It's not much to look at from the outside. As most of the folks who come here around 40,000 of 'em each month are more cosmopolitan than cowboy. As if that weren't enough, there's drink specials every day, plus all day happy hours and even late night howdy hours. The crowd is always young or those trying to hang onto a thread of youth , well-dressed, and extroverted. Sure it's gimmicky, with antique dome hair dryers serving as seats and cocktails named the Beauty School Dropout and the Big D Blowout.
Perhaps you'll do more listening than line-dancing at this legendary music mecca going strong since 1977 , but nevertheless-- Poor David's Pub, located in downtown's South Side on Lamar neighborhood--is a stellar venue to catch local rising singer-songwriters and national acts cranking out everything from folk to bluegrass to country. Turn right onto Texas Ave. And if you need to tone-up your two-step, be sure to check out the free dance lessons. I repeat, they have 75-cent beers on Sunday! Then head here on Thursday nights at 7 p. Keep an eye out for events like comedy shows and drag bingo. Along with a weekend lineup of must-see feature bands, Poor David's keeps the bar hopping seven nights a week with comedy, poetry readings, open mic nights and the like. And when I say really dance, I mean dance to music that's not being repeated in every club in town.
Not to mention, the place hosts some of the best karaoke nights in town. You'll be the butt of cowboy jokes. Night owls take note: the kitchen stays open til 3 a. The lower portion of the Travis, The Basement, is full of life, or rather, full of lives that are everywhere. Downtown What was once a ghost town, with plastic shopping bags blowing through like urban tumbleweeds, Downtown Dallas is quickly becoming a hot spot for drinking, dining, and shopping. And rather than being at home on the range, Dallas' real Cowboys are playing football on a field.
Let's face it: Dallas is a hell of a city to go dancing. Best of all, the drinks are reasonably priced and there's never a cover to get in. Knox-Henderson The link between Uptown, East Dallas, and Deep Ellum, Henderson Ave offers a wide variety of upscale dining options and places where you can drink fancy drinks and take pictures of both to impress your Instagram friends. A traditional hole-in-the-wall honky-tonk it is not. Not to mention, all the shows are free for the taking. It is to go north in I-45.
Then head over on Tuesdays from 7 to 10 p. The patio kicks ass, the upstairs bar has the stronger drinks, and the downstairs bar is prone to sing-a-longs. A good place to start is at to pregame with schooners of beer and games of cornhole. The crowd is primarily cruising cowboys, but fun-loving cowgirls and just about anyone who wants to do-si-do across the threshold is made to feel just as welcome. If that's not enough to keep you entertained, they also offer free pool and games like air hockey and giant Jenga. But that's the charm, and boy do they have a lot of it. Be prepared to vie for time at the dartboard as others pick the musical ambiance on an old fashion jukebox.
You know that scene in Varsity Blues where the guys have been partying all night, and then stumble wearily into the sun? The theme continues out on the AstroTurf covered patio, where bar patrons relax on seats made from old toilets and chug Boone's Farm martinis. Jeremy Hallock 1914 Greenville Ave. The driving time does not take into consideration conditions suc … h as weather, road work and rush hour traffic in urban areas. Oak Cliff The once-dicey neighborhood is now experiencing a rebirth, thanks in large part to the foodie and craft cocktail havens nestled in Bishop Arts District. Let's embrace our inner fabulous and wave the flag for the 10 Best Gay Bars in Dallas. See also: It's fairly dark in this place, which is lit red. However, as the metroplex grows, so too do the neighborhoods, each with their own special charm and distinct bar options.
Pints of Guinness are commonplace at this dark, two story English-style pub. Soft candlelight illuminates the now extended lounge space at the entrance of Shinsei. Uptown Depending on the crowd that you hang out with, Uptown is either the epicenter of cool, or the bane of your existence. Easily one of the city's best and biggest gay dance clubs, Station 4 or S4 as locals call it boasts late-night house and hip hop madness Thursday through Sunday, plus awesome drag shows and pageants in the Rose Room upstairs. We've taken the liberty of compiling a highly technical ranking of each of Dallas' 'hoods, seeking the best overall crop of drinking destinations. Want to work on your two-steppin' skills? When the tests are given. Arlington Heights Dive bars and arcade games are fun and all, but sometimes you want something a little classier.
Then drop by on Wednesday nights for a free lesson. And though there's barely enough space to turn around it is a trailer after all , it sure doesn't stop anyone from busting a move. The Dallas suburb of Plano may have a booming restaurant scene, though it isn't exactly the place you think of when it comes to nightclub action. Take the ramp on the left … onto I-30 W. Turn right onto Ash Ln. From wine bars to sushi places, Henderson has no shortage of options. It's not uncommon for pretty girls to be offered a bottle of champagne upon entering, ending up with so many drinks they look like they've set up a side bar of their own.