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Dallas, TX

“Dallas is a nearly perfect balance of big city opportunities with small town selectivity. What I mean by that is: Ok, so you know how when you’re a young sapling creating art, your mom tells you to stick to your guns because ‘someone in the world is gonna appreciate you’?  Well, someone in Dallas is gonna love what you’re doing, no matter what it is.  There is such an endless fountain of support within my artistic peers in Dallas.  If you’re passionate about a project, there’s room for you.” — Rat Rios

Curated by: Boy Epic, Conner Youngblood, Drowning Pool, Lisa Loeb, Marissa Gallant, Midlake, Niles City Sound, Rat Rios, Sarah Jaffe, Slobberbone, The Polyphonic Spree, The Quebe Sisters, Troy Cartwright, Vandoliers, Wild Beasts

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Dallas, TX
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West Oak
Laid-back, brick-lined hangout with espresso drinks & 10 Texas beers on tap, plus light fare including toasts and scones.
114 W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201, USA
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Shift
Relaxed place for espresso drinks, pour-over coffee, & loose-leaf tea, plus free Wi-Fi.
Shift Coffee, 519 S Locust St, Denton, TX 76201, USA
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Jupiter House

Storefront coffee shop with brick walls & many tables, pouring Costa Rican roasts with pastries.

Jupiter House, 106 N Locust St, Denton, TX 76201, USA
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Mad World Records
Local shop selling new & used records, CDs, & DVDs, plus T-shirts & other collectibles.
Mad World Records, 115 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201, USA
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Circa 77 Vintage
Vintage shop in Denton specializing in high-end styles dating back to the 20s.
Circa 77 Vintage, 225 W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201, USA
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Paschall Bar
This low-key bar captures a comfortable old-world smoking room vibe, complete with leather couches, chess boards, and classic English literature lining the walls.
Paschall Bar, 122 N Locust St, Denton, TX 76201, USA
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Barley & Board

Brewpub in a vintage brick building offering dozens of beers on tap & New American bar fare.

Barley & Board, 100 W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201, USA
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Centre
Men's clothing store specializing in streetwear, sneakers, hats, and other in-style urban attire.
5307 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
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Seoul Garden

Korean food & barbecue served table-side in a sprawling dining room with classic Asian-themed decor.

