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The Dallas Nightlife Guide Everyone’s Talking About

How many times have you found yourself wondering what you should do tonight?

Dallas is an incredibly city, full of world-class nightlife options, yet we’ve all struggled to figure out what to do on a given night. Whenever you feel stick, give this list a one through and you’re sure to end up with at least a few viable candidates for any night out.

1. Candleroom

Cheers to the stunning @candlegirls_

and the drop dead gorgeous Ali Love

and the awesome @therjp360

Address: 5039 Willis Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: (214) 370-4155
Yelp: (3 stars 60+ reviews)

  • Stunning, beautiful ambiance
  • Tons of beautiful people, good music and cocktails

2. Ships Lounge

Thanks to the lovely Ashley Dawn

and the always fly Derek Rogers

Address: 1613 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: (972) 707-7234
Yelp: (4 stars 70+ reviews)

  • One of the most fun dive bars in town
  • Cheap beer, friendly vibe and no drama – always always always a good time

3. Trees

Big thanks to the super cool Tanner Lee Howard Colley

and super hip Jerson Galindo

Address: 2709 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Phone: (214) 741-1122
Yelp: (4 stars 90+ reviews)

  • Great music venue since it’s small enough such that every spot is a great spot
  • Tons of great bars and restaurants nearby to pregame

4. TwiliteLounge

Cheers to the super talented Molly Jenson

Address: 2640 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Phone: (214) 741-2121
Yelp: (4 stars 80+ reviews)

  • Cool ambiance with red sofas and a library type feel in the back
  • Great drinks and they have a jukebox!

5. The Balcony Club

Big thanks to the oh so glamorous Ashley Deats

Address: 1825 Abrams Rd, Ste B, Dallas, TX 75214
Phone: (214) 826-8104
Yelp: (4 stars 100+ reviews)

  • Cool, small/cozy spot to enjoy Jazz and Blues
  • Pretty good drinks

6. The Foundry

Big thanks to the lovely Athena

Address: 2303 Pittman St, Dallas, TX 75208
Phone: (214) 749-1112
Yelp: (4 stars 100+ reviews)

Next door to Chicken Scratch, The Foundry offers simple drinks and strong pours and a large selection of drafts and bottled beers from micro-breweries along with the usual suspects at an affordable price.  You can find some great local beers on draft every day of the week.  Take a seat outside in the storage containers, at our picnic tables or hang out in the bar.

Monday-Friday: $1 off everything 4 to 7 PM

Tuesday: Ping Pong Tournament at 9 PM and $3 drafts 9 PM to Close

Thursday: $3 draft beers from 7 PM to Close

Friday & Saturday: Live music 8-10pm, no cover

7. The Ginger Man

Cheers to the ever so classy Rebekkah Joy

Address: 2718 Boll St, Dallas, TX 75204
Phone: (214) 754-8771
Yelp: (4 stars 300+ reviews)

  • Great Irish pub with beautiful upstairs library-style lounge and outdoor balcony

8. Windmill Lounge

Cheers to the drop dead gorgeous Artlinda Azizi, @linneajoysies, Jennifer Cantelmo & Madeline

Address: 5320 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75235
Phone: (214) 443-7818
Yelp: (4 stars 80+ reviews)

  • Another great dive with good prices and a fun crowd
  • Great patio that’s dog-friendly

9. Soda Bar

Shoutout to the lovely Katelyn Hamrick & Emily Sharp

and the always charming Jimika

Address: NYLO Dallas South Side, 1325 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215
Phone: (214) 421-1080
Yelp: (4 stars 80+ reviews)

Soda is the rooftop bar at the ultra hip NYLO boutique hotel in downtown.

  • Panoramic views of the Dallas skyline made even more spectacular by their infinity rooftop pool
  • Excellent  small plates, grilled fare, and refreshing cocktails.

10. Craft and Growler

Big thanks to Jordan Oddo & her crew

Address: 3601 Parry Ave, Dallas, TX 75226
Phone: (214) 821-1122
Yelp: (4 stars 100+ reviews)

  • Phenomenal beer selection with a helpful menu
  • Hard to go wrong with ordering a flight

11. Angry Dog

Address: 2726 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
Phone: (214) 741-4406
Yelp: (4 stars 600+ reviews)

  • Solid spot for a bite and beers with friends

12. Bryan Street Tavern

Cheers to the beautiful Megan Caldwell

Address: 4315 Bryan St, Dallas, TX 75204
Phone: (214) 821-4447
Yelp: (4 stars 200+ reviews)

  • Great for a chill night out with some friends
  • Enjoy some exceptional pizza and craft beer while listening to live music, playing a round of pool, or watching sports
  • $2 Whiskey Wells on Wednesdays
  • Their Trivia Nights can be fun

13. The Goat

Big thanks to the super talented Ryan Berg

Address: 7248 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75214
Phone: (214) 327-8119
Yelp: (4 stars 100+ reviews)

  • Solid dive bar with jazz and blues and a friendly crowd of locals
  • Live ban karaoke on Sundays

14. City Tavern

Address: 1402 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 745-1402
Yelp: (3 stars 100+ reviews)

  • Laid back bar with great service and a friendly vibe
  • 28 local and craft draft beers

15. Press Box Grill

Address: 1623 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 747-8226
Yelp: (3 stars 100+ reviews)

  • Solid sports bar with decent food and tons of TVs

16. Red Light Lounge

Address: 2911 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
Phone: (214) 826-4769
Yelp: (4 stars 10+ reviews)

  • Great food
  • Cool space and interesting events
  • Some nights much better / busier than others

17. Beauty Bar

Cheers to the totally rad Lauren Jacoby

Address: 1924 N Henderson, Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: (214) 841-9600
Yelp: (3 stars 90+ reviews)

  • Gets packed as on the night goes on
  • Great spot to dance
  • Happy hour: Manicures and martinis for $10

18. The Mitchell

Cheers to the lovely Colleen Marie

and the ever so charming trio: Vanessa Miller Brooke Reed & @sarah_andthecity

and last but not least, the super talented @jtreib

Address: 1404 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 230-1404
Yelp: (4 stars 40+ reviews)

  • Art nouveau decor
  • Great food; we love the Quiche

19. The Woolworth

Shoutout to the stunning Amber England

and the charming Alex Rumsey

Address: 1520 Elm St, Ste 201, Dallas, TX 75204
Phone: (214) 814-0588
Yelp: (4 stars 300+ reviews)

  • Excellent craft cocktails; we love the vanilla old fashioned
  • Great late night eats – the truffle fries are EXCELLENT

20. It’ll DO Club

Cheers to the always cool @banjostobeats & Josh Smith

Address: 4322 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Phone: (214) 827-7236
Yelp: (4 stars 50+ reviews)

  • Great spot for house and electronic music
  • We’ve always had a great time here, no pretentiousness to deal with

21. Station 4

Big ups to the lovely Kelsey Radican

Address: 3911 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: (214) 526-7171
Yelp: (4 stars 100+ reviews)

  • Popular spot with great atmophere
  • Known for an impressive drag show

22. Adair’s Saloon

Cheers to the super talented Harper O’Neill

Address: 2624 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
Phone: (214) 939-9900
Yelp: (4 stars 100+ reviews)

  • Fun, relaxed dive bar with decent food

23. The Quarter Bar

Shoutout to the insanely fly Harper & Tucker

Address: 3301 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
Phone: (214) 754-0106
Yelp: (4 stars 100+ reviews)

  • Great rooftop patio
  • Trivia night on Tuesdays, 1/2 priced whiskey on Wednesdays

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