met pizza hangout, offers inventive toppings from local merchants and delicious
salads. A popular Knox stop is Tei Tei, a
restaurant with modern Asian design, an
impressive bar and an extensive sushi
menu. La Duni is a funky favorite for Latin
American dishes and The Old Monk, a traditional bar with a loyal following, has
exceptional fish and chips and serves an
extensive collection of imported beers. On-the-go travelers can grab hot dogs and
hand-dipped frozen custard from Wild
About Harry’s on their way to the Knox
Street Market for charming home furnishings
with Texas flair.
Downtown Dallas’ Main Street is anchored
by the Neiman Marcus flagship store, and
the historic Adolphus and Magnolia Hotels.
This entertainment district has been revitalized over the past several years and is now
alive with new entertainment options. Stone
Street Gardens, an urban oasis in the middle
of downtown, provides spaces for dining
and entertainment, including seasonal concerts on Pegasus Plaza. Also, clubs keep the
area active at night. And nearby Gilley’s is
a true Texas experience with live country
music, a mechanical bull, food, drinks and
plenty of room on the dance floor.
Located at Mockingbird Lane and North
Central Expressway, Mockingbird Station is
served by the North Central segment of the
DART Rail Red and Blue Lines. This cutting-edge development features metropolitan loft
living above street front dining and retail.
This area is truly a local favorite that is
known for its coveted boutiques, popular
restaurants, nightlife and Angelika Theater.
Known for its elegant high-rise condomini-
ums along historic Turtle Creek, Oak Lawn
also features shopping, eclectic restaurants
and a diverse nightlife scene embracing all
lifestyles. This area boasts nightlife hot spots
such as Station 4, The Brick, Woody’s,
J.R.’s, Sue Ellen’s, and The Round Up
Saloon, most of which are located along
Cedar Springs Road. Oak Lawn is also
contiguous with the Dallas Design District,
and so much of the area conveys a very
“artsy” and upscale feeling.
To travel from downtown to Uptown, visitors
can hop on the McKinney Avenue Trolley for
a FREE ride. The trolley is operated by volunteers and is one of the largest volunteer trolley systems in the United States. This 125-
year-old neighborhood blends historic
homes with new high-rise residences.
Uptown boasts 40 art galleries and antique
shops, 85 restaurants, four exclusive hotels,
three bed and breakfasts, three performance theaters, one movie theater and four
historic cemeteries. Unique hotels include the
urban resort, Hotel ZaZa, with its individually themed suites and restaurant Dragonfly.
Others are Hotel Crescent Court, Hotel St.
Germain, The Mansion on Turtle Creek and
The Stoneleigh Hotel, all of which have their
special niche and unique history. Stanley
Korshak, the award winning, privately
owned specialty store is located inside The
Crescent and offers an extraordinary shopping experience. Uptown Bar & Grill is a
karaoke destination in the evenings and an
entertaining lunch option during the day.
With a spirited wait staff, great burgers and
bar-wide trivia games, Uptown Bar & Grill is
a fun change of pace.
The Victory Park project began with the
American Airlines Center, home of the
Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars, and
the project has expanded to include dining,
shopping and living space. The 72-acre
district includes Dallas’ first W Hotel &
Residences—topped out with the ultra-
lounge Ghostbar. There are two five-story
retail buildings with eight movable HD
video screens in the “plaza.” The screens
move on rails somewhat like roller-coaster
rails showing a customized program of
sports, entertainment and select cultural
events. Victory Park boasts urban residential
units above street front retailers, distinctive
dining, coveted boutiques and endless
entertainment; an urban park; state-of-the-art
office space; WFAA-TV (ABC) television stu-
dio; and light-rail connection to the Dallas
Convention Center. Restaurants in Victory
Park include many coveted dining establish-
ments. Victory Park is one of Dallas’ most
impressive visitor destinations.
West End Historic District
The West End Historic District in downtown
transformed a multi-block area of turn-of-the-century storefronts and warehouses into
shops, restaurants and nightclubs.
Accessible by DART light rail and minutes
from the Dallas Convention Center and
Victory Park, the area is home to the annual
Taste of Dallas Event, the Sixth Floor Museum
at Dealey Plaza honoring the life and legacy
of President John F. Kennedy, the Dallas
World Aquarium, the Holocaust Museum,
horse-drawn carriage rides, outdoor cafes,
retail and restored loft apartments.
Within Uptown and along the McKinney
Avenue Trolley M-Line is the new West
Village entertainment area—an eclectic mix
of shops from home décor and clothing
stores to restaurants, bars and clubs.
Residential lofts overlook busy streets, giving
an urban feel to the Village. Crú Wine Bar
is a must-see where patrons can sit outside
and enjoy premium wines and cheeses. For
a more casual option, Taco Diner offers
Mexican dishes in a sleek and modern
atmosphere. Cowboy Cool is a true blend
of Texas with custom-made western wear
including cowboy hats, boots and other distinctive garments.
Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau