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. 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 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.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. 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.) www.bowlounge.com. 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. www.bbcpub.com. 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. 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. 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. 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.sheratondallashotel.com/draft. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. www.beerknurd.com. 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.frankiesbar.com. 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. fredstexascafe.com. 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. www.freemandallas.com. 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. www.glasscactusnightclub.com. 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.gingermanpub.com. 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.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. 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. 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. www.mulepub.com. 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.mckinneyavenuetavern.com. 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. www.mensclub.com/dallas-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.muttscantina.com. 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.oldmonkdallas.com. 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. www.petesduelingpianobar.com. 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.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 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. sundownatgranada.com. 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. 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. 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.threesheetstexas.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.
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. www.improvaddison. 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.dallascomedyhouse.com. 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.
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. bowlandbarrel.com. 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. www.medievaltimes. 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. www.pinotspalette.com/parkcities. 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.oakpointpolo.com. 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.sandylake.com. 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.sparkdallas.org. 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.starlightflight.com. 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. www.topgolf.com. 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.golfcedarcrest.com. 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.cowboysgolfclub.com. 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.thegolfclubatfossilcreek.com. 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. www.grapevinegc.com. 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.ironhorsetx.com. 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.fortworthgolf.org. 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. stevensparkgolf.com. 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. fortworthgolf.org/-sycamore-creek. 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. texasstargolf.com. 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.texasstargolf.com. 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. www.thetributegc.com. 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-dallas.com. 8718 Amen Corner, Flower Mound, 817.430.2000.
ALLEN EVENT CENTER— This venue plays host to live concerts, theater, sports games, festivals, conventions and a full-sized ice rink. www.alleneventcenter.com. 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.americanairlinescenter.com. 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.billybobstexas.com. 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.thebombfactory.com. 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.dadadallas.com. 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.granadatheater.com. 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. www.houseofblues.com. 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.thelizardlounge.com. 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.dallassymphony.com. 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. www.aeglive.com. 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. www.livenation.com. 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. livenation.com. 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.attstadium.com. 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. www.nba.com/mavericks. 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. www.stars.nhl.com. 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. ridersbaseball.com. 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.texasmotorspeedway.com. 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.texasrangers.com. 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington.