July Bucket List: 10 Must-Visit Businesses in Dallas

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Are you ready to explore all the best things to do this month in Dallas? There are so many amazing local businesses in Dallas! We’ve created the ultimate bucket list for must-visit local businesses in Dallas for you. Whether you’re looking for some refreshing summer cocktails, the best ice cream spots, fun indoor activities, or coffee shops, there is no shortage of fun spots you need to try this month.

Leela's Wine Bar

Are you ready for some new summer cocktails? Leela’s wine Bar in Lower Greenville is serving up the perfect summer cocktails. Enjoy the sunshine on their beautiful patio while trying their new cocktail menu. Some of our favorites include French 75, Flore Rosato, Hope St., and Blackberry Smash. We also love getting one of their Boards or the Tuna Tostadas. 

Monday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Friday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 2:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 2:00pm–10:00pm

📍 Leela’s Wine Bar


We've found some amazing summer cocktails that you don't want to miss out on!🍹🍸Head to Leela's and try their new cocktail menu! #dallas #dallasdrinks #cocktails #stufftodoindallas #dallastexas #summerbucketlist #dallastx

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Joy Macarons

Is there anything better on a hot summer day than ice cream? If you love ice cream and macarons, Joy Macarons is for you! One of our favorite businesses in Dallas is serving up some colorful and delicious ice cream sandwiches made of a giant macaron and your favorite ice cream! They have so many delicious flavors that are constantly changing. 

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

📍 JOY Macarons

Hero Off Season

Hero Off Season starts now! Hero just opened their new pop-up experience and it’s bringing all the beach vibes you’ve been missing to Dallas this summer. Join this covered beach party every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm till the end of August. Enjoy specialty cocktails and food, fun Instagrammable moments, a foam pool pit, a jet ski, swings, and so much more. Our favorite cocktails were Full Send, Shark Bite, and Sunglasses & Advil. 


Hero Off Season is bringing all the beach vibes you’ve been missing this summer in Dallas! ☀️😎Saturdays/Sundays from 12pm-10pm until the end of August! #dallastx #dallastok #summervibes #stufftodoindallas

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Another one of our favorite businesses in Dallas that you have to visit this month is Puttery. It’s a must-try immersive mini-golf experience and is perfect for a date night or group outing with friends. Puttery offers four themed courses that are designed with so much attention to detail. Grab some food and unique craft cocktails that go along with the theme of your mini-golf course.

Monday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Tuesday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Wednesday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Thursday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Friday | 12:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–2:00am
Sunday | 12:00pm–12:00am

📍 Puttery

Cafe Duro

If you are a fan of Charles and Sister then you have to stop by Café Duro. This super cute new coffee shop just opened in Lower Greenville right next door to Sisters. Enjoy coffee favorites, pastries, and fun Italian food and drink favorites in an upscale European environment. 

Monday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 7:00am–10:00pm

📍 Café Duro

Old Fashioned Donuts

If you have a sweet tooth like us you want to make sure to stop by Old Fashioned Donuts in Lower Greenville this month. This cute little donut shop has some really fun donut creations. We got a Fruity Pebbles donut and a race car one. They were so delicious. Make sure to add Old fashioned donuts to your list of businesses in Dallas to visit in July.

Monday | 5:00am–12:00pm
Tuesday | 5:00am–12:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00am–12:00pm
Thursday | 5:00am–12:00pm
Friday | 5:00am–12:00pm
Saturday | 5:00am–12:00pm
Sunday | 5:00am–12:00pm

📍 Old Fashioned Donuts


What better way to treat yourself to a delicious dinner than at the beautiful rooftop terrace at Haywire in Plano. Some of our favorite menu items are the Pork Belly Burnt Ends,  Branding Onion Rings, Mini Elk Tacos, and the Local Meat & Cheese Board. Did you know that they have an Airstream on their rooftop? It makes a super fun location for a private party.

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

📍 Haywire

Harper's Steakhouse

Make sure to stop by Harper’s this month! They just came out with a new summer menu and some new fresh Aperol Spritz cocktails. Enjoy the summer at Harper’s in their newly decorated garden room that is decked out with beautiful flower décor on the walls and ceilings. Some of our favorite Aperol Spritz cocktails are the Blueberry Spritz, Blood Orange Spritz, and Rum Punch. 

Monday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Friday |  4:00pm–12:00am
Saturday | 11:00pm–12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–11:00pm

📍 Harper’s

Kona Grill

Have you heard of the Fire Dragon Roll yet? Kona Grill is one of our must-visit businesses in Dallas this month because they just came out with a new menu item, a super Instagrammable flaming sushi roll called the Fire Dragon Roll. Kona Grill is also a great spot for brunch. From Eggs Benedict, Ricotta Fritters, French Toast with Whip Shots (aka Cardi B’s whipped cream), Fried Chicken Sandwiches, build-your-own mimosa bar, and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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

📍 Kona Grill

The Dolly Llama

Make sure to stop by this Instagram-worthy ice cream and waffle shop in Uptown. The Dolly Llama serves delicious Belgian waffles, and the famous Hong Kong Bubble Waffles with ice cream and fun toppings such as whipped cream, brownies, sprinkles, strawberries, and more! We got the Dolly’s Dream Bubble Waffle that’s made with a traditional Hong Kong Bubble Waffle, Ultimate Cookie Monster Ice Cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, brownies, and strawberries. 

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

📍 The Dolly Llama


The Dolly Llama just opened in Dallas!! We think that their bubble waffles and ice cream are the perfect pair this summer🤩🧇🍦@The Dolly Llama 🦙 #dallas #stufftodoindallas #icecream #dallastok #dallasfoodie

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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.