Awash in flashing laser light, Glass Cactus' 2,000-square-foot dance floor pulses with DJ-spun beats when live entertainers aren’t hoarding the stage. In the bar, exposed brick and scarlet furniture set a more sultry vibe, while the two-story deck provides serene views of Lake Grapevine.
Al-Amir Lebanese Restaurant and Club pairs sit-down dining with DJ-led dancing, creating an experience that's fun even beyond its well-loved dishes. From the menu, creamy hummus, stuffed grapes leaves, and meat pies are easily shareable with the whole table and showcase the chefs' use of rich flavors such as mint, oregano, sesame seeds, and garlic. They also skewer beef, chicken, shrimp, and veggies to create their signature fire-crisped kabobs. After dinner, guests can sidle over to the dance floor, where a DJ spins the latest hits and belly dancers often join in, swiveling their way around the room. On select nights, diners can learn how to salsa dance or write their life story in smoke rings from a hookah while the music plays.
At Cloud 9 Hookah Lounge, patrons recline in a low-lit room full of comfy cushions and couches as they puff sweet-smelling tobacco from bubbling water pipes. They can relax as they exhale tendrils and clouds in flavors such as coconut, mango, mint, and jasmine, or they can experience a rush of citrus by inhaling lemon or orange tobacco or by smoking from a hollowed-out pineapple. Guests can enjoy the lounge during the week, or come on weekends for dancing and a live DJ.
Friendly, attentive staff help patrons by making flavor recommendations or blending ingredients into mind-blowing cocktails such as the orange-peach-vanilla Dreamsicle, or cinnamon-peach-vanilla Peach Cobbler. Visitors who pay an extra fee can rent out the secluded VIP room, a private paradise full of wall-to-wall black and white sofas.
A go-to East Dallas hangout known for its great beer selection and laid-back atmosphere (think dim lighting, red vinyl booths, pool tables and a jukebox), Bryan Street Tavern is also recognized as having some of the best bar food in town. That’s particularly true of the thin and crispy-crusted pizza, offered with unusual toppings like buffalo chicken, blue cheese and celery or corned beef, sauerkraut and Thousand Island sauce. Beer-basted chicken wings are offered in a kaleidoscope of different flavors, ranging from mild to burn-your-face-off; other options include a Philly cheese steak topped with traditional Cheese Whiz, or a candied jalapeño-battered corn dog, all of which pair perfectly with one of the many local craft beers on tap. The dog-friendly patio’s picnic tables are packed when the weather permits.
All-important opening acts include the tableside-prepared guacamole ($12 if not dining on Tuesday or Wednesday), which is freshly sliced, diced, mashed, and smelted before the salivating eyes of feasters, or the classic Nachos Amador con Langosta, topped with lobster, black-bean puree, avocado, jack cheese, roasted-tomato salsa, and jalapeño jelly ($12). Brace your buttons for a mariachi-inspired bursting with one of Trece's main entrees. Options range from the vegetarian-friendly chile relleno vegetariano stuffed with spinach, goat cheese, and pecans ($18) to the hearty 12-ounce New York strip ranchero ($32), a mesquite-grilled cut topped with dark forest mushroom, morita-chile salsa, and chorizo.
American fare gets an edgy makeover at DISH Restaurant & Lounge. Plan to indulge a bit at DISH Restaurant & Lounge, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Be sure to complete your meal at DISH Restaurant & Lounge with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Got kids? No problem at DISH Restaurant & Lounge! The restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together. DISH Restaurant & Lounge easily accommodates large groups — there's even a reserved room available for those extra special occasions. Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour. Wifi access is totally free at DISH Restaurant & Lounge, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working. Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on DISH Restaurant & Lounge's outdoor patio. No need to leave Fido outside — pooches are very welcome at DISH Restaurant & Lounge.
It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. Keep it casual at DISH Restaurant & Lounge — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the diners at your next shindig.
Guests can leave their vehicles in the nearby lot — valet service is also available — or circle the block for a spot on the street.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.