1515 N. I-35 East
Desoto, TX 75115
Phone: (972) 224-9100
Fax: (972) 228-8238
Located in a building that reminds one of the olden days in Oak Cliff with uneven masonry. The restaurant inside done up in bold colors with a decor typical of Mexico. El Ranchito serves some original and fine Mexican cuisine specializing in Comida Norteño and Tex-Mex. Guiso Picoso, which is a beef stew with diced green peppers, onion, tomatoes, jalapeños served with rice and refried beans is red hot! It is well know all over Dallas for its authentic Mexican food. The atmosphere is festive with the mariachis band playing daily creating an atmosphere where one feels as if he is back home in Monterrey. The salsa is really good and they serve fresh tortillas too. They also have an extensive menu with all sorts of traditional northern Mexican fare.
Located inside the happening Bronco Bowl, Club Rio is a perfect place for one to chill out with amazing music, and good alcohol. This club predominantly focuses on regional Mexican music and is primarily a music club; although they do host music concerts from time to time. Acts that have appeared there include Michael Salgado, the Kumbia Kings, and Los Huracanes del Norte. There are ample facilities, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound system add to the party ambiance.
Concerned about your financial future? Then visit this place early in the morning to sip espresso, read a free copy of the Wall Street Journal, and wait for the opening bell to ring in the news of the stock market. You can also watch popular financial newscasts such as CNBC's "SquakBox", MSNBC, CNN or listen to David Johnson's stock tips on News Radio KRLD 1080. Enjoy great food such as pasteries and sandwiches while you relax in a comfortable and educational environment. This place offers free wi-fi service and parking, as well as live music featuring local and regional musicians and bands. There has rarely been a more congenial atmosphere for contemplating the collapse of your finances.
Are you an aspiring singer scouting around for a spot to test your larynx? Poor David's might just be where you could strike it rich, for the likes of the Dixie Chicks, Robert Cray and Lyle Lovett have blazed the stage here. Open only to those over 21 years of age, this strictly non-smoking pub regularly hosts shows that rock the joint into the wee hours. Many of the shows feature advance tickets, which can be bought after 6p on the day of the show. Be sure to check out the web site for more updates and ticket details. Birthdays are celebrated with a free drink and if you are here for a show, avail of the 10 percent discount on your meal at the nearby Amuse restaurant. Private parties can be hosted here as well, with a capacity of up to 375 and possible arrangements for a live band. Good behavior is the norm, and those flouting the rules might just wind up cooling their heels on the street outside!
This watering hole is located in downtown and is frequented mostly by a white-collared crowd. It has pool tables for entertainment and the bar serves some exotic drinks. The food is mostly local cuisine but nothing much to write home about. If you visit the bar in the football season, you will find a special Bloody Mary bar over the weekends.
If you want to party hard, Starck Club fits the bill quite conveniently. Nestled in the West End Brewery area of Dallas, Starck welcomes all in its sprightly zone, so full of fun! You can enjoy every bit of Starck by making yourself comfy in its VIP lounge or get moving on the dance floor. You can even watch your favorite sports on TVs here. The club also hosts events.
A place that is as famous for its club nights and events as for its glamorous clientele, ZOUK Nightclub has taken over the place previously occupied by the immensely popular Starck Club. Located in the West End Historic District, this club offers an impressive 24,000 square feet (2229.6 square meters) of space, which includes dancefloors, private tables, and full service bars. Do see the website to plan your visit.
Medusa opened its doors in 2013 and is located in the vibrant Downtown Dallas. This sleek nightclub with its huge dance floor, comfy booths, a performance stage and five bars has the finest of DJs playing the tunes as well as top artists performing on a regular basis. Some of these musicians are Fantasia, Don Omar, Elefante, Luis Enrique and Avant. Don't forget to put on your dancing shoes to groove to the pulsating music here.
Known around the city as "The Shame of Dallas," Dick's last resort is the perfect restaurant/bar to go to for a wild and crazy time. You can start off by ordering one of their signature dishes such as Goldy Fry'd Catfish or Half-A-Chiky, which come served in metal buckets. Table manners are left at the door, because in this joint silverware is optional and wearing a bib is welcomed. Dick's also has a wide range of beers and spirits to help kick off your night. Rules are limited, so feel free to get your dance on or break out in song. Never a cover, always a pleasure, dress as you see fit.
Although the Gridlock nightclub does go by a rather intimidating name, it really is the ideal venue to relax after a hard day at work. Visit this place if you are craving for some excellent live music performances, as well as some swank DJ sets to groove to. Make sure you have enough cash on you to pay for the cover charges at the door. Call for additional information.
Praise be to the House of Blues. Gospel Sunday Brunch is served hot with some good 'ol southern cookin' and live performances to rejuvenate those weary souls. If you're not much of a church goer, come during their regular hours for the voodoo shrimp with rosemary cornbread and Dixie beer reduction. Their menu offers a mixture of Cajun and barbeque style dishes, salads and sides accompanied by southern rock. The Pontiac Garage is a music hall situated here that hosts some of the best live performances. Go to the website for details on upcoming music events hosted by the House of Blues.
For an explosive music scene, head to Bomb Factory where concerts take place on a huge scale. The stage is frequented by amateur as well as well accomplished artists. All the musically inclined individuals head to this humongous event space, to enjoy cool music. For further details on upcoming events, call ahead.