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Drowning Pool

Formed in 1996, Drowning Pool are a staple in the Dallas metal scene. Six albums and a handful of lineup changes, the band has no signs of slowing down. Their latest LP, Hallelujah, was released in February of this year via Entertainment One Music.

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Dallas, TX
food
Velvet Taco
Local chain featuring handmade tortillas and everything made from scratch. 
3012 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
food
Monkey King Noodle
BYOB noodle company serving soups, noodles & dumplings in Deep Ellum with open-air rooftop seating.
2933 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226, USA
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food
JG’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers
Cozy, old fashioned diner covered with vintage memorabilia serving burgers & sandwiches. Dress your burger just the way you like it at their condiment bar, and order a side of cheese fries. Step back in time and enjoy some down-home southern hospitality.
12101 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75243, USA
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bar
Gas Monkey Bar
Huge bar and live music venue serving up BBQ, burgers, beers. Started by entrepreneur Richard Rawlings, the star of Discovery Channel reality television show Fast N' Loud. Bands that have performed here include Social Distortion and Mötley Crüe.
10261 Technology Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75220, USA
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bar
Curtain Club
Two-level bar and live music venue in Deep Ellum featuring local and nationally known bands including Henry Rollins, Train, String Cheese Incident and Drowning Pool, Jack Ingram, Pat Green, The Polyphonic Spree, Tripping Daisy, Vallejo, and many more.
2800 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226, USA
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coffee
Sip Stir
Local coffee shop that serves J. Gursey fine coffee and teas.
3800 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204, USA
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shopping
Good Records
A Dallas institution for records both old and new. 
1808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
shopping
Forty Five Ten
Dallas' premier boutique destination featuring established and emerging designers. Named after the street address of the original store, an 8,000 square foot renovated historic building on McKinney Avenue. The brand has since expanded into a 37,000 square foot flagship in downtown Dallas.
1615 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
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outdoors
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
The Dallas Arboretum is considered one of the top arboretums in the world. At 66 acres located on the shores of White Rock Lake, it features 19 gardens, seasonal festivals and events, and much more.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218, USA
outdoors
Katy Trail
The Katy Trail is a jogging, walking, inline skating, and bicycling path that runs through the Uptown and Oak Lawn areas of Dallas.
Katy Trail (Dallas), Dallas, TX, USA
outdoors
White Rock Lake
White Rock Lake is one of Dallas' most beloved and frequented parks, and is one of the best places to experience natural areas and wildlife in an urban setting. It is home to 33 types of mammals including rabbits, skunks, raccoons, possums, bobcats, red foxes, and minks; reptiles, including rattlesnakes, turtles, lizards, and horned toads; amphibians; and hundreds of bird species, including swans, pelicans, loons, and many more.
White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX, USA
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