Where can you go when you want to dance the night away in Dallas when you’re not quite 21? The truth is that almost all bars and clubs in the Dallas area are exclusively for patrons ages 21 and over. However, Dallas has a collection of under-21 clubs where you can party the night away with beats and nonalcoholic treats once you know where to look. Here’s our list of the best spots to party if you’re looking for fun under 21 in Dallas!
Cowboys Red River
10310 Technology Boulevard East, Dallas, TX
Where can people who are 18 years old and up go to kick up their cowboy boots in Dallas? Cowboys Red River is the premier spot for honky-tonk fun in Dallas! This club brings in a live country band nightly to help keep the crowd on the mega-sized dancefloor energized. Patrons can also enjoy gaming, live bull riding, refreshments, and more. This club even offers free dance lessons starting at 7 p.m. on most nights. While Cowboys Red River is famed for being one of the only 18-and-over dance venues in Dallas, it’s important to know that there is a caveat for entry. According to the club’s policy, each patron under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 21.
1930 Pacific Avenue, Dallas, TX
This 18-and-up Latin club in Dallas is renowned for its live music and vibrant DJs. In fact, Club Vivo often earns comparisons to clubs in Miami and Las Vegas! While this is a busy, high-energy club, you can count on the staff to be attentive. With two floors playing different music, Club Vivo truly makes you feel like you are being transported to different worlds as you make your way around the venue. This is just a great place to unwind with friends as you dance the night away.
Stereo Live Dallas
2711 Storey Lane, Dallas, TX
Stereo Live Dallas is the city’s premier spot for catching live electronic dance music from some of the hottest artists of today. This is the place to come if you want to check out trance, house, techno, hard style, and electronic shows in Dallas. Patrons can view shows from two separate stories. Stick with the second floor if you want to get more of a VIP experience away from the crowds. The bar here serves plenty of tasty nonalcoholic drinks to keep the 21-and-under crowd happy! Stereo Live Dallas combines the energy of a club with the organization of an impeccably run music venue.
2720 Elm Street, Dallas, TX
Located in Deep Ellum, Club Dada has been a staple on the Dallas music scene since first opening its doors in 1986. This club is an extraordinary venue for live music. It also boasts the claim to fame of having the biggest outdoor patio in all of Deep Ellum! The patio is often host to epic live outdoor performances that leave the whole neighborhood rocking. With a stripped-down vibe and devoted group of regulars, Club Dada is the ultimate spot for a no-frills night out on the town! The best way to ensure that you can get into Club Dada is to secure tickets online ahead of time. However, the club’s cash-only box office is open at the door on show nights.
2777 Irving Boulevard, Dallas, TX
This last pick on the list of the best 21-and-under clubs in Dallas is actually a bit of a “hack.” Cidercade Dallas is a 21-and-over club after 8 p.m. nightly. However, you can visit before 8 p.m. to enjoy the fun of an all-ages experience if you’re still counting down the months until you hit lucky 21! While Cidercade is known for its hard ciders and kombuchas at night, people mostly come here for the collection of more than 140 fun games! You can roam from machine to machine all day after paying a flat fee for admission. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about dealing with tokens, coins, or bills. Your admission covers endless play because all of the games are set to “free” at this bar-meets-arcade venue.
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