Looking for a night on the town, but the bonus of live music?! We’ve rounded up 40+ places you can catch a show weekly! Shout out any others we missed, and please note that if “weekly” is included, to check that place’s Instagram for their current lineup!

Updated March 2024




Check out Adair’s stage, the spot where the Dixie Chicks, Jack Ingram, and others have made their way to the big time! The best upcoming bands perform on Adair’s stage seven nights a week, minus some Mondays and Tuesdays. And when the band’s not playing, regulars play the famous jukebox!

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The Balcony Club is an intimate jazz joint with live music every night of the week, where you'll be treated to a mix of local and national jazz artists. They even spice things up with R&B, soul, funk, classic rock, and some classic country!

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This spot is a neighborhood favorite that has live jazz music every weekend! Sit back and enjoy listening to talented local and national artists with your crew. Grab some bites, classic cocktails, and craft beer, and kick back with your neighbors in the heart of Bishop Arts District!

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Cafe Madrid is a Spanish-inspired cafe that has live music on the first Friday of every month from 8pm to 10pm. Enjoy “First Friday Flamenco” with tapas, wine, sangria, and flamenco dancing!

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Catbird Rooftop

Visit the rooftop of The Thompson for Tuesday Jazz Night weekly from 6pm to 8pm! With stunning views of the city, Catbird makes for the perfect place for a special night out. Try one or two of the nine cocktails on the menu and kick back and relax on their rooftop terrace!

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Cityline Live is a free event on the plaza that invites musicians from all over the metroplex to share their talents. Find your new favorite local artist on Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm to 9pm, and feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chairs! You can also listen from one of the many restaurant patios on State Street.

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Chocolate Secrets, located on Oak Lawn, is an adorable little “secret.” Head inside and grab a glass of wine and some chocolate — the perfect combination! Then, hunker down and listen to some great jazz every Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm! And if you're looking to showcase your talents on an open mic, visit on Mondays for what the Dallas Observer voted One of Dallas' Best Open Mic Nights!

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Club Dada has been hosting live music weekly since 1986! It is a venue on the smaller side, but it definitely makes up for its size by having the biggest outdoor patio in Deep Ellum. Get your friends together for a cold one and an intimate concert that'll be one for the books!

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Cowboys Red River

Dust off your cowboy boots and get ready to two-step to some live country music! Cowboys Red River has live music every Thursday through Saturday and they even have dance lessons for those wanting to brush up on their dance skills. Cap the night with the best time and take a ride on their mechanical bull!

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Deep Ellum Art Company is a vibrant hub open every day of the week with live music! Find an art gallery featuring local artworks available for purchase, an extensive drink menu, and delectable food trucks. Feeling artsy? Sign up for one of their captivating art classes and meet new friends in the city!

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Dallas' favorite little ol' trailer park with the best live music from rock to country and everything in between! Include Double Wide in your weekend plans, as they have live music every Friday and Saturday in the Lone Star venue. With drinks like the Yoo-Hoo Yee-Haw and Hurritang, you and your crew are sure to be in for a good time!

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Sunday nights are for jazz! This swanky, old Hollywood-inspired steakhouse is the perfect place to enjoy a cold martini in a cozy booth while listening to the best of jazz classics. Looks like we found our new Sunday night tradition!

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Enjoy everything at Ellie's Lounge! From a classy piano evening to amazing acoustic guitar, and a jazz trio every Sunday! Indulge in specialty cocktails and unwind to the best local musicians starting Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm, Fridays from 6pm to 10pm, and Saturdays from 6pm to 11pm.

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The FGP offers live music every Friday night and various Saturdays, and an open mic and Coffee Shoppe Karaoke every Thursday! Sip on a cocktail from Mama's Medicine or snack on Dirty Bird Fries while you enjoy the music on their covered green lawn or their green space indoors.

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Third Rail at Harvest Hall hosts a variety of live performances by local and regional bands, DJs, and more, all year round! With a stage, a spacious bar, and an outdoor patio, you can dance and enjoy live music most evenings at Harvest every Wednesday through Saturday. 

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Get ready for fun at the District Pub every Friday and Saturday beginning at 10:30pm for Pub Rock! You’ll hear your favorite classic rock jams, a few originals, and plenty of sing-a-long songs to keep the night going strong. You can also take the stage at the District Pub for live band karaoke every Thursday at 10pm!

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Make your pre-Friday plans with an evening out on Haywire's outdoor patio and enjoy live music under the Texas night sky! Thursday nights from 7pm to 9pm are great for drinks, delicious food, country tunes, and making the best of memories with your crew.

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Looking for a fun late night out in the town? This iconic Dallas destination has some of the best House music, Techno, and DJs on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9pm to 2am. If you have a taste for goth and industrial music, It'll Do has the Church every Sunday that features just that!

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The perfect spot for patio sipping, with live music throughout the week! Bring your fur babies and hang out on their spacious patio while you play lawn games, grub on BBQ, and kick back with friends.

