Dallas, once the epitome of social conservatism, holds now one of the largest gay concentrations in the US. Home to a vibrant gay community, Dallas ranks number 8 among the nation’s most gay-friendly cities.
A cosmopolitan city par excellence, Dallas has a thriving cultural and commercial scene, and there are plenty of things to do and see. Whether you interests lie in arts and culture, shopping, dining, or partying, Dallas can please any taste and need.
For nearly 30 years, trendy Oak Lawn neighborhood has been the epicenter of Dallas’s gay life. Gay-friendly restaurants, bars, cafes, and nightclubs will help you make an idea of what Big D’s gay scene is all about
The vibe on Oak Lawn during weeknights is one of debauchery and uncomplicated fun, and everyone is friendly and willing to socialize. Almost every venue along the strip has an outdoor patio; the night starts early with a quick bite and cocktails.
One of the biggest spots is the Round Up Saloon, nominated as one of the top gay bars in the world by TripOut.
No visit to Dallas is complete without a day spent shopping at “The Strip”, Dallas’s gay commercial Mecca. Located at the intersection of Cedar Springs Road and Throckmorton Street, this is one of the noisiest and popular gay commercial districts in the country. The atmosphere gets even wilder on weekend evenings, when all of “A” list members of Dallas go out to shop, eat, and mingle.
One event you should definitely attend is The Dallas Gay Pride – one of the biggest gay prides in the southern half of the United States.