Bars & Clubs

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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. 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.bal­cony­ 1825 Abrams Rd., 214.826.8104 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.bel­mont­dal­ 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.­ca­di­adal­ 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.­swansa­ 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.­mar­tinilounge. com. 7300 Lone Star Drive, Shops at Legacy, Plano, 972.727.2583. BOWLOUNGE— Take a vin­tage bowl­ing cen­ter from East Texas, re­assem­ble it in the De­sign District and add Twisted Root’s lauded burg­ers, and you have Bowlounge, a bowl­ing al­ley-slash-burger joint that’s as cool as it is coun­ter­cul­ture. (Pro tip: We hear the fried chicken is some of the best in Dal­las.) 167 Tur­tle Creek Blvd., 214.741.7737. BRI­TISH BEV­ER­AGE CO.— Com­bin­ing Bri­tish so­phis­ti­ca­tion with Amer­i­can swag­ger, this ur­ban pub boasts a su­perb food menu (think steamed mus­sels, tartines on toasted fo­cac­cia, and Scotch eggs) and more than 50 va­ri­eties of suds and cock­tails to wash it all down. The scenic court­yard pa­tio cer­tainly doesn’t hurt ei­ther. 2800 Routh St., 214.922.8220. 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. can­dle­room­dal­ 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. capi­tolpub­dal­ 2401 N. Hen­der­son Ave., 214.887.9330. 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.dick­slas­tre­ 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.dou­ 3510 Commerce St., 214.887.6510. DRAFT ME­DIA SPORTS LOUNGE— The Sher­a­ton’s Draft Me­dia Sports Lounge in Down­town is a sports en­thu­si­ast’s dream. With 21 flat-screen HDTVs, a great se­lec­tion of draft beer and an in­no­va­tive menu—think brisket slid­ers, barbecue pork shanks and meat­loaf sand­wiches—this bar has it all. And don’t for­get about the pool ta­bles, Nin­tendo Wii sta­tions and pri­vate karaoke salons. www.sher­a­ton­dal­ 400 N. Olive St., 214.922.8000.

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. the­dram­dal­ 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.dal­las­ 2818 Greenville Ave., 214.818.0911. 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.thee­ber­ 2107 N. Hen­der­son Ave., 214.821.1100. 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. finn­mac­cool­ 1700 8th Ave., Fort Worth, 817.923.2121. FLY­ING SAUCER DRAUGHT EM­PO­RIUM— A huge se­lec­tion of brews, nightly mu­sic, and a no-frills at­ti­tude make this the per­fect spot for ca­sual week­enders or post-Bass Hall pa­trons. The menu is above-av­er­age beer food, and the wait staff is ac­com­mo­dat­ing and friendly. No fuss. Just beer. 111 E. 4th St., 817.336.7470. FRANKIE’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL— Frankie’s is a long­time fa­vorite wa­ter­ing hole for lo­cals and die-hard sports fans alike. Its nightly drink spe­cials, im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of TVs and com­fort­able yet en­er­getic at­mos­phere make this down­town in­sti­tu­tion a go-to sports bar re­gard­less of the sea­son. www.frankies­ 1303 Main St., 214.741.1919. 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. fred­s­tex­as­ 915 Currie St., Fort Worth, 817.332.0083. 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.­man­dal­ 2626 Commerce St., 214.377.9893. 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.­cac­tus­night­ 1501 Gay­lord Trail (Gay­lord Texan), Grapevine, 817.778.2805. 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.gin­ger­man­ 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.idlerich­ 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.­mark­the­ Lovers Lane, 214.764.9106. LAKE­WOOD LAND­ING— The dive bar of all dive bars, Lake­wood Land­ing is a Dal­las clas­sic. www.lake­wood-land­ 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.lee­har­ 1807 Gould St., 214.428.1555. 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.the­lib­ 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. 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 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. Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions. 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. 5731 Locke Ave., 817.732.5399. 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.mck­in­neyav­enue­tav­ 2822 McKin­ney Ave., 214.969.1984. THE MEN’S CLUB DAL­LAS— Men’s en­ter­tain­ment spot fea­tures not only dancers but lunch, din­ner and late-night din­ing and an award-win­ning wine

