Pearl at Commerce is a bit out of place in Downtown Dallas. A neighborhood bar and live music venue, it finds its home in a century-old building and plays host to a wide variety of jazz and blue acts. They've got free wi-fi for all customers and primarily attract 30+ professionals - or people who know good music when they hear it!
Chateau Wine Market and Bodega Bar in Knox Henderson is a retail wine shop and wine bar. Drink away at bottles of wine sold at retail prices or relax in the Spanish-inspired Bodega Bar. If you're a wine lover, be sure to stop by - they have over 24,000 bottles of wine in inventory and more than 30% are from limited-production labels.
We think of Fedora as Downtown Dallas's dedication to the Godfather films. Hollywood meets Italy in food, decor and atmosphere. Their happy hour features pizza and fantastic drink specials, especially given their exclusive One Arts Plaza location.
Eno's Pizza is one of our favorite places in the Bishop Arts District. They have an indoor patio (seriously!) and we recommend grabbing a glass of New York State Reisling at one of their indoor picnic tables.
The Flying Saucer Draft Emporium in Addison is a beer lover's paradise. Join their beer knurd club and drink an outrageous number of beers to get your name on a plate on the wall. Along the way, try one of their amazing hot pretzels or check out one of their live music nights... we just happened to go one night when the worst cover band in history was performing.
Gator's Croc and Roc is a West End bar that has a great rooftop patio, drink selection and awesome atmosphere. They have a live piano show Tuesday-Saturday and (even better!) on game nights, catch a free shuttle over to the American Airlines Center!
Gezellig is a departure from the typical Lower Greenville bar. They have great live music, a quality beer selection and New York-style sandwiches. And in case you wanted to know, "Gezellig" is a word that Amsterdam locals use to describe a place that has a cool vibe and makes you feel welcome.
About as homey as a dive bar gets, Lee Harvey's is kind of in South Dallas, sort of in Deep Ellum and near downtown. We like their dog friendly attitude and live music tradition, as well as their Pac Man games and, of course, great patio.