Guide to Nightlife in DFW

Dallas is one of the top destinations for travel in Texas. If you’re planning a trip to the DFW area, why not share the experience with a group? Longhorn Charter Bus services all of Texas and we’re here to make your group’s Dallas travels as easy as possible. Your group won’t need to worry about designating a driver for your nights out on the town-- Longhorn Charter Bus will take care of that. Call us today at 214-206-8432 to learn more about renting a charter bus or minibus for your next DFW trip.

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Explore the Bustling DFW Area

The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is one of the quickest growing metro areas in the country. With so many people moving to the area, Dallas has become a major hub in Texas for culture, music, and of course, nightlife. Whether you’re planning a girls’ trip, bachelor party, or even a group vacation, Dallas and Fort Worth have a diverse range of bars, breweries, and live music venues.

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Renting a minibus for your nights out on the town or for a special event will simplify the entire travel process. Usually, going out on the town can be a hassle to plan, especially for large groups. Rideshare apps can get costly for groups needing to hail multiple vehicles and for those planning to hit more than one bar or lounge in a night.

A compact minibus will keep your group together throughout the night. Each bus rented through Longhorn Charter Bus comes with a professional driver to shuttle your group around Dallas and Fort Worth safely. From the bars in Deep Ellum to lounges in Downtown Dallas, your group can easily travel anywhere.

Getting Around DFW

If you’re visiting Dallas, popping over to Fort Worth should also be on your itinerary. The commute between the two cities is about 35 to 45 minutes, which is an easy trip in a private minibus. Your group can relax on the roads as you travel around the metroplex to enjoy yourself.

The minibuses in our network include 18-passenger, 20-passenger, and 25-passenger models for groups to choose from. Larger groups traveling for a night event out in Dallas can also choose a spacious 56-passenger motorcoach for all their travel needs. Your group can sit back in reclining seats and enjoy amenities like WiFi, televisions with DVD players, auxiliary ports, and more. With a private charter bus rental, your group won’t have to choose a designated driver for the night. A professional driver will handle the roads so everyone in your group can enjoy their night to the fullest.

Beyond Just Drinks

Sometimes, you may want a little more than a standard bar. These locations add a little twist to nightlife with arcade games, delicious food, or local performances! Although Austin is known as the “Live Music Capital of the World”, Dallas and Fort Worth have plenty of live venues that also serve wonderful drinks.

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Address: 2777 Irving Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207

Phone: (214) 364-7728

Located next to Bishop Cider Co., Cidercade has over 100 arcade games along with over a dozen ciders on tap. This unique space is kid-friendly until 8pm, meaning families can even enjoy an early evening out before Cidercade converts into an adults-only bar. $10 a person will get everyone in your group unlimited games for the night, no tokens required!


Checkered Past Winery

Address: 1409 S. Lamar St. 008, Dallas, TX 75215

Phone: (214) 242-0411

Checkered Past is one of the top spots in Dallas to enjoy wine and craft beer from across the state. Along with local and international wine, Checkered Past has about half a dozen of its own wines available by the bottle and glass. Be sure to check out their daily happy hour and live jazz music.


Armoury D.E.

Address: 2714 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226

Phone: (972) 803-5151

In the heart of hip Deep Ellum, this Hungarian-influenced bar offers a rustic atmosphere, creative cocktails, and delicious bar fare. Savor Hungarian food and unique drinks while enjoying live music, which is in-house nearly every weekend.


Lee Harvey’s

Address: 1807 Gould St, Dallas, TX 75215

Phone:(214) 428-1555

Many locals call Lee Harvey’s one of the best dive bars in the city. Located in The Cedars neighborhood, Lee Harvey’s is a homey bar that gives visitors a comfy space to enjoy friends, great food, and live music.


Shipping and Receiving Bar

Address: 201 S Calhoun St, Fort Worth, TX 76104

Phone: (817) 887-9313

This hip space is located in South Main Village and is a popular spot for live music, slam poetry, and open mic nights. With performance spaces indoors and outdoors, your group can grab a couple of drinks and enjoy local talent at Shipping and Receiving.

Grab Your Cowboy Boots

You can’t visit Dallas and Fort Worth without visiting a honkey tonk or country bar. Experience some authentic parts of Texas with your favorite people. Put on your cowboy boots and cowboy hats and get ready for a night filled with music, fun, and pure Texas attitude. Dance the night away with your friends and hop on your private charter bus to relax and shuttle home after a long night.

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Billy Bob’s Texas

Address: 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, TX 76164

Phone: (817) 624-7117

Known as “the world's largest honky tonk”, Billy Bob’s Texas has everything for country fans. From line dancing to bull riding and live bands, your group is sure to have a fun time at this Fort Worth hotspot.


