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Austin Nightclubs and Bars Currently Reopen After Coronavirus

After three months of darkness, Austin bars will be allowed to turn the lights on beginning this Friday.

Texas bars are allowed to reopen on Friday, May 22, as part of second phase of the state’s reopening program. Bars can only operate at 25 percent indoor capacity and full outdoor capacity while also adhering to novel coronavirus mitigation and social distancing requirements and recommendations. This includes sticking to table service (rather than have customers order at the bar), using disposable glassware, and discouraging dancing.

Austin Nightclubs Currently Open

  • Rose Room
  • Vulcan Gas Company
  • Tipsy Alchemist: The Austin branch of the Dallas bar is reopening for service on Friday. (70 Rainey Street, Downtown)
  • Parker Jazz Club: The downtown bar and music venue is reopening on Friday through reservations only, with performances by its house band. The band will play for 90 minutes, and the club will be cleared after each set for cleaning purposes. (117 West Fourth Street, Downtown)

Austin Bars Currently Open

  • 77 Degrees: The rooftop bar is reopening on Friday. (11500 Rock Rose Avenue, Domain Northside)
  • B.D. Riley’s: The Mueller location of the Irish pub is reopening its indoor space and patio on Friday. There’s what is referred to as a “full time health captain,” and employees will wear masks. (1905 Aldrich Street, Mueller)
  • Barton Springs Saloon: The South Austin dive bar is reopening on Friday. (424 South Lamar Boulevard, Zilker)
  • Austin bar owner Bob Woody’s downtown bars — Shakespeare’s Pub, The Ranch, Buford’s Beer Garden, and Buckshot — per Austin 360.
  • Broken Spoke: Now that the honky-tonk is able to legally reopen because of its license type, it is opening its doors this Friday, per Austin 360. Staffers will wear masks and owner James M. White will wear one, but will take it off if a guest wants to take a photo with him. (3201 South Lamar Boulevard, South Lamar)
  • Celis Brewery: The North Austin brewery is reopening its taproom this Friday. (10001 Metric Boulevard, North Burnet)
  • Friends and Allies Brewery: The East Austin brewery is reopening its indoor (max of 25 people at a time) and patio space this Friday. It’ll use disposable cups and accept contactless payments, while still selling to-go beers. (979 Springdale Road, Govalle)
  • Half Step: The downtown bar is reopening just its patio on Monday, May 25 with table service and a special cocktail menu. (75 1/2 Rainey Street, Downtown)
  • Haymaker: While the Cherrywood sports bar could’ve reopened its space earlier this month because of its license, it chose to wait until phase two to reopen this Friday at half-capacity. There’s no bar service, but drinks will be served in glasses unless disposable cups are requested. Menus will be available through QR codes and physical disposable versions are available by request. (2310 Manor Road, Cherrywood)
  • Hops & Grain: The East Austin brewery is maintaining its to-go service while also reopening its patio right now for people who want to drink on the premises. Orders can be placed through its website or the in-person counter, drinks will be served in disposable cups, and there will be hand sanitizer stations. The taproom will reopen on Friday through reservations only via the website or email. The brewery plans on only seating 25 people in total in the indoor space at a time. (507 Calles Street, East Austin)
  • Icenhauer’s: The downtown bar is reopening on Friday. (83 Rainey Street, Downtown)
  • Jack & Ginger’s: The Rock Rose Irish bar is reopening on Friday. (11500 Rock Rose Avenue, Domain Northside)
  • Kung Fu Saloon: Kung Fu Saloon: Both locations of Kung Fu Saloon — downtown and Rock Rose — are reopening immediately on Friday as of midnight.
  • P6: The rooftop bar at the Line Hotel is reopening on Friday. (111 East Cesar Chavez Street, Downtown)
  • Posse East: The campus-area bar is reopening its outdoor space for dine- and drink-in service, while still offering to-go food. (2900 Duval Street, Central Austin)
  • Red Horn Coffee & Brewing Co.: The Cedar Park brewery and cafe is reopening its outdoor area for dine-/drink-in service. (13010 West Parmer Lane, Suite 800, Cedar Park)
  • Sellers Underground: The downtown bar is reopening on Friday. Masks will be required for guests (except when seating and for drinking purposes). (213 West Fourth Street, Downtown)
  • Seven Grand and Las Perlas: The downtown whiskey and mezcal bars are reopening on Monday, May 25 with table service. On-site taco truck Asador will serve food from the shared patio. (405 East Seventh Street, Downtown)
  • South Austin Beer Garden: The beer garden and dive bar is reopening on Friday. (10700 Menchaca Road, Far South Austin)
  • Vista Brewing: The Hill Country brewery is reopening its beer garden on Friday through required reservations, while still offering takeout/curbside service and operating its market. Everything will be served in disposable packaging, and flights and pitchers aren’t being sold. Children are welcomed and included in party numbers (six or less), but the playground is closed. Masks are required when guests aren’t sitting down. (13551 Ranch to Market Road 150, Driftwood)
  • Warehouse Billiard Bar: The South Austin bar is reopening on Tuesday, May 26, and the temperatures of both staffers and guests will be checked. (509 East Ben White Boulevard, East Congress)
  • Wonder Bar: The Instagram-geared Rock Rose bar is reopening on Friday. (11500 Rock Rose Avenue, Domain Northside)

