Discover Dallas: A Hometown Take on Where to Eat, Stay and Play

October 26, 2022

Welcome to a boot scootin’ adventure in the Big D that’ll have you singing “Deep In the Heart of Texas” as you mosey on back home. If you’re scratching your head, wondering what language we’re speaking – that’s alright, we’ll translate: Dallas is one of the BEST cities for food and fun, and once you visit you may never want to leave. If you think we sound a tad biased, well, that’s because we have strong roots deep in the heart of Texas with a PR and digital marketing team that has a proven track record of partnering with brands throughout Dallas (and beyond) to deliver stellar results while never losing that hint of southern charm.  

Since Dallas-Fort Worth claimed the title as the country’s fourth largest metro area, with over 7 million residents, it has become a beehive of activity. Tourism has returned in full force post-pandemic, with more than 27 million people estimated to visit Dallas yearly who are expected to spend upwards of $5 billion at local restaurants, shops, hotels and more. 

To celebrate such monumental energy returning to the local economy, our Dallas-based Bolt PR team put their heads and hearts together to share a few of  the must-do hospitality spots that Dallas has to offer. Whether you’re a first timer or a returning regular, we promise these fun destinations will make you yee-haw by the end of your trip. 

Where To Eat

Honor Bar

Classic and laid back are just a few words that describe this upscale bar located in the heart of Highland Park Village, a luxury upscale shopping and dining district. The atmosphere caters perfectly to smaller, more intimate parties and features some impressive classic American bites to enjoy with your expertly crafted cocktail. Whether you came to enjoy a glass of red from the prestigious wine list or to sip a classic Old Fashioned that pairs perfectly with the Smoked Trout Dip, this watering hole for the upwardly mobile certainly won’t disappoint. 

The Henry

The city of Dallas prides itself on having a fun, friendly atmosphere and The Henry is a dining experience that embodies those values perfectly. Featuring a warm social atmosphere with both industrial and classic architecture, this spot is ideal for hosting a private dining event or party where every detail is meant to be savored. From enjoying breakfast and house-brewed coffee prepared by a barista who knows your order by heart, to mingling with friends over a delicious lunch or dinner, this charming space invites you to treat yourself to craveable eats any time of day. 

Happiest Hour

‘Let the good times roll’ at one of Dallas’ most popular night haunts. Happiest Hour is a 12,000 square-foot indoor-outdoor bar with Instagram-worthy skyline views and a Texas-sized menu of bites and beverages. Sitting right next to the American Airlines Center, Happiest Hour is the perfect place to pregame before a show or host an exciting performance after-party. Whatever the reason to party, you’ll find music, fun and downright delicious cocktails at the bar all the locals rave about. 

Fogo de Chao

This expertly crafted restaurant is bringing all of the flavors of Brazil to Texas, and we are HERE for it. Inspired by the way that Brazilian family and friends gather to share the finest bounty from their harvests, Fogo de Chao features a casual atmosphere and the freshest, most irresistible food selections, such as seasonal salads, flavorful vegetables, imported meats and cheeses, handcrafted breads and much more. With its first U.S. restaurant opened in 1997 right here in, you guessed it - Dallas, come see why this rich, culinary dining experience is beloved by all in the local community. 

Where To Stay

Hotel Crescent Court

Texas luxury at its finest is found inside this charming Uptown Dallas hotel. From the sophisticated, clean-line design of the hallways and ballrooms to the deeply relaxing atmosphere of an immersive spa, Hotel Crescent Court is a desirable Dallas destination for corporate retreats, fairy tale weddings, or elegant stays near the arts, shopping and entertainment districts. Enjoy a night cap at the popular cocktail lounge Beau Nash or sample the finest Texas eats from the hotel’s classic dining club. From start to finish, this retreat is a delight for discerning travelers.

