Top 10 Best Nightclubs in Dallas, TX [2021 GUIDE]

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With over 37 venues in Dallas, there are many places to choose from whether you're looking for a crazy night out or a lounge atmosphere. Don't worry! We're going to list out the best clubs in Dallas that you should definitely check out.

Truth and Alibi

Best nightclub in Dallas!
Truth and Alibi

The mastermind twin brothers Chris and Mark Beardon decided to make the entrance of the nightclub Truth & Alibi behind The Original Deep Ellum Candy Company, a tiny candy shop. As clubbers enter the building, one by one they move towards the Willy Wonka-esque candy shop’s ‘secret’ door which requires a password to enter and that takes them into a dark, long room. On one side, a bar, and on the other, a collection of couches and chairs that serve as tables. The candy shop front is meant to mirror the types of shops that covered up night clubs and bars during the prohibition era. Under the cover of many waterfall chandeliers, deep blue lights, and roaring 20s themed furnishings, guests are able to enjoy drinks from an extensive cocktail menu, tasty finger foods and appetizers and music from a selection of the hottest DJs that Dallas has to offer.

  • 2618 Elm St Dallas, TX 75226 United States
  • Deep Ellum
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Theory

Theory

Found in the middle of the Uptown Entertainment District on McKinney Ave., Theory hopes to bring outstanding service, revolutionary audio/visual, and mind-blowing production elements together to provide guests with a truly unique nightlife experience. Guests are welcome to sit at VIP booths, go out to the well decorated patio, drink at the various bars, or hit the dance floor while they enjoy their night at Theory. The music is always pumping at the club with local and traveling headlining DJs and performers putting on shows to the beat of the latest hip-hop, house, and top 40 tracks. Theory Nightclub Uptown is the perfect place to have a wild and memorable night of partying, drinking, and mingling in an upbeat fun environment.

  • 2912 McKinney Ave Dallas, TX 75204 United States
  • Uptown
  • Wed, Fri, Sat 10pm-2am, Thu 10:30pm-2am
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Citizen

Citizen

To the owners of this Dallas nightclub, located near the golden mile of Uptown restaurants, Citizen refers to someone who feels at home and comfortable. At Citizen nightclub, they have tried hard to emulate an atmosphere where everyone can go at their own pace and enjoy themselves. Whether you want to relax quietly with a friend and enjoy a drink or two in the early evening, wander through a gorgeous patio during the dwindling moments of daylight, party on the dance-floor well into the dark, or sit at the bar during happy hour, the energy made at Citizen, through its versatile arrangement of their bar and lounge, aims to serve any and all desires. Late at night when the nightclub portion of Citizen takes on a more dynamic energy, guests are able to enjoy the bartenders hopping up on the tabletops while the servers light sparklers under the white smoke created by CO2 getting pumped out of the beautiful chandeliers hanging from the ceilings. The room takes on a hazy sultry vibe as DJs crank up the music and the lights come down low, becoming indistinguishable from the hottest nightclubs in Vegas. This bona fide and upscale cocktail lounge features a carefully created cocktail and champagne list, an excellent food menu, and architecture well-suited to all manner of people. Citizen presents the finest environment in which you can enjoy and indulge yourself and most importantly be yourself without fear of judgment.

  • 2511 Swiss Ave STE #150 Dallas, TX 75204 United States
  • Deep Ellum
  • 11 pm - 2 am Thu - Sun
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$$

Bottled Blonde

Bottled Blonde

Originally part of a pizza chain that was founded in Arizona, the Bottled Blonde, located in Dallas, is one of Texas's most popular bars with another location in Houston. Besides their amazing pizzas, the venue is known for its electric dance floors, heart-racing music, and huge televisions broadcasting non-stop sports events. At night, guests are able to enjoy the shimmering light displays as they join in on the lively dancing and imbibe on the amazing concoctions made by the bartenders at one of the two full bars. Creative and mouth-watering dishes from the kitchen are served to the rustic Italian style seating. The Bottled Blonde combines the casual atmosphere of a restaurant and a bar into one electrifying nightlife venue. From Brunch Specials to Dinner and Take-Out, they pride themselves on offering an incredibly fun environment and delicious menu options that will satisfy your cravings. Bottled Blonde offers reservations for their busier times which is always a plus, as well as private parties and VIP experiences.

  • 505 N Good Latimer Expy Dallas, TX 75204 United States
  • East Dallas
  • 3 pm - 12 am Mon - Wed, 3 pm - 2 am Thu - Fri, 11 am - 2 am Sat - Sun
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Candleroom

Candleroom

Lighting up the Dallas’ Nightlife scene since 2003, the Candleroom is the perfect place To Be, Be Seen, Socialize & Celebrate. Captivating Style, Cutting Edge Music and World Class Service have separated this exclusive lounge from all the rest. This Award Winning venue has continued to stay current by always evolving.

