Dallas’s nightlife is nothing if not legendary. Whether you want to go clubbing, swig fancy cocktails on a rooftop, bar hop, two-step or do a little bit of everything, one thing’s for sure: You’re bound to have a really, really good time. In fact, the Big D doesn’t trail far behind nightlife meccas like New York City and Las Vegas, and there are countless breweries, hipster bars, underground clubs, swanky restaurants, upscale lounges and even a honky-tonk or two (hey, this is Texas, after all) scattered around every square inch of the city. Exploring the nightlife scene is one of the top things to do in Dallas.
It wasn’t easy, but we’ve compiled a list of the best wine bars, nightclubs, live music venues, outdoor patios and the dive-iest watering holes in all of Dallas.