(via Austin Eater)

Are you a nightclub owner or bar that would like to be added to this list? Feel free to email us at info@discotech.me.

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Dallas Nightclubs and Bars Currently Reopen After Coronavirus

After three months of darkness, Dallas bars will be allowed to turn the lights on beginning this Friday.

Under Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that Texas bars could reopen for business May 22 at 25 percent of capacity. The guidelines also allow nightclubs, craft breweries and wine tasting rooms to reopen.

Dallas Nightclubs Currently Open

Dallas Bars Currently Open

Are you a nightclub owner or bar that would like to be added to this list? Feel free to email us at info@discotech.me.

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Best Gay Clubs / Bars in Dallas Fort Worth

For decades, Dallas has long been home to one of Texas’ best LGBT bar scenes. From “the Strip” on Cedar Springs Road to an iconic Fort Worth watering hole, the city is home to an incredibly diverse array of bars that welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Whether you’re looking for a laid-back jazz bar with craft cocktails or a clubby spot with music perfect for dancing, Dallas-Fort Worth’s gay bar scene has a spot that will suit your needs. Many of these bars are located in Dallas’ famous “gayborhood” Oak Lawn, but you’ll also find more off the beaten path options.

As an added bonus, most of the spots on this map of Dallas’ most iconic gay bars offer dirt-cheap drink specials on various nights. Go forth, and consider this map your new nightlife bucket list.

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The Tin Room

2514 Hudnall St
Dallas, TX 75235

This dive-y delight features plenty of attractive go-go dancers, and the booze is constantly flowing. Make conversation with some of the scene’s friendliest bartenders, drink heavily-poured cocktails, and dance your ass off. Just remember to bring plenty of dollar bills to tip the entertainers.

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Woody’s

4011 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219

Showtunes, sports, karaoke, and a lot of beer collide at Woody’s, an LGBT-friendly sports bar. On Tuesdays, the bar hosts a showtunes-themed party complete with $3.50 wells from 9 to 11 p.m., which will make it so much easier to belt Broadway’s biggest hits. Definitely try the Mother’s Frozen Margarita, which packs a powerful boozy punch.

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Sue Ellen’s

3014 Throckmorton St
Dallas, TX 75219

A name in the local lesbian bar scene since 1989, Sue Ellen’s remains one of the city’s best places to drink and dance. Take in performances from burlesque dancers and drag kings, all while drinking jello shots and cherry bombs. On Fridays, check out the bar’s Facebook page for a passcode to skip out on paying the cover.

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Dallas Eagle

5740 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75235

As the city’s only bar for leather enthusiasts, Dallas Eagle is also one of the friendliest watering holes in town, accepting of folks of all kinds. Most notably, though, it also offers up a solid array of drink specials, including $1 draft beer and $4 you-call-its on Tuesdays and $1 wells on Sundays.

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Round Up Saloon & Dance Hall

3912 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219

A favorite of celebs like Lady Gaga, Round-Up Saloon makes both cowboys and city slickers feel right at home with its laid-back honky-tonk vibe. Looking for cheap drinks? Stop by on Thursday, when it’s happy hour all night long.

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The Grapevine Bar

3902 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

At the Grapevine drinkers can shoot pool, hang out on one of the couches, or perch on the rooftop deck for an excellent view of the city. The laid-back atmosphere and strong-ass drinks attract people of all stripes, which makes for killer people-watching, especially when the Everclear-spiked peach bellinis are flowing.

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Station 4 (S4) Club

3911 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219

This multi-story bustling Cedar Springs nightclub, known to locals as “S4”, is a Dallas icon. Every week, it plays host to some of the world’s finest drag queens (including the locals who take to the stage four nights a week) in the legendary Rose Room. Drink specials vary by night. Pro-tip: on weekends, Station 4 charges a cover, but check the club’s Facebook page for a password to get in for free.