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Date night has now been moved to Wednesday for Mayer's Garden's weekly Pasta Night and live music starting at 7pm! It’s a neighborhood bar and restaurant where you can also catch your favorite game, have brunch with the girls and dinner after work, and dance the weekend away.

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This cozy venue and coffee bar host some of the best musicians most weeknights and weekends. Slip into one of their comfy chairs after work for a chill evening of good coffee or tea while you listen to an acoustic set! 

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Revelers Hall

This New Orleans-style music hall will draw you in, with the doors opened wide and sounds echoing into the streets! They have a mix of house musicians, brass bands, and special guests. There are live performers every day with matinee performances on the weekends!

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Meet for cocktails at the best jazz bar, The Mansion Bar. Enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:30pm and on select nights during the week!

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Royal 38 is one of our favorite spots in town! They have an adorable patio overlooking the Union in Uptown, a casual meets glam atmosphere, handmade cocktails, and live music! Come in on Fridays and Sundays for a delicious lunch and stay for the tunes.

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You can never go wrong with a mix of mezcal and live music! This Oaxacan-style Mexican bar has just that with weekly Latin music and tasty cocktails, and you can experience art in all forms with local and regional artists of all mediums. 

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Eat, drink, and dance the night away at Sambuca 360! This lively place serves up live music every night of the week, but you can expect high-energy bands and a packed dance floor on Thursday through Saturday nights. 

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Sandaga 813

This Fair Park spot is a must visit! It’s definitely off the beaten path, but those who know it exists love it. You can catch Grammy-nominated jazz musicians performing there on the regular and for special occasions! Step in for Soul Jazz Thursdays from 8pm to midnight.

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Casual-but-chic Downtown eatery with drinks, music, and games where you can eat some of the best seafood around! Come in for fresh oysters on ice and an ice-cold martini and enjoy the sounds of the city's best musicians all week long.

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This family-friendly spot across from the Arboretum has weekly live music and an expansive patio that makes you feel like you found your way to a winery in Napa! Indulge in yummy drinks and the best Tex-Que around with your crew!

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A historic Deep Ellum music venue that used to be a bowling alley! Have a seat on their sunny back patio with an ice-cold beer or stop by for live music. Join the campfire acoustic jam at 7pm on Thursdays with sing-a-long songs and originals.

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rooftop at Sundown at Granada

One of our favorite spots for happy hour or for meeting up before a concert, the Sundown at the Granada has a great rooftop overlooking Greenville Ave. It’s really nice and shaded, with a wood cover, and it has live music on Fridays and Saturdays. It’s a lesser-known or frequented rooftop bar so if you want a guaranteed table, check out Sundown! 

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Every Thursday through Saturday night from 6pm to 10pm, there is live jazz at Terilli’s with John Solly on the piano! This iconic Greenville Ave restaurant has delicious Italian food and a great patio, so their vibe is different than many of the other jazz clubs in town.

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This spot in the 'burbs has the best up-and-coming Texas artists playing on The Porch! Musicians from Amarillo to Austin and El Paso to Athens take the stage at The Ranch and always ensure the best time. Stop by on Tuesday through Thursday from 7pm to 10pm and on Friday and Saturday from 7:30pm to 10:20pm for a true taste of Texas!

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Where live music meets good food! Enjoy listening to free live music from local and national artists on an award-winning patio. Grab a spicy marg and sit back and relax to a nice jam session on Thursday through Sunday every week!

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The Free Man has, not one, but two stages inside! This Deep Ellum spot has amazing cajun food and live music every night of the week. They have jazz, swing, and Dixieland artists and bands at 7pm every night. 

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twilight lounge live music

The Twilite Lounge is a Deep Ellum neighborhood bar, located on Elm Street! Twilite is a chill bar open daily until 2am. You can also enjoy a night of karaoke every Thursday at 10pm. On the weekends it’s lively, and on weekdays it has a local dive bar vibe. There’s also a location in Fort Worth, where Leon Bridges is known to pop up unexpectedly for a show!

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If you have a taste for eclectic and punk music, look no further than Three Links! This spot has live music weekly and includes happy hours where you can get free drinks too if you're lucky. And, here’s a Dallas101 tip for you! If you get a chance, stand on the right side of the stage for the best view of the show.

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Known as one of the best piano bars in Dallas, this bar in the Oak Lawn hotel takes you back in time with its grand living room setup. It’s romantic and will surely impress any client, date, or friend. It’s also a great way to get your dose of Dallas history, as the hotel itself is historic! Enjoy their live music every night except Sunday, but make sure to check their website for start times each night!

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Whether you're looking for a laid-back vibe with a dive bar atmosphere and jukebox tunes during the weekdays, or vibrant nightlife and live entertainment on the weekends, you'll discover it all here! Catch acoustic artists and live bands weekly at Will Call, one of our fave spots for rock and roll music in the heart of Deep Ellum.

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yellow rosa

If Latin music is your jam, then you should definitely check out Yellow Rosa! Come for good times and Latin vibes every weekend with live music playing every Sunday for brunch from 11am to 3pm. Mimosas, anyone?

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