Now in Dallas: New Bars & Clubs

Your friends call you the social director of the group. Your job: Sniffing out the hottest bars (and clubs, if that's your scene) in town for nights of dancing and debauchery. From low-key neighborhood taps to pretty people lounges, we've got you covered with our list of the best new spots for boozing in Dallas.

Updated: October 14, 2009

New Bars & Clubs

Tradewinds Social Club

2843 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75211

Quick. Where do grey-haired men, SMU sorority girls and sports fans meet? Why it's this dive bar. As the night wears on, darts, game watching and karaoke give the denizens more reasons to stay--and to booze.


1015 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202

Guests will have a fun time digesting all the eye candy in here, from the LED lights to the pretty young things crowding the VIP lounge. Don't forget to look up, where the fllickering ceiling puts the party people in a trance-like state. Or is that the cocktails?

Bella Bar

2626 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204

Some nights, it's hard to get your group to agree on just one location. One friend prefers cocktails, the other a lingering meal fit for foodies. This stylish boite answers both tastes, starting as a place to indulge dishes like truffle soup and Scottish salmon, then morphing into a late-night hot spot complete with girls in short dresses and guys in shiny shirts.


1400 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202

An international roster of DJs and see-and-be-seen clientele make it very tough to break past the velvet rope. But once you're in, expect to be rewarded with a dazzling light show and a bumpin' dance floor.