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By Jessica Safavimehr, NewsCastic

Dallas has a bustling nightlife full of clubs, bars and a killer music scene, but it also has a strict rule of 21 at many of those places. Never fear 18 to 20 crowd — here’s a list of places you can get your groove on and enjoy all that DFW nightlife has to offer (even if you can’t drink).


Station 4 (S4)

S4 is HUGE! This club boasts 24,000 square feet of fun and tunes to keep you dancing all night long. S4 also hosts college night on Thursday with no cover until 10 PM. Everyone is welcome and the crowds keep the energy flowing until 4 AM.

Where: 3911 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas.


The Lizard Lounge

The Lizard Lounge hosts a ton of events throughout the year and legendary DJ Sno White makes regular appearances. The Lizard Lounge is one of Dallas’ most vibrant clubs with beats blasting and party goers dancing all night. There is almost always a guest DJ, so make sure to check their calendar for upcoming events.

Where: 2424 Swiss Ave., Dallas.


Trees Dallas

Trees is a premier music venue in the metroplex with concerts almost every night of the week. Trees has hosted bands from all genres including funk, hardcore, metal and indie, so it’s no doubt you’re bound to find something for everyone in your squad.

Where: 2709 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226


Cowboys Red River

Cowboys is the hottest honky-tonk this side of the Red River. Cowboys host college night on Wednesdays and there’s even live music on occasion. Get your boots, grab your partner and doe-see-doe down to Cowboys.

Where: 10310 W. Technology Blvd., Dallas.


Vice Fort Worth

Vice is the ultimate Fort Worth party spot for the under 21 crowd with DJs spinning beats until 2 AM. Vice is a place to see and be seen, so make sure to wear your best as you head out. Don’t forget to check out Vice’s Latin Tuesday’s and cumbia the night away.

Where: 350 W. 5th St., Fort Worth.


Sundown at Granada

Enjoy a full menu with delicacies that will make your mouth water and a people watching view like none other. Sundown has a killer patio and live tunes to serenade any music lover. Check out one of their many concerts or enjoy an early brunch, either way, Sundown will satisfy your cravings.

Where: 3520 Greenville Ave., Dallas.


Gas Monkey Bar and Grill

Gas Monkey Bar and Grill is a full-service restaurant and music venue. This is an all ages venue and hosts some of the most epic bands heading to DFW. Grab some grub and jam out to your favorite bands, you know you want to.

Where: 10261 Technology Blvd., Dallas.


The Truck Yard

The Truck Yard is full of picnic tables, truck beds and yes, food trucks. The Truck Yard has new food trucks in the yard daily with exotic tastes sure to fill any taste bud. The Truck Yard has live music and is open daily from 11 AM to midnight. Get there early and secure a table for people watching long into the night.

Where: 5624 Ears St., Dallas.


Club Dada

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Located in Deep Ellum, Club Dada is the place to perfect your dancing skills. Club Dada has live music, DJs and some nights there’s no cover! Club Dada is a must stop and a venue that’s cozy but not over crowded.

Where: 2720 Elm St., Dallas.



Kaliente is an LGBTQ Latin night club that’s hotter than Havana nights. Show off your samba, dance to cumbia or salsa the night away. Kaliente hosts many different events and has white parties all summer long.

Where: 4350 Maple Ave., Dallas.