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Hidden Door

5025 Bowser Ave
Dallas, TX 75209

Opened in 1979, The Hidden Door is one of the city’s best neighborhood bars thanks to its dedicated crowd of regulars and ridiculously friendly bartenders. As an added bonus, score a 75-cent beer all damn day long on Sunday Funday and a list of other specials throughout the week.

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Top 10 Best Nightclubs in Dallas in 2020

The city of Dallas is home to great national monuments, museums, and of course the famed Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, and Stars. The gorgeous city has much to offer residents and tourists alike. With huge sporting events and fun places to explore, Dallas is a fun, upbeat city that has seen lots of growth over the past couple years, including nightlife, which is due to a massive demand for high-end nightclubs.

Although a huge sports hotspot, nightlife in Dallas is somewhat underrated. Some of the hottest, most unique nightclubs in Texas can be found in Dallas. With that being said, let’s check the top ten nightclubs in Dallas.

Theory

  The Top Nightclub in Dallas

Found in the middle of the Uptown Entertainment District, Theory brings a world renowned personalized service, top tier audio/video systems, and mind-blowing production elements together to bring audiences a truly unique nightlife experience. With local residents and traveling headlining DJs and performers, Theory Nightclub Uptown is the perfect place to have a wild and memorable night of partying, drinking, and mingling in an upbeat fun environment.

RSVP At Theory

Citizen

 A Club With Lots to Offer

Whether you want to relax quietly with a friend and enjoy a drink or two, wander through a gorgeous patio during the dwindling moments of daylight, party on the dance-floor, or sit at the bar, the energy at Citizen is made by party-goers and aims to serve any and all desires. The club features a carefully created cocktail and champagne list, an excellent food menu, and architecture well-suited to all manner of people, Citizen presents the finest environment in which you can enjoy and indulge yourself. 

RSVP at Citizen

Truth & Alibi

 A Hidden, Password Protected Bar with a Prohibition Theme

As party goers enter the building, one by one they move through a candy shop’s ‘secret’ door that takes them into a dark, long room. On one side, a bar, and on the other, a collection of couches and chairs that serve as tables. The prohibition themed bar is known for their fun crowds and great DJs, spinning tunes all night long. Also, there’s a password required for this below-ground haunt serving cocktails & a small-bites menu.

RSVP at Truth & Alibi

Punk Society 

 A Fun Punk Themed Bar in Deep Ellum

Punk Society is an exciting bar / lounge in the middle of Deep Ellum, Texas. The venue’s design was inspired by the retro era of the Punk music scene. The idea behind the concept is not strictly Punk rock, but about the rebellious movement that all genres of music create. Rock n’ Roll, Hip Hop, EDM, etc. Their music format showcases some of the best DJs in DFW and guest headliners from around the world.

RSVP at Punk Society 

One Sette

A Luxurious Specialty Nightclub with Renowned Waitresses & Bartenders

One Sette is a beautifully put together specialty nightclub in Uptown Dallas and is found only a few blocks from Hotel ZaZa, The Crescent, the Ritz Carlton, and less than a mile from Downtown Dallas. Enjoy the best DJ’s in Dallas on Saturdays and Sundays with huge mainstream dance and popular hip-hop music setting the tone for a fun and memorable experience. This comfortable, yet luxurious nightclub completely focuses on top tier customer service, as well-trained waitresses and skilled bartenders cater to partygoers.

RSVP at One Sette

Concrete Cowboy

The Perfect Blend of Sports Bar and Nightclub

Priding themselves on being a “party bar for adults,” Concrete Cowboy is known to be the perfect mixture of bar/sports bar and lounge with one of the best Happy Hours in Uptown Dallas. They have fun bar games, 115″ HD TV’s, a great staff and a beautiful patio. They also tend to brag about the incredible sound system they have just in case the party tells them to turn it up. The party never ends at Concrete Cowboy. 

RSVP at Concrete Cowboy

Tipsy Alchemist

 A Specialty Cocktail Bar Unlike Any Other

The Tipsy Alchemist does not hide that their sole purpose is to blow your mind with elevated cocktails through science and art utilizing special techniques all within a sexy, social lounge setting. The Tipsy Alchemist was established in 2016 and is owned and operated by bartenders who love what they do and believe presentation is everything! In all seriousness, the cocktails served here are unlike any other, and prepared in a dazzling way.

