Home to two light rail stations (Deep Ellum and Baylor University Medical Center) and a stop on the D-Link bus shuttle, Deep Ellum couldn’t be more DARTable. The neighborhood, with its distinctive personality, offers a lively, eclectic mix of restaurants, music venues and shops. Don’t miss these spots:
IdleRye is Deep Ellum’s newest addition, featuring modern American cuisine with influences from both Louisiana and Poland. It’s a great spot for shared plates, homemade pasta and sausage, and craft cocktails.
The Free Man Cajun Café & Lounge is a Deep Ellum staple that serves Cajun comfort food alongside live music every night. The good times will continue to roll when The Free Man expands later this year. Look for additional stages, kitchens and a space for private events, including a “Bourbon side” and a “Frenchman side.”
Jade & Clover is a unique retail shop that focuses on eco-friendly lifestyle merchandise. You’ll find apparel, accessories and home décor, as well as a build-your-own succulent bar and creative workshops and classes.
AllGood Café is a neighborhood favorite – institution, more like – that serves Austin-style breakfast, lunch and dinner, with live music each night. Origami birds hand from the ceiling, and posters of legendary musicians fill the walls. Whether it’s your first visit or one-thousandth, you’ll be treated like a regular.
Twilite Lounge joined the Deep Ellum bar scene in 2013. It’s a dive bar at heart, with an atmosphere inspired by Old Hollywood and the French Quarter, attracting regulars drawn to the cozy vibe and vibrant musical offerings from great live performers. Don’t miss the well-stocked jukebox.