If there's one thing Dallas knows how to do right, it's dive bars. In a lot of other cities, you go to a dive bar, and you leave a few minutes later - either because you're disgusted, you really didn't fit in, or you happened to piss off the bartender. In Dallas, however - you find a dive bar, and you find a place where you can just hang out and be yourself. The Green Elephant fits this category, and falls in a similar category to Lee Harveys and Lakewood La
The Cavern is a Lower Greenville bar and live music venue. While frequently described as a "dive bar", The Cavern is the best kind of dive bar - the kind with live music, and plenty of places to hide and slink into the shadows to enjoy your drink, your company, or just the night out. For a good review of The Cavern, check out the post from our friends, I Live in Dallas.
St. Pete's Dancing Marlin is a Deep Ellum landmark. Serving lunch and dinner as well as drinks from a full bar, St. Pete's is a great place for dinner for 2 or dinner for 200. Bring your friends and enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays - we recommend sitting at the bar, which, according to their website, is the "longest bar in Dallas." That's what she said.
AllGood Cafe keeps with Deep Ellum's alternative, eclectic vibe. Pairing diner food with live music Wednesdays through Saturdays, AllGood is a place to grab some grub and chill. Their MySpace bio says it best: "It's like goin' to Austin wihout havin' to pass thru Waco." We completely agree.