There are a few notable areas when it comes to having fun and enjoying the nightlife in Dallas. Of course there is much more to choose from but each of the areas below offer their own unique style and entertainment experiences.
Back in the 1920’s, the downtown area of Dallas known as Deep Ellum was home to many of the city’s jazz and blues clubs as well as having been a hub for the Africran-American arts and cultural community. Throughout the years, this former warehouse district has now been converted into a happening venue that includes a variety of restaurants, clubs, bars, music venues, and art galleries. Only three blocks from downtown Dallas, Deep Ellum is definitely worth checking out.
Located on the east side of Dallas is Greenville Avenue, whose popular claim to fame is their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and celebrations held each March for the past 31 years. Upper Greenville Avenue is where you’ll find an array of hip clubs, bars and restaurants while Lower Greenville retains its 1920’s historical neighbourhood charm through unique shops and outdoor seating restaurants.
Dallas Alley & the West End
Closed since 2007, the former Dallas Alley was an entertainment district located near Dealey Plaza and The Sixth Floor Museum which attracted many tourists due to its close proximity to the Kennedy memorial site. The 55-acre historic area known as the West End is still a vibrant nightlife area where you’ll find everything from horse drawn carriage rides to restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs.
Near the uptown area of Dallas, Knox-Henderson is a neighbourhood full of restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. As one of the oldest shopping districts in all of Dallas, Knox Street is the place to shop for antiques and unique handcrafted jewelry while Henderson Street is the place to party with its large offering of clubs, bars, and bistros. Many of the area buildings still retain their 1920’s charm and architecture today.
The upscale urban development known as West Village is filled with entertainment, shopping, and residential space. Since it opened in 2001, West Village has been offering visitors a place to walk, people watch, and to generally have fun. It’s a trendy place to join some friends for the evening as the stylish streets of the West Village are lined with bars, coffee shops, and bistros with outdoor patio seating areas.
Flickr.com Photo Credit: Dallas Skyline from Deep Ellum by Schlusselbien2007