A post on where to take your out-of-towners
There is NOTHING I take more pride in, than showing off this city. Hopefully my boss isn't reading this (haha). If you are, calm down. I'm semi-exaggerating (but not really *wink*). Back to what I was saying. When I moved here 4 years ago, I absolutely fell in l-o-v-e; and when I have visitors from out of town, I feel it is my sole responsibility to ensure they leave feeling the same way. Cue the sweats. That's a lot of pressure.The good news is that Dallas makes it easy. There are SO many places to explore, drinks to be drank, foods to be eaten. The tricky part is fitting it all in. With that being said, I feel as though I have semi-mastered a slew of options for providing a figurative and literal taste of all that Dallas has to offer. Obviously, you know your visitor better than I do, so I've tried to provide options based off the individual and what you're looking for. Now... go get 'em!
If you're looking for a wine bar (looking at you, ladies) to divulge 5 months of relationship issues and work drama over cheese & chardonnay: Cru (Uptown/West Village) or Leela's Wine Bar (Lower Greenville)
If you're looking to go "out out" (cue the strobe lights and tequila shots): Just go to Deep Ellum! Everything you could ever possibly want/need is there
Eat. Drink. Repeat.
If your visitor likes the "Instagram worthy" spots:
If your visitor is a major foodie/cocktail enthusiast:
If your visitor is boujee AF:
If your visitor is ~chill~:
If you like "cute" places and enjoy shopping: Grab brunch in the Bishop Arts District (recommendations: Boulevardier, Oddfellows, Pink Magnolia). Then walk around & check out all the cute shops (absolutely MUST go into Society, the candle shop, and smell as many as humanly possible). Lastly, save room for a slice of pie (or 2...) at Emporium Pies. I'm sorry, I know it's a lot of food. Suck it up and work a little harder at your soul cycle class on Monday. If you have extra time, go walk around SMU-- it is a BEAUTIFUL campus!
If Saturday Night got the best of you: Grab brunch at Anvil Pub in Deep Ellum or State & Allen in the State Thomas Neighborhood. The food is hearty and the Bloody Mary's are a plenty! Anvil Pub offers "F**k Brunch" drinks, which are oversized and FULLY loaded with (practically) an entire meal in itself, while State & Allen offers a $6 DIY Bloody Mary Bar.