Nightlife in Oak Cliff

Back in Black – A Tribute to AC/DC or Ninjapalooza 7 feat. Graceland Ninjaz at House of Blues Dallas (Up to 51% Off)

Back in Black - A Tribute to AC/DC or Ninjapalooza 7 feat. Graceland Ninjaz

Victory Park

$16.33 $8

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Back In Black replicates the swagger and screeches of AC/DC; Graceland Ninjaz mash up 20th-century pop favorites

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery and T-shirts for Two Through November 29 (Up to 43% Off)

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery

Crowne Plaza

$173.90 $99

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Guests dig into appetizers and three-course meal while trying to solve interactive murder mystery, where actors blend in among diners

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Edison's

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Marc Maron, Whitney Cummings, and More on Friday, September 19 (Up to 59% Off)

Oddball Comedy Festival

Gexa Energy Pavilion

$48.37 $20

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Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Marc Maron, Whitney Cummings, Hannibal Buress, Reggie Watts, and others star in a two-stage comedy fest blowout

Godsmack, Seether, Skillet, and More at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie on September 2 (Up to 55% Off)

Uproar Festival

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

$41.87 $19

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Hard-rock festival features Godsmack, Seether, Skillet, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Escape The Fate, and These Raven Skies

Movie Outing with a Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to 52% Off)

Studio Movie Grill

Multiple Locations

$9.50 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

An Evening with Chris Mitchell at MCM Eleganté Hotel Dallas on Saturday, August 30 (Up to 55% Off)

An Evening With Chris Mitchell

MCM Elegante Hotel & Suites

$55 $25

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Accomplished saxophonist, who is a Grammy Recording Academy Member, spreads smooth tunes

One-Hour Wine Education Class with Food Pairing for 2, 6, or 10 at Stoney's Wine Lounge (Up to 67% Off)

Stoney's Wine Lounge

Lowest Greenville

$57 $25

Guests learn about different varietals as they sip on wines and taste different cheeses and charcuterie

Last Call Comedy Showcase at The Pocket Sandwich Theatre on August 29 or 30 at 11:15 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Last Call Comedy Showcase

The Pocket Sandwich Theatre

$15 $9

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Contestant on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" hosts two nights of uncensored standup after dark featuring nationally touring comedians

One, Two, or Three Groupons, Each Good for a Hookah Session with Charcoal Refill at Kismet Hookah Lounge (Up to 60% Off)

Kismet Hookah Lounge

Dallas

$25 $12

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Hookahs with multiple flavor choices served inside a upscale lounge with full bar, cocktail and bottle service, dance floor, and DJs

Repticon for Two Adults and Two Children at Knights of Columbus Center on September 20 or 21 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Knights of Columbus Center

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

"The Great Love Debate" at AT&T Stadium on September 10 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 38% Off)

The Great Love Debate

AT&T Stadium

$41.99 $26

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Town Hall-style dating event pairs a panel of love experts with 400 singles for an evening of advice, fun, and flirting

One, Two, or Three Hookah Sessions for Two with Snacks at Pipe My Hookah (Up to 62% Off)

Pipe My Hookah

Dallas

$21 $10

BYOB hookah lounge invites guests to relax and enjoy a hookah in a variety of flavors

Dueling-Piano Show and Pizza for 2, 4, 8, or 12 on Friday or Saturday at Louie Louie's Piano Bar (Up to 67% Off)

Louie Louie's Dueling Piano Bar

Arlington

$22 $9

Pianists battle each other during lively interactive shows guided by the audience, banging out song requests and sing-alongs

$12 for Two Movie Tickets and One Large Bucket of Popcorn at Venetian Cinemas (Up to a $24.50 Value)

Venetian Cinemas

Southwest Carrollton

$24.50 $12

Service to each leather seat enhances the traditional movie experience

One or Two Hookah Sessions with Charcoal Refills at Cloud 9 Hookah Lounge (Up to 62% Off)

Cloud 9 Hookah Lounge

Arapaho

$25 $12

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Lounge on couches and cushions and savor classic hookah flavors such as vanilla or rose, or experiment with combo flavors such as apple-mint

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Presents Mesquite Symphony Series on September 13–May 2 (Up to 42% Off)

Mesquite Symphony Series

Mesquite Arts Center

$12 $7

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Each concert has a different focus—including patriotic tunes, big-band music, and superheroes—and may offer audience interaction

90-Minute Wine Experience Education Class for One, Two, or Four from Wineaux Guy and Great Tastes (Up to 60% Off)

Wine Experience from Great Tastes

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Groups gain knowledge to aid future wine purchases, learning the history, terroir, and climates of wines like chardonnay and malbec

Hookah with Snacks or Two-Hour E-Hose Session at Casanova Hookah Lounge (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Casanova Hookah Lounge

Richardson

$23.98 $12

Mix two flavors in a single hookah, served with Mediterranean snacks, or smoke from an electronic hose

$ 10 for $ 20 Worth of Drinks and Pub Food at Big Shots Sports Café

Big Shots Sports Cafe

Bedford

$20 $10

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Custom burgers stuffed with savory options, BLT on texas toast, and entree plates of fried catfish and chicken-fried steak

$12 for $20 Worth of Bar Food at Copper Cup

Copper Cup

Plano

$20 $12

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Inside this restaurant and bar, classic bar food marches from the kitchen and specialty moscow mules are poured alongside 12 draft beers

One-Hour Wine Class and Tasting for 2, 4, 6, or 10 People at WineStyles (Up to 75% Off )

WineStyles

Flower Mound

$59.98 $25

One-hour classes introduce guests to wine fundamentals with instruction and samples

Friday or Saturday Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Thirsty Armadillo (50% Off)

Thirsty Armadillo

Fort Worth

$10 $5

Enjoy beer, liquor, and Texas music inside a bar known to host the likes of Eli Young Band and Casey Donahew

"My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!" on October 15–November 9 (Up to 40% Off)

"My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!"

