Exploring the DART Service Area
From neighborhood dives to hipster hangouts, DARTable Gems are the legendary locales, beloved cultural institutions, unique boutiques and other surprisingly delightful places that make our community a great place to be. And the best part? DART can get you there.
Need weekend plans? Visit DART's Rider Insider Online Calendar to find the area's best events and activities accessible via rail or bus!
Note: When planning an excursion, make sure service is available for all parts of your trip on the day and at the time you wish to travel. The information links on this page are provided as a service to our guests. Dallas Area Rapid Transit is not responsible for the content found on these sites. Bishop Arts District
Bishop Ave. and Davis St., Dallas
A true neighborhood, the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff has a funky, local atmosphere with whimsical, adventurous shopping. Its offerings range from jazz music to Aztec/Mayan food to unique stores like the Bishop Street Market and the Oak Cliff Mercantile.
» View more information at bishopartsdistrict.com
» Plan a trip to the Bishop Arts District.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Bishop @ Davis as your destination.
Dallas Arts District
2010 Flora St., Dallas
The Dallas Arts District is a unique 68-acre, 19-block neighborhood in the heart of the city. A rare jewel that is the centerpiece of the region's cultural life, the District is home to some of the finest architecture in the world. Enhancing the downtown Dallas skyline are buildings by Pritzker Prize winners I.M. Pei, Renzo Piano, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas and AIA "Gold Medal" recipient Edward Larrabee Barnes. It includes the Dallas Museum of Art, the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, the AT&T Performing Arts Center, and more.
» View more information at thedallasartsdistrict.org
» Plan a trip to the Dallas Arts District.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Pearl/Arts District Station as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail stations: Pearl/Arts District Station and St. Paul Station
Elm St. and Good Latimer, Dallas
Deep Ellum is an eclectic and avant garde entertainment and arts district on Elm Street east of downtown Dallas. The area was settled as a "freedmen's town" by former slaves after the Civil War. The area was called Deep Elm or, as early residents pronounced it, "Deep Ellum."
Deep Ellum has a rich social, economic and artistic history. A blues and jazz center in the 20's and 30's, Deep Ellum was also one of the few ethnically diverse areas in the South in the early 20th Century.
Deep Ellum is now home to the largest collection of restaurants, clubs and entertainment establishments in the region. Live music thrives in Deep Ellum with every style from rock to jazz represented. In addition, a plethora of avant garde shops sell a variety of merchandise, including clothing, antiques, crafts, and art works.
» View more information about Deep Ellum at deepellumtexas.com
» Plan a trip to Deep Ellum.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Deep Ellum as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: Deep Ellum Station
Lower Greenville, between Mockingbird Lane and Ross Ave. & Upper Greenville, north of Mockingbird Lane
Lower Greenville Avenue is one of the oldest entertainment areas in Dallas and is home to many boutiques and eclectic shops, as well as live entertainment clubs, bars and restaurants. Upper Greenville Avenue has more traditional establishments ranging from casual to elegant.
» Plan a trip to Greenville Avenue.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Greenville @ Mockingbird as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: Mockingbird Station for Lower Greenville,
Lovers Lane Station for Upper Greenville.
Irving Music Factory
300 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving
(opening late 2017)
The Irving Music Factory is DFW's newest entertainment venue. Slated to open in late 2017, this project is primed to be an all-in-one dining and entertainment destination for DFW. This new lifestyle center will be anchored by The Pavilion, a groundbreaking convertible venue can convert easily from a 4,000 seat indoor concert hall to an 8,000 seat outdoor amphitheater, allowing it to accommodate a wide variety of entertainment throughout the year. The project will offer entertainment, retail, and restaurants, including an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
» View more information about Irving Music Factory at musicfactory.com
» Plan a trip to Irving Music Factory.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Irving Music Factory as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: Irving Convention Center Station.
