As far as nightlife goes, Dallas is a second-tier market behind the top-tier nightlife destinations of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, and Miami. That being said, Dallas doesn’t trail that far behind. It is a rowdy college/postgraduate town, a booming urban metropolis, and the business epicenter for many American industries including big oil and agriculture. There is plenty of affluence, chic, and modernity in big “D” – it’s not all cowboy boots and plaid. As such, Dallas does have a surprising variety of upscale high-end lounges and nightclubs to whet one’s appetite for expensive drinks in dimly lit cosmopolitan settings surrounded by beautiful people.
As of the date of this post, here are the most talked-about nightclubs in Dallas at the moment:
– Candle Room – good place for bottle service on Wed nights; weekends are decent
– The Nines – Deep Ellum venue that book smaller acts (electronic, live music, etc)
– Lizard Lounge – warehouse-style club popular with young millennials. not much bottle service (but does bottle service for big acts). Great venue for bigger shows
– Townhouse – good spot for bottle service; Good on Tuesday nights and weekends.
– Pilikia – Upscale tiki bar lounge with bottle service; good on Wednesdays
– AVENU – bottle service place in uptown that brings in pop artists and electronic acts
– Truth and Alibi – speakeasy bottle service place; Thursday night hotspot
– Citizen – medium size lounge. bottle service. Thursday night hotspot
– Concrete Cowboy – uptown bottle service venue
– Parlay – Upscale sports bar with bottle service
– Don’t Tell – speakeasy supper club/lounge located downtown
The answers given on this and similar threads will be good answers at the time that they’re given; however, they run the risk of becoming outdated if they aren’t already – some of the clubs mentioned may not even exist anymore.
To keep up with the constantly changing Dallas party scene as well as find the perfect nightlife scene fit for you, you can use the Discotech app – to search nightclub events by the specific dates you’ll be in town, and then buy tickets, sign up for guest lists, or even reserve tables if you’re feeling super-fancy. The app event info refreshes daily, pulling from various Dallas entertainment online resources including the official websites of the clubs themselves, so it’s always current, accurate, and in the know.
If you’re not sure where to start, check out our guide to nightlife in the Big “D” here: . Note that most clubs that are open on weekends also have one signature weeknight for which they are known to draw bigger crowds, e.g. Pilikia on Wednesdays or Parlay on Mondays. After perusing the app to get ideas, don’t hesitate to ask a local friend – or reach out to our help line – for further guidance.