The Deep Ellum and Greenville Avenue districts are very big on nightlife in Dallas. The renowned streets of Deep Ellum, the city's musical nerve center, are lined with live music venues. A Deep Ellum legend, live music Club Dada is the place where Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians got started back in the late 80s. Dada has one of the best patios in the city, with trees and benches in the back of the club.
The music is an eclectic mix each week and the musicians are always good. Open mic nights are every Sundays at 9pm. Club Clearview pipes out everything from classic rock to R&B. The club changes its focus and offerings with the whims of the changing music and arts scene. The first band takes the stage at 9:40pm. Headliners appear around midnight. This club is part of a multi-bar complex, so check out Art Bar or Blind Lemon.
Downtown Dallas Lamar Street is home for Gilley's. In addition to live Country-Western acts, this spacious venue books everything from boxing to fashion shows. Owned by the award-winning entertainer and recording artist, Gilley's was modeled after the original in the Houston suburb of Pasadena. A big-name headliner is on the stage on Friday or Saturday nights.
Deep Ellum's live music venue Gypsy Tea Room features two entertainment areas: a smaller tea room and a larger ballroom where guests can grab a partner and dance the night away. The music is a mix of everything from country and bluegrass to hip-hop and rock. The roster of bands includes local favorites as well as national headliners.
Sons of Hermann Hall is another Deep Ellum live music venue that makes the nightlife in Dallas what it should be about. Laid back and plenty of fun, this lodge books an eclectic mix of entertainment. Wednesday nights feature swing dancing, Thursdays showcase acoustic jam sessions, and weekend happy hours are a popular feature. When no bands are scheduled, DJs mix it up and pack the dance floor with willing patrons.
As for the Dallas nightclubs, check out 2009 -Latino discoth?que, new to Dallas' night life scene. The dancers show off their salsa and merengue dance moves to Spanish beats. The bar offers plenty of mixed drinks and beer. People between the ages of 18 and 21 show up in casual or trendy-dressy attire. The venue is located off I-35 near Irving Texas Stadium.
If you're looking for a high-energy, late night crowd in the mood to groove until dawn, One is the spot. Rotating DJs, both local and national, rock the house all night long. Here you'll find an all-age crowd in a dark, dry ice atmosphere of and the always-popular unisex bathrooms.
Nightlife in Dallas continues heating up as you hit Greenville Avenue. Here you can have a taste of everything, with the trendy Z-bar and the laid-back Ship's Lounge being the two favorites. The Uptown scene is marked by a more exclusive brand of cool such as super-hip Medici, an exclusive spot with admission by invitation only and homey Ginger Man. Other options of nightlife in Dallas include Bar of Soap in Fair Park and Lizard Lounge on Swiss Avenue.