All About… My Dallas Favorites

The Restaurants, Bars, Shops and More that Have Made a Lasting Impact on Me

 

I hop on a plane with a one-way ticket to DC in less than 12 hours and I am finally getting my life and packing complete. There has been so much going on from packing, my car accident, going way brunches, happy hours,  dinners and more, it’s been a struggle to not become overwhelmed. My natural reaction when I get overwhelmed is to shut down and literally do nothing that progresses my todo list forward.

As I sit on my laptop to temporarily ignore my responsibilities, I decided to write one last Dallas-themed blog post! At least the last one for a few months.

Dallas is my home, where I was born and raised. There is no doubt that it has left a lasting impression on me throughout the years. I decided it would be fun to create a list of my favorite Dallas spots (and a select few remaining on my bucket list) for different occasions!

Ranging from happy hours, speakeasies and date night spots, I include the top three (or more) in each category. A majority of the photos are mine and some I feature from Instagram. By clicking on the link, you will be directed to the company’s Instagram page or the original poster of the photo. 


 

DALLAS DISTRICTS

 

Deep EllumVictory Park | Bishop Arts District


 

DALLAS LANDMARKS

 

Thanksgiving Square | Reunion Tower | Pegasus | Giant Eyeball


BRUNCH SPOTS

 

Sixty Vines – Uptown | Dolce Riviera – Harwood District | Bread Winner – Uptown


 

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

 

The Katy Trail | Dallas Hall Lawn – SMU Campus | Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge


 

ROOFTOPS WITH A VIEW

 

The StatlerWaterproof | HG Sply Co. | Happiest Hour | Stirr


WINE BARS

 

Leela’s Wine Bar | Mercy Wine Bar | Checkered Past Winery


 

BREWERIES

 

BrainDead Brewing | Deep Ellum Brewery | Bishop Cider Co.


 

BARS

 

The Quarter Bar | Katy Trail Ice House | Billy Can Can | Dot’s Hop House | Moxie’s | Tipsy Alchemist | Laurel Tavern | The Free Man | Truck Yard | Backyard


 

DATE NIGHT SPOTS

 

Common TableTrivia Nights + Live Music Nights | Cinépoois Luxury Theater | Bowlounge


 

ART DESTINATIONS

 

Dallas Museum of Art | Samuel Lynne Galleries | Sweet Tooth Hotel


 

COFFEE SHOPS

 

Ascension | Halcyon | Local Moto + Provisions | Local Press + Brew | Toasted | Davis Street Espresso


 

STUDY + GET WORK DONE

 

Starbucks Reserve | Magnolias Sous Le Pont | Royal Blue Grocery • Highland Park Village


 

RESTAURANTS | HEALTHY EATING

 

 

 Rōti Modern Mediterranian | Pōk the Raw Bar | Nekter Juice Bar 


 

RESTAURANTS | AMERICAN

 

Greenville Avenue Pizza Co. (GAP Co.) | Lazy Dog Restaurant | The Rustic | Mirador


 

RESTAURANTS | BBQ

 

Smokey John’s BBQ | Pecan Lodge | Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ


 

RESTAURANTS | ASAIN

 

Little Katana | Deep Sushi | Sushi Marquee


 

RESTAURANT | ITALIAN

 

Penne Pomodoro | Mille Lire | Sassetta


RESTAURANTS | MEXICAN • TEX-MEX

 

La Ventana | Velvet Taco | Mi Cocina


 

SOMETHING SWEET

 

It’Sugar | Chelles Macarons | Bird Bakery


 

FITNESS STUDIOS

 

Barre Code | District Climb | Barry’s Bootcamp | Orange Theory


 

GIFTS

 

Jade & Clover | All Good Things Paper | Bullzerk


CRAFTY + FUN

 

Painting with a Twist | Jade & Clover | Anger Room

 

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