Alexandre’s is one of Dallas' fastest growing and most diverse live entertainment venues. Since the bar's opening in 2004, the team at Alexandre's has successfully shaped the space into an award winning neighborhood bar (Best Lounge-2008 Dallas Voice Reader’s Choice Awards, Best Lounge, Best Drink Specials, and Best Bartender (Robert Stahl)-2007 Dallas Voice Reader’s Choice Awards, and Best Happy Hour-Lambda Pages Awards 2007, Best Martini-2005 TXT Magazine Best Of). The décor in Alexandre's is sophisticated, but cozy--- from the signature custom leather "kissing booths', pearl white walls, blue-flake granite bar top, to the faux marble lighted bar, the attention to detail promotes a very “New York feel”—but you won't find any pretentiousness here! The friendly staff is legendary for promoting behavior that never lets you forget that the bar's number one priority is for you to have fun!! Alexandre's is best known for it's fresh and original approach to live entertainment. Entertainers are featured every night of the week, and range from solo acts to full bands (including rock, blues, rhythm and blues, country), and at any time a professional musician may take the stage to perform a set or just provide fill-in to our veritable cast of merry-makers. However, fans of lounge acts and cabaret shows may want to reconsider their selected hangout for the evening. The management's decision to have "a free concert every night" resulted in an overwhelmingly positive response due to the crowd's growth. Don't be surprised if the crowd gets downright rowdy as the evening progresses! But do expect to clap, stomp, laugh and sing along at this one-of-a-kind establishment.
The Goat is an odd place. I've heard some of the best live blues & jazz around in this bar and I've been around. It's 'out of the way' location alone marks it as 'easy to miss'. It's a dive bar, unpretentious for the better part and now sees a cross-over to the 20 to 30's crowd (karaoke 'Punk to Bob Wills'... lol) on Wednesdays and Sundays. Although the gems are the Monday night Blues Jams with Tony DeCicco, Perry Jones & James Perkins and every Thursday night, Pete Barbeck with Tim Neilley & Fred Gleber host the currently longest running Blues and Rock & Roll Jam in town! They started playing there when it was called the 'Office Lounge' just over 10 years ago. Like any other bar or music venue, they have their slow nights and then pack 'em the next. The list of artists who have at one time or another hit their stage, is impressive indeed. Including (outside the above mentioned main-stays), - random order - Lucky Peterson, 'Jr Boy' Jones, Joe Jonas, Pops Carter, Johnnie Woods, Bill Eden, Texas Slim, Hash Brown, Lance Lopez, James Hinkle, Andrea Dawson, JR & Sister Rose (for years on Tuesdays), The Kenny Barker Band (with David Jo Frame & Don Landry - special guest 'Bruce Bowland', also a long loyal mainstay on Tues., Fri. or Sat.), TopCats, Silvertones, Rob Hunt, Aaron Burton (recently), Jackie Don Loe with Jay Dronge & Peter Kaplan, every 3rd Fri of the month... I can go on forever...(don't be mad cause I didn't mention yer name...) You wanna hear someone blow? I take my chances with The Goat on Mondays and Thursdays anytime! For Fridays and Saturdays, check their calendar on myspace.
Stan's is a great place, the staff is always friendly. Love the atmosphere very laid-back and I always feel like family there.The age group of customers is varied, making me feel right at home. The food is so delicious, the taco salad is extremely yummy. I am a vegetarian but am able to get it made more to fit my needs and it is mouth-watering. There are so many good dishes on the menu but another favorite of mine is the Junior chips and dip - OMG talk about delicious. It's more than just a queso dip!! The savory flavors from all the ingredients mixed together just leave you "smiling" you would never think to marry all those ingredients together in a dip. Kuddos to the cook on that one! The bar area is uniquely designed to give ample attention to both areas of the room, with a few game tables on a separate side and of course can't forget the outdoor seating facing Greenville ave. Stan's is also a great place to go and watch an afternoon game or Olympics for they have enough flatscreens around to keep your attention no matter where you might be sitting. The music box has an array of various different types of music for every age group. On most nights there is standing room only but you will always find a smile on everyone's faces. Stan's is definitely the place to meet your friends for some guaranteed fun, at least in my book it is.