Deep Ellum is a Texas neighborhood located in East Dallas known for its high concentration of first-rate nightlife. These entertainment options make this a popular location for renters since there’s never a shortage of things to do. Here are some venues worth checking out.
Even though it’s only a few years old and practically hidden, the Black Swan Saloon is one of the neighborhood’s hottest nightlife destinations. A ten-minute drive from Deep Ellum apartments at AMLI on Maple and known for its cocktails, dim lighting, and cozy atmosphere, the Black Swan Saloon is much more welcoming than it looks from the outside. A craft cocktail menu changes with the season, and a wealth of regulars give this place a true neighborhood bar fee.
Club Dada was revered among Dallas’ live music junkies even before Deep Ellum’s revival was in full swing. Its 2009 closure marked a sad day for many, but the place is up and running again under the new name of Dada Dallas. It still offers affordable live music shows and inexpensive drinks, and doesn’t discriminate based on genre of music. All that matters here is talent. Browse the venue’s event calendar for upcoming country, metal, rap, rock, and punk concerts.
World Beer Cup gold award winner Deep Ellum Brewing Company is renowned throughout Texas, but there’s no better place to drink the brewer’s craft concoctions than the Deep Ellum Taproom. The place often hosts live music on the weekends, but if you’re ever craving a beer on a weeknight, check out trivia Tuesdays and open mic Wednesdays.
If themed bars are your thing, Double Wide is definitely worth a gander. Set up like a double-wide trailer and decorated to evoke an atmosphere one can imagine existing in a 1970s trailer home, no shortage of creativity was missing from the Double Wide Bar design process. Happy Hour lasts from 5 – 9 PM on Fridays and live music fills the thankfully-not-stale air most weekend nights.
A bar that doubles as a record shop, Off the Record takes itself just seriously enough to ensure the respect of vinyl heads but not too serious that their less vinyl-ly inclined friends can’t still have a good time. With 20 beers on tap and a collection of more than 2,000 vinyl records, there’s no better place to bring the craft beer aficionados and record lovers in your life.
Red Light Lounge is a relatively new electronic dance club and bar, but it’s already making a name for itself around Deep Ellum. It’s the only DJ-driven nightclub in the area, filling a big gap in the entertainment scene by giving talented up-and-coming DJs a place to showcase their skills. Check out Red Light’s event calendar for a complete list of artists and upcoming shows.
Have we made you sorry it’s only Monday? Don’t worry. That just means you have five whole days to plan your weekend. And whether than means drinks in a 1970s trailer, going nuts to electronica music, or geeking out over vinyl records, Deep Ellum’s got it all. So go out and take advantage.
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