W.E. Scott Theatre

$61 $36.60

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Steve Solomon’s one-man show introduces audiences to his unusual family through spot-on accents and affectionate impersonations

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A young, hip crowd frequents Oak Cliff’s Nova, a Kessler Park gastropub that features some of Dallas’ best brick-oven pizza. Nova is a standalone space with a 1950s-esque exterior, and a chic, unruffled interior. Nova offers daily and weekly specials from mini sliders to New York strip Vietnamese style with baby bok choy, chili peanuts, cucumber, mint and roasted tomato-ginger sauce or lemongrass vinaigrette. As much neighborhood hangout as weekend haunt, the bar comes complete with beer and a special cocktail menu. There are also regular menu changes, so if you eat at Nova once, it could easily be different the second time around.

1417 W Davis St
Dallas,
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Located close enough to the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff to be conveniently considered a cool location in Winnetka Heights, The Kessler Theater sits on the corner of Davis Street and touts a colorful marquee and equally vibrant history. It’s the lime green and yellow brick art deco look you’ll notice first, while the façade and dusty red signage draw the eyes further. Inside is a more traditional rock venue, long and dim and pulsing with energy during performances that belie its early beginnings as a humble single-screen movie house. Today, the 70 year old venue stands tall as a venue for popular touring acts, while still playing true to its heritage – one of the eight-seat suites is named after guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn, a former Oak Cliff native.

1230 W Davis St
Dallas,
TX
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Victoria's Mexican Grill resides in a double-decker building, layered like much of the food served inside. To that end, cooks spread cheese over a bed of chips and fajita-style steak to make nachos, or stuff and deep-fry whole jalapenos for a delicious snack and easy way to prove someone is a fire-breather. Some of their most exciting layering occurs after dinner ends, though. They top flan with fresh wedges of lime and even make ice cream nachos. Rather than tortilla chips, they start with cinnamon-dusted pastries crowned with scoops of cinnamon ice cream and chocolate sauce, before adding dollops of whipped cream and maraschino cherries. Of course, liquids have layers in their own right, so the bartenders contribute by whipping together a pina colada fresca recipe made inside a hollowed-out pineapple.

607 N Willomet Ave
Dallas,
TX
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Located in the fashionable Oak Cliff’s Bishop Art’s District, Bolsa is a stand-alone restaurant that was one of the first hipster hangouts before the area was cool, but offers massive appeal to citywide diners looking to enjoy the European-leaning menu. Located in a historic building, outdoor seating in good weather is the perfect place to drink wine and watch traffic, though the high-ceilinged, industrial indoor space is no slouch either. Using the garage doors from the space’s pre-Bolsa days, the small two-story affair has a cement floor and intimate dining area, where eaters hunch over plates of charcuterie, cheeses and simple flatbreads. Ultimately, it’s the cocktails that have made Bolsa famous, though a lengthy wine list often comes in handy as well.

614 W Davis St
Dallas,
TX
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The pies at Eno’s Pizza Tavern are cooked in a fire-deck oven, loaded with produce from local markets, and, according to the Dallas News, emerge “crisp and attractively charred around their slender edges.” The "saltine-level thin" crusts create a crispy counterbalance to a garden’s worth of fresh vegetables and zesty meats. Try the Eno’s original, a pie loaded with mushrooms, fresh sliced tomato, garlic, and salami. Or the Dallas News-recommended Northside, with charred green onion, tri-colored bell peppers, salami, and sprigs of fresh basil. The selection of beers and seasonal draughts from brewers as far away as Left Hand and Magic Hat and as nearby as Shiner add a tavern-esque feel to this neighborhood spot, especially on Friday nights, when local musicians take the stage.

407 N Bishop Ave
Dallas,
TX
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This little French bistro is a Bishop Arts District favorite, inspiring crowds with a Saturday and Sunday brunch and giving off a quaint, slightly hidden vibe. Billing itself as a neighborhood bistro, Boulevardier’s menu is both French-inspired and Dallas-honed, with a tremendous selection of homemade goodies, fresh oysters and wonderful bouillabaisse. A wine list covers more than 120 bottles, while meatier menu mainstays include charcuterie plates, grilled grass-fed hamburgers and a crispy duck pappardelle. The space’s casual vibe translates well to the décor, full with natural lighting and fatigued walls, hanging gilded mirrors and a tall shelf of bottles that display the day’s drinkable offerings.

408 N Bishop Ave
Dallas,
TX
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