You can’t beat a fun Girls’ Night Out, whether for a bachelorette, birthday or just because! We’ve compiled a list of fun activities to hit for a GNO. Plus check out these 70+ bars & restaurants for your girls night out on the town!
Updated September 2020
HANG OUT ON A GARDEN PATIO
When we think of BBQ joints, typically the image is pink butcher paper, smoke from the delicious meat and extremely casual. At Smoky Rose, they have made BBQ a beautiful, wine country-style patio destination.
While the restaurant is definitely Southern Chic, you still get the same delicious bbq you’re hoping for served on metal trays with yummy sides. Smoky Rose has meat boards for groups of 2-4 or 6-8 of their award winning meats!
Also check out their killer happy hour Monday - Friday from 3 pm - 6pm where you can score $5 craft beers on tap, $5 house wines on tap and all kinds of southern apps to share.
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HAVE A DESERT PATIO PARTY
When it comes to a fun night out, tacos and margs seem to always be a top choice in any group. Not only does Desert Racer have both, but there’s soft serve too with cold brew cajeta, chocolate syrup and hibiscus strawberry options which is super fun! Vantina is their patio pop up and truly one of the most beautiful patios in Dallas. You’ll feel like you’re at a giant backyard party in Baja California!
If you’re not feeling a patio, head inside to the Southwestern themed restaurant and make sure to wander to see all of the vintage cars that decorate the place.4 Make sure to include trying one (or more) of the El Tesoro Hi-Balls in your plans! There are 6 refreshing flavors on the menu and come in a rainbow of colors that are totally boomerang-able.
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TWO STEP AT A COUNTRY DANCE HALL
If your group lets loose on the country side of life, why not head to The World's Largest Honky Tonk that has nightly entertainment! It’s essentially a historic landmark at this point and has been giving country lovers a boot scootin’ good time since 1981. There’s great live music, pool to play and real bull riding every Friday and Saturday night!
No need to eat before going because Billy Bob’s Honky Tonk Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner with all the southern favorites on the menu. Just get your cowboy boots and two-stepping moves ready!
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photo courtesy of Billy Bob's
ENJOY A RELAXING MOVIE NIGHT
For a more relaxed evening (unless you pick a scary flick), have a movie night, out, at Coyote Drive-In in Fort Worth. Go for the old favorites or see a new movie - they have an app where you can easily click over to view showing times.
They show movies at 7 pm daily rain or shine and tickets are only $7 for adults! Grab some bites from the canteen which range from traditional movie fare like popcorn and hot dogs to creative options like as s’mores packets.
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photo courtesy of Coyote Drive-In
HAVE A WNO (WINE NIGHT OUT)
There’s nothing like an adorable, feminine wine bar that calls for a Girls’ Night Out and Leela’s is a go-to! Located on Greenville Ave near sister restaurants Standard Service and HG Sply, Leela’s features wines on tap, cocktails and apps. Think cheeseboards, olives and musses - wine country inspired cuisine. And get ready for a patio modeled after Beverley Hills Hotel’s style!
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HANG ON A 10,000 SQUARE FOOT PATIO
Texas bbq, southern dishes and good drinks always sound like a good time and Jaxon Beer Garden’s giant back patio makes it even better. No seriously it’s giant - the patio clocks in around 10,000 square feet to spread out with your friends. Between sports games playing on huge tvs inside and live music outside, you’ll never get bored. Plus the beer garden patio is SUPER dog friendly so your crew can bring all the pups, too!
Order some cocktails to get the evening going then top it off with shareable apps and elevated southern comfort food like smoked brisket hash. They have a fantastic happy hour of $4 Texas drafts, $5 wines, $6 frozen and $6 cocktails from 4-6 pm on weekdays, but also anytime it’s raining!
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SING SOME KARAOKE TUNES
Alice Dallas feels like a trendy 80’s music video, with a retro vibe and fun cocktails. The Asian inspired food is great, but the reason you’ll really want to rally the crew together? In the the back of Alice is a (not so) secret karaoke room that you can rent, and it’s the cutest!
