Dallas may be known for its hot summer days, but there’s also a lot to experience when the stars come out. Whether you’re into laid back cocktails and conversations with friends, singing your heart out at karaoke, rocking out to some live music or dancing the night away at a local club, Dallas Apartment Locators‘ got the scoop on where the best hot spots are for Dallas night life. Check out a few of our favorites below.
Having been in business for more than half a century, it’s safe to say that The Tavern, as it’s affectionately referred to, has become somewhat of a neighborhood institution. If you prefer your drinks in red solo cups, you’ll dig the backyard vibe here. Mingle with the locals inside or head out for some fresh air on the spacious patio. And while you’re there, don’t forget to try one of their famous root beer shots.
Located in North Oak Cliff, this casual bar specializes in “simple drinks and strong pours.” Beer drinkers can also choose from an impressive selection of micro-brews. And, of course, there are plenty of happy-hour and other specials, including $3 drafts on Thursday nights and live music every Friday and Saturday night. Pull up a stool at the indoor bar or hang out on what’s considered to be one of the best outdoor patios in the area. Bonus: it’s dog-friendly, so you can bring your four-legged bestie as well.
If tearing up the dancefloor is how you prefer to unwind, the multi-level Lizard Lounge is the place to be. There are a ton of different events to choose from, including everything from country performances to neo-gothic rock band concerts to full-on music festivals – often happening at the same time. There are also a number of specialty events, like Emo Night. Best of all, tickets are relatively affordable and drinks are surprisingly cheap.
If you’re into beer, the Flying Saucer should be on your list of favorite hangouts. This unique establishment has been serving up suds since 1995, and with a current lineup that features more than 200 frothy options, it’s easily one of the best places in the city to enjoy a cold one (or three). If you’re a real go-getter, you can join the UFO Club and become an official Flying Saucer “BeerKnurd.” Sample all 200+ beers and your name will be added to the ring of honor. Sweet!
If you’re looking for a more sophisticated nightlife experience, the SODA Bar deserves a mention. Located atop the NYLO South Side Hotel, this trendy rooftop bar offers some pretty spectacular views of the Dallas skyline. It also features a fire pit and an infinity pool. And, of course, there are plenty of drink and food options to choose from as well. Fair warning: this place is definitely one of the hottest spots in the city, so if you want to snag a prime spot on the deck, you’ll have to get there early.
Of course, this is just a tiny sampling of the many nightlife options available in and around the Dallas area. Why not head out tonight and discover a few of your own favorites?