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Expertly mixed cocktails await at Oak Lawn staple Alexandre’s
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The 12 Most Iconic LGBT Bars in Dallas

Drink and dance in Dallas' vibrant LGBT bar scene

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Expertly mixed cocktails await at Oak Lawn staple Alexandre’s
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For decades, Dallas has long been home to one of Texas’ best LGBT bar scenes. From "the Strip" on Cedar Springs Road to an iconic Fort Worth watering hole, the city is home to an incredibly diverse array of bars that welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Whether you’re looking for a laid-back jazz bar with craft cocktails or a clubby spot with music perfect for dancing, Dallas-Fort Worth’s gay bar scene has a spot that will suit your needs. Many of these bars are located in Dallas’ famous "gayborhood" Oak Lawn, but you’ll also find more off-the-beaten-path options.

During pride month and beyond, use this map as a guide to the finest LGBT-friendly bars in the metroplex.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Hidden Door

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5025 Bowser Ave
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 526-0620
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Opened in 1979, The Hidden Door is one of the city’s best neighborhood bars thanks to its dedicated crowd of regulars and ridiculously friendly bartenders. The bar has been closed for months, but is set to reopen on June 17.

2. The Tin Room

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2514 Hudnall St
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 526-6365
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This divey delight features plenty of attractive go-go dancers, and the booze is constantly flowing. Make conversation with some of the scene's friendliest bartenders, drink heavily-poured cocktails, and dance your ass off. Just remember to bring plenty of dollar bills to tip the entertainers.

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3. Alexandre's

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4026 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 559-0720

It’s easy to miss this Cedar Springs piano bar, which is tucked into a boring-looking shopping center. A step inside, though, reveals the charming vibe and live music that makes Alexandre's such a cozy haunt. Unlike many of the bars on this map, Alexandre’s serves up quality craft cocktails that rotate with the seasons instead of cheap well drinks.

4. Woody's

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4011 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-6629
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Showtunes, sports, karaoke, and a lot of beer collide at Woody’s, an LGBT-friendly sports bar. On Tuesdays, the bar hosts a showtunes-themed party complete with $3.50 wells from 9 to 11 p.m., which will make it so much easier to belt Broadway's biggest hits. Definitely try the Mother’s Frozen Margarita, which packs a powerful boozy punch.

5. JR's Bar & Grill

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3923 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 528-1004
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As one of Oak Lawn’s longest-standing watering holes, J.R.’s is a hub for all the action on Cedar Springs. Cheap drinks, a friendly crowd, and plenty of room to mingle make it a must-stop when you’re “cruising the crossroads.”

6. Sue Ellen's

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3014 Throckmorton St
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 559-0707
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A legendary lesbian bar since 1989, Sue Ellen’s just reopened its doors after a lengthy hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s better than ever. Get ready to dance a lot and drink plenty of cherry bombs.

7. Round-Up Saloon and Dance Hall

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3912 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 522-9611
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A favorite of celebs like Lady Gaga, Round-Up Saloon makes both cowboys and city slickers feel right at home with its laid-back honky-tonk vibe. Looking for cheap drinks? Stop by on Thursday, when it’s happy hour all night long.

8. Station 4 (S4)

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3911 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 516-7171
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This multi-story bustling Cedar Springs nightclub, known to locals as “S4,” is a Dallas icon. Every week, it plays host to some of the world’s finest drag queens from Dallas and beyond in the legendary Rose Room. Drink specials vary by night. Pro-tip: on weekends, Station 4 charges a cover, but check the club’s Facebook page for a password to get in for free.

9. Mr. Misster Dallas

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3900 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219
(972) 850-9936
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In addition to spendy bottle service and an upbeat club vibe, Mr. Misster arguably serves the most well-mixed drinks on the strip. Order the smoked old fashioned or a classic mint julep, and definitely consider swinging by on Saturday afternoons for booze-soaked drag brunch.

10. Kaliente

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4350 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-6676

This Maple Avenue bar keeps the party going until 2 a.m., complete with drag shows, dance-friendly music, and strong cocktails.

11. The Grapevine Bar

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3902 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 522-8466
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At the Grapevine, drinkers can shoot pool, hang out on one of the couches, or perch on the rooftop deck for an excellent view of the city. The laid-back atmosphere and strong-ass drinks attract people of all stripes, which makes for killer people-watching, especially when the Everclear-spiked peach bellinis are flowing.

