As anyone living in Dallas knows, parking at your favorite club or bar can be a beast. Depending on the area of town, free parking may not even be an option. Some Dallas area clubs offer valet parking, so that its customers can enjoy the evening without the hassle of parking.  Valet services are generally reasonably priced and worth it to visit your favorite hangout, like the locations listed below.

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Price: $10-$20 cover charge
Valet: $5
Hours: Thurs to Sun– 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.

The Lizard Lounge hires some of the best international DJ’s to get the dance floors pumping with club music and electronic beats. The Lounge always offers the first 102 customers free entry on Saturday nights and the rooftop deck is the place to be once you get inside. The dependable valet service employes will ensure your vehicle is safe while you dance the night away.

Price: No cover charge
Valet: $5
Hours: Fri to Sat – 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Sunset Lounge is located a block away from Central Expressway and though it has a spacious parking lot that is free on Thursdays, the valet service takes over on Friday and Saturday nights. This ultra-cool lounge is semi-upscale and offers a limited food menu.  DJ’s get the crowds pumped up for dancing by playing Top 40, Hip-Hop and dance music.

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Price: No cover charge
Valet: $5
Hours: Mon to Sun – 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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Though the Beauty Bar is a smaller venue, its mix of music and the 50s style interior are popular with the locals. Disco, hip-hop and house tunes rule here. Arrive early on the weekends to beat the crowd. The valet service is the way to go because trying to find parking in the Henderson area is nearly impossible.

Price: No cover charge except for special events
Valet: $8-$10
Hours: Mon to Sun- 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Zubar provides great house and techno music, though the dance floor is a bit small. With two full bars and a nice outdoor patio in the front, there is room to roam and mingle with this casual crowd. The valet service is worth using for the night, which will of course save you a massive parking headache.

Price: Free on Wed, Thur and Sun; $20 cover charge on Friday and Saturday nights
Valet: $14 or $25 for the night
Hours: Wed to Sun – 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

This 12,500 square foot venue is known for two things; celebrity sightings and a trendy crowd. However, the top 40 and hip-hop music is what keeps the beautiful people showing up to this
club on the 33rd floor of the W Hotel in the Victory Park area. The drinks are strong and the atmosphere is buzzing with success.

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Sherri Thornhill is a freelance writer who lives just east of Dallas. Her love of music began in her 70s childhood and her music tastes range from Pop to Rock and everything in between. Sherri believes that Dallas offers some of the best music and nightlife in the country. Her work can be found at

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