DART is your ticket to a world of culinary wonders.
Check out Deep Ellum, where boutiques, art galleries and funky curio shops blend with dining and music venues. The must-have: barbecue at Pecan Lodge, one of the most talked-about barbecue joints in the region.
AllGood Café is comfortable, homey and a little funky. It’s got a decidedly Austin vibe, with floor-to-ceiling Texas music memorabilia, famous breakfasts and some of the best chicken fried steak in the area – not to mention live music on Thursday through Saturday nights.
Deep Ellum is best accessed by Baylor University Medical Center Station.
How about dinner and a movie – all at once? The Alamo Drafthouse is a beauty, with eight screens, a tap room and even karaoke rooms. The Austin-based chain creates a new kind of cinematic experience: a mix of first-run and classic films shown in a stylish environment with terrific eats, cocktails and local beer served right at your table.
The Cedars neighborhood around it is happening, too, with condos, restaurants and taverns springing up everywhere. Check out Vetted Well, the Cedars’ newest neighborhood bar and grill, with scratch-made food, 32 beers on draft and a rooftop bar featuring a stellar downtown view. It’s all blocks from Convention Center Station.
Both venues are near Convention Center Station.
Right at Cityplace Station, you’ll find The Rustic. With more than 40 beers on tap, this casual, outdoorsy and DARTable destination features live music and a Texas-centric menu that’s perfect to show off Lone Star hospitality to out-of-towners. Fittingly, the restaurant and bar incorporate plenty of rustic touches, from an American flag made of beer cans to steel barrels functioning as light fixtures. A few blocks away is West Village, a cluster of restaurants, retail shops, and the Magnolia, one of Dallas’ most beloved art-house movie theaters.
Discover more hot spots at DART.org/DARTable.