The Ultimate Knox-Henderson Hot Spots For Your Bar Stroll Bucket List

Nestled between Uptown, Lower Greenville Avenue and the town of Highland Park, lies the trendy Knox-Henderson corridor, a pedestrian-friendly area flush with shops, restaurants and enough after-dark diversions to please even the most discerning night-crawler.

Whether you're looking for a great place to party or just want to have a few mind-blowing drinks with friends, the array of slick cocktail bars, craft beer pubs and cozy booze-filled hangouts here promises plenty of action to keep night owls rollicking into the wee hours. 

Start you stroll at The Old Monk, the neighborhood's most venerated–and most charming pub– offering a solid selection of beer, food and one of the most lively outdoor patios on Henderson. Or if you're a wine aficionado, head further down the street to Veritas Wine Room. It's an intimate, convivial place to sip and savor from a selection of over 400 different wines.

If you want to brush up on your Mortal Kombat skills or just revel in nostalgia by playing Pac-Man, stop into Barcadia Bar & Grill, a dedicated retro arcade games bar serving up food, booze, and of course– classic quarter arcade games.

Speaking of retro, Henderson Avenue is also home to the popular retro-beauty shop themed Beauty Bar, a place where you can drink, dance and have your nails decked out for $10.

When you're ready to get the party rolling, be sure to stop into The Dram and The Eberhard to soak up killer cocktails in a no-expense-spared ambiance.

Though the majority of nightlife options are tucked along the Henderson Avenue side of the neighborhood, be sure to hit the Knox Street side to check out Henry's Majestic, a handsome neighborhood tavern with terrific food, cocktails and live music to boot.

Scroll on to discover more of the 'hood's top watering holes.

High Fives
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High fives gets a high five for being everything a neighborhood watering hole should aspire to be. It's laid-back with a welcoming vibe; it has a huge patio sporting a bar, a TV and a cornhole game, plus there's live music every Thursday night...  Read More

Vickery Park
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While Henderson Avenue has become a hive of trendy pubs and lounges, this unassuming local keeps things simple. It has plenty of seating, both inside and out, the music is always good and there are enough TVs scattered around if you want to...  Read More

Capitol Pub
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A cracking beer selection and decidedly tasty bar fare (think mezze platters, skewers, burgers and pizzas) has clearly proven to be a good formula for this cozy neighborhood watering hole. Though its perennial popularity means that the place can...  Read More

Barcadia Bar & Grill
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For those looking for a little action to go with their drinking-- behold Barcadia, a bar-arcade hybrid that serves up plenty of merriment by offering food, booze and classic quarter arcade games. And those games? Think Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and...  Read More

The Eberhard
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Don't be fooled by the unassuming exterior, this swanky restaurant-cum-nightclub is quite possibly the most attractive space to sip a drink along Henderson Avenue. Spanning 5,200 square feet over two floors, The Eberhard is a real dazzler with...  Read More

The Dram
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When you want to add a shot of glamour to your night, head to the Dram, an ultra-suave cocktail den offering delicious drinks in a low-lit setting replete with velvety sofas that encourage lounging. But there's more to do than lounge here. Music...  Read More

Beauty Bar
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For those who like to multitask, behold the Beauty Bar, a retro-themed '50s beauty salon-- where you can drink, dance and have your nails decked out at the (almost) same time. Sure it's gimmicky, with antique dome hair dryers serving as seats...  Read More

The Old Monk
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It's not difficult to see why The Old Monk is one of Dallas' favorite watering holes. The place, adorned with ecclesiastical antiquities-- including lights from an old monastery, reclaimed dark wood paneling from confessional booths and a turn...  Read More

Veritas Wine Room
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At this cozy wine bar-retail shop, the wine and munchies are fabulous and the ambiance is even better. An abundance of dark woods, comfy seating and a stoned-in interior fireplace gives the place a low-key, almost rustic feel. And whether it's a...  Read More

Henry's Majestic
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Eclectic tipples and creative pub grub keeps this handsome neighborhood tavern buzzing at almost all hours of the day. And it's no wonder, the place was brewed up by the people behind Dallas' popular brunching and dining spot, Bread Winners...  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. When she's not writing about the latest happenings in...  More About Ilene