Birthdays are the one day every year when people are allowed to make everything about themselves. They are also a great opportunity to gather up a group of friends and celebrate the night. The Dallas-Fort Worth area boasts plenty of great bars, but there are a select few that are the perfect setting for celebrating a day all about you.
Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar
4980 Belt Line Road
Dallas, TX 75254
One of the most popular sites for celebrating a variety of occasions from birthdays to bachelorette parties, Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar, with locations in Addison and Fort Worth, promises to have you and your friends singing and rocking the night away. Four talented piano players take the stage on the two baby grand pianos and entertain you with new twists on hit songs as well as some original songs, if you’re lucky. The birthday boy or girl may enjoy song dedications, a round of something special, and even the opportunity to go on stage. Pete’s is a great venue if the birthday gang doesn’t mind a loud, fun environment with other birthday boys and girls. Reservations for private tables are available, and for large parties, it is possible to reserve the entire bar, allowing your group the room and the entertainers all to yourselves.
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1917 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
For the birthday crowd that enjoys the classics, classic games that is, Barcadia is a great choice. With giant Connect Four, life-sized Jenga, as well as vintage arcade games and skeeball, Barcadia is a fun venue that allows you to reminisce about the good old days. The art in the bar, featuring classic pin-ups, brings you back to a time of Pacman and classic food. In addition to its variety of games, Barcadia also offers 24 beers on tap and a large TV to watch the sports game. Its bar food and brunch are well-received, and it offers deals almost every night of the week. The bar features a large patio great for groups.
Dick’s Last Resort
2211 N. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75202
If you’re looking for a fun time, lots of food and a way to embarrass the birthday boy or girl, Dick’s Last Resort is the place to be. Known for its paper hats with funny or scandalous sayings written on them and given to guests, Dick’s is a fun bar to take a group that isn’t afraid to laugh. Birthday packages as well as food and drink packages for your group are available with special gifts given to the guest of honor on his or her birthday.
2120 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201
For the classier birthday individual, Sambuca in the heart of Uptown Dallas is an excellent choice. The bar and restaurant feature an eclectic European design and pretty eclectic menus and musicians as well. Enjoy live music every night of the week with the added benefit of a great selection of house cocktails. Private rooms and catering are available for birthday events as well. Relax on a large patio at Sambuca perfect for viewing the sights of Uptown Dallas while celebrating with friends and family.
1207 W. Hickory St.
Denton, TX 76201
A classic college bar with fun staff and patrons may be the perfect option for a laid-back college group. Established in 1996, Lucky Lou’s is right down the road from UNT, a local hot spot for students throughout the area. With low drink prices and a comfortable, dive-bar feel, Lucky Lou’s is great for having a good time with good people without breaking the bank. It’s a guaranteed college hot spot perfect for meeting up with like-minded partiers any day of the week.
Kelsi Gerwell is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas-Fort Worth. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.