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Best Late-Night Activities Beyond Bars In DFW

May 30, 2013 5:00 AM

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When people mention nightlife, the normal expectation is something at a bar or nightclub. Unfortunately, this can often become boring after many nights out drinking, even with the variety of bars that DFW offers. Luckily, Dallas offers many other nightlife events that do not take place at bars.

‘Til Midnight At Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 242-5100
www.nashersculpturecenter.org

On the third Friday of every month, the Nasher Sculpture Center features film screenings and live music from great local and national musicians. The concerts and screenings take place outdoors in the Nasher Gardens. Picnic baskets and other types of snacks are available for purchase and pre-order at the Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck. Admission for the events is free. The events begin around 6 p.m. and go on until midnight.

Pocket Sandwich Theater
5400 E. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821-1860
www.pocketsandwich.com

The Pocket Sandwich Theater provides a great time for the whole family with some shows that are also adult friendly. These shows are locally produced theatrical productions that are professional quality. From comedies to melodramas to musicals, this is one of the best places to enjoy food and good theatrical entertainment. Shows take place Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings with Thursday-night discounts. Specials arrangements and pricing can also be arranged for larger groups and special events.

TopGolf
8787 Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 341-9600
www.topgolf.com

TopGolf is a great way to have some friendly competition at a great local hangout spot. Anyone from old pros to young sports fans can enjoy playing a few games here. This game is different than your normal golf game. The 240-yard outfield has targets on the ground that tack your micro-cipped golf ball. The closer to the targets and the farther out the hit, the more points you get. TopGolf also has a large food and drink menu and stays open until 11 p.m. or later so you can enjoy playing with friends all night long.

Related: TopGolf In Dallas Offers Gaming Ingenuity

Twilight Safari Night Hikes at the Dallas Zoo
650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203
(469) 554-7500
www.dallaszoo.com

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on at the zoo after dark, the Twilight Safari Hikes are the perfect opportunity for you to learn. Groups can reserve a spot on the safari hikes and can learn more about the animals of the zoo through activities, special talks and presentations and tours of the zoo at night. Family only special days are also available for family groups. Twilight Safaris begin at 7 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.

Medieval Times Dinner And Tournament
2021 N.Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 761-1801
www.medievaltimes.com

Go back to a time of honor, bravery and battles of steel. The lords and ladies of the castle make you feel like you’ve really gone back in time with an exciting joust and a performance by the falconer and his beautiful birds. Plus, a four-course meal that is fitting for the time period will make you a part of the action. Tickets are available for groups and special seating is available for ringside seats.

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Kelsi Gerwell is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas-Fort Worth. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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