Hotel Drover

Say ‘howdy’ to the South’s legendary paradise known as Hotel Drover. Inspired by the humble history of cowboys driven by the journey, you’ll find true Texan hospitality and darn good eats inside of this timeless Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriot. Whatever brings you to Dallas, we encourage you to mosey on over to Fort Worth as well, where you can be sure to find superior comfort and uniquely blended rustic-luxe amenities for the ultimate stay of the modern Texan. As Hotel Drover proudly states in true cowboy fashion: “We welcome all with a tip of the hat and a firm handshake.”

The Adolphus Hotel

The classic Dallas favorite known as the Adolphus Hotel is an icon 110 years in the making. Bordering the exciting AT&T Discovery District, the recently renovated Adolphus is the perfect place to ‘come home to’ after a day of city exploration. Enjoy invigorating amenities like the indulgent full-service spa, exquisite coffee bar, contemporary rooms, and modern dining experience. Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, this hotel is the embodiment of enjoyment and relaxation. The only problem will be having to leave.

Thompson Hotel

Luxury and high-end comfort await at the prestigious Thompson Hotel. This new Texas-sized gem has much to offer the distinguished traveler, from a modern rooftop pool with panoramic views of the skyline, to a breathtaking ballroom and world-class culinary and nightlife offerings. Clean lines and bespoke furnishings grace every room, and the artistic edge throughout the hotel offers culture seekers something new and exciting to explore. With the cutting-edge fitness center, dining options and spa options, it’s not a matter of what to do but when to do it. However you choose to spend your time during your relaxing stay, Thompson Hotel Dallas truly takes care of every need. 

Where To Play

The Tower Club

Welcome to a membership community of purpose, connection and entertainment in the heart of Downtown Dallas. The Tower Club is the place where business executives come to play. From networking opportunities and meeting / conference spaces, to culinary excellence and enticing amenities, this is high-end entertainment at its finest. Enjoy samplings from the prodigious wine library or socialize with other like-minded leaders in the Dallas business community while overlooking the impressive Dallas skyline with 360-degree panoramic views. However you “play,” The Tower Club boasts the best events, dining, drinks, networking and fun to make memories with friends and colleagues alike.  

FC Dallas

American professional soccer club FC Dallas delivers a great night out for any fan of the sport. With an impressive competitive schedule and comfortable stadium seating options at the renowned Toyota Stadium, there’s much to experience at one of the club’s exciting matches. Snag season tickets to catch every game or purchase group tickets for 10 or more people at an exclusive rate to gather your work team together for a little after-hours bonding. From World Cup viewing parties to a casual night out, FC Dallas is a hometown staple.

Frisco Roughriders

Knock your Dallas trip out of the park with a visit to the double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, the Frisco Roughriders. As a timeless Dallas favorite, each game is deeply competitive and thrilling and makes for a great affordable option for those family nights out. And if you’re thinking these game days are meant for simply sitting in the stands, well, think again, because Riders Field is known as one of the best ballparks in Minor League Baseball. Featuring a Lazy River overlooking the right-field wall, fans can float in the water while taking in a 360-view of the ballpark for one of the most unique all-American fan experiences in the country.

Victory Park

Here’s a local favorite that is sure to put the ‘yee’ in your ‘haw.’ Victory Park is one of those must-do Dallas experiences and is sure to be an enjoyable option during any season. With year-round events and endless dining possibilities for every palate, a “walk in the park” has never been more riveting. Satisfy your sweet tooth with an elevated dessert experience at Aqua S or get your shop on at one of the unique local boutiques, or mix things up with a concert at the House of Blues. With so many ways to play, the only thing left to do is decide what to do!   

“Everything is bigger in Texas” rings true in the city of Dallas, and our expertise in digital marketing, content and PR is no exception.  We are fueled with passion and pride to support both local and global businesses and be a part of bringing the hustlin’ bustlin’ energy to this electrifying city. 

If your Dallas organization wants to supercharge brand presence and take a bigger bite of that tourism market pie, partner with the team who’s done it and won it time and again. Let’s go, y’all.

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