Sometimes it is fun to reminisce about the good old days, whether you love the music of the ’80s or the fashion and culture of the ’90s. Dress the part and head downtown for the best retro nights in DFW. These bars and nightclubs know how to rock out hair-band style just when you need it most.
2200 N. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75202
www.houseofblues.comPrice: $10 general admission/$5 four packThe House of Blues in Dallas opened in 2007 in the White Swan Building. The building itself dates back to the 1920s and is the perfect setting for a retro night. Every Saturday night Live 80 Productions presents ’80s night in the Voodoo Lounge at the House of Blues in Dallas. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 9:30 p.m.
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122 Mulberry St.
Denton, TX 76201
www.haileysclub.comPrice: freeHailey’s Club is a Denton staple and one of its premier live music venues. The venue offers a selection of 52 beers and great live stage performances. In fact, Hailey’s has two Cicerone-certified beer experts on staff. Cicerone’s are essentially beer sommeliers. Weekly dance nights have become a staple at Hailey’s with Tuesdays being ’90s night and Thursdays being ’80s night. Both nights embrace the feel of the decade and play the favorite music hits of the time.
509 University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 332-9937Price: freeIf you are someone that really loves the ’80s, there is no better place than a club that is all about the ’80s also. Every night is ’80s night at Studio Eighty in Fort Worth. It’s the only 80s-themed club in the Metroplex, so this is definitely the place to be. The waitresses bring you back in time with their ’80s-themed outfits as well to give you the full experience. The vibe changes up a bit on Thursdays when it offers Trash Disco Thursdays, a great combination of the ’70s and ’80s with drink specials as well.
3912 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75219
www.roundupsaloon.com/Price: freeThe Round-Up opened in 1980 and has been known for years as a place for good people and good times. In addition to its fun retro night, it offers free dance lessons on a fairly regular basis for those who have a little less rhythm. The Round-Up Saloon is the winner of Best of Dallas 2012 in the Dallas Observer and one of the most popular gay clubsin DFW. If you’re not able to decide which era you want to celebrate, the Round-Up Saloon on Sunday nights is the perfect night. Every Sunday is ManCandy Retro Dancing night. With DJ Mickey playing music videos and all of the best from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, it’s always a good time here.
1924 N. Henderson
Dallas, TX 75206
www.thebeautybar.com/Price: freeWith a ’50s feel to the furniture and decor of the bar and the DJs playing 80s hits, this is a great combination of decades. Wednesday nights with DJs Anthony Social and Keith P will provide you will a weekly dose of industrial, new wave and ’80s underground. Wednesdays are also the night for Martini and Manicure Happy Hour, so you can get a drink, hear the hits and enjoy salon-quality manicures all at once.