list.­­las-mens-club. 2340 W. NW High­way, 214.956.8800. 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.muttscant­ 2889 Ci­ty­place W. Blvd., 214.377.8723. 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.old­monkdal­ 2847 N. Hen­der­son Ave., 214.821.1880. 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.­tes­du­el­ing­pi­ano­ 4980 Belt Line Road, Ad­di­son, 972.726.7383. 621 Hous­ton St., Fort Worth, 817.335.7383. 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. 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.scat­jaz­ 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.fort­worth­stock­ 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 boast­ing free live mu­sic nearly every night and a rooftop pa­tio out­fit­ted with a large pro­jec­tor screen for games, con­cert streams and movie nights. www. sun­dow­nat­ 3520 Greenville Ave., 214.823.8305. 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. tsp­dal­ 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. Take advantage of late night pizza of­fer­ings on Thurs­day, Fri­day and Satur­day nights. For those in the Rock­wall area, check out Three Sheets in the Rock­wall Har­bor. www.three­sheet­s­ 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.times­ten­cel­ 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.trin­i­ty­ 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.yeold­bul­land­ 2300 Mont­gomery St., Fort Worth, 817.731.9206.


AD­DI­SON IM­PROV COM­EDY CLUB— Ad­di­son Im­prov is North Dal­las’ con­nec­tion to some of the big­gest stars in the stand-up cir­cuit to­day, and is also home to all-ages com­edy events, theme nights for 21+ pa­trons and din­ner op­tions in ad­di­tion to evening

and mati­nee show­times.­provad­di­son. com. 4980 Belt Line Road, Ste. 250, Ad­di­son, 972.404.8501. DAL­LAS COM­EDY HOUSE— Every week­end and some week­days, Deep El­lum’s Dal­las Com­edy House presents im­prov, sketch and stand-up shows for adults-only (18+) crowds. The house of laughs also has a full bar and menu avail­able dur­ing all shows. www.dal­las­com­e­dy­ 2645 Commerce St., 214.741.4448. HYENA’S COM­EDY NIGHT CLUB— Whether they are fea­tur­ing big head­lin­ers or lo­cal funny guys, Hyena’s will have you rolling in the aisles. Visit a Hyena’s lo­ca­tion in Plano, Fort Worth and Mock­ing­bird Sta­tion in Dal­las (Not for the eas­ily of­fended). Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions. www.hye­nascom­e­dynight­club. com. 817.877.5233.

