Welcome to Dallas! We hope you are ready for some great big Texas-style fun. Dallas at night is a lively mix of fun for couples, families, first-time visitors, and local residents.
We’ve put together a list of seven top picks for fun things to do in Dallas at night, whether you’re looking to explore mid-week or have a Saturday night out on the town.
Get Your Camera Ready For The Best Night View Of The Dallas Skyline
Reunion Tower is one of the most recognized iconic landmarks in downtown Dallas. At night, the view from the tower sparkles with the lights of the Dallas skyline. Bring your camera for a great Instagram photo opportunity.
It’s a 60-second ride to the top of Reunion Tower, with its GeO-Deck and 360-degree view of the Dallas Skyline. Both an indoor and an outdoor observation deck provide a spectacular view, which is one of the top fun things to do in Dallas at night for families.
Pro-tip: If you plan to view the Reunion Tower during the day, purchase a special “Day and Night Ticket” to come back later that day.
Take In A Concert Or Game At The American Airlines Center
If you plan to visit Dallas during basketball season, do as the locals do and cheer on the home team at the American Airlines Center! This premier event center is home to one of the top teams in the NBA, the Dallas Mavericks.
The AAC is also home to the NHL’s Dallas Stars for hockey fans. Visit Dallas during the hockey season to take in one of the 28 fast-paced home games.
If you aren’t able to catch a game at American Airlines Center, check their online calendar for concerts and events happening during your stay.
Dallas Is The Place To Be For Music
Check out the Dallas music scene for fun things to do in Dallas at night. Music venues throughout Dallas showcase the talent of up-and-coming stars in the country, indie, and blues music genres.
The Dallas music scene is the site of historic landmarks like the Granada Theater in the Lower Greenville neighborhood. This ornate Art Deco theater has recently been restored to its original colors, emphasizing its 75-year-old hand-painted murals.
The Toyota Music Factory is a family-friendly entertainment center with bars, restaurants, and a movie cinema. The Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory offers a unique boutique-style concert venue with seating for 2500-8000 guests.
House Of Blues Dallas
Close to the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is another great spot for music in Dallas, at the legendary House of Blues. The main floor of the music hall is for standing room only, giving people a chance to dance and move around to the music. Limited VIP seating is also available for an additional price.
Check the House of Blues website for event availability and to purchase tickets. There is also a spirited Sunday Gospel Brunch if you are in Dallas on a weekend.
Check Out The Vibrant Street Art Of Deep Ellum
The historic Deep Ellum neighborhood is the go-to place for vibrant street art, live music, and creativity. This diverse area is a maze of street murals, art galleries, and music venues.
There is something to see and do every night of the week, with Saturday nights providing a busy, hopping spot for live entertainment.
Deep Elum is an area of historical significance on the live music scene, and many of the Dallas music venues call this area home, including:
- Adair’s Saloon
- Allgood Cafe
- Armoury D.E.
- Canton Hall
- Club Dada
- Deep Ellum Art Co.
- Double Wide
- High & Tight Barbershop and bar
- Limbo Room at Ruins
- Louie Louie’s
- Reno’s Chop Shop Saloon
- Sons of Hermann Hall
- The Bomb Factory
- The Free Man Cajun Cafe & Lounge
- The Nines
- Three Links Deep Ellum
- Twilight Lounge
- Trees Dallas
While some music events in Deep Ellum are available only on Friday and Saturday nights, some live music or DJs every night.
There is also a one-day festival each fall called Deep Ellum Open, with an art market, tours, and a live mural exhibition. The event celebrates creative businesses like tattoo artists, photographers, art galleries, graphic designers, and recording studios.
Take A Fun-Filled Evening Cruizer Tour
See the downtown Dallas city lights from the comfort of an open-air electric cruizer. Relax and leave the driving to us, while you see iconic landmarks like:
- Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District
- American Airlines Center
- First Baptist Dallas
- Dallas City Hall
- Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
- Reunion Tower
We’ll take you through the city’s heart, with a stop for a Margarita or other beverage. The cruizer’s open-air design allows for excellent visibility from every seat. We’ll share the history of this vibrant city, plus a few hidden secrets along the way!
Go online or call us today! We look forward to sharing more of Dallas with you.