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Located in a historic building that's said to be haunted, The Church is a unique and fun club in Dallas! With various lounges and DJs you'll hear everything from Electronic to Industrial music. Get out on the dance floor, or just relax and have a drink with friends. Make sure to head up to the rooftop patio to enjoy a stunning view of the city. This fun nightclub also hosts great events, including live concerts and theme parties. Definitely get your best goth gear on, since everyone else will be doing the same!
The historic Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park features lush, manicured gardens and a recreated Victorian-era town. Nestled near downtown, the expansive park is accentuated with beautiful homes and establishments. Volunteers demonstrate weaving, cooking and welding among other activities from that time period to those looking for an insight into Texan history. The site is an official history museum and is affiliated with The Dallas County Heritage Society. The society plays host to several events throughout the year; the annual Candlelight Country Fair and Old Fashioned Fourth of July draw major crowds.
Beer-making is a fine art form at the Deep Ellum Brewing Company. The business prides itself on the use of top-quality ingredients and have their hops freshly shipped from Portland. The bittering agent infused with host of innovative flavors gives way to a variety of ales, stouts and lagers. Try the classic Deep Ellum IPA or opt for more adventurous concoctions like the Cherry Chocolate Baltic Porter or the Farmhouse Wit.
The works of contemporary abstractionists, folk artists and photographers fill the Barry Whistler Gallery located in downtown Dallas, near City Hall. Barry was once curator of the Dallas Museum of Art. He opened his own gallery in 1986 with previous artists' shows including Helen Altman and the Art Guys. Other recent exhibitions have included Visions, featuring 14 contemporary artists, and Wet Paint, displaying the works of Michael Miller, Ann Stautberg, Lorraine Tady and Susan Wanklyn.
Travel three blocks east of Downtown Dallas and you will find Deep Ellum. It is a conglomerate of unique shops, eclectic restaurants and residential lofts. Previously deserted historic buildings and warehouses are now alive with people eating, working, living and playing. Deep Ellum is home to numerous clubs, featuring an array of musical genres, from blues and jazz to reggae and alternative rock. It is also home to various theatrical and artistic venues.
Dallas' historic trolley system transports locals and visitors along its everyday route from downtown to uptown McKinney Avenue, all year round. Workers discovered the original trolley tracks under layers of asphalt and concrete in 1983, and today five authentic streetcars use those restored lines, preserving a piece of Dallas history. Rides are free (except charters). In the future, the city plans to extend the tracks to run farther south into the West End Historic District. Current stops include the Dallas Museum of Art and Hard Rock Cafe. The trolleys can be chartered for private events, including birthday parties and wedding receptions.