Live Music in Deep Ellum (Self Guided), Dallas

An eclectic and progressive neighborhood, Deep Ellum is the home of fashion-forward, trend-setting style. It's also a birthplace for many new bands. Here you will find many terrific live music venues sharing space with small colorful shops and coffeehouses. The neighborhood also stands out with interesting murals and wall art, lots of foot traffic and street life. To check out some of the key venues that make Deep Ellum tick, take this self-guided tour!
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Live Music in Deep Ellum Map

Guide Name: Live Music in Deep Ellum
Guide Location: USA » Dallas (See other walking tours in Dallas)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Author: sylvia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Mokah Coffee & Tea
  • Adair's Saloon
  • AllGood Cafe
  • Club Dada
  • The Trees
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Mokah Coffee & Tea

1) Mokah Coffee & Tea

Coffee shop aficionados will love this place! When it comes to a little comfort, great drinks, good people watching and good background music, one cannot ask for more. The intimate and cozy design scheme is that of a 15th century monastery basement with dark woods and leathers giving it a warm and cozy feel. There are so many different lounging options, too – from various table seating to couches, plus the covered patio to sit out when the weather is nice. It's mostly a funky place that puts people at ease and creates an environment conducive to bridge building, common ground and open communication. Occasionally it can host live music in the evening.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7am–5pm; Sat, Sun: 9am–2pm
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Adair's Saloon

2) Adair's Saloon

This place is a saloon country bar for sure, but an awesome one nonetheless. People of all walks of life come here for good drinks and fantastic old-fashioned burgers, which are some of the best in all of downtown/Deep Ellum. The interior is typical for a dive bar: dark, with some neon signs, vintage posters/signage, a stage, and very cool classic country music from the jukebox. One of the stranger, more unexpected trademarks is the graffiti/handwriting on the walls, but don't let that throw you off; instead, ask for permanent markers to leave your mark on... well, whatever you wish! Live music often adds to the overall experience, and once the band start playing and you get your perfect food/drinks, you will start loving this place.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 2pm–1:30am; Sat, Sun: 12pm–2am
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AllGood Cafe

3) AllGood Cafe

It's all good at AllGood Cafe. The environment is is very "down home", just as the plates of food, which are huge and tasty. They've got an expansive menu for people to indulge in, with ingredients that are locally sourced. They've also got cute little decor, a decent amount of seating, a lovely patio, and natural lighting from huge windows – perfect for a classic breakfast/brunch. The sound system is decent and there's a good line of sight of the performer/band for the entire audience. Even if you don't spend too much time in Dallas, the food, the drinks, the laid-back ambiance, the concert posters, the nostalgia and the good prices might just make you come back for more.

Opening Hours:
Mon: 8am–2pm; Tue-Sat: 8am–9pm; Sun: 8am–7pm
LIVE MUSIC Thu-Sat: 7-10pm
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Club Dada

4) Club Dada

Club Dada is an important part of what makes Deep Ellum so special and intriguing. One of the oldest live music venues in the area, it provides an opportunity to see hundreds of up-and-coming, hardworking bands, both national and local, from all styles and genres. It's an intimate setting and you can usually be as close as you want to be to the stage. A good-sized dance area, a wonderful bar with lots of options and friendly bartenders all add to the experience. The patio is spacious/comfortable, allowing you to enjoy the show from outdoors and away from the crowd if desired.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Thu, Sat, Sun: 5pm–2am; Fri: 12pm–2am
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The Trees

5) The Trees

The world-famous Trees is the richest music venue in the Southwest and one of the oldest (since 1990) live music venues in Dallas. The Trees meet all of Dallas' live entertainment needs - a home for regional up-and-comers, as well as some of the biggest names in music; (past performers include Radiohead, Nirvana, Arcade Fire, Deftones, Tool and Erykah Badu to name just a few). The venue is a constant winner of countless awards and accolades from numerous national publications. The club was also recently renovated and enlarged, including an upgraded sound system and lighting equipment.

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