Seoul Garden, 2502 Royal Ln, Dallas, TX 75229, USA
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Lakewood Theater
This restored historic theater was originally built in 1938, and regularly screens classic films and also hosts live music and comedy shows.   License is: CC-BY 2.0
Lakewood Theater, 1825 Abrams Rd # A, Dallas, TX 75214, USA
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Gloria’s
Texas based, family-friendly chain featuring a menu with Salvadoran and Tex-Mex favorites.
3223 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75204, USA
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Bubba’s Cooks Country
Retro-style diner serving comfort food classics since 1981 in a converted Texaco station. Enjoy Southern staples like mashed potatoes, yeast rolls, black-eyed peas and fried chicken – lots of fried chicken.
6617 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
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Velvet Taco
Local chain featuring handmade tortillas and everything made from scratch. 
3012 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
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Thai Ocha
Authentic Thai restaurant in a casual atmosphere.  Loved by locals for their delicious curries and BYOB policy.
1509 Malone St, Denton, TX 76201, USA
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Zephyr Bakery
Popular bakery and cafe serving up pastries and European comfort foods with happy hour drink specials and community events.
4001 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219, USA
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Taqueria Pinocho
Local taqueria serving tacos, sopes, and other Mexican specialties.
118 S Carroll Ave, Dallas, TX 75226, USA
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Toulouse Cafe and Bar
French bistro with a lovely outdoor patio located directly on the Katy Trail. Enjoy french specialties like steak tartar, croque monsieurs, frog legs, duck confit, bouillabaisse - and one of their most popular menu items - Mussels. Leave room for dessert, the chocolate soufflé c'est magnifique. Also popular for brunch.
3314 Knox St, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
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Lakewood Landing
An "upscale dive" with a great jukebox spinning local bands and classic country, while serving juicy burgers & jalepeno corn dogs. One of the last of its kind in Dallas.  Rated one of "Dallas's Most Authentic Dive Bar" by the Dallas Observer.
5818 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX 75214, USA
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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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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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Cosmo’s
Lively bar featuring gourmet pizzas, a jukebox, faux fireplace, and classic movies.
1212 Skillman St, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
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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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Black Swan
Unsuspecting bar with no signage in Deep Eddy serving some of the best creative infused cocktails in town. Live music creates an inviting atmosphere. Owner and bartender Gabe is known for his mixology skills. Saddle up to the bar lined with liquor bottles, bowls of fresh fruit, and infusion jars and let the bartenders work their magic.
2708 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226, USA
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The Lounge Here
Swanky neighborhood bar focusing on house cocktails, small Southern-inspired shareable dishes, and intimate live music performances.
9028 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218, USA
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Single Wide
Dive bar with velvet paintings, christmas lights and taxidermy, serving up cold beer, stiff drinks and live music. Try the popular Yoohoo Yeehaw, a "white Russian meets white trash."
2110 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
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Inwood Theater Lounge
Neighborhood theater showing indie films and midnight cult classics with a full bar.
5458 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209, USA
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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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Smoke
Restaurant centered around smoked meats, located in the hip Belmont Hotel.
901 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
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Uchi
Next level sushi and sashimi in the Arts District paired with an extensive selection of Sake. Winner of many Best Sushi accolades including Dallas Observer and Eater.
2817 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
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Spinster Records
Indie shop specializing in vinyl records and turntables.
829 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
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Good Pagoda
A boutique owned by members of the Polyphonic Spree, featuring LPs, books, clothing, art, pressed t-shirts, yoga and much more.
9026 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218, USA
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Josey Records
Josey Records is more than a record store; it's 15,500 square feet of floor space dedicated to all things music.
2821 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Farmers Branch, TX 75234, USA
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Baby Bliss
Upscale baby boutique in Dallas, TX.
6721 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
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The Gypsy Wagon
Bohemian clothing store selling handmade & eco-conscious gifts & home decor.
2928 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
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Highland Park Village
Highland Park Village is America’s first shopping center and the prototype for shopping centers all over the country due to its unified architectural style and stores facing in. This unique Mediterranean Spanish-style development was constructed in 1931 and features upscale retail stores.
47 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
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Tone Shop Guitars
The largest acoustic showroom in the DFW area featuring one of three Taylor guitar rooms in the county. Founded by two, local musicians, Grant Sheffield and Tommy Roberts who are passionate about providing a world class selection of instruments, accessories and information to fellow music lovers.
15317 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001, USA
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Tenoversix
Sleek, high-end clothing shop inside The Joule Hotel.
1511 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
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Twilite Lounge
Local bar featuring New Orleans-inspired cocktails, live music nights, and a cozy patio.
2640 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226, USA
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Ritz Carlton
Upscale hotel and bar in Uptown Dallas, TX.
2121 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
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The Weekend
A third-wave craft coffee shop located inside the Joule Hotel which provides an excellent coffee option in Dallas.
1511 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
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Mudsmith
Local caffeine shop also serving beer, sandwiches, and pastries.
2114 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
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Cafe Brazil
Open since 1991, Cafe Brazil serves a great breakfast with specialty roasted coffees.
3847 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219, USA
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Houndstooth Coffee
This Austin-based chain serves coffee, tea, beer, and wine.
