Bars & Clubs
ADAIR’S SALOON— Covered in graffiti and dripping with Texas charm, Adair’s is billed on its website as “the best hole-in-the-wall, burger, beer and live music joint around.” After being in business for 40 years, who are we to argue? www.adairssaloon. com. 2624 Commerce St., 214.939.9900. BAR BELMONT— This is the ultimate hipster hangout spot, located within the mid-century modern Belmont Hotel. The mojitos are divine ... and not to be missed. Plus, the stunning view of downtown Dallas doesn’t hurt. www.belmontdallas.com. 901 Fort Worth Ave., 214.393.2300. BARCADIA— Barcadia looks to double visitors’ pleasure by combining arcade favorites (Pac-Man, anyone?) with a cold brew. The space has a great ‘80s rock ‘n’ roll lounge feel to it. www.barcadiadallas.com. 1917 N. Henderson Ave., 214.821.7300. BLACK SWAN SALOON— Known for some of the best craft cocktails in Dallas, Black Swan Saloon is where bartenders go for drinks. Expertly infused spirits and perfectly prepared old-fashioneds are what you’ll find here, not to mention a relaxed vibe and a taste of Deep Ellum’s cool, contemporary culture. www.blackswansaloon.com. 2708 Elm St., 214.749.4848. BLUE MARTINI— At this premier martini lounge, located in the Shops at Legacy, you can go casual on the outdoor patio bar, be at the heart of the party in the stage room, or keep an eye on everything while maintaining an aura of seclusion in the VIP room. Live entertainment nightly. www.bluemartinilounge.com. 7300 Lone Star Drive, Shops at Legacy, Plano, 972.727.2583. CANDLEROOM— Offering a hip, exclusive, well-lit ambience, The Candle Room is the go-to bar and club for those looking for a little adventure in Dallas. The Candle Room is known for its great martinis and dance music. www.candleroomdallas.com. 5039 Willis Ave., 214.370.4155. CAPITOL PUB— This neighborhood pub offers great food and a large drink selection. The relaxed atmosphere makes it a great place to hang out and drink some imported brew. www.capitolpubdallas.com. 2401 N. Henderson Ave., 214.887.9330. CHRISTIE’S SPORTS BAR— This Uptown favorite may be a bit upscale, but that doesn’t mean much when more than 50 beers reside here, as well as custommade, hand-carved billiard tables. Classic dining favorites round out the experience. www.christiesportsbar.com. 2811 McKinney Ave., 214.954.1511. DICK’S LAST RESORT— Dick’s is campy and a bit wild at times, and that’s why we love it. Beware of flying food and/or napkins, and keep your wits about you. Don’t miss the Ka’Mana Wana Lei-a ... don’t ask. www.dickslastresort.com. 2211 N. Lamar St., 214.747.0001. DOUBLE WIDE— Look for the tornado on top of the building, then step on in. Enjoy some great, local live music and some “white trash” drink specialties, such as the Boone’s Farm Martini and the Yoohoo Yeehaw. www.double-wide.com. 3510 Commerce St., 214.887.6510. THE EBERHARD— This chic addition to Dallas’ trendy Henderson Avenue heats up when the sun goes down. The cocktails are classy, the scene is lively (not to mention well-dressed), and the unique brunch and happy hour menus cover all the bases—think charcuterie boards, benedicts,
flatbreads, tacos and more. Look for the sprawling, LED-backlit bar and you’ll know you’ve found the right spot. www.theeberhard.com. 2107 N. Henderson Ave., 214.821.1100. FILTHY MCNASTY’S SALOON— Located in the heart of the Historic Stockyards, Filthy McNasty’s has been a part of the local music scene for three generations. Come see how Texans drink and dance ... it’s guaranteed you’ll have a good time. www. filthymcnastyssaloon.com. 114 W Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, 817.386.0170. FINN MACCOOL’S PUB— For cold beer in a laidback atmosphere, go to Finn Mac Cool’s. There are many TVs, a pool table, juke box and all the other markings of a perfect spot to chill. www. finnmaccoolspub.com. 1700 8th Ave., Fort Worth, 817.923.2121. FRANKIE’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL— Frankie’s