New Stuff to Do in DFW: 5+ Awesome Restaurants, Bars, and More

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If you’re looking for new stuff to do in DFW, look no further! Dallas is growing and we understand that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. We created a list of the most recent business openings, including restaurants, bars, retail, and all the fun new things to do in Dallas.

Get ready to explore the latest and greatest additions our city has to offer!

Do you have a new business or event opening in Dallas? Tell us about it! We love to feature our local businesses, send a message to us via Instagram or Facebook, we look forward to chatting with you!

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Harper's Summer Pop-up

This Weekend In Dallas

Spritz up your summer! Harper’s 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

Leela's Summer Cocktail Menu

Happy Hours In Dallas

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.

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


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♬ Welcome to the Good Life - Sun Heat

Soul Bird Chkn Shack

Fried Chicken In Dallas

Are you craving a delicious fried chicken sandwich? We’ve got you covered. Soul Bird Chkn Shack is now open at the Shops at Legacy. From chicken sandwiches, salads, crispy wings, and jumbo tenders, and more there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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

📍 Soul Bird Chkn Shack

Akira Back Dallas

A new international and modern Japanese Restaurant is now open in Dallas. head to Grandscape and enjoy delicious eats by Michelin Star Chef Akira Back. The restaurant is a melting pot of culture with a focus on Chef Akira’s life experiences from traveling the world. The menu features a variety of cold and hot dishes that are meant to share. 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm–10:30pm
Saturday | 5:00pm–10:30pm
Sunday | Closed

📍 Akira Back Dallas

Hero Off Season

Businesses In Dallas

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 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

♬ Sunroof - Nicky Youre & dazy

Bishop Lane

New In Dfw

Did you know that there is a beach in Bishop Arts? Put your feet in the sand while enjoying some delicious drinks and street food from Tejas’ Beach Shack and Casablanca’s Palm Bar while listening to live music and DJ’s every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday They also have some local vendors on site on all three days.

Café Duro

New In Dfw

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

The Grove at Harwood

Enjoy your backyard away from home at The Grove at Harwood. With a fun outdoor bar, lots of outdoor seating, hammocks, yard games, beach volleyball, and more it’s the perfect spot to be this summer. Grab your friends and have some fun!

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

📍 The Grove at Harwood

The Dolly Llama

New In Dfw

A new Instagram-worthy ice cream and waffle shop from Los Angeles is now open 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

Bowl Games Dallas

Looking for a fun spot to meet up with your friends?  There is a new sports bar in town. Bowl Games is offering super fun games like football meets bowling, shuffleboards, foosball, darts, and more. 

Monday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Tuesday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Wednesday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Thursday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Friday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 1:00pm–12:00am
Sunday | 1:00pm–12:00am

📍 Bowl Games

Mi Cocina Uptown

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Did you hear the news? Mi Cocina just opened their newest location in Uptown. The space looks incredible with a stunning rooftop and patio. Enjoy all your Tex-Mex favorites and their famous Mambo Taxi.

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

📍 Mi Cocina

Clifton Club

Looking for your new favorite neighborhood cocktail bar? Make sure to stop by Clifton Club on Fitzhugh. Beverley’s Bistro owner Greg Katz created a super fun new spot to enjoy your favorite cocktails in a beautiful space with fun neon signs, velvet furniture and an outdoor patio.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 4:30pm–12:00am
Wednesday | 4:30pm–12:00am
Thursday | 4:30pm–12:00am
Friday | 4:30pm–12:00am
Saturday | 4:30pm–12:00am
Sunday | 4:30pm–12:00am

📍 Clifton Club Bar & Lounge

Dolce Riviera

Dolce Riviera in the Harwood District is finally open again! Are you ready for a trip to the Amalfi Coast? You don’t even have to leave Dallas to do so. Dolce Riviera offers the most beautiful atmosphere with a stunning outdoor garden, blue decor, lots of plants, and of course, delicious Italian food.  

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Saturday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Sunday | 5:00pm–10:00pm

📍 Dolce Rivera

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

Dallas just got a whole lot sweeter. Van Leeuwen Ice Cream is finally open in Dallas. This colorful and delicious ice cream spot from Brooklyn just opened its doors in West Village. Some of our favorite flavors are Honeycomb, Strawberry, and Fudge Brownie. They also offer a huge selection of vegan ice cream flavors for you to try. 