1900 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
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Sip Stir
Local coffee shop that serves J. Gursey fine coffee and teas.
3800 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204, USA
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Garden Cafe
Neighborhood coffee shop and eatery, serving up Southern-style brunch fare.
5310 Junius St, Dallas, TX 75214, USA
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Good Records
A Dallas institution for records both old and new. 
1808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
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Dolly Python
Vintage-clothing store boasting a large selection of secondhand cowboy boots.
1916 N Haskell Ave, Dallas, TX 75204, USA
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Bill’s Records and Tapes
Vintage record store featuring obscure finds and occasional concerts on a small stage.
1317 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215, USA
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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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Sons of Hermann Hall
Historic fraternal order ballroom that hosts swing dancing, music events, and large private parties.
Sons of Hermann Hall, 3414 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226, USA
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Dallas Museum of Art
One of the largest art museums in America, located in the nation's largest arts district in downtown Dallas. The Dallas Museum of Art features more than 24,000 works of art from all cultures and time periods spanning 5,000 years of human creativity including American, African, Asian, Latin America, Pacific Islands and Contemporary works and much more.
Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
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The Texas Theatre
Opened in 1931 in Oak Cliff, The Texas Theatre is known for its “Venetian” design style, including opera boxes in the auditorium under a full night sky, fountains, projected clouds on the ceiling, an organ, and a giant chandelier. It's the third-largest theatre in Dallas. On November 22, 1963 at approximately 1:45 p.m., nearly 15 Dallas police officers converged on the Texas Theatre in search of a man who had entered without paying. That man was Lee Harvey Oswald – murder suspect in the slaying of Officer J.D. Tippit and later President John F. Kennedy’s accused lone assassin. He ducked into the theatre during an in-progress showing of War Is Hell.
Texas Theatre, 231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
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Fountain Place
Fountain Place is a 60-story late-modernist skyscraper in downtown Dallas, Texas.
1445 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
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Webb Gallery
Eclectic gallery offering vintage folk art and antiques in Waxahachie, Texas.
209 W Franklin St, Waxahachie, TX 75165, USA
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Sanger-Harris Building
Opened in 1965 as the flagship location of the Sanger-Harris department store, and currently serves as the headquarters of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit. The landmark building is known for its iconic columns and mosaic architecture.
Sanger-Harris Building, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
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Cedar Ridge Preserve
Audubon nature preserve offering 9 miles of hiking trails through 600 acres of hill country habitat.
Cedar Ridge Preserve, 7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75249, USA
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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
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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
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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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Kessler Theater
Historic theater staging music shows, performance art, and films, with a separate dining area and bar.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
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American Airlines Center
The American Airlines Center is Dallas' Premier Sports and Entertainment arena, and home to the NHL's Dallas Stars and NBA's Dallas Mavericks.
American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave, Dallas, TX 75219, USA
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Three Links Deep Ellum
Snug, funky hangout featuring craft beers, tacos, and an eclectic mix of local & national bands.
Three Links deep Ellum, 2704 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226, USA
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Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is a concert hall located in Dallas' Arts District. Considered the crown jewel of the Arts District for its architecture and excellent acoustics. Neil Young has called it one of his favorite places to play in the world.
Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
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Dan’s Silverleaf
Live music venue hosting everything from Tejana to experimental acts, staged in a roadhouse-like bar with a back porch.
Dan's SilverLeaf, 103 Industrial St, Denton, TX 76201, USA
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The Bomb Factory
Converted Ford factory turned live music venue and event space in the heart of Deep Ellum. The Bomb Factory was commissioned during WWII to produce bombs and ammunition for the armed forces, hence the name “Bomb Factory”. In the mid-90’s, The Bomb Factory was transformed into a venue and has hosted such iconic bands as Radiohead, Sonic Youth, The Ramones, Nine Inch Nails, and Fugazi at its peak.
The Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton St, Dallas, TX 75226, USA
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Dada Dallas
All-ages venue for live music performed on a huge outdoor patio by local rockers.
Dada Dallas, 2720 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
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Union Station
Completed in 1916 Union Station is a masterpiece of Beaux-Arts Classicism featuring stately pillars, arched windows, 48-foot ceilings and original chandeliers. Located in downtown, it is a transportation hub with Amtrak, light rail and TRE service.
Union Station, 400 S Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
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Longhorn Ballroom
The Longhorn Ballroom is a music venue and country western dance hall in operation since 1950.
Longhorn Ballroom, 216 Corinth Street Road, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
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Nasher Sculpture Garden
Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world, the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, featuring more than 300 masterpieces by Calder, de Kooning, di Suvero, Giacometti, Hepworth, Kelly, Matisse, Miró, Moore, Picasso, Rodin, Serra and more.
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
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Majestic Theatre
The Majestic Theatre is a performing arts theater in the City Center District of Downtown Dallas. It is the last remnant of Theater Row, the city's historic entertainment center on Elm Street. The Majestic hosted a variety of acts from Houdini to Mae West and Bob Hope during the vaudeville era. Beginning in 1922, films were added and Big Bands featuring Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington continued the tradition of live entertainment. Today, guests can enjoy plays, national dance, and musical productions and concerts.
1925 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
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Granada Theater
This historic concert venue, originally built in 1946 as a movie theater, is widely regarded as one of the premiere venues for live music in Dallas.
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
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