Dallas' annual Pride celebration takes over the city on the third weekend each September –and with it comes a host of events, ranging from a massive festival in Reverchon Park to a parade down the Cedar Springs strip. But the fun doesn't slow down when Pride is over. After all, Dallas is home to one of the largest gay populations in the country, and as such– it has a vibrant and diverse nightlife scene that caters to the LGBTQ crowd.
Most of the action is concentrated in Dallas’ official gayborhood along Cedar Springs Road in the Oak Lawn area. Here you’ll find dozens of bars and clubs (as well as shops and eateries), each with an unique vibe, and many within walking distance of one another.
Want to let it all hang out on the dance floor ? Then hit Station 4– a cavernous nightspot featuring amazing music and an epic motion-sensor light display. The drag shows upstairs in the Rose Room are also a must-see.
Looking for something a little more laid back? Then head a few blocks over to the Grapevine Bar, a funky straight-friendly, gay dive with cheap booze, yard games, pool tables, and an awesome rooftop deck.
Speaking of all-inclusive places: For those who want to take a night out on the town to a new level, there’s Don’t Tell Supper Club, an eclectic restaurant, nightclub and entertainment venue located downtown.
Whether you’re in the mood to dance away the night, see a drag show or catch a game at a neighborhood dive, 10Best has the lowdown on where to find the best gay party scene.