Fam­ily Fun

BOWL & BAR­REL— Not only a hip bowl­ing al­ley, Bowl & Bar­rel dou­bles as trendy tav­ern where se­ri­ous cock­tails and im­pres­sive beer list meet up­scale bar bites. Lo­cated in The Shops at Park Lane. bow­land­bar­ 8084 Park Lane, Ste. 145, 214.363.2695. K1 SPEED— A great place to get your speed on, this in­door go-kart rac­ing jug­ger­naut of­fers a very unique ex­pe­ri­ence. Race in state-of-the-art, ze­roe­mis­sion elec­tric karts for a 14-lap, ex­hil­a­rat­ing ride against up to 11 other rac­ers on the track. No ap­point­ments nec­es­sary, but book a group reser­va­tion for an in­ter­est­ing cor­po­rate event, bach­e­lor party or birth­day party. www.k1speed. com. 1801 E. La­mar Blvd., Arlington, 817.500.5095. ME­DIEVAL TIMES DIN­NER & TOUR­NA­MENT— Fea­tur­ing spec­tac­u­lar dis­plays of horse­man­ship, fal­conry, joust­ing and hand-to-hand com­bat, Me­dieval Times pro­vides cen­turies-old en­ter­tain­ment and a sans sil­ver­ware feast fit for a king. Grown-up spec­ta­tors can in­dulge at the full bar and groups can com­mem­o­rate the ex­pe­ri­ence with a prop-filled photo op.­dieval­times. com. 2021 N. Stem­mons Fwy., 866.731.9313. PINOT’S PAL­ETTE PARK CITIES— The premier pur­veyor of “paint-and-sip” en­ter­tain­ment in Park Cities, Pinot’s Pal­ette near Love Field Air­port wel­comes guests, cou­ples and groups to cre­ate their own mas­ter­pieces un­der the su­per­vi­sion of lo­cal artists and in­struc­tors. Pinot’s Pal­ette has a BYOB (and BYO-food!) pol­icy, but also of­fers a se­lec­tion of snacks, beer and wines by the bot­tle or glass.­i­ties. 4560 W. Mock­ing­bird Lane, Ste. 110, 214.984.8895. PRESTONWOOD POLO & COUN­TRY CLUB— This polo and coun­try club of­fers week­end en­ter­tain­ment nearly every Satur­day through­out its fall sea­son with af­ter­noon matches fol­lowed by the tra­di­tional cham­pagne divot stomp. Pet-friendly, kid-ap­proved and pic­nic-ready, the polo fields prom­ise en­ter­tain­ment, ex­cite­ment and fam­ily fun. www.oak­point­ 525 Yacht Club Road, Oak Point, 214.390.3444. SANDY LAKE AMUSE­MENT PARK— With bumper cars and minia­ture trains, even the lit­tle kids will be thrilled at Sandy Lake Amuse­ment Park. Open 10 am to 6 pm from mid-March through Septem­ber, plus Tues­days through Fri­days from June to mid-Au­gust. www.sandy­ 1800 Sandy Lake Road, Carrollton, 972.242.7449. SPARK!— An ur­ban play­ground for chil­dren and fam­i­lies, SPARK! of­fers a con­tem­po­rary open space for kids to un­leash their cre­ativ­ity through arts and crafts, ac­tiv­i­ties like draw­ing, paint­ing and vis­ual an­i­ma­tion, unique classes and more. SPARK! is now open every Satur­day from 10 am to 4 pm. The space is also avail­able for birth­day par­ties and spe­cial events. www.spark­dal­ 1409 S. La­mar St., Ste. 4, 214.421.7727. STARLIGHT FLIGHT— Ex­pe­ri­ence DFW like never be­fore with a Starlight Flight aerial tour. See sky-high views of down­town Dal­las or Arlington at­trac­tions like AT&T Sta­dium and Six Flags from a Cessna 172—all at a frac­tion of the cost of a he­li­copter ride. www.starlight­ 4400 Glenn Cur­tiss Drive, Ad­di­son, 817.588.1817. TOPGOLF— TopGolf of­fers fun games, bat­ting cages and great food. New, state-of-the-art tech­nol­ogy al­lows golfers to get in­stant feed­back on their shots and play games for points, re­gard­less of abil­ity level. Visit a lo­ca­tion in Dal­las, Allen or The Colony. 8787 Park Lane, 214.341.9600; 1500 An­drews Pkwy., Allen, 469.675.9730.; 3760 Blair Oaks Drive, The Colony, 469.213.5204.