is a longtime favorite watering hole for locals and diehard sports fans alike. Its nightly drink specials, impressive collection of TVs and comfortable yet energetic atmosphere make Frankie’s a go-to sports bar regardless of the season. www.frankiesbar.com. 1303 Main St., 214.741.1919. Map 5: C-4; 425 W. Third St., Fort Worth, 817.870.9090. Map 3: C-7 FRED’S TEXAS CAFÉ— There is a reason the locals are talking about this bar, affectionately named after the owner’s dog. Fred’s is the go-to place for great drink specials, out-of-this-world burgers, live music and a memorable back patio scene. www. fredstexascafe.com. 915 Currie St., Fort Worth, 817.332.0083. GLASS CACTUS— This Lake Grapevine nightclub showcases music seven nights a week on a powerhouse stage. A spacious dance floor, five bars, a multi-tiered outdoor deck, upscale club cuisine and the largest selection of tequila in Texas all grant a Texas-sized time. www.glasscactusnightclub.com. 1501 Gaylord Trail (Gaylord Texan), Grapevine, 817.778.2805. IDLE RICH PUB— Located along McKinney Avenue, Idle Rich offers a lively, friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a wide selection of Belgian beers, single malt Scotch/small batch bourbon, fish and chips, blue cheese-stuffed burgers and more. www.idlerichpub.com. 2614 McKinney Ave., 214.965.9926. THE INWOOD LOUNGE— The longstanding Inwood Lounge has been serving handcrafted cocktails and specialty martinis for almost 30 years. Take advantage of its attractive happy hour menu, or order a drink to enjoy before or after a flick enjoyed on one of the movie theater’s comfy couches. www. landmarktheatres.com/dallas/inwood-theatre/theinwood-lounge. 5458 Lovers Lane, 214.764.9106. LAKEWOOD LANDING— The dive bar of all dive bars, Lakewood Landing is a Dallas classic. www.lakewood-landing.com. 5818 Live Oak St., 214.823.2410. LEE HARVEY’S— Remaining true to the original bar’s design, Lee Harvey’s retains touches of authenticity, such as wood paneling, neon beer signs and more. This quintessential Dallas dive bar offers an expansive patio, good food and a dependable live music calendar. www.leeharveys.com. 1807 Gould St., 214.428.1555. LIVE OAK MUSIC HALL & LOUNGE— Whether one is lured by the Texas Pint Nights or simply the good old-fashioned sounds of local talent emanating from the walls, this 5,000-square-foot auditoriumstyle hall and “acoustic lounge” is a must for any self-respecting music lover. The Live Oak regularly hosts both emerging and nationally acclaimed talent, with genres ranging from rock ’n’ roll and country to blues and reggae. Their menu is varied and drinks are a continuous pour. www.theliveoak.com. 1311 Lipscomb St., Fort Worth, 817.926.0968. MAT (MCKINNEY AVENUE TAVERN)— Located in Uptown, the very popular McKinney Avenue Tavern offers nearly two dozen televisions and classic burgers designed to turn you into a regular. A high definition projector puts the football right in your lap. www.mckinneyavenuetavern.com. 2822 McKinney Ave., 214.969.1984. MCSWIGGAN’S IRISH PUB— Billed as “The Unofficial Boston Pub of Dallas,” McSwiggan’s is a great place to catch a game, grab a bite and relax with a drink. Serving Irish breakfast, classic bangers & mash, juicy pub burgers and more, this relaxed pub is perfect for a night out with the boys. www. mcswiggansirishpub.com. 6910 Windhaven Pkwy., Ste. 105, The Colony, 972.820.0688. MUTT’S CANINE CANTINA— This adult-friendly Uptown dog park offers a full menu of milkshakes, burgers and local draught beer, plus a selection of items for dining doggies and separate play pen for smaller breeds. www.muttscantina.com. 2889 Cityplace W. Blvd., 214.377.8723. NEON MOON SALOON— This country-style bar in the Fort Worth Stockyards is the perfect place to grab a few cold ones with friends, shoot a few rounds of pool and test your two-steppin’ skills. www. theneonmoonsaloon.com. 2509 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, 817.625.6666. OAK CLIFF SOCIAL CLUB— Last call in Bishop Arts District used to be a sign that the party was over. Not anymore. This late night location prides itself on “beer and billiards” and is a welcome change of pace for the neighborhood. The pizzas are delish, the beer choices plentiful and the atmosphere begs for repeat visits. 