Celebrate Good Times On Henderson Ave.
Welcome to Perfect Date Night, a new weekly feature that acts as your spirit guide for going on a perfect date in what is objectively Texas' best city, Dallas. Each week, we'll give you a night's worth of suggestions for a date night in a specific neighborhood, complete with recommendations for bars, restaurants, concerts, art shows, sporting events or, well, anything, really. Just make sure you include an emoji or two when you text your crush to invite them out.
• When: Saturday, March 26.
• Duration: 6 hours.
• Number of Stops: Three.
• Modest Estimated Budget For Two: $150.
• Ballin' Estimated Budget For Two: $200.
• Ideal Partner: A dance-loving Jenga master.
• Romance Scale: 2.5 out of five hearts.
OK, so in the name of full disclosure, this week's date night isn't just a mere suggestion. Rather, it's actually based on what my friends and I will be doing this weekend to celebrate my recent birthday. Basically, I'm guaranteeing you're going to have a good time because I'll be doing the same thing and having a blast.
And, hey, if you happen to see me out, don't be afraid to holla at ya girl.
Stop No. 1: HG Sply Co. (2008 Greenville Ave, Dallas). I don't care if you think HG Sply Co is over-hyped. Anyone that's sipped one of their bomb cocktails while watching the sunset from their rooftop patio knows that it's a must-make stop if you're going out in Lower Greenville. To that end, we're eating here to start the night out right and build up a good liquor mop, if you catch where the rest of this evening is headed. Oh, and be sure to get some good skyline pics for your 'grams before you really kick the celebrating into the next gear.
Stop No. 2: Barcadia (1917 N Henderson Ave, Dallas). For whatever reason, Barcadia is another of those places that seems to be weirdly divisive. Once again, that's fine because Barcadia is fucking fun and I like fun. Between the vintage pinball games, Skee-Ball, and giant Jenga (my favorite), you're going to end up spending way more time than you expected here. But it's OK because the bartenders will make sure you have a strong drink in your hand to fuel your winning streak.
Stop No. 3: Beauty Bar (1924 N Henderson Ave, Dallas). Turns out, I'm not the only one celebrating a birthday this weekend! We've also got the five-year anniversary of Blake Ward's Glamorama weekly happening this Saturday night, too. Helping him celebrate is a predictably excellent lineup of local DJs. Come out to hear Blake, Yung Wave, Colly T, Christy Ray, Keith P and several more. Plus, see Central Track fave Blue, the Misfit act as the event's hype man. I know we'll be dancing right alone. You'd be lame to not join in. And, trust me, I won't be the only one thinking so. Your date will, too.