Explore the big things happening in Dallas

This North Texas metropolis is an artistic hub bubbling with fine food, drinks, and entertainment. Discover the best of the art and cultural attractions in every district.

The Downtown Dallas skyline. Image credit: Max Fray/Unsplash

Dallas’ slogan is “Big things happen here.” and they aren’t wrong. The city is a haven for artistic expression and boasts countless venues for live music entertainment, museums, galleries, and much more. Every district has its own flair, from the famous Deep Ellum to sprawling Uptown. There’s always something fun to do around every corner and we can get you wherever you want to go.

Download the Blacklane app to enjoy stylish rides all over town and forget about the hassle of getting a rental and trying to find parking, which is notoriously difficult in this city. Book an hourly service to get around Dallas for various events, shopping trips, and dining excursions or get yourself a safe and reliable ride home after an exciting evening visiting upscale bars and venues. No matter what your plans are, we’ve got you covered.

Now that you’ve figured out your transportation around the city, let’s take a look at some of the neighborhoods with the best food, drinks, and entertainment.

An iconic sign for an iconic neighborhood. Image credit: Heather Gill/Unsplash

Deep Ellum

If you’re looking for live music entertainment, then Deep Ellum should be number one on your list. In the 1920s, this area attracted the jazz and blues community and today it welcomes artists of all kinds. This neighborhood has squeezed over 30 music venues into only a few miles of real estate, so no matter what genre of music you groove to, you’ll be sure to find the perfect event. Check out venues like The Bomb Factory and Trees for upcoming concerts.

Once you’ve had your fill of music and need to refuel your tank, then head on over to the Neon Kitten to whet your appetite. Their Japanese-inspired signature cocktails and bites to eat will be the perfect way to end your day.

Design District

This neighborhood in central Dallas has become a haven for art galleries and interior design showrooms. There are over 30 galleries to visit ranging from contemporary to abstract, and sculpture to glass work. If you’re looking to fall into the beautiful worlds of local and internationally acclaimed artists, then touring this neighborhood will be sure to bring you joy.

When you’re ready for some lunch or brunch nibbles, then the Meddlesome Moth is a great place to grab a bite before heading off to your next destination. This gastropub once tied with a bar in Rome for the title of “World’s Best Place for Beer” according to Stephen Beaumont, co-author of The World Atlas of Beer, but they also offer a slew of exceptional wines and cocktails as well as unique takes on classic pub food offerings. 

Picturesque Uptown has a lot to offer. Image credit: Mark Patterson/Unsplash


Ready for a day of shopping and wellness? Then welcome to the most pedestrian-friendly area in the entire city, which hosts a variety of boutique outdoor retail centers and exciting nightlife spots. The West Village retail center is the perfect place to get everything you need in one place. It has a cinema, fitness studios, wellness centers, restaurants, and exclusive shops to take care of your every need.

If you’re looking to get a gorgeous view of the Dallas skyline by the pool with a craft cocktail in hand, then look no further than Waterproof. This exclusive rooftop bar is reservation only, so be sure to plan ahead if you don’t want to miss out on a beautiful sunset opportunity!

Lower Greenville

This neighborhood is all about nightlife and if you want great entertainment in a cozy art deco inspired space, then the Granada Theater is the place for you. Founded in 1946, this venue has held performances of Gone With The Wind and hosted musical talents such as Willie Nelson and Adele. Be sure to check their schedule so you don’t miss out on their next great event.
Ready to take a step into the avant garde? Apothecary is a cozy cocktail lounge serving adventurous drinks and dishes that will blow you away. It’s possible to have a cocktail that will numb your tongue or contain an octopus tentacle, so you’ll always be on your toes. For those who are feeling a little less courageous, there are also standard cocktails and drinks available.