RSVP at Tipsy Alchemist

Bottled Blonde

An Oasis Built for Those Looking to Enjoy a Great Meal and a Drink 

As you feel hunger grow in your stomach and your dry mouth soon becomes unbearable, you might quickly find yourself searching for something to help. Bottled Blonde is your oasis, especially if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary! From Brunch Specials to Dinner and Take-Out, they pride themselves on offering an incredibly fun environment and delicious menu options that will satisfy your cravings. Bottled Blonde offers reservations for their busier times which is always a plus, as well as private parties and VIP experiences.

RSVP at Bottled Blonde

Stars & Spirits

 The Most Talked About Hotspot in Deep Ellum

Stars and Spirits is set in the heart of Dallas. Found in Deep Ellum, one of Dallas’ most talked about hotspots, Stars and Spirits is one of the top clubs setting the standard for nightlife in Dallas. This venue has created tons of buzz and is the Saturday night spot to be. You can find the hottest DJS spinning, a huge dance floor to party the night away, and luxury booths with bottle service all waiting for you inside.

RSVP at Stars & Spirits

Stereo Live Dallas

The Perfect Place to See Your Favorite DJs / Musicians

Stereo Live Dallas bridges a unique retro building with new age, cutting-edge production, including a 1970s massive polyhedron mirror disco ball, top-of-the-line DAS sound system and state-of-the-art lighting. The venue is exciting, very fun, and known to attract some of the biggest names in EDM. The owners of the club note that “the room is designed specifically for our shows with excellent lines of sight from all areas of the venue. Most importantly we want to create a friendly, fun, and safe environment for everyone to enjoy the show and make life lasting memories.” 

RSVP at Stereo Live


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.

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, if you’re not sure where to start, check out our guide to nightlife in the Big “D” here: Dallas City Nightlife Guide. 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.


Dallas Nightclubs FAQ

What time do Dallas Nightclubs typically open?

The nightclubs open around 9-10 PM.

What time do Dallas Nightclubs typically close?

Most close at 2:30-3 AM.

What is the dress code like at Dallas Nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice dark, jeans and a good fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button-down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer to. Of course, guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to nightclubs.

How can I book bottle service for Dallas Nightclubs?

You can book table service using our free mobile app. Or, if you’re on desktop you can use our webapp.

How much is bottle service at Dallas Nightclubs?

Table minimums can get pretty expensive, but every venue is different. The best way to find out is to use our app.

Best EDM Clubs in Dallas

Out hoping to find the hottest EDM clubs in Dallas? Then you’ve come to the right place. Dallas has become one of the hottest music scenes in the country, hosting a diverese array of clubs and bars known for great music. EDM clubs have began sprouting throughout the great city, as eager fans of the genre revel in the option now offered. For those visiting or researching where to go on your next night out, we hope this article helps. With that said, lets get to it!

Looking for the hottest bars & clubs in Dallas? See upcoming events sign up for guest list and book table service directly on the free Discotech Mobile App. Or reach out to our help line directly at 4157356716 – we can help you pick a spot for your next night out in Dallas.

It’ll DO Club

The best dance spot in DFW. Period. It’ll DO Club has been attracting locals, many of whom claim the club has unchanged, which many find perfect. Come for the dancing, stay for the people. If you’re looking for top 40 tracks with DJs talking between every single track then this is not the place. If you want to dance your feet off to the best house/deep house/ techno then this is the spot. If looking for bottle service, this place has also got you covered.

Stereo Live Dallas

Stereo Live Dallas is one of the hottest spots to catch your favorite EDM DJs! The music is known to be some of the loudest one can find, as some have described it as louder than ear splitting loud. Which is exactly what you want when partying to your favorite artists. The light and video system is pulsing, strobing, and immersive, which is on of the high the point sof the EDM experience. The combination of music and light is a spectacle. To see upcoming events at Stereo Live Dallas, click here!

Lizard Lounge

Many express their love for this venue. Lizard Lounge has two stages (main and smaller stage for breaks) and tend to play non-mainstream DJs come through and that’s perfectly fine with because you’re close to the stage but never too crowded. Some of the best raves/parties have gone down right here. The patio is also awesome with a lot of seats and its easy to mingle with people if desired. The bartenders move quickly, which makes it easy to get water or beer (Thank God). Click upcoming events at Lizard Lounge to see who’s next!

The Bomb Factory

The Bomb Factory is the place know for making unforgettable experiences! The balcony seating is spectacular…some claim buying balcony tickets was one of the best decisions of their lives! The upstairs bar area is very clean, usually uncrowded, and shockingly enough, there are practically never any lines for the restroom. I know what you’re thinking, and yes a line-free bathroom is perhaps the most important thing adressed in this paragraph.

