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
gourmet 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
condominiums 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
studio; and light-rail connection to the Dallas
Convention Center. Restaurants in Victory
Park include many coveted dining
establishments. 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
Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau
LEISURE AND RECREATION