Adair's Saloon

Type: Bar, Live Music

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Bars: Sure, the drinks are cheap, and the burgers are legendary, but what lassos most folks into this Deep Ellum dive is its undeniably unpretentious vibe and weekly roundup of live music. But it's not just any live music– Adair's brings in the cream of the country music crop when it comes to up-and-coming indie bands and singer-songwriter acts. Did we mention that all the shows are free? Even heavy hitters like Jack Ingram, the Dixie Chicks and Miranda Lambert have taken to Adair's tiny stage at one time or another. And an old jukebox filled with the likes of Bob Wills and Hank Williams, plus floor-to-ceiling graffiti and enough Christmas lights to last a lifetime only add to the place's old school charm. It's no wonder that this spot has been able to maintain its staying power for over fifty years.

Deep Ellum's Best Nightlife, Best Nightlife: Sure, the drinks are cheap and the burgers are legendary, but what lassos most folks into this Deep Ellum dive is its undeniably unpretentious vibe and weekly roundup of live music. But it's not just any live music– Adair's brings in the cream of the country music crop when it comes to up-and-coming indie bands and singer-songwriter acts. Did we mention that all the shows are free? Even heavy hitters like Jack Ingram, the Dixie Chicks and Miranda Lambert have taken to Adair's tiny stage at one time or another. And an old jukebox filled with the likes of Bob Wills and Hank Williams, plus floor-to-ceiling graffiti and enough Christmas lights to last a lifetime only add to the place's old school charm. It's no wonder that this spot has been able to maintain its staying power for over fifty years.

Country Western Bars: Sure, the drinks are cheap and the burgers are legendary, but what lassos most folks into this Deep Ellum dive is its undeniably unpretentious vibe and weekly roundup of live music. But it's not just any live music-- Adair's brings in the cream of the country music crop when it comes to up-and-coming indie bands and singer-songwriter acts. Did we mention that all the shows are free? Even heavy hitters like Jack Ingram, the Dixie Chicks and Miranda Lambert have taken to Adair's tiny stage at one time or another. And an old jukebox filled with the likes of Bob Wills and Hank Williams, plus floor-to-ceiling graffiti and enough Christmas lights to last a lifetime only add to the place's old school charm. It's no wonder that this spot has been able to maintain its staying power for over fifty years.

Live Music, Billiards: Although Deep Ellum arguably functions as Dallas's cutting-edge district, parts of it maintain a long-standing commitment to simpler times. Take, for example, a honky-tonk like Adair's, which has been popular since 1963. The digs (in the early days, it was on Cedar Springs Road) and faces may have changed over the years, but other aspects haven't. Adair's remains a rustic haven for folks who like to swill brew, listen to live music, and munch on good burgers. For history buffs, too, the joint holds an allure, courtesy of a jukebox loaded with classics by Hank Sr. and Bob Wills, along with hundreds of framed photos and graffiti.


Address

2624 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

Map / Directions
214-939-9900


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Expert Tips by Ilene Jacobs

Dallas Local Expert

Bars, Deep Ellum's Best Nightlife: "Adair's offers drink specials every day, including happy hour from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday as well as all day on Sundays and Mondays."

Best Nightlife, Country Western Bars: "Adair's offers drink specials every day, including happy hour from 2-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and all day on Sundays and Mondays. They host karaoke night every Sunday too."

Best for Bars, Deep Ellum's Best Nightlife, Best Nightlife, Country Western Bars Because: Adair's is the best place to catch free live country music every night of the week.

Expert Tips by Denise Brandenberg

Dallas Local Expert

Live Music: "Brews, burgers and bands win big at longtime Dallas haunt."

Best for Live Music Because: Adair's Saloon is one of the best honky tonks in Dallas.

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