Are you headed to the Granada for the TX vs. OU Watching Party and wondering where to stay or where to eat? Well, we’re making it easy for you to find the best of Dallas. Plus, the Granada is hosting two great concerts that weekend. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets to Cody Canada and the Departed for Friday, October 7. And stick around after the game on Saturday, October 8th for Portugal. The Man.
So, where are the best places to stay in the Lower Greenville area? How about…
This is one of the closest hotels to the Granada Theater, and lies directly across the street from Mockingbird Station. Take some time after the game to visit the shops, or just catch a movie at the Angelika Theater.
If you’re looking for a fun boutique hotel in a young neighborhood, Hotel Lumen will light up your evening. At night it’s easily spotted on Hillcrest once you see it’s glowing rainbow of neon-framed windows.
Or you can opt to stay at any of these hotels that are located near the Granada Theater:
Best Western Cityplace Inn
Hyatt Summerfield Suites Dallas/Lincoln Park
Doubletree Dallas – Campbell Centre
La Quinta Inn & Suites Dallas North Central
And to eat? Look no further than Lower Greenville…
There’s no doubt you will agree that Cafe Izmir serves the best hummus in Dallas if you pair it with any item from their extensive tapas menu. Of course, their temperature controlled patio, white wine based sangria, and house Sangre de Toro make for a great evening too!
The Ellen Degeneres Show voted Society Bakery one of the top 10 best cupcake joints in America, and the bakery was also featured on Duff Goldman’s Sugar High on The Food Network last month. Stop by for one of their signature peppermint and red velvet whoopie pies, new pumpkin whoopie pies, or a multitude of cupcake flavors, including a delectable Boston cream pie cupcake.
Greenville Avenue Pizza Company
This restaurant serves self-proclaimed “East Dallas Style Pizza” and is a fixture among the bars and clubs of lowest Greenville. Plus, it’s open until 4am on weekends, and after the TX/OU watching party. Of course, they’re not just about pizza. I’ve heard amazing things about the lemon pepper wings and garlic knots.
Campisi’s “Egyptian Restaurant”
This is actually a renowned Italian restaurant with a mini jukebox at every table. In business since 1946, the original Campisi’s on Mockingbird was a regular haunt for Jack Ruby and happens to be where the infamous nightclub owner and supposed gangster ate dinner the night before he shot Lee Harvey Oswald.
This Italian restaurant, famous for their Italchos (Italian Nachos), is a Dallas institution that has risen from the ashes of a March 2010 fire that took out the whole block. Now, Terilli’s is back with a vengeance, some great live jazz, and a breezy rooftop patio.
Rohst Fresh Marinade Grill
Rohst is a brand new Korean-based Asian fusion restaurant from the husband and wife duo behind Chosun. Their avocado pork roll, vegetable dumplings, and Korean BBQ beef balls are a few of their most popular dishes.
Dodie’s New Orleans Seafood Cafe
This branch of Dodie’s is also a brand new location in the reconstructed, early 20th century building that is home to Terilli’s and Rohst. Known for their crawfish boil, Dodie’s is sure to make you simmer.
What’s better than $4 margaritas and being just down the road from the Granada? Only Gloria’s homemade salsa and black bean dip with chips, that’s what! If you’re looking for Tex-Mex with a Salvadorian twist, you’ve found the right place.
Blue Goose Cantina
Are you craving even more Tex-Mex? This restaurant is a good family option specializing in good old fashioned Tex-Mex plates like chile relleno and chicken fajitas. It’s also a good place to just hang on the patio with a cold beer.
Now that you have a good idea of where you’re staying and dining during TX/OU weekend, you can just sit back, relax and look forward to game day. Buy your tickets now to reserve a spot at the Granada TX/OU Watching Party!