The Essential Bar-Crawl Guide to Greenville Avenue

Not only is Greenville Avenue (between SMU Boulevard and Ross) home to many of the city’s trendiest eateries, it's also where you'll find some of the best neighborhood bars, pubs and watering holes.

Within a six-mile strip you can sip cocktails on the rooftop at Sundown at the Granada; sample craft beer at Dallas Beer Kitchen, drink spiked punch in a tree-house at Truck Yard and hone in on your pool skills at Seven Five Patio Bar.

Want to catch the latest game on TV? Then you’ve got options for that too. You can get in on all the Premier League action at the Dubliner, Dallas’ longest running Irish pub. Or for general sports watching fun, there’s Stan’s Blue Note, a cozy neighborhood dive that’s been around since 1952. Speaking of dives, Single Wide has the trailer park concept down pat, with wall-to-wall hillbilly clutter and quirky drink concoctions like Boone's Farm martinis. The place also hosts everything from live gigs and DJ nights to Humpday Bingo on the first Wednesday of each month.

Oh, and did we mention that Greenville Avenue throws the largest St. Patrick’s Day block party in Dallas?

Need more suggestions for a night of boozy fun? Then check out the rest of our guide, your home-away-from-home is probably on this list.

504 Bar & Grill
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Sporting a rustic industrial-style interior, a massive four-sided bar and garage-style doors that open up to Greenville Avenue, this New Orleans inspired restaurant/bar makes a jovial place for game-watchers, craft beer drinkers, cocktail...  Read More

Dallas Beer Kitchen
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Eclectic brews and upscale pub grub have clearly made this beer den a very popular place for Dallas hopheads to hangout. Opened a few years back by a couple of beer geek bloggers, this slot-shaped space is decidedly minimalist in decor with...  Read More

Single Wide
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A wall of hub caps, a multitude of taxidermy animal heads and a laid-back, unpretentious vibe make this delightfully dive-y haunt a favorite with a diverse cross-section of locals. Just like its popular Deep Ellum sibling Double Wide--Single...  Read More

Seven Five Patio Bar
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Part restaurant, part bar and all-around neighborhood hangout, Seven Five has it all: Pool tables? Check. Flat-screen TVs? Check. Karaoke? Check. Weekend DJs? Check. There's also a massive wrap-around patio to take your outdoor imbibing to the...  Read More

Stan's Blue Note
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If you fancy a quiet drink in a trendy bar, this is not the place to come. However, if you're in the mood to down some cold ones, cheer your favorite sports team on TV and perhaps listen to some live music, then this beloved local haunt will be...  Read More

The Dubliner
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If your idea of a good night includes knocking back a cold one, playing a game of darts and catching the latest Premier League match on TV, then look no further than the Dubliner, a welcoming, no-frills Irish pub, owned and operated by a native...  Read More

The Libertine Bar-Lowest Greenville
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This popular Greenville Avenue stalwart offers a laid-back buzz, great people-watching and a host of events, ranging from Texas beer & wine Wednesdays, Thursday pint nights and special tappings to pairing dinners, game-watching parties and...  Read More

Sundown At Granada
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Located next to the historic Granada Theater (one of Dallas' best small music venues), this beer garden restaurant has all the bases covered: Daily drink specials, excellent farm-to-table food, and a welcoming vibe that immediately makes you...  Read More

Ships Lounge-Lowest Greenville
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While many bars lay claim to being a dive, this cozy, nautical-themed watering hole is the real deal. And it has all the essential divey prerequisites to prove it. From the year-round Christmas decor and duct-taped booths to its killer jukebox...  Read More

Truck Yard
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For nights when being surrounded by four walls don't quite cut it, this 15,000-square-foot urban playground of food trucks, flatbeds and mismatched lawn furniture might be exactly what's on order. The place is so popular that it even landed a...  Read More


Meet Ilene Jacobs

As a perpetual wanderer, foodie freak and wannabe chef, Ilene is always on the lookout for the best places to see, eat, drink and sleep. Ilene got hooked on this wanderlust lifestyle after...  More About Ilene