Oak Lawn is known for its fabulous restaurants, bars and clubs. Many in this area cater to the gay and lesbian community.
What:JR's is one of the most popular gay bars in Dallas. JR's Bar and Grill is a casual, video bar with outdoor area upstairs that's perfect for people-watching. Pool tables, video games and air hockey. Daily drink specials. Food service until 7 p.m. daily. JR's is also a favorite stop for bachelorette parties.
Where: 3923 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75219. 214-528-1004
When: Opens daily at 11 a.m.; noon Sunday and Monday. Closes 2 a.m.
Parking: Some free, some paid parking lots.
2. Sue Ellen's
What: Sue Ellen's is a casual bar where you can just chill on the patio or dance on the main floor in the Lipstick Lounge, or catch a live band on the second floor's Vixen Lounge. Pool tables.
Where: 3014 Throckmorton, Dallas, TX 75219. 214-559-0707
When: Opens daily at 4 p.m. Liquor service ends at 2 a.m. After-hours dancing. 21+ except for Fridays, 18+.
What: The Round-Up Saloon opened in 1980. It's known for country and western music, dancing, free dance lessons several nights a week and several bars throughout including Chute 5, an outdoor patio bar. Pool tables darts.
Where: 3912 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75219. 214-522-9611
Woody's Sports & Video Bar is a casual place on Cedar Springs that features good music and sports. Formerly known as Moby Dick's, it's known for karaoke and drink specials. Pool tables.
Woody's Sports & Video Bar
4011 Cedar Springs Rd.
Dallas, TX 75219
S4 is the dance club once known as the Village Station. It features a large dance floor, upstairs bars and outside patio. Catch a show in the legendary Rose Room Theatre and Lounge. Some call it gender illusion -- others call it a drag show -- everyone calls it a fun evening. Shows at 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. Fri, Sat, Sun and Thursdays at 11 p.m.
What: A fun bar with poker nights, trash disco nights, daily drink specials and more.
Where: 3903 Cedar Springs, Dallas, TX 75219. 214-521-4205