Cowboys Red River

Address: 10310 Technology Blvd W, Dallas, TX 75220

Phone: (214) 352-1796

This country-western dance hall is perfect for groups who want to dance the night away. With a large dance floor, dance lessons, and live music, Cowboys is one of the best spots for a night filled with line dancing.


Adair’s Saloon

Address: 2624 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226

Phone: (214) 939-9900

After over 30 years in business, Adair’s is a staple dive bar located in the hip Deep Ellum neighborhood but still has a level of Texas country charm with live music and tasty food. Visitors at Adair’s can get the comfortable feel of a dive bar with an old country flair.


Double Wide Bar

Address: 3510 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226

Phone: (469) 872-0191

This local watering hole prides itself on a unique aesthetic, offering visitors a drinking experience just short of visiting an actual trailer park. Although Double Wide takes a different approach to a country theme, groups can enjoy live music of various genres.


The Rustic

Address: 3656 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204

Phone: (214) 730-0596

The Rustic is one of the highest grossing venues in the state. The popular spot is known for its local brews and take on southern food as well as being a hub for local music. With massive picnic tables on a lawn facing a music stage, the venue offers a comfortable feel for groups.

Explore Breweries

Breweries are generally a great spot to sit back with friends and enjoy a casual conversation and relaxed atmosphere. Most major cities in Texas have a growing craft brewery scene, and DFW is no different. Plan a brewery crawl with a large group of friends or even organize visiting a few of these stops for a bachelor party. With a private charter bus, your group can safely travel from location to location without needing to hail a rideshare service every time.

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Rahr & Sons Brewing

Address: 701 Galveston Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104

Phone: (817) 810-9266

A staple in Fort Worth since 2003, Rahr & Sons is one of the oldest craft breweries in the area. The brewery exclusively offers tours and tastings twice a week for groups interested in the brewing process and trying local brews at the source.


Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Address: 2823 St Louis St, Dallas, TX 75226

Phone: (214) 888-3322

The Deep Ellum taproom is open daily, offering a quirky and hip atmosphere for lovers of craft brews. Groups can enjoy quality beer and top-notch food while playing board games and each other's company. The brewery hosts an open house every Saturday where visitors can see what goes on behind the scenes.


Community Beer Co

Address: 1530 Inspiration Dr #200, Dallas, TX 75207

Phone: (214) 751-7921
Community Beer Co is a small but mighty microbrewery located in the Dallas Design District. The brewery very much focuses on community, hosting events like yoga, trivia, and more. Grab one of their core beers or seasonal favorites like their barrel-aged imperial stout.


Peticolas Brewing Company

Address: 1301 Pace St, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 234-7600

Peticolas has 18 beers on tap and has won numerous awards for its variety of beers. Groups can play classic games like table tennis and foosball while kicking back in this modern taproom.


BrainDead Brewing

Address: 2625 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

Phone: (214) 749-0600

BrainDead is a pub, brewery, and restaurant located in Deep Ellum. The trendy spot serves their own craft brews along with other local beers. The brewpub also boasts delicious twists on bar food including bacon flights and creative variations of burgers.

Upscale Lounges and Bars

Get a taste of the good life with cocktails and a slightly more sophisticated atmosphere. Your group can get dressed up to enjoy a night out on the town to celebrate a special occasion. The buses in our network include sleek and modern models to match the upscale ambiance of your night.

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Address: 2418 Allen St, Dallas, TX 75204

Phone: (469) 804-4321

With a menu including over 100 craft cocktails, this upscale lounge is the perfect location for a happy hour, small business party, or other celebrations.


The Library

Address: 3015 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

Phone: (214) 224-3101

This upscale lounge is located in the Warwick Melrose Hotel and is known for having an intimate ambiance amplified by live music. Although the drinks are pricey, The Library offers a wonderful experience filled with jazz music and live piano playing.


Midnight Rambler

Address: 1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: (214) 261-4601

Midnight Rambler is in the heart of downtown Dallas and is located in the basement of the luxury hotel The Joule. Midnight Rambler offers a speakeasy atmosphere, craft cocktails, beer, wine, and a limited food menu.



Address: 900 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Phone: (817) 882-8003

Thompson’s is one of the most unique late night spots in the DFW area. The space was converted from a bookstore and pharmacy into a lounge and speakeasy. The “secret” speakeasy portion of the lounge is located in the basement and is only accessible by a password shared on the company’s social media.



Address: 1914 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: (214) 459-3930

Although WaterProof is a relatively small bar, it is definitely worth a visit for the views. Located on the 19th floor of The Statler, your group can overlook the beautiful Dallas skyline while relaxing poolside.

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No matter where your night takes you in the Dallas or Fort Worth area, Longhorn Charter Bus is here to safely and efficiently transport your group around the city. Our rental experts are available around the clock to help you choose the best transportation option for your night out on the town. We also specialize in transportation for a variety of occasions including weddings, sports trips, and private vacations. Call us 24/7 at 214-206-8432 to get the rental process started!