Dallas + Fort Worth nightlife
The nightlife scene in Dallas gets going around 11 pm; go out before then and you'll find yourself lonely in a bar. It ends promptly at 2 am, and last call usually happens well before that, meaning that you'll have to squeeze a lot of fun and drinks into a couple of hours. Dallas bartenders live in eternal fear of overzealous policemen, and you'll be ushered out with ruthless efficiency at the witching hour. The scene can vary from Texas dives to a thriving gay scene uptown to glitzy glam at places in the West Village and Victory Park. Regardless, Dallasites like to dress, and you'll find everyone done-up and looking their best. Dance clubs are in short supply, and are often worked by unbelievably rude velvet-rope guardians; therefore, you'll find most people simply looking good with a drink in a lounge-y establishment.