You won't find too many bookworms and library aficionados inside this Melrose Hotel bar, but it is a popular choice for business meetings and winding down after work. It has live music and a plush ambiance accompanied by a tasty bar menu. In fact, that's the only time you might actually read here. So whether you're looking for a great place to meet your mates after a hard day's work, or to discuss future business endeavors with your co-workers, the Library is your kind of place. Plunk down in a comfy chair, order a drink and start your night off right.
If you are looking for a down-home kind of bar, try Adair's Saloon. It is a honky-tonk bar with graffiti on the walls, a jukebox, and pool tables. Regulars come decked out in cowboy hats and boots ready to eat awesome burgers and drink beer. The bar also serves mixed drinks. Live country bands perform on the weekends. Adair's attracts a business and tourist crowd along with country-clad regulars.
Mi Cocina is a great Mexican restaurant and bar located in the Highland Park Village shopping center. The atmosphere is festive, colorful, and lively. The chic decor and friendly wait staff make this restaurant feel like a party whenever you walk in. The traditional Tex-Mex entrees are served with a touch of class. The enchiladas, flautas, nachos, quesadillas and fajitas are exceptional, while the tortilla soup is a bit unique-- it has peas! After your meal, stroll through the shopping center and window shop.
This is one nightclub unlike any other. If you like dancing in your living room, you will love the ambiance at the Grapevine. Furnished with comfy chairs, couches, and a jukebox, this hot spot is nothing if not homey. You can also shoot pool on one of the indoor or outdoor pool tables while enjoying one of the bar's special frozen Everclear bellinis. The rooftop patio is the perfect place to watch the Oak Lawn party-goers as they bounce from club to club.
This large space features dance lessons, live music, concerts and even mechanical bull riding. Various DJ sets, live music, and jukebox tunes provide a fun atmosphere for any crowd; indeed Cowboys Red River attracts many different age groups. It is the perfect place to kick back and have a good time and you'll never be short of a drink because there is more than one bar.
Station 4 (or S4) is one of the hottest gay dance clubs in Dallas. The dance floor is huge, with large dance cages, a balcony overlooking the action, and lots of disco lights. House music blasts from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. (alcohol is served until 2 a.m.). There are nightly drink specials, and admission also gets you into the drag shows upstairs in the Rose Room.
This Harwood neighborhood school has been transformed into something radically different. Retaining only the name of the original establishment, Saint Ann is a popular restaurant and bar on the first floor of the historical building. With scrumptious American fare and a lovely patio on which to enjoy it, it really is no wonder that Saint Ann is as popular as it is. With some great cocktails and a long wine list, best enjoyed on days like Margarita Mondays and Texas Tuesdays, this restaurant compels you to return.
Dada Dallas is the best club for entertainment and live concerts. On any given night, the crowd may include Dead Heads, Beatles fans celebrating a 'Hard Night's Day', or the mic will be open for new bands, comics or poets. There are two indoor stages, one outdoor stage and a large landscaped patio. Recently, the club has featured Internet band broadcasts, which are live on stage as their songs waft out over the Internet simultaneously.
Angry Dog, this Deep Ellum bar and restaurant is a favorite pub for happy hour and sports enthusiasts. Comfortable and dimly lit, it has a great neighborhood bar atmosphere. The Angry Dog is filled with television monitors for game watching, as well as simple tables and chairs for diners. Their hot dogs are known by locals as being some of the best in town - and the burgers aren't bad either. They also have an assortment of tasty appetizers to choose from, such as Stuffed Jalapeños and Angry Dog Chicken Wings. And if you're a beer drinker, this is a place not to be missed, because this joint has over 100 kinds of domestic and imported beers.
Concerned about your financial future? Then visit this place early in the morning to sip espresso, read a free copy of the Wall Street Journal, and wait for the opening bell to ring in the news of the stock market. You can also watch popular financial newscasts such as CNBC's "SquakBox", MSNBC, CNN or listen to David Johnson's stock tips on News Radio KRLD 1080. Enjoy great food such as pasteries and sandwiches while you relax in a comfortable and educational environment. This place offers free wi-fi service and parking, as well as live music featuring local and regional musicians and bands. There has rarely been a more congenial atmosphere for contemplating the collapse of your finances.
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.