There are a few things that DFW is becoming known for, including craft beer, delicious food, and great music venues. While DFW is home to many great music acts that have hit the big time and are known all over the world, there are also great places to enjoy music from local musicians. Whether you are looking for rock, pop, or jazz, these bars and music venues are some of the best places to see local musicians. At many, you can see live musicians seven days per week.
Twilite Lounge
2640 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-2121
www.thetwilitelounge.comThe Twilight Lounge opened in 2013 by two musicians. They have a reputation for hosting well-regarded performers known both locally and beyond. It’s a somewhat narrow space with dark paneling and glowing chandeliers which provide a space very different from the hustle of work and downtown life. It’s a great place to socialize with friends or to grab a book off of the bookcase and listen to band. During football season, this place is great for watching a game on the big screen as well.

Dan’s Silverleaf
103 Industrial St.
Denton, TX 76201
(940) 320-2000
www.danssilverleaf.comDan’s Silverleaf is one of Denton’s most iconic and they are known for featuring some of the best local bands and having some of the friendliest bartenders around. This place is so musician-friendly that they often employ musicians while not on the road as well as other creative artists. Head here on the weekends to attend what is usually a sold-out show. You can expect to hear a variety of acts including rock, jazz, blues, and country acts.

Double Wide
3510 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 887-6510
www.double-wide.comDouble Wide is just outside of downtown Dallas. You can’t miss it as it is difficult not to notice the giant silver tornado on top. For eight years, Double Wide has been known for their creative drink concoctions and live music. The acts range from rock to country to everything between. The atmosphere here makes you feel like you’re in someone’s living room but you can enjoy great drinks and bands while you’re there.

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The Free Man Cajun Cafe And Lounge
2626 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 377-9893
www.freemandallas.comAt The Free Man, you can enjoy live music every day of the week while you are enjoying the delicious flavors of authentic Cajun food. From 7-10 p.m. you can enjoy live jazz/swing/dixieland music and from 10-1:30 a.m. you can enjoy live rock/alt-rock/alt-country/punk or hip-hop music. The Free Man is run by a musician. Every day of the week you are going to see musicians on stage but this is also a place where you will commonly finding yourself drinking right beside other musicians at the bar.

Sambuca 360
7200 Bishop Road, Suite 270
Plano, TX 75024
(469) 467-3393
www.sambuca360.comWhile the food here is pretty great, a lot of people head to Sambuca 360 in Plano for the live music. Live music is featured here every day of the week but the weekends are a great time to head here if you are hoping to have a dance party while you dine. The music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday is very high-energy and you can usually enjoy a light show while the band plays. This bar, located in The Shops at Legacy is somewhat more upscale so don’t be expecting a low-key dive bar when you head over here.

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