By: Ruben Garcia | @kingrubencito
Dallas is a central hub for everything. Dallas is the third largest city in the state of Texas and the ninth largest city in the United States. Businesses, entertainers, shoppers, etc. flock to Dallas for the latest trends. For entertainment purposes, Dallas has much to offer as far as concert venues, nightclubs, and bars.
Uptown Dallas has infamous top-notch bars such as The Den, Concrete Cowboy, and Clutch. These are the “hip” bars where much of the 21-30 crowd goes. Uptown caters to more of the upscale crowd where everyone dresses to impress and you will most likely find a local and famous celebrity. Southern Methodist University (SMU) is down the street so you will see a mix of frat guys, sorority girls, Dallas locals, and businessmen in suits chugging a beer.
Just around the corner of Downtown Dallas, you will find Deep Ellum. Here you will find the hipster, Tumblr-users, aesthetics crowd that loves to enjoy vibes and take cool Instagram pictures. If you go to the location tab and click on Deep Ellum, Texas and scroll through, you are bound to find many artsy Instagram users and photographers who love to take pictures since Deep Ellum is a huge art deco area that was transformed from old industrial buildings. Hotspots here are bars like Punk Society, which plays the Top 40, Salseras, a hip-hop/latin nightclub, and other small hole-in-the-wall bars that play disco music, Erykah Badu, and upcoming artists.
An upcoming neighborhood, Bishop Arts District, is a transformation of old houses and small warehouses that host many boutiques, bars, and restaurants. This neighborhood is in the middle of Oak Cliff and has recently been in a heated debate between the city and home owners in the area because of the Manhattan Project. This project has demolished homes of people who have lived in the area for decades and raised property taxes for the neighborhood, originally a low-income area that has been gentrified. Nonetheless, a great place to shop and dine.