Knox St./Henderson Ave. @ US 75
Knox/Henderson is named for two streets that cross Central Expressway, north of downtown Dallas near the SMU Campus. On the west side, Knox Street boasts a bevy of trendy eateries as well as an impressive stable of upscale home-furnishing stores. Anchor establishments include Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Smith & Hawken and Weir's, along with an eclectic collection of boutiques.
Henderson Street, on the east side of Central, is known for a more offbeat collection of restaurants, watering holes, antique shops and galleries. Just minutes from downtown, Knox-Henderson is one of Dallas' oldest shopping districts. The area was revitalized in the mid-1990's and many of the original 1920s storefronts remain.
» Plan a trip to Knox/Henderson.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Knox @ Henderson as your destination.
McKinney Avenue/Uptown/West Village
McKinney Ave., between Woodall Rogers Freeway and Blackburn St.
Immediately north of downtown, the 125-year-old neighborhood known as Uptown has recently experienced a fresh infusion of residential high-rises and lofts, as well as new clubs, shops and restaurants.
The M-Line Trolley connects McKinney Ave., Uptown's main drag, with the downtown Arts District. Uptown combines the slick and the historic, and boasts dozens of restaurants and bars, upscale boutiques, spas and opulent hotels. The area is also the epicenter of Dallas' rich gallery scene. A few blocks away from McKinney Ave. is the Quadrangle, a unique dining and shopping spot. At the north end of the neighborhood is the hip West Village, a "new urban" district brimming with shopping, dining and entertainment options.
» View more information about Uptown Dallas at uptowndallas.net
» View more information about West Village at westvil.com
» View more information about the M-Line Trolley.
» Plan a trip to Uptown or West Village.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Uptown or West Village as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: Cityplace Station
See also: Living on the Rail Line - Uptown and Living on the Rail Line - West Village.
Oak Lawn/Cedar Springs
Oak Lawn Ave. @ Cedar Springs Road
Located north of downtown Dallas, the Oak Lawn/Cedar Springs area is home to several bars and dance clubs, restaurants and shopping. The Warwick Melrose Hotel, Dallas, an upscale hotel built in 1924 and conveniently located at the corner of Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs, is well known for The Landmark, its 4½ star restaurant, and The Library Bar, one of the city's most popular business and after-work meeting spots.
» Plan a trip to Oak Lawn/Cedar Springs.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Oak Lawn @ Cedar Springs as your destination.
425 Bedford St., Dallas
Trinity Groves is a 15-acre restaurant, retail, artist and entertainment destination located at the base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in West Dallas. Central to the Trinity Groves project is the Restaurant Concept Incubator program, which encourages chefs and restaurateurs to create and present unique restaurant concepts to a team of experienced restaurateurs who will then support them to bring their ideas to reality. Several restaurant concepts have already been accepted and are currently opening for business in spaces that were formerly industrial warehouses. These warehouses have since been rehabilitated and adapted to house these opportunities. The next phase of Trinity Groves will continue to attract people to the area with the development of residential apartments, office spaces, and additional retail.
» View more information about Trinity Groves at www.trinitygroves.com
» Plan a trip to Trinity Groves.
Trip Planner Tip: Use 425 Bedford as your destination.
West End Historic District
Bounded by Houston St., Commerce St., Lamar St. @ Woodall Rogers Freeway, Dallas
The 55-acre West End Historic District is an entertainment district that attracts an estimated 7 million people annually. It offers visitors a window into the past with beautifully preserved and masterfully renovated historical buildings. These turn-of-the century warehouse buildings represent one of the nation's earliest and best examples of adaptive reuse in a pedestrian setting, offering a unique mix of restaurants, museums, historical sites and entertainment.
The area includes the Old Red Courthouse (home to the Dallas Tourist Information Center), the John Neely Bryan Cabin, the Dallas Holocaust Museum, the Kennedy Memorial, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dealey Plaza, the Dallas World Aquarium, Reunion Arena and American Airlines Center.
» View more information about the West End at dallaswestend.org
» Plan a trip to the West End.
Trip Planner Tip: Use West End Station as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: West End Station
Some of the information found on this page is available in the The Handbook of Texas Online.