The Best Things to Do in Dallas’ Bishop Arts District

Homemade pie and seasonal flavors can be found at Emporium Pies.
Homemade pie and seasonal flavors can be found at Emporium Pies. | © Paul Wilkes / Visit Dallas
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Bishop Arts District is a small hip area in Oak Cliff with 60 independent shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and galleries. Whether you’re visiting for a day or a few hours, here are some of the best things to do in the Bishop Arts District.

Shop boutiques along Bishop Avenue and Davis Street

The Bishop Arts District is well-known for the many boutiques that line Bishop Avenue. Indigo 1745, DLM Supply, and Epiphany are great spots to find a new outfit. Pick up a cigar at Cigar Art, a letter pressed card at All Good Things, and a succulent at DIRT Flowers. Opportunity Market has a broad selection of artisan products from all around the world. Each boutique is unique and covers everything you may want to find, from clothes to pet supplies, candles, home décor, and even electric bikes.

DLM Supply is a menswear boutique in Bishop Arts.

Antiquing at M’Antiques

Antiquing in Bishop Arts District is the epitome of cool thanks to M’Antiques. They specialize in collectibles, repurposed items, vintage cameras and jewelry, old school neon signs, neat furniture, and historic pieces from throughout the last century. Time can pass quickly as you peruse through their excellent selection or drink a beer from their kegerator while you shop.

Grab a book from The Wild Detectives

The Wild Detectives is a charming bookstore, coffee shop, and bar located in an adorable house in Bishop Arts. Pop in to check out their selection of indie, local, popular, and Spanish authors, or even their collection of vinyl. Buy a book and sit down inside or on one of their outdoor patios with a coffee, beer, or wine in hand. They host many events, so if you’re lucky, you might arrive during a book reading or live music performance.

The Wild Detectives is a local bookstore and coffee shop in Bishop Arts.

Cider tasting at Bishop Cider Company

Cider is slowly gaining momentum throughout Texas, and Bishop Arts just so happens to have one of the leading companies: Bishop Cider Company. Drop by their flagship building in Bishop Arts to have a flight of their best cider. There are usually six ciders on tap, all of which are gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and lack that added sugar found in many ciders. While The OG is a classic cider, their Crackberry and Blood Orange flavors are particularly tasty!

Take a holiday photo with a Home Alone art piece

Bishop Arts is the perfect place to take a Christmas photo, and not because it’s charming and adorable in an old-fashioned way. It’s because it has a sign with one of the best quotes from the Home Alone film series. “Merry Christmas You Filthy Animal” is splayed on the side of Eno’s Pizza Tavern’s brick building in white letters that light up with green and red lights at night. A photo with this art piece is a fun way to celebrate the holidays.

This Home Alone quote can be found in Dallas’ Bishop Arts District.

Stroll through art galleries with mimosas in hand

While wine walks are common throughout Dallas, Bishop Arts District is all about the mimosas. A few times a year, they’ll host a Mimosa Walk, and for a small price, you receive a glass and 10 mimosa samples throughout the event. Shops and restaurants in Bishop Arts open their doors that day for you to stroll and shop with mimosas in hand. Perhaps the best way to enjoy that mimosa is by exploring the art galleries of Bishop Arts, like Jen Mauldin Gallery.

Have a big slice of delicious pie

Bishop Arts District is the place to go when you’re craving pie. It’s home to Emporium Pies, a handmade pie shop with rotating flavors that usually match the season. They offer big, thick pies with fresh ingredients, like fruit or chocolate, which are sometimes served cold or heated up. Order a slice of pie and a glass of milk and enjoy one of the most delightful desserts around.

Homemade pie and seasonal flavors can be found at Emporium Pies.
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