CEDAR CREST GOLF CLUB— Cedar Crest con­tin­ues to be a his­toric cen­ter for golf­ing long af­ter is found­ing in 1916. This venue pro­vides ter­rain for both be­gin­ning and lower-hand­i­cap golfers as well as fam­ily tees for ju­niors and par­ents. The lo­ca­tion is per­fect to es­cape the roar of the city while pro­vid­ing a sky­line view of down­town Dal­las. www.golfcedar­ 1800 Souther­land Ave., 214.670.7615. COW­BOYS GOLF CLUB— As the world’s first NFLthemed golf course, this re­sort-style, daily fee course is an ul­ti­mate des­ti­na­tion for busi­ness and en­ter­tain­ment alike. For the golf afi­ciona­dos look­ing for an in­no­va­tive course, the nu­mer­ous col­lectibles and pres­ti­gious Su­per Bowl tro­phies will cre­ate an im­pres­sive ex­pe­ri­ence. www.cow­boys­golf­ 1600 Fair­way Drive, Grapevine, 817.481.7277. THE GOLF CLUB AT FOS­SIL CREEK— A fa­vorite Fort Worth course among lo­cals, Fos­sil Creek has re­ceived na­tional ac­claim and mul­ti­ple awards over the years for its ex­clu­sive par-72 course com­ple­mented by crys­tal lakes and rocky-ledged creeks. Golf legend Arnold Palmer de­signed this cham­pi­onship course to be the premier chal­lenge for ex­pe­ri­enced and be­gin­ner golfers alike. www.the­golf­clu­bat­fos­sil­ 3401 Club Gate Drive, Fort Worth, 817.847.1900. GRAPEVINE GOLF COURSE— Whether a high hand­i­cap­per or a putting master, this golf­ing venue caters to any­one’s game. The firm of PGA Pro­fes­sional D.A. Weib­ring re­cently ren­o­vated the fa­cil­ity to bring pa­trons 27 holes with tifEa­gle greens, scenic roughs and wa­ter haz­ards. The venue also pro­vides prac­tice ranges, a fully stocked bar and res­tau­rant, and a beau­ti­fully de­signed meet­ing fa­cil­ity for con­fer­ences, ban­quets and other events. 3800 Fair­way Drive, Grapevine, 817.410.3377. IRON HORSE PUB­LIC GOLF COURSE— Since 1989, this vin­tage rail­road de­signed course has served as one of the best places to golf in DFW. Eigh­teen holes placed along pas­tures through tree­lined creeks and un­der a rail­road tres­tle. Hop aboard the au­then­tic rail­road cars and in­dulge in the gourmet food and C.A. San­ford’s Grill. www.iron­ 6200 Sky­lark Cir­cle, North Rich­land Hills, 817.485.6666. ROCKWOOD GOLF COURSE— The orig­i­nal Rockwood course, de­signed by John Bre­de­mus, was opened for play in 1938. The 18-hole reg­u­la­tion course is con­sid­ered to be a lovely ex­am­ple of old-style golf-course ar­chi­tec­ture. www.fort­worth­ 1851 Jacks­boro Hwy., Fort Worth, 817.624.1771. STEVENS PARK GOLF COURSE— Come ex­pe­ri­ence the club’s com­plete 2011 ren­o­va­tion lo­cated 30 min­utes from DFW In­ter­na­tional Air­port. Its new de­sign of­fers five sets of tees, rang­ing from ju­nior to cham­pi­onship play, and pro­vides a cool ar­ray of shade from the 900-plus trees pep­per­ing the ter­rain. Stop by and browse the fully equipped Pro Shop or take a les­son with PGA pro­fes­sion­als at the club’s in­door teach­ing fa­cil­ity. www. stevenspark­ 1005 N. Mont­clair Ave., 214.670.1402. Map 2: D-6 SYCAMORE CREEK GOLF COURSE— Built in 1932, Sycamore Creek is a unique course, guar­an­teed to chal­lenge even the most ex­pe­ri­ence golfer. The con­ve­nient lo­ca­tion near down­town makes it a pop­u­lar stop for an af­ter­noon tee time. www. fort­worth­ 401 Martin Luther King Jr. Fwy., Fort Worth, 817.535.7241. TEXAS STAR GOLF— Lo­cated just out­side of Fort Worth in Eu­less, TX, this lav­ish venue of­fers cham­pi­onship golf cour­ses, din­ing op­tions, and fa­cil­i­ties for spe­cial cel­e­bra­tions. Texas Star also houses a separate con­fer­ence cen­ter for cor­po­rate events and busi­ness meet­ings. www. tex­as­star­ 1400 Texas Star Pkwy., Eu­less, 817.685.7888. TEXAS STAR GOLF— Lo­cated out­side of Fort Worth in Eu­less, this lav­ish venue of­fers cham­pi­onship golf cour­ses, din­ing op­tions and fa­cil­i­ties for spe­cial cel­e­bra­tions. As a vi­brant part of the Eu­less com­mu­nity, this scenic course has won sev­eral Na­tional Hon­ors. It re­cently un­der­went ren­o­va­tions, mak­ing the course even more beau­ti­ful than it was be­fore. www.tex­as­star­ 1400 Texas Star Pkwy., Eu­less, 817.685.7888.

