Whether you want that authentic Texan honky-tonk feel, a sophisticated, modern cocktail lounge, or a sprawling entertainment complex with everything you could ever dream of, Irving has you covered. From live music to bars and restaurants, the DFW Metroplex, with Irving right in the center, is saturated with incredible places to enjoy a night out on the town.
No matter where you are in Irving, you have an abundance of options to choose from to enjoy the nightlife. In the beautiful Las Colinas area, enjoy restaurants like The Blue Fish where you can wow your palate with Asian-inspired cuisine, such as sushi and sashimi. If you want to add a perfectly cooked ribeye to your plate, go grab a table at Cool River Cafe and enjoy the warm atmosphere and delicious steaks and seafood. At The Ranch, farm-to-table food, live music, and a lively atmosphere are perfect for date night or a night out with friends and colleagues.
Heading over to the Toyota Music Factory is sure to satisfy all of your live music, entertainment, and nightlife needs. With over 20 restaurant and entertainment concepts, an Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theater, and Big Beats Dallas, the Toyota Music Factory is the new music soul of the DFW area. Tuck into Nosh & Bottle for savory fare and craft beer, or Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill for local grub and inventive beverages. These spots are sure to hit the spot no matter what you’re craving.
Venturing beyond Irving, visitors love the charm and vibe of Deep Ellum in Dallas. Deep Ellum is a neighborhood composed largely of arts and entertainment venues near downtown in Old East Dallas. You can walk in Deep Ellum to dozens of restaurants, galleries, live music venues, neighborhood pubs and businesses of all types. Enjoy the Bark Park to walk your dog and meet friends or just take a walking mural tour of Deep Ellum's many murals and public art.
Irving and the DFW Metroplex are bursting at the seams with live music options. First and foremost, plan a night at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. This incredible space—which is really three separate venues in one—hosts acts large and small from all over the country (booked by Live Nation) and provides fun, dancing, food, and drinks. This cutting-edge venue converts from a smaller intimate theater of 2,500 seats to a 4,000-person capacity indoor theater and, amazingly, even opens up to an 8,000-person capacity open-air pavilion.
But if you came to Texas to get that that true honky-tonk experience, then get yourself to Southern Junction in south Irving, a live music favorite. Part dancehall, part restaurant and bar, this nightclub and steakhouse always features live country music. The best part? Dance lessons are offered free of charge every Thursday night. So put on those new boots and get out on the dance floor for some two-steppin’.
Depending on when you find yourself in Irving, Irving’s annual concert series at Whistlestop Plaza showcases live music performances from a variety of genres, with great musicians from across the state. You can also head over to Gas Monkey Live, an eclectic live music venue which features hip-hop, Latino music, hard rock, country and features hamburgers, chicken fried steak, and barbeque. Alternatively, if opera is more your speed, try the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in Dallas, or take a little trip outside of Irving and spend an evening at the beautiful Granbury Opera House in Granbury. Explore the charming Granbury Historic Square and take in a production by the Granbury Theatre Company in this delightful town.
Explore all the exciting nightlife options below to plan your next visit to Irving!