It’s out with the old and in with the new. Here, we’ve compiled a list of happenings around the city where you can watch the ball drop and toast to the year ahead.Full Story
Sporting one of the coolest ‘80s covers that I’ve come across in the archives, this flashback teases “The most complete Dallas nightlife guide ever.” The 1981 issue steers readers to 100 of Dallas’ most noteworthy watering holes. From the still up-and-running Stoneleigh P to the recently razed Club Schmitz, this comprehensive offering is like a time machine to Dallas barhopping of yesteryear.Full Story
Midnight Rambler opened in the basement of the Joule Hotel at the beginning of the month, and has been shaking up craft cocktails every night since. The cocktail den was designed by the team behind trendy boutique — also located in the Joule Hotel — TenOverSix. The aesthetics are as curated as the drinks. The vibe is ’60s chic and the space is filled with brass bar stools, plush leather couches, vintage-looking (and actual vintage) tables, books, records, art and plants.Full Story
Starting June 12, bets will be made, bars will be claimed, and the peoples of the world will pick sides when it comes to rooting for the football (say “soccer” and you’re better off watching alone on your couch) champions of FIFA World Cup 2014.
For 30 days and 30 nights, fanatics will live off a steady diet of beer, burgers, wings, and other respectable bar food to celebrate the highest level of play of the world’s most popular sport. Vuvuzelas may ring through the streets, and you could find yourself unknowingly shouting “GOALLLLLLLLL” in your sleep.
Make the necessary preparations now, and stake out your preferred watch party location now. Depending on your country of allegiance, we have the breakdown of where to be and what to expect.Full Story
If you’re looking for deals on Mexican munchies, we’ve got your guide. If you’re in the mood for a little liquid to wash it all down, we’ve got you covered there, too. In no particular order, find a lineup of events that’ll allow you to rock a sombrero and sling tequila shots all weekend long, right into the wee hours of Tuesday.Full Story
Even if you’re not among the lucky few who scored tickets, there are still ample opportunities to get in on the action. Superfans should check out Bracket Town, a meet-up for anyone bitten by the March Madness bug. And even if you couldn’t care less about the sport, there’s a free music festival for you, Friday through Sunday. If you’re only interested in the proceedings for bragging rights in your office tournament and as an excuse for the few extra drinks you’re allowing yourself this week, here’s where you should watch your teams.Full Story
The Dallas Observer has just announced that Dallas’ favorite dance floor is closing its doors after years and years at 1806 McMillan Ave.
Nightlife folks first mourned The Loon’s departure from Uptown, and now the same thing is happening with The Slip Inn. Both bars are searching for a new space to house their loyal patrons.Full Story
If you’re looking for places to party, we hope you’ve considered the Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade. From there, where you end up might depend on how far you wandered down Greenville Avenue. Or, you could hatch a plan to select a bar (with drink specials aplenty) and make it your hangout. And if Saturday won’t be your big day, there are plenty of ways to feel the luck of the Irish Friday through Monday.Full Story
Maybe you’re packing up and heading out of town to some tropical island. Or maybe you’re shacking up in a cabin in the woods somewhere and skipping the countdown all together. But if you’re in town, you’ll want a plan. Here’s a list of Dallas bars and their agendas for the big night.Full Story
It’s hard to believe 2013 is nearly over. (Although, when we consider all the new bars we visited, it could explain the time lapse.) It was hard to narrow our beloved new establishments down to 10, but we think we’ve done it. Cheers to our favorite new watering holes of the year.Full Story
Stone Street Martini Lounge has been reincarnated as The Woolworth. Located around the corner from Campisi’s and up a flight of stairs, this low-key bar is a worthy addition to the blossoming downtown scene. The atmosphere: Dark wood, dim lighting, and private booths give The Woolworth the feel of old-school jazz. This bar even has its […]Full Story
The night that The Rustic opened, my Facebook feed exploded. It seemed like all of my friends were there, checking out the scene and watching part-owner Pat Green strum his heart out on the outdoor stage. Obviously, my curiosity was mounting, and after hearing my friend Courtney talk about the “calf fries,” I had to […]Full Story
Looking for the best place to sport your Miley Cyrus teddy bear leotard? Yeah, we thought you might. Here’s a list of places to party in Dallas this weekend and on through All Hallows Eve.Full Story
This weekend’s Red River Rivalry has all the bars stocking up in preparation to host swarms of fans in crimson and burnt orange. So, where will you watch? If you’re not heading to the Cotton Bowl, let us make it easy for you. How about one of these 10 bars? Bars and restos, feel free […]Full Story
Lower Greenville is on a comeback tour, and newly opened Truck Yard has become the neighborhood’s new headliner. Although it’s only been open two weeks, the buzz was growing, so I had to go try it out for myself. Truck Yard, which I heard described multiple times as Katy Trail Ice House‘s hipster brother, is an […]Full Story
It’s been a good year for Dallas nightlife. A few bars closed, but many great new spots opened in their stead. Union Bear, The Foundry, and The Dram now top our list of favorite places to be, and scene-y hotspots like SISU and Concrete Cowboy are entertaining the masses every Friday and Saturday night. It […]Full Story
The opportunities to show off your oh-so-clever DIY costume or seduce the crowd with your garbage-man-gone-sexy uniform are endless. It seems every bar in town is hosting a Halloween bash. Here’s a list of everything we know so far. Updates are constant. If you’re leaving your Sexy ________ costume in the closet and skipping the […]Full Story
Friday was an unusual evening at The Tower Club in downtown Dallas. The clubby dining room was turned into legendary New York restaurant Le Cirque for one evening. Guests dined on a five-course prix-fixe menu with choices from the original Le Cirque restaurant in New York City. Wines were selected by Marchesi Antinori and Champagne […]Full Story
I dropped in to get a quick look at Hid In 2612, Michael Martensen’s newest pop-up bar in Deep Ellum. It’s gorgeous and fun and full of groovy people. The space is divided into four or five differently decorated spaces and some of Dallas’ finest bartenders are taking shifts at the bar. Food is available […]Full Story
Does it really matter if you’re rooting for New England or New York? A Super Bowl watch party is just about having more fun than you’re supposed to on a Sunday. (And winning any bets you may have placed.) Here are 10 hot spots that guarantee a good time whether or not the Giants wipe […]Full Story