THE TRIBUTE— Step back in time to ex­pe­ri­ence this mag­nif­i­cent tribute to the birth­place of golf. In­spired by the de­signs of great cour­ses in Scot­land, The Tribute fea­tures land­scaped pat­terns of sea-washed grass and wind-swept dunes. Play 18 holes, then stop into the Old Tom Mor­ris Pub for a Guin­ness af­ter­ward. 1000 Le­banon Rd., The Colony, 972.370.5465. TOUR 18— A unique golf course de­signed to sim­u­late and recre­ate some of the most chal­leng­ing holes in Amer­ica. Fea­tur­ing 25 miles of spec­tac­u­lar views and an el­e­gant Ge­or­gian Man­sion club­house. Open to the pub­lic with a full ser­vice golf shop, en­joy com­forts of ex­quis­ite South­ern hos­pi­tal­ity. www.tour18-dal­ 8718 Amen Cor­ner, Flower Mound, 817.430.2000.

Mu­sic Venues

ALLEN EVENT CEN­TER— This venue plays host to live con­certs, the­ater, sports games, fes­ti­vals, con­ven­tions and a full-sized ice rink.­len­event­cen­ 200 E. Stacy Road, Allen, 972.678.4646. AMER­I­CAN AIR­LINES CEN­TER— The Amer­i­can Air­lines Cen­ter is one of the premier venues in Dal­las for sports, spe­cial events, and top-tier mu­si­cal acts like U2 and El­ton John. www.amer­i­canair­li­nes­cen­ 2500 Vic­tory Ave., 214.221.8326. BILLY BOB’S TEXAS— Billed as “The World’s Largest Honky Tonk,” this renowned lo­ca­tion is the daddy of all nightspots in Fort Worth. Billy Bob’s coun­try and western con­cert cal­en­dar fea­tures A-list acts from Wil­lie Nel­son and Robert Earl Keen to Ray Wylie Hub­bard and Kenny Ch­es­ney, plus at­trac­tions like an ar­cade, a casino and a me­chan­i­cal bull. www.billy­bob­s­ 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, 817.624.7117. BOMB FAC­TORY— This re­cently res­ur­rected Deep El­lum mu­sic venue can ac­com­mo­date more than 4,000 fans, thanks to its 50,000 square foot space and five full-ser­vice bars. With state-of-the-art sound and light­ing VIP suites and re­served seat­ing op­tions on the mez­za­nine floor, the Bomb Fac­tory - a nick­name coined dur­ing World War II, when the ware­house space was used to man­u­fac­ture bombs and am­mu­ni­tion - lends it­self to a fully im­mer­sive live mu­sic ex­pe­ri­ence. www.the­bomb­fac­ 2713 Can­ton St., 214.932.6501. CLUB DADA— An eclec­tic mix of mu­si­cal tastes find a home in this hip Dal­las venue that has played host to ev­ery­one from Dawes to Rev­erend Hor­ton Heat. The venue also show­cases spe­cial events al­most every night of the week. www.dadadal­ 2720 Elm St., 214.748.5105. GAS MON­KEY BAR N’ GRILL— Texas mu­sic acts and na­tional tal­ent come to­gether with a rockin’ menu of burg­ers, smoked meats and chicken-fried steak at Gas Mon­key Bar N’ Grill. Opened by Richard Rawl­ings, star of the auto-shop re­al­ity show “Fast N’ Loud”, the res­tau­rant/live mu­sic venue is the place to be for good grub, lo­cal brews and an im­pres­sive con­cert lineup. www.gas­mon­key­barn­grill. com. 10261 Tech­nol­ogy Blvd. East, 214.350.1940. GRANADA THE­ATER— A per­fect venue with acts rang­ing from all over the world, the Granada de­fines the word eclec­tic. Great food and a lively at­mos­phere make this one of the best live venues for mu­sic in Dal­las. www.grana­dathe­ 3524 Greenville Ave., 214.824.9933. HOUSE OF BLUES— Al­ready a na­tion­wide in­sti­tu­tion, HOB Dal­las in­cludes a state-of-the-art mu­sic hall that fea­tures top-shelf per­form­ers (with an em­pha­sis on blues and rock), spe­cial events, a rockin’ Ca­jun-themed menu, and even a pop­u­lar Gospel Brunch on Sun­days.­of­ 2200 N. La­mar St., 214.978.2583. LIZARD LOUNGE— Lizard Lounge brings the best in elec­tronic dance mu­sic on Fri­day and Satur­day nights, of­ten fea­tur­ing na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally-known DJs.. www.the­lizard­ 2424 Swiss Ave., 214.826.4768. LOLA’S SA­LOON— It’s amaz­ing how much life is packed into the small space that is Lola’s Sa­loon. Brim­ming with laughs, live mu­sic and Texas fla­vor, Lola’s is one you can’t miss. www.lo­las­fort­worth. com. 2736 W. 6th St., Fort Worth, 817.877.0666. MOR­TON H. MEY­ER­SON SYM­PHONY CEN­TER— Of­fer­ing a beau­ti­ful space with won­der­ful acous­tics, the Mey­er­son has been a long-time Dal­las fa­vorite for sym­phonies, live con­cert series and themed per­for­mances. www.dal­lassym­ 2301 Flora St., 214.670.3600. SOUTH SIDE BALL­ROOM— The South Side, for­merly known as the Pal­la­dium, typ­i­cally fea­tures mul­ti­ple shows each week, rang­ing from rock, reg­gae and ev­ery­thing in be­tween. 1135 S. La­mar St., 972.343.2444. STARPLEX PAV­IL­ION— An old Dal­las fa­vorite, and still one of the best out­door venues in the city, Starplex Pav­il­ion plays host to some of the big­gest names in the busi­ness such as Dave Matthews and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Seated tick­ets are avail­able as well as lower-cost lawn seat­ing.­na­ 1818 First Ave., Fair Park, 214.421.1111. VER­I­ZON WIRE­LESS THEATRE— Ver­i­zon Wire­less Theatre of­fers a 6,350-seat au­di­to­rium that can shift from large mu­si­cal acts to Broad­way style the­ater shows. The venue also fea­tures com­fort­able seat­ing and un­par­al­leled lux­ury suites. www. live­na­ 1001 Per­for­mance Place, Grand Prarie, 972.854.5111.