238 Davis St., Oak Cliff,, 214.941.0298. OLD MONK— Located on historic Henderson Avenue, this eclectic pub has an old-world feel and an assortment of antiques that give it a weathered, friendly appearance. The Old Monk also offers a widely varied beer selection and above-average food for those deep-fried or burger-fueled Friday nights. www.oldmonkdallas.com. 2847 N. Henderson Ave., 214.821.1880. OZONA GRILL AND BAR— This Greenville Avenue staple serves up Tex-Mex favorites, tasty burgers and more, and has a traditional indoor bar and seating area as well as a ginormous patio with multiple TVs for brunches, large groups and game days. www.ozonagrill.com. 4615 Greenville Ave., 214.265.9105. PEARL’S DANCEHALL & SALOON— The entry parlor of this honky-tonk was once a bordello built by Buffalo Bill Cody in the late 1800s. Named Hotel Pearl’s, the bordello has now been replaced by Pearl’s Dancehall and Saloon, filled with bootscootin’ Texans and some frothy, cold beer. www. pearlsdancehall.com. 302 W. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, 817.624.2800. PETE’S DUELING PIANO BAR— This piano bar offers a lively atmosphere, dynamic energy and loads of sing-a-long fun. The venue showcases two baby grand pianos, and the A-list talent plays everything from Billy Joel to The Beatles. www.petesduelingpianobar.com. 4980 Belt Line Road, Addison,
972.726.7383; 621 Houston St., Fort Worth, 817.335.7383. SANDBAR CANTINA & GRILL— Ever fancied a game of beach volleyball after work? This Caribbean-themed bar and grill features exotic cuisine, exotic drink choices and an exotic atmosphere designed to make customers forget about all those pesky everyday stresses. Sandbar even offers fitness and league options, for those who want to get seriously jiggy with the beach sports. www.sandbarcantina.com. 317 S. 2nd Ave., 214.884.5528. SCAT JAZZ LOUNGE— For the cool cats who dig some jazz tunes, this is the ticket. Scat Jazz Lounge offers dancing and jazz that ranges from Big Band to classic crooning. www.scatjazzlounge.com. 111 W. 4th St., Fort Worth, 817.870.9100. STOCKYARDS SALOON— Stockyards Saloon is the “Best Little Bar in Town.” With live music and a laidback atmosphere, Stockyards Saloon is the perfect place to kick back with friends and a few cold ones. www.fortworthstockyards.org. 2409 N. Main St., Fort Worth, 817.624.3811. STONELEIGH P— Think “Cheers,” but with some Uptown flair. The Stoneleigh P is a great place to chill with friends in a dive bar atmosphere—enjoy pool, stiff drinks and a laid-back vibe. www.stoneleighp.com. 2926 Maple Ave., 214.871.2346. SUNDOWN AT GRANADA— With a selection of over 60 beers and a weekend brunch featuring $2 mimosas, Sundown is a neighborhood haunt boast- ing free live music nearly every night and a rooftop patio outfitted with a large projector screen for games, concert streams and movie nights. www. sundownatgranada.com. 3520 Greenville Ave., 214.823.8305. TEN BELLS TAVERN— This unpretentious Bishop Arts tavern offers amazing bar food, a subtle British theme, and a plethora of imbibing options. Try the “butty,” a traditional English delight stuffed with cheese and French fries and served with Jack Daniels mustard. www.tenbellstavern.com. 232 W. 7th St., Oak Cliff, 214.943.2677. THE BALCONY CLUB— Live jazz and a romantic, intimate ambience are the stage for an evening at the Balcony Club in Lakewood. The diverse, local clientele all enjoy the mixed drinks and smooth jazz tunes. www.balconyclub.com. 1825 Abrams Road, 214.826.8104. THE DRAM— This trendy, upscale cocktail lounge seems tailor-made for both young, successful upstarts and seasoned professionals alike. The