The Victory Park neighborhood is rapidly becoming one of the most coveted urban destinations in Dallas. New restaurant openings, sporting and cultural events, and premier living options make the neighborhood – located northwest of the Dallas Downtown and bordering the West End Historic District – a popular hangout for locals of all generations. Here’s how to spend a fun day around Victory Park.

For Sports Fans

The pulsing heart of Victory Park is the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars, as well as a premier concert venue. Snag a ticket to a Mavs game and watch young rising star Luka Doncic take the NBA by storm. If you’re a hockey fan, score rink-side seating and cheer on the Stars in their push for the playoffs. Plan your evening with a pre-game meal or a post-concert drink at one of the many restaurants and bars in the area.

For Brunch Lovers

Brunch-goers who also love sports need to grab a table at Happiest Hour for a Dallas Stars or Dallas Mavericks watch party. More than 25 flat screen TVs will ensure you won’t miss any passes or shots while you sip your Bloody Mary.

Mesero‘s brunch menu combines Tex-Mex favorites like chilaquiles or breakfast tacos with American brunch staples like avocado toast or French toast. USA Today voted Mesero as best Tex-Mex restaurant in Dallas, so it’s worth checking out.

If you’re in the mood for a light brunch of pain au chocolat or croissants and a yogurt parfait, Café Victoria is where you should go. Open every day from 7 am to 7 pm, this coffee shop purveys stellar baked goods and the coffee beans come from reputable local Dallas providers.

For Instagrammers

To add a pop of color and whimsy to your Instagram account, visit the Sweet Tooth Hotel. This pop-up space hosts a variety of experiential art installations and sensory adventures that sell out fast. Check the website in advance to get tickets – if you aren’t lucky enough to gain entry, the Gift Shoppe is open to everyone.

For Music Lovers

Victory Park is also home to the Dallas location of the legendary House of Blues and the concert calendar features local, national, and international bands. During the concerts, you can indulge in Southern-inspired dishes at the restaurant and drinks from the bar – or even brunch to the sound of gospel music on Sundays.

The Hard Rock Café has a daily happy hour from 3–7 pm with all the bar-food staples, as well as burgers and entrees. A Hard Rock Café isn’t a Hard Rock Café without its music memorabilia, which here includes Willie Nelson’s red bandana, a handwritten letter by George Harrison, and Melissa Etheridge’s leather jacket.

For the Whole Family

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science provides fun and learning experiences for everyone. Its 11 permanent exhibit halls display all manner of things, from fossils and human anatomy to galaxies and new technologies. A selection of 2D and 3D films, traveling exhibitions, and special programs are also part of the museum’s offerings.

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