Visit our 13 entertainment districts, all
within a short distance of downtown, each
with their own local history and flavor,
offering a unique mixture of arts, culture,
shopping, dining and fun.
Bishop Arts District
The best kept secret south of downtown
Dallas. This historic Oak Cliff neighborhood
has been restored to its former glory with a
mix of restaurants, retail and art galleries. In
this one-of-a-kind district you will find great
restaurants such as Hattie’s American Bistro
and Cosmo Rouge, hotels such as the new
Belmont and various shops with vintage
treasures and more.
Dallas Arts District
The largest urban arts district is composed
of an area in downtown, dedicated to the
arts with a total of 19 blocks and more than
60 acres devoted to a variety of festivals,
performances, museums and local arts
organizations, including the Dallas Museum
of Art, the Crow Collection of Asian Art, the
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center,
and the Winspear Opera House, and the
Nasher Sculpture Center.
A center for blues musicians and artists in
the 1920s, Deep Ellum today offers avant-garde cuisine, galleries, retail, bars and live
music. Popular by day for business lunches
and bustling at night with club patrons,
Deep Ellum has broad appeal. The Angry
Dog restaurant is a local favorite for
hamburgers, chilidogs and hot wings, and
its brick walls and dimly lit setting make it an
ideal lunch hideout. Izmir Mediterranean
Tapas has a dramatic atmosphere and
offers tapas and Turkish coffee, which adds
an eclectic element to diverse Deep Ellum.
It has been voted “Best Live Music Venue”
several times by various local publications.
Among the live venues, The Green Room
has some of the best views of downtown
and a great selection of upscale cuisine that
patrons can enjoy on the rooftop patio.
Each year, more than 6 million people visit
Fair Park and its nine museums. The Park
has the largest collection of Art Deco
buildings in the country. The educational
facilities range from the Age of Steam
Museum to the Women’s Museum: An
Institute for the Future to the African
American Museum. Fair Park is also the
location of the annual Texas State Fair.
Held every fall, the Fair attracts almost 3
million people in 24 days.
Upper and Lower Greenville
The Greenville Avenue dining, retail and
entertainment districts attract a young, funky
crowd to its “lower” block nestled in a
1920’s residential area, as well as young
professionals seeking trendy casual elegance
in its “upper” region. Don’t miss Lower and
Upper Greenville for their reasonably priced
homegrown restaurants, pubs and boutiques.
Nero’s is a Dallas favorite for Italian cuisine
and is known for its pink garlic bread and
checkered tablecloths. Cafe Nostra is open
late and is an ideal place to stop after a long
night out. Stan’s Blue Note, another
Greenville favorite, has 100 types of bottled
beer and 50 draft options, outside patios
and a shuffleboard court. The Blue Goose
Cantina draws a distinctive crowd from
college students to bikers. Patrons can
unwind on the patio and enjoy the sights of
Greenville Avenue. For more than 27 years,
Dallas locals have stopped at Snuffer’s
Restaurant for one of the city’s best burgers
and their famous cheese fries. A Dallas
favorite for 15 years, Terilli’s specializes in
Italian food and great service in a cozy and
distinctive atmosphere. Enjoy live jazz
Thursday through Saturday evenings.
For antique shops, dining and quaint
boutiques visit the popular two-mile district
straddling North Central Expressway near
Downtown Dallas called Knox-Henderson.
Visitors can tour the Henderson side, east of
Central Expressway, for antiques and one-of-a-kind boutiques. The Knox side on the west
features popular bars, restaurants and
additional shopping. Fireside Pies, a