AT&T STA­DIUM— Home of the Dal­las Cow­boys, AT&T Sta­dium is a $1.15 bil­lion, 140-acre com­plex that boasts the largest LED screen in the world. When it’s not foot­ball sea­son, the sta­dium plays hosts to con­certs, award cer­e­monies and other spe­cial events. Tours are avail­able to the pub­lic every day. www.attsta­ One AT&T Way, Arlington, 817.892.4161. DAL­LAS MAV­ER­ICKS— The Dal­las Mav­er­icks are con­sid­ered one of the best teams in Amer­ica, thanks to our su­per­star play­ers like Dirk Now­itzki. Catch their high-fly­ing, fast-paced ac­tion at the Amer­i­can Air­lines Cen­ter.­er­icks. 2500 Vic­tory Ave., 214.373.8000. DAL­LAS STARS— The 2000 Western Con­fer­ence Cham­pion Dal­las Stars hit the ice and face off against the best of the NHL from Oc­to­ber through April at the Amer­i­can Air­lines Cen­ter. Root for the home team and get rowdy as pucks fly and play­ers ma­neu­ver sticks. 2500 Vic­tory Ave., 214.467.8277. FRISCO ROUGHRIDERS— At the Dr Pep­per Ball­park in Frisco, the young and young-at-heart can ex­pe­ri­ence an old-fash­ioned, good time at the ball park with the mi­nor league Frisco RoughRiders. www. rid­er­s­base­ 7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco, 972.731.9200.

TEXAS MO­TOR SPEED­WAY— In ad­di­tion to this speed­way’s stacked cal­en­dar of rac­ing events, this Fort Worth track also serves as a con­cert and spe­cial event venue. www.tex­as­mo­tor­speed­ 3545 Lone Star Cir­cle, Fort Worth, 817.215.8500. TEXAS RANGERS— Like the Dal­las Cow­boys the Texas Rangers are a huge at­trac­tion for sports fans, not to men­tion the hot dogs, na­chos and cold beer. The team was founded in 1972 but gained pop­u­lar­ity in 1994 with the open­ing of Rangers Ball­park (now Globe Life Park) in Arlington. www.tex­as­ 1000 Ball­park Way, Arlington.

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