Taboo Lounge

Taboo Lounge is a hidden gem. Not wildly popular but perhaps one of the most fun EDM spots in Dalals. The place has great music and a unrivaled energy and feel to it. Do not be intimidated when approaching, as the venue is incredibly welcoming and impossible to miss with the giant pink letter signaling to those looking to party where to go. This place is known to be artsy with an amazing ambience.

Legacy VNYL

One cannot begin to express how much they love their experiences at Legacy VNYL! There is an umistakble and immediate “wow” factor with the mysterious and sexy vibe, upscale details such as the wild lighting and a beautiful balcony. The bartenders are known to be friendly and effeicient, making your night that much easier and enjoyable!

The bar is huge and shaped like an L so it’s able includes lots of party goers. The DJs tend to play a mix of hip hop and EDM tracks that are really fun. Yet perhaps the most wonderful aspect of VNYL, is drinks are priced reasonably and are strong! With all that it becomes hard to imagine going anywhere else.

Trees

Trees is a great venue, serving up fun times day in and day out. The place feels reminiscent of clubs in LA like The Troubadour or The Roxy, which are some of the all time great venues. Many have expressed the love for the fact that you get great view of the stage from pretty much anywhere.

Drink prices are reasonably priced and the bartenders are knonw to be super friendly. If I were you I wouldn’t hesitate to see a show here the next time I come in town. Also fair warning, this is not a huge EDM club, but they have had very famous EDM artist preform here so we recommend seeing who’s performing next. If your a fan of hip hop or rock, this place should have you covered, but again, check to see if your favorite DJ/artist is performing next.

Best Pool Parties in Dallas – Sisu / Secret Sundays / Stonleight Splash

This weekend ushers in a new era of poolside glamour downtown when Secret Sundays // Waterproof begins at the Statler Hotel, which opened officially in February after a long and much-awaited renovation.  Atop the 19-story Dallas landmark is a small pool crowned with a statue of Statler mascot Llinda Llee Llama where a helipad used to welcome the rich and famous.

Each Sunday DJs Luchianni and Blake Ward will align the afternoon with “Saint Tropez” vibes as described for about 100 people at a time on an RSVP-required, first-come, first-served basis. There’s a bottle service and cabana option, too. Those interested can get situated here.  Regular admission is free. The day runs from noon to 6 p.m.

That series was set to begin last week but rain intervened. It would have scooped The Stoneleigh, which starts a new series called Stoneleigh Splash! on Sunday in the same time slot. Tickets are $10, but include special events like swim-up movies, fashion and art shows, and concerts on the lawn. Partiers hoping for cabana reservations can make them here. 

To be seen is one of Sisu’s primary pleasures. All the things we seek out in dark clubs in the wee hours of the morning are here, stripped bare by the sunlight, and the communion of bacchanalian bliss is on full display. Bottles of vodka are ceremoniously carried out by women in skimpy bathing suits. A guy in a tank top floats on his back, wearing sunglasses that have the words “love” and “trap” on each lens. A crew rolls in led by a woman who looks like a Hong Kong pop star, with short cropped black hair and long, flowing pants. In their walk to a VIP cabana, they have somehow grabbed everyone’s attention. They look like they could be the heirs of a Shanghai bankster. And yet, they could be anybody. 

 

Previous to the resort property’s creation of the weekly poolside day club AQUA, A-list DJ talent was limited to Southside and Deep Ellum neighborhoods. Sisu’s opening will forever mark the era when these top tier DJs returned to Dallas’ Uptown/Downtown area. How was this accomplished by one venue? The answer is in the team consisting of resident DJ/Entertainment – Director Wade Randolph Hampton, and his promotional partnership with the Dallas arm of global concert powerhouse SFX and Disco Donnie Presents/Full Access. AQUA has played host to superstar DJs Paul Oakenfold, 12th Planet, Destructo, Cedric Gervais, Dev, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Hardkiss Family and Sliink. Continuing in the tradition of Sisu’s trademark ‘Malibu surf house’ design, the makeover will include a stylish interior ensemble within the 4,500 square foot Spanish home. The new design, created by Hampton, features dramatic changes to the dining room seating, lighting, and sound. Upstairs has transformed into a secluded skybox overlooking the main room, and is outfitted with both a billiards room and a private dining / bar area. Rounding out the second floor is private smoking balcony with a beautiful view of Sisu’s massive pool area. Book a cabana with bottle service for Sisu here.