The Deep Ellum Neighborhood Guide

Overview

Brimming with giant robot sculptures, breweries, art festivals, Deep Ellum is the quirky step-child of the Dallas nightlife. With constantly changing murals, a great food and bar scene, and live music everywhere, this is one of the coolest neighborhoods to spend a night on the town.

The Neighbors

Deep Ellum attracts young professionals, artists, musicians, hipsters, and anyone looking for a fun, unassuming night.

Situated in Dallas County and is one of the top spots to live in Texas. Residing in Deep Ellum provides inhabitants a metropolitan atmosphere, there are a plethora of bars, eateries, cafes, and parks. Numerous young experts occupy Deep Ellum and citizens tend to be progressive.

Food

Pecan Lodge

2702 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
Pecan Lodge

Pecan Lodge is known for its time-honored traditions and recipes passed down from generations.

Texas barbecue is serious business, and Pecan Lodge has won awards galore. Wear comfy kicks, since lines are loooong!

Harlowe MXM

2823 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
Harlowe MXM

Harlowe MXM is more than a mere bar or restaurant. It’s a self-described “drinking and dining complex” with three separate spaces ranging from laid-back to upscale. Don’t miss the massive rooftop bar, which offers a spectacular view of the Dallas skyline.

Oni Ramen

2822 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Oni Ramen

Oni Ramen is a tiny restaurant and generally considered to be the best ramen place in Deep Ellum, so it’s sometimes standing-room-only. Try the Oni Reaper, a super-spicy dish–if you dare.

Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

2713 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

In the mood for something cheap, quick, and delicious? An Uncle Uber’s “sammich” may be the answer to your culinary prayers, although you’ll have to brave the hole-in-the-wall atmosphere.

Monkey King Noodle

2713 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75226
Monkey King Noodle

Experience the authentic flavors of Northern Chinese street food at Monkey King Noodle. Their LaMian (hand-pulled) noodles and Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings) will transport you to the night markets of China and Taiwan. Everything, even the hand-pulled noodles, is fresh and made-to-order.

Serious Pizza

2807 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Serious Pizza

If you want New-York-style pizza, Serious Pizza is the place to be. People put up with the long line and downscale décor because this is the real deal. It’s practically a Deep Ellum tradition to grab a slice here after a night out.

Drink

Green Room

2715 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Green Room

As you’ve probably gathered by now, Deep Ellum has plenty of rooftop venues—and Green Room is one of our favorites! With a pool cue and a cocktail, you’re set for a fun evening. Cheers!

Twilite Lounge

2640 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Twilite Lounge

Twilite Lounge is beloved for its authentic, old-school vibe and amazing live music. If there’s no show going on, pop some money in the jukebox instead.

Dot's Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard

2645 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
Dot's Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard

If craft beer is your thing, you’ll love Dot’s Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard. With a 10,000-square-foot patio and more than 100 beers on tap, you can’t go wrong.

High and Tight

2701 Main St., Suite 180/190 Dallas, TX 75226
High and Tight

High and Tight is hidden away behind a working barbershop. Toast your fresh fade with one of their special cocktails—described as “works of art.”

Trick Pony

2819 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
Trick Pony

Trick Pony is visually striking, this cocktail bar is more than just a pretty face. Themed cocktail menus rotate every few weeks, so you’ll always find something new.

Black Swan Saloon

2708 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Black Swan Saloon

Black Swan Saloon doesn’t have a sign, so it might be hard to spot at first. There are also no menus, so order something traditional or ask the bartenders to whip up something on the spur of the moment. Just tell them what kind of drink you’re in the mood for, and they’ll make something especially for you.

Entertainment

Bomb Factory

2713 Canton St, Dallas, TX 75226
Bomb Factory

The Bomb Factory is a state-of-the-art, 50,000 square foot venue located in the heart of Dallas’ historic Deep Ellum which is known for its rich music-centric culture. Home for concerts that matter and events that swagger.

Trees

2709 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Trees

Trees has been host to some of the biggest names in music including Radiohead, Nirvana, Arcade Fire, Deftones, Tool and Erykah Badu to name just a few. With a recent renovation and an award winning sound system, Trees is the place to see your favorite bands!

Dallas Comedy Club

3036 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Dallas Comedy Club

Whether you want to see a stand-up perform or take a class yourself, you’ve found your new home-away-from-home. Dallas Comedy Club hosts acts five nights a week and offers classes in improv, sketch, stand-up, and storytelling.

Louie Louie's Piano Bar

2605 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75226
Louie Louie's Piano Bar

In Louie Louie’s Piano Bar write your song request on a napkin, and the entertainers will play and sing it from memory. Louie’s is musician-owned, so all the performers are multi-talented.

Schools

George Bannerman Dealey Montessori

6501 Royal Ln, Dallas, TX 75230
George Bannerman Dealey Montessori

George Bannerman Dealey Montessori is a highly rated, public, magnet school. It has 614 students in grades PK, K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 91% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.

School for the Talented & Gifted in Pleasant Grove

9610 Bruton Rd, Dallas, TX 75217
School for the Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove

School for the Talented & Gifted In Pleasant Grove is a highly rated, public school. It has 390 students in grades 4-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 96% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.

Sudie L. Williams Talented and Gifted Academy

4518 Pomona Rd, Dallas, TX 75209
Sudie L. Williams Talented & Gifted Academy

Sudie L. Williams Talented & Gifted Academy is a highly rated, public school. It has 424 students in grades 4-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Hyer Elementary School

3920 Caruth Blvd, Dallas, TX 75225
Hyer Elementary School

Robert S. Hyer Elementary School is a top rated, public school. It has 492 students in grades K-4 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 84% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.

University Park Elementary School

3500 Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75225
University Park Elementary School

University Park Elementary School is a top rated, public school. It has 446 students in grades PK, K-4 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.

Park

Sandbar Cantina

317 S Second Ave, Dallas, TX 75226
Sandbar Cantina

As a former industrial area, Deep Ellum may not have as many parks as other neighborhoods, but at the unofficial “Beach Ellum,” you can pretend you’re at the ocean. In Sandbar Cantina, you can also play on “sandbar” league teams; choose from sand soccer, volleyball, dodgeball, and ping pong.

Bark Park Central

2445 Canton St.Dallas, TX 75201
Bark Park Central

This urban dog park is in the heart of Deep Ellum with great views of downtown and eclectic artwork. You and your four-legged friend are within walking distance of great dog-friendly restaurants and bars. Bark Park Central is a 1.2 acre "off-leash" dog park, in downtown Dallas.

Features
  1. Dog Drinking Bowl
  2. Dog Shower
  3. Fenced Area
  4. Pet Waste Station
  5. Shaded Areas
Park Hours

Monday, Wednesday-Sunday 6:00 am-11:00 pm

The Style

Deep Ellum
  • Deep Ellum is very walkable, so it’s always busy with foot traffic.
  • Everyone fits in! You’ll see eclectic styles from preppy to punk.
  • It’s a destination for BBQ and other foods

Transportation

Deep Ellum Station

The DART Green Line connects to the Deep Ellum and Baylor stations.

Why You’ll Love It

  • There’s plenty of nightlife, with fantastic dining options.
  • You can always find great drink prices and happy hours.

Why You Won’t

  • Deep Ellum has a certain 21st-century grunge vibe that may not appeal to everyone.
  • There aren’t many options for living directly in the neighborhood other than lofts (yet).