Have you made your weekend plans yet? Don’t wait – your Addison weekend guide is here! Whether you’re looking for a dinner spot, live music, happy hour, or fun activities, these 7 things to do this week have you covered.
#1. Vitruvian Park Tavern
3870 Ponte Ave., Suite 150, Addison, TX 75001
With a friendly neighborhood feel and an extensive whiskey list, Vitruvian Park Tavern is a must-visit. This restaurant and bar located in Vitruvian Park is the perfect spot for happy hour with coworkers, or to bring a date to impress them with the collection of house cocktails, Scotch and Bourbon, and wine. The bar also offers a rotating frozen drink and views of the surrounding park and trails. Their food menu features shareable items like popcorn shrimp, hummus, and onion dip to share with your group. The kitchen is open from 2 pm – 10 pm daily, and the bar stays open until midnight.
#2. Sidecar Social
5100 Belt Line Rd., Dallas, TX 75254
Sidecar Social has over 20,000 square feet of space to lounge, listen to live music, sing karaoke, and play games like bocce ball and corn hole. The restaurant has an indoor lounge space as well as a patio with plenty of seating and heaters. Happy hour is every Monday through Friday from 11 am – 6 pm, and deals include $4 call drinks and ½ off house wine by the glass. Their happy hour is the perfect time to sip on a glass of half-off pinot grigio while taking on a friend in a game of darts.
#3. Crossbuck BBQ
4400 Spring Valley Rd., Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Crossbuck BBQ is a new generation of smokehouse founded by Pitmaster Tim McLaughlin. This delicious American BBQ spot features “bold, punch-you-in-the-face, memorable flavors” in all of their smoked meats. Crossbuck BBQ specializes in BBQ styles from across the country, from St. Louis Style Pork Ribs to Texas-style sausage. Pair your meats with some of their delicious sides, including the classic Mac N’ Cheese, and a more adventurous Desert Line Hominy.
#4. LORO Addison
14999 Montfort Dr., Dallas, TX 75254
This Asian smokehouse and bar recently opened it’s Addison location, and LORO is a dining experience you won’t want to miss! They offer Gin and Tonic, Matcha Mojito, and Vietnamese Coffee boozy slushees, as well as craft cocktails, beer, and wine. On the menu, you’ll find awesome Asian food with a twist. Don’t skip the Crunchy Corn Fritters and Crispy Potatoes, and the Char Siew Pork Belly and Beer Battered Cod Sandwich steal the show for main courses!
#5. Nate’s Seafood
14951 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001
Kick-off the weekend with live music every Thursday at Nate’s Seafood! The 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards winner for Favorite Place to See Live Music features live blues music and Gulf seafood are staples, with different bands featured every Thursday and Sunday. This Thursday, try one of their Coastal Classics, including fried Gulf oysters and red beans and rice (number one in the Metroplex!).
#6. Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub & Grill
5100 Belt Line Rd., Dallas, TX 75254
The weekends are always exciting at Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub & Grill, where live bands are featured each week starting at 10 pm and continuing late into the night. A large selection of draft and bottled beer are offered, along with delicious craft cocktails and wine. Don’t worry if you get hungry, because Sherlock’s offers a variety of finger food to snack on while you enjoy the music.
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#7. Pickleball at Addison Athletic Club
3900 Beltway Dr. Addison, TX 75001
National Pickleball Day is coming up on August 8th, and there’s no better way to celebrate than challenging your friends to a game of pickleball right here in Addison. Addison residents who are Addison Athletic Club members can use the outdoor pickleball courts to play this unique game. The Addison Athletic Club is open Monday – Friday from 5:30 am – 10 pm, Saturdays from 8 am – 8 pm, and Sundays from 1 pm – 6 pm.