Guide to Deep Ellum

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Arts and entertainment options keep Deep Ellum busy. A former industrial neighborhood just east of downtown Dallas, it’s now home to a variety of artists and designers. The locus of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Green Line, visitors can walk to Fair Park or stroll through local shops and galleries.

Famous stops such as the Amsterdam Bar are popular with locals and tourists alike. The first cotton gin in Texas was located here (it’s now apartments) as well as a 1914-era Ford factory. Other historic buildings include the Palace Sharp and Parks Brothers Warehouse. Deep Ellum Brewing Company is located here, distributing brews across Texas. The Dallas Farmers Market is also a part of this community.

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American Restaurants

All Good Cafe

2934 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

AllGood Cafe is a funky little cafe with a soul. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch and Dinner 7 days a week with Great Live Music Thursdays thru Saturdays.


Twisted Root Burger Company

2615 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226


Club Dada

2720 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226

As a well-known Dallas live music venue in Deep Ellum, Club Dada invites all types of performance artists onto the three stages at the bar. Huge bands like the Dixie Chicks and Ben Harper all the way down to local Dallas bands playing their first show ha

American Restaurants


2936 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226

Contemporary American. The devil is in the details at Local, a trendy and quite popular contemporary American restaurant in the historic Boyd Hotel of downtown Dallas. Chef Tracy Miller and her kitchen serve precise dishes focusing on fresh, local ingred


Cane Rosso

2612 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226



Angry Dog

2726 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226

Serving you from one location worldwide since 1990.

Live Music Clubs

Lizard Lounge

2424 Swiss Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

As one of the alternative clubs in Dallas, the Lizard Lounge has several nights that draw in rockers and Goths to see bands or dance the night away. The full bar slings drinks in the red and black club to hoards of people trying to dance and get their dr


Curtain Club

2800 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

Part of the Club Clearview Complex, the Curtain Club hosts local Dallas talent on a regular basis and battles for the title of being the best live music club in Texas. The Deep Ellum rock venue has had nationally and worldwide recognized artists perform

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