  • 5039 Willis Ave Dallas, TX 75206 United States
  • Uptown
  • 10 pm - 2 am Wed, Fri - Sat
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$$

Concrete Cowboy

Concrete Cowboy

Designed by the So Clutch Group, with half a dozen locations all over the country, Concrete Cowboy is a high-energy restaurant, lounge, and sports bar. They pride themselves on being a “party bar for adults”. At this upbeat and lively Uptown bar, guests will be able to enjoy the best Happy Hours in the city. If you don’t want to go to another fancy nightclub, this is the place to let off a little steam. The Concrete Cowboy offers fun bar games to their guests for the ones who came for socializing, while the ones who came to watch the game can enjoy themselves by turning to one of the many 115″ HD TVs places all over the place. There is also an incredible sound system for the nights that patrons want to get down and bust some moves on the dance floor and a beautiful outdoor patio for those that want to take in the breeze while sipping from their beer. A great staff truly cements the great experience that can be had at the Concrete Cowboy in Dallas.

  • 2512 Cedar Springs Rd Dallas, TX 75201 United States
  • Uptown
  • 6 pm - 2 am Mon - Fri, 11 am - 2 am Sat - Sun
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Punk Society

Punk Society

Arranged like an anti-establishment establishment, Punk Society is an innovative hybrid bar and lounge in the middle of Deep Ellum, Texas. More than just a punk rock bar, the venue hopes to be a space where punk is about being rebellious and refusing to let society dictate your life no matter your age. The venue’s design was inspired by the retro era of the Punk music scene but also takes cues from rebellious movements in other music genres including Rock n’ Roll, Hip Hop, EDM, etc. With a venue that is so centered around music, Punk Society strives to provide its guests with the best music and performers in the city. Their music format showcases some of the best DJs in DFW and guest headliners from around the world.

  • 2723 Elm St Dallas, TX 75226 United States
  • Deep Ellum
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Park Avenue

Park Avenue

PARK AVE DALLAS. Welcome to Park Avenue, an ultra-venue in the heart of Dallas, Texas. Step out of the ordinary and into sophistication upon entering, a premium establishment that stimulates the senses.

  • 11035 Ables Ln Dallas, TX 75229 United States
  • North Dallas
  • 5 PM - 2 AM Fri, 9 PM - 2 AM Sat
  • $

One Sette

One Sette

Formerly the home of Idle Rich Pub, and co-owned by former Texas Ranger Mike Napoli, One Sette is a stunningly put together specialty nightclub in the heart of Uptown Dallas. The interior of the club enjoys a more relaxed vibe that does not attempt to emulate the popular clubs of Las Vegas and Miami. That does not mean however that guests will be left unimpressed at the venue. Instead, at One Sette the focus is on bartenders and waitresses creating a comfortable environment for guests and providing stellar service that makes up for an unbeatable experience. Guests will be able to order bottle service and sit at 12 VIP tables while they enjoy the top DJs in Dallas playing mainstream dance and popular hip-hop music setting the tone for a fun and memorable experience. At this relaxed, yet luxurious nightclub guests will find a space that is reminiscent of sophisticated study rooms and private parlors.

  • 2614 McKinney Ave Dallas, TX 75204 United States
  • Uptown
  • 11 pm - 2 am Fri - Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$

Tipsy Alchemist

Tipsy Alchemist

Established in 2016, The Tipsy Alchemist is the best place in Dallas for elevated cocktails and drinks. The bartenders that own and operate the venue make it their job to not only serve their guests delicious cocktails courtesy of their refined mixology skills, but to also make it a stunning performance that blows patrons’ minds away by showcasing the special techniques that they use in the art and science of creating the best drinks in the background of a sexy lounge. The Alchemist part of the club’s name can be seen from the steampunk furnishings and stylish décor which makes guests feel like they're in the mysterious science lab of a mad alchemist who is on the hunt to create the elixir of life.

  • 2101 Cedar Springs Rd Dallas, TX 75201 United States
  • Uptown
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

There are many other clubs available in Dallas like TownHouse, Dallas Proper, Champagne Room at Tipsy Alchemist, It'll Do, Felix Culpa

Check out the venues section for the full list of nightclubs.

Dallas Nightclubs FAQ

What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in Dallas clubs?

The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.

How long do DJs play in Dallas?

The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.

What is the dress code like at Dallas nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.

How can I get into Dallas nightclubs for free?

Some Dallas nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.

Keep in mind that many Dallas nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.

How can I book bottle service for Dallas nightclubs?

You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the Dallas page.

How much is bottle service at Dallas clubs?

Bottle service and table minimums at nightclubs can get pretty expensive in Dallas, but every nightclub is different.

The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.

Should I buy tickets to get into Dallas nightclubs?

If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.

Many nightclubs in Dallas are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.

Which Dallas nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in Dallas.

Which Dallas nightclubs play hip-hop?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in Dallas.

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