When it comes to listening to music in a bar, the iconic image of a jukebox still reigns supreme. Many bars have eliminated their jukeboxes from their establishments, but there are a few in the DFW Metroplex that still have them.
Windmill Lounge
5320 Maple Ave.
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 443-7818
windmill-lounge.comLocated in the Medical District, the Windmill Lounge has been serving craft cocktails for 11 years. Looking for an old school jukebox that plays Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, Katie Perry and many more? The Windmill Lounge is your place. You get 18 songs for $5 – which is the best deal around. Classic cocktails like an old fashioned, bijou, sidecar, blood and sand and the vieux carre are what the Windmill Lounge does best. Wear your scrubs and come on down to the Windmill where you can get a shot of “Penicillin” (scotch whisky, honey syrup, ginger and lemon).

Lakewood Landing
5818 Live Oak St.
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 823-2410
www.facebook.com/LakewoodLandingLakewood Landing describes itself as an “upscale dive” and rightfully so. The dimly-lit establishment is a neighborhood staple. The jukebox is a music lovers’ dream with an extensive selection of CDs to flip through. Order a cocktail or beer, and bop your head to the sound of Fleetwood Mac.

DoubleWide
3510 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75295
(214) 887-6510
www.double-wide.comWhen it comes to drinks and music, DoubleWide doesn’t mess around. Located in Deep Ellum at Exposition and Commerce, just a stone’s throw from Downtown Dallas, DoubleWide boasts its killer cocktails like the Yoo Hoo Yee Haw. Where else can you order a Boone’s Farm Martini and listen to your favorite tunes? You can’t miss DoubleWide. Just look for the hurricane on top of the building.

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Twilite Lounge
2640 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-2121
www.thetwilitelounge.comTwilite Lounge is still in its infancy. It opened in Deep Ellum in 2013, the brainchild of two musicians- Danny Balis and Jess Barr. This classy dive bar is a great place to hide out and chill out. While it opened with a live performance of Denton songwriter, Will Johnson (Centro-Matic), one must not forget the jukebox that houses old school soul, as well as country. What else would you expect from two musicians? Are you looking for libations? Twilite Lounge has them. Local beers are on tap, and Twilite has a nice selection of beers in cans and bottles, with plenty of domestics, wine and house cocktails.

Lee Harvey’s
1807 Gould St.
Dallas, TX 75149
(214) 428-1555
www.leeharveys.comLee Harvey’s is located in the Cedars neighborhood of Dallas, just south of Downtown between Akard and Ervay Streets. Stepping into Lee Harvey’s is like walking into a time capsule. Seth Smith took over the 60-year old bar 13 years ago. While Smith would like to have an old school jukebox that plays 45s in his establishment, the volume of music that the bar plays is not conducive for such a machine. Lee Harvey’s boasts a 1200 song CD-based jukebox, which includes tunes by Billie Holliday, Hank Williams, the Sex Pistols, Isley Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Sinatra, the Commodores, Duran Duran and many more. This is a true dive bar with no beers on tap. All beers are either in bottles or cans and are packed on ice.

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