Whether you’re a Dallas newbie or a veteran to the city’s bar scene, you know that lower Greenville is what gives the city plenty of flare. With back-to-back bars accommodating just about every patron, you’ll find there’s something for everyone. Check out our list of the top 10 bars to help you get a taste of everything L.G. has to offer.
This is the ultimate playground for adults: beer garden, food trucks galore, and a tree house bar for you to sip on your trashcan punch. From the moment you walk into this massive retro backyard, you’re greeted with a Southern comfort vibe wrapped in the aroma of the greasy cheesesteak grill out back. Whether you’re about craft beers or epic cocktails, they have it all on tap at Truck Yard waiting for you any day of the week. Hours: 11:00 am-12:00 am everyday
When a trendy bar with rooftop people watching and craft beers meets delicious, farm-to-table food, you end up with the hit bar HG Sply Co. in Lower Greenville. Somehow, this bar is able to accomplish the impossible by combining a trendy bar scene with tasty yet healthy food. This spot is the ultimate atmosphere with versatility by letting you go from an intimate dinner downstairs to gathering with friends along the Dallas skyline for a night to remember.
You can always count on a good night when it’s spent at an Irish Pub, especially when it’s at The Dubliner. It may not be the typical party scene, but like many Irish pubs, it’s the ideal spot to gather with friends around great drinks. Its warm and cozy atmosphere will keep you snuggled up by the fire or up at the bar trying their variety of scotch and whiskeys with their friendly bartenders. Be sure to grab a pint of Guinness while you’re there — they’re known to have the best draught Guinness in town.
When game day comes and you’re looking for a place with plenty of TVs and game day spirit, Dodie’s Reef is the place to park it for a few hours. With that Cajun/Creole aroma moving through the air and drinks being continuously poured, you’ll feel like you’re right at home in the Big Easy. Head up to the rooftop patio for the real party, where there’s plenty of drinks to be drunk and friends to be made.
If the trendy bar scene isn’t your jam and you’re looking for a bar to call home on lower Greenville, then The Old Crow may be your new spot. A warm atmosphere with pool tables, jukebox, darts, karaoke, and more, this low-key bar still has plenty of fun to keep the party going. This is the spot to either start or end your night of bar hopping on lower Greenville, especially when you’re searching for that relaxed bar vibe.
Like many gastropubs, you’ll find the Libertine Bar reels you in with its darker lighting, aroma of tasty food, and a delightfully mixed crowd enjoying the craft beers on tap, including some brewed right next door in Deep Ellum. You’ll find that whether you’re on a date, enjoying a post-work happy hour hangout, or on a bar crawl, you’ll feel right at home at this neighborhood favorite.
Come for the adorable retro salon décor, stay for the bumping music and never-ending dance party. Beauty Bar combines a hipster and girly yet grungy and groovy vibe to create one big party right before the beginning of lower Greenville. With a DJ throwing out hit jams all night, you can almost count on spending the night on the dance floor. Plus, if showing your moves on the dance floor isn’t your style, hit up the bar during happy hour to get your nails done while you sip on one of their fabulous martinis.
If you’re looking for some Latin flare or just a place to jump-start your night, then this one’s for you. Gloria’s brings the Latin flavor to Lower Greenville with its incredible Mexican food and, more importantly, their margaritas. Grab a table or sit at the bar, but just make sure to have at least a margarita or two in front of you. They specialize in unique margaritas that not only taste like Latin heaven, but also kick start your night in the best way possible.
Arcade games, booze, and life-size Jenga, oh my! Barcadia is another adult playground that you must see to believe. You’ll always find a lively crowd here on the weekends, because who wouldn’t want to combine great drinks and great arcade games to make one great night? Whether it’s the quarter-per-game or their incredibly cheap drinks, your wallet will surely appreciate this bar as much as you do.
The last place to get a stamp on your :ower Greenville passport just so happens to be another dive bar. Thankfully, it’s a dive bar with plenty of flair that will leave you wanting to stick around and soak up their extremely generous happy hour (4pm-9pm). Single Wide maintains a relaxed yet cool atmosphere, with cheap drinks and a decent crowd for mingling and meeting new people. This bar may be another tiny hole in the wall on Greenville, but it definitely packs a punch.