LOWER GREENVILLE, Dallas
Greenville Ave. is a nice place for hitting the bars and clubs and/or for eating. Lots of eating, drinking, dancing establishments. My favorite spot was Stan's Blue Note - it's a laid-back bar - and it's pretty big too. It's the place to be on St. Patrick's Day. Lower Greenville pretty runs from Mockingbird Lane to Ross. Ships and the Cavern are a couple of other bars in the area that are worth a visit...actually Ships is a dive just off of Ross...but I still liked it...and the Cavern is Beatles-themed and usually has live music...sometimes Beatles cover bands. You'll need a car to see all of lower Greenville and its establishments...you could try to walk from Stan's down to Ross Ave...but it would be quite a hike...especially after a big lunch or a few drinks.
There is enough place in Dallas for nightlife. But my favorite is Red Jacket. Occationally, some SMU students hang out here on the weekend nights as well. The atmosphere is pretty casual and lively. Unlike many other night clubs, Red Jacket is really a place to dance rather than drink. Great crowd.
Zubar is a great bar that features a live DJ, a great atmosphere, great staff, and a beautiful interior.
Drink prices are reasonable.
Music is either house/electronica or "non-top 40" hip hop depending on the night, and the DJ's are really good, actual dj's, not just a guy that puts in CD's.
Dress Code: There is no dress code per se, but I would prolly avoid the shorts/flip flop look.