The space can hold 24 people per visit, for at least 4 hours! Start practicing your best 80’s anthems to mix up your typical night out. If you’re specifically looking for a new hang for ladies night it, this would be the one! Start the evening cheersing wine or Lychee martinis before you bust out your best tunes! Call 469.872.0001 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for booking information and reservations on the karaoke room.
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TAKE ALL THE PINK PICS
If Elle Woods ever made a restaurant, it would be XOXO and it’s the perfect spot for your ladies night out! This pink infused dining + lounge is Instagrammable from top to bottom and has tons of photo opportunities for you and your girls. The most notable that you’ve probably seen plastered on social media is a pink booth in front of a pink wall with a “Press For Champagne” button making guests feel like a true royal.
Their menu is simple but plan on going to immerse in the cocktails which are so fun and embody the restaurant. Also a fun feature to plan for is a mini ferris wheel of cupcakes to share! Also coming soon is a patio with a pool feature for more photo opps!
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DRESS UP FOR AN UPSCALE NIGHT OUT
Guys like to dress up to have a refined night out just as much as the ladies do, right? We think so! For a polished and cultured evening, we recommend heading upstairs above Bistro 31 to Lounge 31.
The intimate setting boasts luxurious blue couches, patio area and stunning marble bar all of which give us very European vibes. Whether it’s a birthday, bachelor party dinner or just because, Lounge 31 is a hopping spot to go with plenty of sharables, seafood and Japanese cuisine. Trade a standard beer for a specialty cocktail or some sake to get the full experience!
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photo courtesy of Lounge 31
CATCH SOME LIVE TUNES
At Revelers Hall, experience the most fun and cozy mini music venue around, with music and instruments flooding into the street! The whole atmosphere is very New Orleans - the music is played by brass instruments and typically inspired by jazz from the 20s and 30s.
Most of the shows don’t require tickets and typically a $5 music fee will be added to your bill to support the artists that are playing. Grab a table and feel the music while enjoying drinks from the full bar and various small plates all available from 4 pm when they open to 11 pm! If you choose to sit on their adorable patio area, you’ll still be able to experience the music as the front door is always open!
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PLAY MINI GOLF
Bring back all the best of childhood nostalgia by booking a tee time at Another Round! But it’s fulfilling our adult fantasies too because it’s mini golf plus a trendy full service bar with spots all around for your Instagrammable moments! Tee times are just $12 per player with a max of 4 players per group. You can also rent quaran-tee-times starting at $150 for up to 14 people!
On the menu you’ll find bites from Cooper’s Meat Market, wine, beer, cider and a range of fun cocktails all named after golfing terms. For a group of 4, the Pro Tours for $24 are 4 local cans from either Manhattan Project or Bishop Cider to enjoy while golfing the quirky course or in their outdoor area! Reservations are currently required.
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ESCAPE TO THE ITALIAN COAST
Jet off for a dinner or cocktail hour on the Italian coast without ever leaving Dallas in one of Paradiso’s picturesque dining spaces. This one is one of our favorites! From sitting at the bar, in a luxury booth, at a table or outside on the dreamy patio there are various settings around you to bring your friend group.
The atmosphere is so inviting and photo worthy that you’ll be ordering aperol spritz cocktails in the patio garden all evening long! This European aesthetic is executed in the finest details down to the glasses that the cocktails are served in. The best table food for a group? A dozen fresh oysters topped with lavender, grapefruit and finished with Fresno mignonette!
Head next door after dinner for a cocktail at their romantic cocktail lounge, Botanist!
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BONUS: GUYS’ NIGHT OUT AT A CIGAR BAR
While Javier’s gourmet Mexican cuisine and dimly-lit ambiance are two of the best selling reasons to visit, the third? The Cigar Bar with a selection of fine cigars accompanied with a menu of quality alcohol pairings. It’s one of the most unique beverage menus we’ve seen with aged scotch, port, cordials, brandy and more! It’s an authentic Spanish experience under the same roof so plan some extra time to visit following some delicious upscale Mexican food, craft cocktails, traditional desserts and of course the flaming coffee cocktail that is flambeed tableside!
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photo courtesy Javier's