The one day of the year that’s “your day.” It’s your birthday! And who says adult parties have to be boring and stuffy? When you live in a city like Dallas, there are so many exciting options for planning a birthday party, it’s hard to pick just one. Check out our picks for the best birthday ideas in Dallas – and feel like a kid again on your next birthday!
This place is a sight to behold. True to its name, Barcadia in Dallas is half bar, half arcade. There’s Giant Jenga on the patio, skeeball, pool tables, air hockey, and a full wall of ‘80s arcade games for only a quarter.
Sports lovers can relish in the multiple tv screens showing HD sports, and we love that they offer 24 beers on tap. The bar has ‘50s pin-up girls on the walls, and music playing in the background that everyone will enjoy.
Gather your friends for a night filled with laughs, games, food and fun! Party until 2:00 a.m. seven days a week. Barcadia is located at 1917 N Henderson in Dallas.
Looking to do something out of the ordinary? Get your group together for a murder mystery dinner, led by Murder Mystery Texas. Set at the historic Old Mill Inn, these dinners are designed for amateur investigators to try their hand at solving a mystery. Some things to expect: undercover actors, an abundance of clues, a lot of humor, a little drama, and a “murder” case.
Just imagine – Salad is served, and a body hits the floor! Drama ensues as a homicide detective takes control of the room. Was your waiter taking drink orders really a waiter? Are the people surrounding you really who they say they are? So many questions! Try to solve the case, as you enjoy your main course and dessert, clues pile up, and the detective interrogates guests. Murder mysteries are solvable in 2-3 hours.
The Old Mill Inn Restaurant is located on the Fair Park grounds, at 3611 Grand Ave. at 1st Street in Dallas. Murder mystery dinners are offered on Friday and Saturday nights, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Who doesn’t love bowling? Bowlounge is a boutique, 12 lane bowling alley, nestled in the Dallas Design District at 167 Turtle Creek Blvd. near Trammell Crow Park. The menu includes bar favorites – with wings, burgers, nachos and flatbreads, amongst other choices. Bowlounge also features a full bar featuring 40+ craft and local beers on tap, an extensive whiskey and bourbon collection, and specialty cocktails.
Bowlounge is open Sunday through Thursday until midnight, and Friday and Saturday nights, the party goes on until 2:00 a.m. Treat yourself to a “rolling” good time!
If you love food and enjoy experiencing new and exciting dishes, a food tour is the thing for you! Food Tours of America offers food tours in the Dallas area, with several options available.
Are you a history buff? Try the JFK Dine and Dealey Tour. Your group will explore the Dealey Plaza area and learn all about the infamous day President Kennedy was shot in downtown Dallas. Next, you will take a quick ride on the DART light rail to the trendy West Village area of Dallas. Enjoy stops at 4 restaurants, each with a unique and delicious cuisine sure to give each member your group a smile.
For those that are more on the artistic side, you’re sure to enjoy the Deep Ellum Foodie Tour. With its jazz roots and painted murals, Deep Ellum is a delight for your inner artist. The tour includes 5-6 stops at local restaurants and local food artisans. You’re sure to leave full, with a new appreciation for this beautiful, newly reconditioned area of town.
At 4525 Cole Avenue in the Dallas Knox District, Sur La Table has a beautiful new location. This classy cooking shop has a calendar full of cooking classes that are as delicious as they are practical.
Indulge yourself with one of many choices of classes, including options such as Surf & Turf, Italian Feast, Mediterranean Dinner Party, Everyday Vegetarian, and Parisian Patisserie. Different classes are offered throughout the day, every day of the week. Sur La Table even offers family friendly classes, so the kids can join in the fun.
The fun doesn’t have to stop there. Sur La Table is a boutique store with cookware, cook’s tools, knives, bakeware and more. A home chef’s dream!
The Dallas Arboretum is offering outdoor concerts every Thursday from September 6 until October 25, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Fill your cooler, grab your lawn chairs or blankets, and head out to Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn for music and fun.
Each week, there will be a different musical performance from bands such as Le Freak, Emerald City, and The Wildflowers. Purchase tickets on the Dallas Arboretum website, and treat yourself and friends to an evening of relaxed entertainment.
The Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road in Dallas.
Ever dreamed of robbing a bank? Race against the clock to “rob the bank” at the premiere bank heist escape room in Dallas. At Can You Rob The Bank?, choose from the Wild West Robbery, 1930’s Grey Gangster Bank Heist, or the Superhero Bank Escape. Work together with your group, using your problem solving, code cracking, and clue finding skills to successfully rob the bank!
Don a cowboy hat, superhero cape, or a fedora and pinstripes, and join in the fun. Work together to channel your inner bank robber, and escape with the money before time runs out. Robberies are available seven days a week at 5706 East Mockingbird Lane in Dallas.