Southern-style cooking.
Keep reading to find out about more places to hit up around the AAC. Pro tip: Try to reserve in advance if you are stretched for time.