400 South I-45
Ennis, TX 75119
Phone: (972) 872-9898
Fax: (972) 872-9895
Located in a building that reminds one of the olden days in Oak Cliff with uneven masonry. The restaurant inside done up in bold colors with a decor typical of Mexico. El Ranchito serves some original and fine Mexican cuisine specializing in Comida Norteño and Tex-Mex. Guiso Picoso, which is a beef stew with diced green peppers, onion, tomatoes, jalapeños served with rice and refried beans is red hot! It is well know all over Dallas for its authentic Mexican food. The atmosphere is festive with the mariachis band playing daily creating an atmosphere where one feels as if he is back home in Monterrey. The salsa is really good and they serve fresh tortillas too. They also have an extensive menu with all sorts of traditional northern Mexican fare.
Concerned about your financial future? Then visit this place early in the morning to sip espresso, read a free copy of the Wall Street Journal, and wait for the opening bell to ring in the news of the stock market. You can also watch popular financial newscasts such as CNBC's "SquakBox", MSNBC, CNN or listen to David Johnson's stock tips on News Radio KRLD 1080. Enjoy great food such as pasteries and sandwiches while you relax in a comfortable and educational environment. This place offers free wi-fi service and parking, as well as live music featuring local and regional musicians and bands. There has rarely been a more congenial atmosphere for contemplating the collapse of your finances.
Are you an aspiring singer scouting around for a spot to test your larynx? Poor David's might just be where you could strike it rich, for the likes of the Dixie Chicks, Robert Cray and Lyle Lovett have blazed the stage here. Open only to those over 21 years of age, this strictly non-smoking pub regularly hosts shows that rock the joint into the wee hours. Many of the shows feature advance tickets, which can be bought after 6p on the day of the show. Be sure to check out the web site for more updates and ticket details. Birthdays are celebrated with a free drink and if you are here for a show, avail of the 10 percent discount on your meal at the nearby Amuse restaurant. Private parties can be hosted here as well, with a capacity of up to 375 and possible arrangements for a live band. Good behavior is the norm, and those flouting the rules might just wind up cooling their heels on the street outside!
Minc Lounge is one of the best finds on the Dallas nightlife scene for the simple fact that it is ever-evolving. With an organic environment that may evolve from Asian inspired one season to Moroccan the next, a patron needs to visit often to stay current with the latest trends in music and cocktails. The fantastic DJs, bartenders that are current on the latest libations, swank yet casual interior, and lush patio courtyard will appeal to all the senses. - Raine Devries
For an explosive music scene, head to Bomb Factory where concerts take place on a huge scale. The stage is frequented by amateur as well as well accomplished artists. All the musically inclined individuals head to this humongous event space, to enjoy cool music. For further details on up-coming events, call ahead.
Although the Gridlock nightclub does go by a rather intimidating name, it really is the ideal venue to relax after a hard day at work. Visit this place if you are craving for some excellent live music performances, as well as some swank DJ sets to groove to. Make sure you have enough cash on you to pay for the cover charges at the door. Call for additional information.
Are you sulking away because your boss fired you or your partner ditched you? Come on, get a life! Head on to club Indigo and drive out the most boring blues you ever had. Stylish interiors and comfortable couches is what makes up the relaxed ambiance. And the electrifying music would enliven any dead soul. So put on your shoes and ignite the dance floor for the party has just started!
The Galaxy Club's slogan -"the best in national and local music"- is not a hollow pitch. The club is a great all-purpose venue for all types of rock music. It has a basic stage and bar area, which might be described as slightly seedy, but it works with bands ranging from rock to heavy metal. Locals, tourists and business travelers alike frequent the club to calm their nerves with a drink and soulful music.
Since opening in late 1997 with musical movers and shakers from Trees, the Curtain Club has managed to become one of the premiere showcases for local rock bands. It has two club spaces, a small front room called the Liquid Lounge, open to 21+, and a performance area in the back that is open to 17+ and is rocked by a huge sound system. Each week there is a day of Acoustic Jam night in the Liquid Lounge. Everyone is invited to bring a guitar and join in the mayhem. The Liquid Lounge is home to live hip-hop on weeknights.
If shouting and screaming in the midst of a head-banging crowd is your idea of a fun evening out, The Door is the just the place for you. Featuring brand new bands and upcoming local artists, this is a delight for music lovers. It also holds "Battle of the Bands" which is a hit with the crowds!
Red Light Lounge is the venture of Don Nedler, Leo Del Hierro, Allen Falkner and John Eaves. This bi-level nightclub has a massive terrace with great views of Deep Ellum and features two bars, a lounge area and a dance floor. The red walls are accented well by light fixtures and the colored lights on the dance floor give it a more retro look. Their state-of-the-art sound system just adds to the clubbing experience.
The Sons of Hermann Hall is the best club in town to take a non-Texan. It is situated on the eastern edge of Deep Ellum. Enjoy good music, including country and rock, though the emphasis is country. The club is housed in a 1911 building, with an interior boasting hardwood floors and intricate beautiful oak ceilings. Bands play upstairs, and there are bars on both floors with various bottled beers and mixed drinks. All ages, including children, are welcome. During scheduled events, burgers and fries are available and are prepared by the Hall's youth group. You don't need to bring a partner, and age is not a factor. Bring an instrument and be prepared to join the circle.