Monday | 11:00am–12:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Thursday | 11:00am–12:00am
Friday | 11:00am–1:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–1:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–12:00am

📍 Van Leeuwen Ice Cream


Federales is now open in Deep Ellum. This new tequila and taco bar with an open-air concept. This place will quickly become a new favorite hangout spot for you and your friends. From delicious Guacamole, Smoked Brisket Nachos, a huge variety of tacos, delicious margaritas, and ice glass shots, there is so much to try on their menu.

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

📍 Federales

La Stella Cucina Verace

If you’re an Italian food lover you have to add La Stella Cucina Verace to your list of places to try. Enjoy authentic and traditional Italian dishes from recipes and rituals passed down through generations in the Dallas Arts District. 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 4:30pm–10:30pm
Wednesday | 4:30pm–10:30pm
Thursday | 4:30pm–10:30pm
Friday | 4:30pm–12:00am
Saturday | 4:30pm–12:00am
Sunday | Closed

📍 La Stella Cucina Verace

Cielo Wellness Cafe

Cielo is a super Instagrammable new café that opened in the former space of Ka Thai. The whole space is decorated to perfection giving us French café beach vibes. The menu features organic, gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free options, and no processed foods including smoothies, bowls, avocado toast, and traditional coffee drinks. 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 7:30am–2:00pm
Wednesday | 7:30am–2:00pm
Thursday | 7:30am–2:00pm
Friday | 7:30am–2:00pm
Saturday | 7:30am–2:00pm
Sunday | Closed

📍 Cielo Wellness Cafe 

La Pesca Market

If you are a seafood lover you don’t want to miss out on La Pesca Market in Oak Cliff. La Pesca serves traditional seafood dishes paired with exotic Micheladas and mariachi music. Be transported to the beaches of Mexico without even leaving the city. 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | Closed
Thursday | 4:30pm–10:00pm
Friday | 4:30pm–12:00am
Saturday | 11:30am–12:00am
Sunday | 11:30am–10:00pm

📍 La Pesca Market

Sueño Modern Mex-Tex

Have you been to Sueño Modern Mex-Tex yet? Sueño recently opened in Richardson and is serving delicious Mexican favorites and family dishes with a modern twist. 

Monday | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Tuesday | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–3:00pm | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–3:00pm | 5:00pm–9:00pm

📍 Sueno Modern Tex-Mex


Plants In Dallas

If you’re a fan of Oasis Plant Shop, you’re going to love this! Oasis Plant Shop expanded in Bishop Arts and just opened its own ceramic shop called Vessels. Shop some beautiful ceramics and thoughtful home decor at this women-owned business. 

Monday | 11:00am–6:00pm
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 11:00am–6:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–6:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–6:00pm

📍 Vessels 


Sassetta is now finally open again. You can now find this former Design District favorite at The Joule in downtown Dallas. enjoy a seasonal menu with a great selection of house-made pasta, pizzas, regional wines, and delicious cocktails.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | Closed

📍 Sassetta


Long awaited Carbone is now finally open in Dallas. The opening of this Michelin-starred Italian glam has been highly anticipated. Enjoy delicious Italian dishes and a great vine selection. Reservations are super limited right now but you might be able to visit the sister concept Carbone Vino which is right next door and serves some of Carbone’s most popular dishes including the Spicy Rigatoni Vodka.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5:30pm–11:00pm
Wednesday | 5:30pm–11:00pm
Thursday | 5:30pm–11:00pm
Friday | 5:30pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 5:30pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 5:30pm–11:00pm

📍 Carbone

Odelay Tex-Mex

We have some good news! There is a new Tex-Mex spot in town! Julian Barsotti, the chef that brought us Italian stapes such as Carbone and Fachini to Dallas now opened this super fun new Tex-Mex spot on Lovers Lane serving Mexican classis with a 90’s decor. 

Monday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | Closed

📍 Odelay Tex-Mex

Before you go…

Do you have a new business or event opening in Dallas? Tell us about it! We love to feature our local businesses, send a message to us via Instagram or Facebook, we look forward to chatting with you!

Vanessa Umbrage

Vanessa Umbrage

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