August Bucket List: 10 Must-Visit Businesses in Dallas

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Are you ready to explore all the best things to do in Dallas this month? There are so many amazing local businesses in Dallas! We’ve created the ultimate bucket list with some must-visit local businesses in Dallas and other fun stuff to do for you. 

Taqueria El Arquito

Taco lovers, you’re in for a treat! We’ve found a hidden gem taqueria located in a small convenience store on Ceasar Chavez Boulevard that you can’t miss out on. Taqueria El Arquito is a family-owned business with seven locations in the DFW area. We highly recommended trying their famous trompo tacos made with their unique family recipe. Some of our other favorites are the Torta Cubana, Mi Special, Gordita, and their delicious Horchata.

Monday | 6:00am–3:00pm
Tuesday | 6:00am–3:00pm
Wednesday | 6:00am–3:00pm
Thursday | 6:00am–3:00pm
Friday | 6:00am–3:00pm
Saturday | 6:00am–3:00pm
Sunday | Closed

📍 Taqueria El Arquito


If you’re living in Dallas and you’re on the search for great Mexican food, try Taqueria El Arquito! 🌮 Don’t miss out on their Trompo taco special! #dallas #dallastacos #stufftodoindallas #dallastx #dallastexas #tacos

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Texas Rangers

It’s the Rangers 50th anniversary season and you don’t want to miss being part of it! Going to the Rangers game is the perfect summer activity because no matter how hot it is outside, Globe Life Field is climate controlled and will always stay around 72° F. How cool is that? Did you know that Globe Life Field has over 100 concession stands? Some of our favorites are the hotdogs and ice cream served out of a fun baseball cap.

Get 25% off your tickets using our code “UNATION”! (*discount works on tickets in the Outfield Pavilion, Outfield Mezzanine & Home Plate Mezzanine).


We’ve found the perfect summer lunch spot for you! Head to Mixt and try one of their freshly made salads, grain bowls, sandwiches, and drinks! It’s a super quick, easy and delicious lunch or dinner option. Take your food on the go or enjoy it at the McKinney & Olive patio which offers lots of outdoor seating and umbrellas. What we got: Beetnik, Mandarin, Crispy Cauliflower, and Freshly Pressed Lemonade.

*McKinney & Olive offers free 3 hour parking in the garage located off Olive St.

Monday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed

📍 Mixt

Baldo's Ice Cream

Baldo’s Ice Cream is one of the businesses in Dallas that you have to visit this month! They offer a variety of ice cream flavors including dairy-free options. Not sure what flavor to get? Just get them all and order a flight of three or six ice cream cones. Some of our favorite flavors are Ocean Water, Strawberry, Peanut Butter Cup, and Cookies ‘N Cream.

Monday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–9:00pm

📍 Baldo’s Ice Cream

HG Sply Co.

Happy hour with a view? Sign us up! If you’re looking for a great rooftop patio to enjoy some lite bites and drinks with your friends or coworkers head to HG Sply Co. Enjoy stunning views of the Dallas skyline, misted fans, and happy hour from Monday through Friday featuring $4 draft beers, $6 select cocktails, $7 house wines, and 1/2 price appetizers. 

Monday | 11:00am–12:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Thursday | 11:00am–12:00am
Friday | 11:00am–12:00am
Saturday | 10:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 10:00am–12:00am

📍 HG Sply Co. 


Is there anything better on a hot summer day than ice cream? If you love ice cream and donuts, MILK•CREAM is for you!  One of our favorite businesses in Dallas is serving up some donuts stuffed with ice cream and it’s a sweet treat you don’t want to miss out on. We recommend trying the glazed bun with Cookie Monster.

Monday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 12:00pm–12:00am
Saturday | 12:00pm–12:00am
Sunday | 12:00pm–10:00pm


Get a ResortPass

Are you in need of a daycation? Get a  Resortpass and spend the day at some of the best hotel pools around Dallas! We went to the Omni Las Colinas and has the BEST time! Relax at a resort-style pool with chaise lounge chairs, beautiful views of Lake Carolyn, daybeds, towel service, a “secret garden,” multiple yard games, and private cabanas. Sip some cocktails and order some delicious food from the Lakehouse Waterfront Lounge.


Are you in need of a daycation in Dallas? 🕶 You can use @ResortPass to spend the day at incredible hotel pools around Dallas, like the Omni Las Colinas Hotel! #dallas #dallastx #dallastexas #poolday #daycation #stufftodoindallas

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Jimmy's Food Store

Add Jimmy’s Food Store to your list of local businesses in Dallas to visit this month. We love coming to this hidden gem in Dallas. They have a huge selection of imported Italian goods, as well as great wine, fresh local produce, fresh meats and cheese, and an amazing selection of homemade pizzas, sauces, pasta, pastries, and more. They also offer freshly made-to-order sandwiches. Some of our favorites are their homemade frozen lasagna and their Prosciutto Panino.

Monday | 9:00am–7:00pm
Tuesday | 9:00am–7:00pm
Wednesday | 9:00am–7:00pm
Thursday | 9:00am–7:00pm
Friday | 9:00am–7:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am–7:00pm
Sunday | Closed

📍 Jimmy’s Food Store

Children’s Aquarium Dallas

The Children’s Aquarium is another one of the businesses in Dallas that you have to visit this month! The Children’s Aquarium currently houses more than 15,000 fish featuring Swell Sharks, Archer Fish (that spit), Weedy Sea Dragons, Doctor Fish, Mahi Mahi, and so many more. It’s such a great place to explore with your kids. One of our favorite things to do at the aquarium was being able to touch the Cownose Rays and participating in a bunch of other hands-wet activities.

Monday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Thursday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Friday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Sunday | 9:00am–5:00pm

📍 Children’s Aquarium Dallas

Sambuca 360

If you’re looking for the perfect spot to eat, drink, and dance then Sambuca 360 is the perfect place to go! This rockin’ American grill does not only serve delicious food and drinks but they also offer live music every night. Enjoy their happy hour every Tuesday to Friday from 5:00pm-7:00pm and get 50% off beers, wines, and cocktails. Put on your dancing shoes and make sure to join the fun!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5:00pm–1:00am
Wednesday | 5:00pm–1:00am
Thursday | 5:00pm–1:00am
Friday | 5:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 5:00pm–2:00am
Sunday | Closed

📍 Sambuca 360

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Vanessa is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do in Dallas City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in Dallas, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinDallas on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.