12. Barbara’s Pavilion

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325 Centre St
Dallas, TX 75208
(217) 941-2145

Located a quick drive away from Cedar Springs in Oak Cliff, Barbara’s is a delightfully divey hidden gem. The shabby mid-century modern decor lends a vintage vibe, and copious cheap cocktails keep things interesting all night long.

1. Hidden Door

5025 Bowser Ave, Dallas, TX 75209

Opened in 1979, The Hidden Door is one of the city’s best neighborhood bars thanks to its dedicated crowd of regulars and ridiculously friendly bartenders. The bar has been closed for months, but is set to reopen on June 17.

5025 Bowser Ave
Dallas, TX 75209

2. The Tin Room

2514 Hudnall St, Dallas, TX 75235
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This divey delight features plenty of attractive go-go dancers, and the booze is constantly flowing. Make conversation with some of the scene's friendliest bartenders, drink heavily-poured cocktails, and dance your ass off. Just remember to bring plenty of dollar bills to tip the entertainers.

2514 Hudnall St
Dallas, TX 75235

3. Alexandre's

4026 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219

It’s easy to miss this Cedar Springs piano bar, which is tucked into a boring-looking shopping center. A step inside, though, reveals the charming vibe and live music that makes Alexandre's such a cozy haunt. Unlike many of the bars on this map, Alexandre’s serves up quality craft cocktails that rotate with the seasons instead of cheap well drinks.

4026 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219

4. Woody's

4011 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219

Showtunes, sports, karaoke, and a lot of beer collide at Woody’s, an LGBT-friendly sports bar. On Tuesdays, the bar hosts a showtunes-themed party complete with $3.50 wells from 9 to 11 p.m., which will make it so much easier to belt Broadway's biggest hits. Definitely try the Mother’s Frozen Margarita, which packs a powerful boozy punch.

4011 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219

5. JR's Bar & Grill

3923 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219

As one of Oak Lawn’s longest-standing watering holes, J.R.’s is a hub for all the action on Cedar Springs. Cheap drinks, a friendly crowd, and plenty of room to mingle make it a must-stop when you’re “cruising the crossroads.”

3923 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219

6. Sue Ellen's

3014 Throckmorton St, Dallas, TX 75219

A legendary lesbian bar since 1989, Sue Ellen’s just reopened its doors after a lengthy hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s better than ever. Get ready to dance a lot and drink plenty of cherry bombs.

3014 Throckmorton St
Dallas, TX 75219

7. Round-Up Saloon and Dance Hall

3912 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219

A favorite of celebs like Lady Gaga, Round-Up Saloon makes both cowboys and city slickers feel right at home with its laid-back honky-tonk vibe. Looking for cheap drinks? Stop by on Thursday, when it’s happy hour all night long.

3912 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219

8. Station 4 (S4)

3911 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219

This multi-story bustling Cedar Springs nightclub, known to locals as “S4,” is a Dallas icon. Every week, it plays host to some of the world’s finest drag queens from Dallas and beyond in the legendary Rose Room. Drink specials vary by night. Pro-tip: on weekends, Station 4 charges a cover, but check the club’s Facebook page for a password to get in for free.

3911 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219

9. Mr. Misster Dallas

3900 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219

In addition to spendy bottle service and an upbeat club vibe, Mr. Misster arguably serves the most well-mixed drinks on the strip. Order the smoked old fashioned or a classic mint julep, and definitely consider swinging by on Saturday afternoons for booze-soaked drag brunch.

3900 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219

10. Kaliente

4350 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

This Maple Avenue bar keeps the party going until 2 a.m., complete with drag shows, dance-friendly music, and strong cocktails.

4350 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

11. The Grapevine Bar

3902 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

At the Grapevine, drinkers can shoot pool, hang out on one of the couches, or perch on the rooftop deck for an excellent view of the city. The laid-back atmosphere and strong-ass drinks attract people of all stripes, which makes for killer people-watching, especially when the Everclear-spiked peach bellinis are flowing.

3902 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

12. Barbara’s Pavilion

325 Centre St, Dallas, TX 75208

Located a quick drive away from Cedar Springs in Oak Cliff, Barbara’s is a delightfully divey hidden gem. The shabby mid-century modern decor lends a vintage vibe, and copious cheap cocktails keep things interesting all night long.

325 Centre St
Dallas, TX 75208

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