emphasis is on handcrafted spirits and colorful concoctions. There is an extensive whiskey and champagne menu for additional temptation. www. thedramdallas.com. 2918 N. Henderson Ave., 214.826.3726. THE DUBLINER— This matchbox-sized hangout is perfect for those who can appreciate a good whiskey or European beer. Living up to its namesake, patrons will be in awe of the Irish whiskey selection. www.dallasdubliner.com. 2818 Greenville Ave., 214.818.0911. THE FREE MAN— This eclectic Creole lounge is bound to leave you liberated. Featuring live rock/ jazz bands nearly every night and a menu filled with tasty Cajun favorites, the Free Man is an all-around hot spot for locals and visitors alike. www.freemandallas.com. 2626 Commerce St., 214.377.9893. THE GINGER MAN— The beer menu at this popular watering hole includes nearly a hundred draught selections, many of which rotate seasonally. Enjoy premium brews and pub fare with a German twist—think bratwurst and Rueben sandwiches. Multiple locations. www.gingermanpub.com. THE LIBERTINE BAR— The Libertine is a friendly, neighborhood bar by day and a musician’s playground at night. The food is budget-friendly, delicious and fun pairing events are scheduled frequently. www.thelibertinebar.com. 2101 Greenville Ave., 214.824.7900. THE LIBRARY BAR— The beer is cheap; the crowd is beautiful, and the atmosphere is unique. And the best part ... your receipt says “The Library.” 611 Houston St., Fort Worth, 817.885.8201. THE LONDONER— Looking for an authentic English bar setting with a bevy of frothy brews? Get your grub (and pub) on in Frisco, Colleyville, Rockwall or Addison at the Londoner, home of ice cold pints, darts, trivia and delicious British bites. Try traditional London entrées like fish & chips or
shepherd’s pie. www.londoneraddison.com. 14930 Midway Road, Addison, 972.458.2444. THE MULE PUB— Icy-cold beer, a group of friends, a casual patio and a little Golden Tee all combine for a great time at The Mule Pub. www.mulepub.com. 5731 Locke Ave., 817.732.5399. THE QUARTER— Modeled after the French Quarter’s ambiance, The Quarter is a favorite amongst Dallas singles. It’s a casual scene that is always packed, and the courtyard patio is perfect for relaxed conversation. 3301 McKinney Ave., 214.754.4940. THE STANDARD POUR— Far from standard, this “cocktail den and cravings kitchen” invites eager night-lifers in with far-from-ordinary creations designed to tickle the taste buds and unlock inhibitions. The menu impresses as well with decadent salads and classic upscale American dishes, all in a hip, Prohibition-era aesthetic. www.tspdallas.com. 2900 McKinney Ave., 214.935.1370. THREE SHEETS— This neighborhood bar is much more than, well, a bar. Featuring a warm, rustic ambience and spaces like the “library” lounge, this classy-cool building formerly served as a Tucker car dealership. Now it routinely dishes out gourmet bar food and a wide assortment of scotches and whiskeys. The welcoming covered patio and generous amount of flat-screen TVs on site are an added bonus. www.threesheetsdallas.com. 3113 Ross Ave., 214.823.3113. TIMES TEN CELLARS— If you’re looking for a relaxing night, try Times Ten Cellars. The crowd is mature, the snacks are divine and the wine is perfect. Enjoy. www.timestencellars.com. 6324 Prospect Ave., 214.824.9463. TRINITY HALL— With an impressive hardwood bar and traditional feel, this Irish restaurant is just the ticket for that St. Patty’s Day feast or U2 listening party you’ve been waiting for. They offer fantastic Irish food as well, such as corned beef and cabbage and Guinness stew. www.trinityhall.tv. 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln., Ste. 250, 214.887.3600. YE OLDE BULL AND BUSH— With darts, pool, live music and a killer beer selection, Ye Olde Bull and Bush is the preferred pub scene for TCU students and Fort Worth locals. www.yeoldbullandbush.com. 2300 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, 817.731.9206.