In addition to serving cold beer and tasty burgers, a wolf-like
man called "Red" puts on a "can't miss" concert each Wednesday night.
2726 Commerce Street
Not too crowded, and not too clean. Suffices for a group looking
to chat, and grab a beer after work. Good burgers.
2724 Elm Street
Very high energy, crowded place. Crowd varies, but can be very young,
and rough around the edges. Great rooftop. Sports-bar type room
and hip-hop room provide additional options.
1800 North Market Street
Great, spacious patio. Unbeatable frozen margaritas. Good food.
West end provides decent people watching.
CLUB CLEARVIEW, BLIND LEMON, RED, & THE ART BAR
2803 Main Street
Not much happens until late. Several clubs under one roof. Choose
from eclectic, disco, or piano bar. At least one club should appeal
to each guest.
2624 Elm Street
Great sushi and sake. Perfect for an informal gathering after work.
DICK'S LAST RESORT
1701 North Market Street
Surly waiters provide incessant, obnoxious repartee to patrons.
Should you desire this interaction, this is your place. If you despise
drama, keep reading. Although the food is decent, the tools working
at this place really suck.
2822 McKinney Avenue
Laid back, low-key, casual alternative to nearby downtown bars.
Diverse crowd. Small. Shuffleboard, and the like.
1714 North Market Street
Popular West End joint. High energy. Lots of fun. Show-like atmosphere.
Main attraction is a cigarette-smoking, beer-guzzling, shower-needing,
haircut-seeking, weathered, unkempt, ivory-tickling dump. This piano
player with a nasty attitude chastises and urges bar patrons to
join in his songs, especially those who care not to participate.
When confronted by a noncompliant patron, this "ball of body-odor"
energizes the place through song and chant, and berates the unassuming
individual! And yes, the writer was one of these.
1900 Elm Street
Not informal, trendy place for downtown workers to gather for a
drink after work.
2715 Elm Street
Dressy casual to formal. All ages, although most guests are under
30. Downstairs offers a smaller, darker, slightly intimate venue
and opportunities to mingle. Patio bar offers an enjoyable view
of downtown. Excellent restaurant serves as another option.
5005 Belt Line Road
No explanation necessary.
1501 Main Street
Very trendy. Foo-foo atmosphere. Go after work, or go home and change
into your shiny-shirt prior to your arrival.
JOE'S CRAB SHACK
2001 North Lamar Street
High-energy. Spacious. Good drinks. Great choice if you crave
seafood and beer. A bit overpriced.
500 Crescent Court
Nice-looking, not informal crowd. Upscale place. Comfortable. Not
too crowded. Great atmosphere. Beautiful surroundings in Crescent.
Not many 21 year olds, but nice mixture of ages. Excellent restaurant
provides snack or dining options, as well.
2604 Main Street
Great sushi. Fun, cutting-edge, non-traditional sushi-bar environment.
1602 Main Street
Various rooms provide different environments in which Dallasites
can sample one of the city's trendiest, at least for the moment,
new bars. Cover charges, unnecessary lines, overpriced drinks, unusual
lighting, doormen with earpieces, barhoppers with shiny shirts,
and emaciated men with spiky-moussed hair all smack of a wanna-be-LA
vibe. Despite, it's a fun place. Very attractive people. Well run.
Guests tend to think they are more important than they truly are.
Evidently, there is sunlight in the place after midnight, as the
writer saw many guests wearing
sunglasses, despite the late hour.