Recent winners of the coveted Best Bar in Dallas award by the Dallas Observer, LaGrange in Deep Ellum lives up to the award. Part country bar, part live music venue, part restaurant, and part chill hangout spot, LaGrange is easily one of the best bars in Dallas. LaGrange has live music almost nightly, and features a great sound system and a fantastic patio out back. Be sure to come for some food too, as well as one of the most interesting dessert creations in Dallas, a boozy shaved ice. It's shaved ice with a shot of your favorite liquor - tasty!
World Piece Cafe brings flavors from across the world to Lower Greenville Ave. in Dallas. World Piece Cafe ofers visitors delicious food, live music and an extensive wine list. Their menu will satisfy any taste and any appetite, and the atmosphere is welcoming and cozy.
Bolsa is a restaurant and bar bringing fresh and local food to the Bishop Arts District in South Dallas. From their incredible bruschetta sampler to inventive house specialty cocktails, Bolsa's food and drinks are some of the freshest and best tasting in Dallas. Plus, their wine list has an extensive $25 a bottle selection, making it a great deal for a great meal!
Rok Republic is a bar and club in Uptown, where Motley Crue meets Louie the XIV. Rok Republic brings an LA twist to the Uptown Dallas scene, with a rock'n'roll happy hour featuring live music and Sunday mornings geared for tailgating.
Lota's Goat is apparently a dive bar's dive bar... if you know what I mean. Located somewhere around Lakewood, Lota's Goat is one of those places that you just have to like, if only for it's sheer unwillingness to die. Bar padding is held up by red duct tape, and the furniture is as old as the dive itself. Lota's Goat is even open in the mornings for hardcore weekend (or weekday?) drinkers. Lota's Goat also features a stage for live music and karaoke, plus a vintage arcade machine. Oh, and did I mention that Busch Light is only $1.25 from 7 to 10 am? That's right. AM beer specials.
If you're looking for a laid back hangout, look no further than the Amsterdam Bar, right near Fair Park. A bit off the beaten path, Amsterdam Bar's amazing beer garden, live jazz Mondays and great happy hour specials make it one of the best places in Dallas to just grab a beer and relax. Plus, their staff is friendly and they've got a selection of board games for the taking - Connect 4, anyone?
Poor David's Pub is a bar and live music venue in South Dallas. With their focus on their performers, Poor David's Pub frequently charges a cover for admission, but you can order take out food and save yourself a couple of bucks on dinner!
Swanky and celebrity-filled, Ghostbar can be found on the 33rd floor of the W Hotel in Victory Park, Dallas, Texas. Rub elbows with the likes of Paris Hilton and Pete Wentz while sipping on ghostinis and ghostitas and enjoy sweeping city views and spending time with all the beautiful people.