By Andrew Collins. There are few larger and move dynamic concentrations of gay bars and clubs in the world than along the "Strip" in Oak Lawn , the long-time GLBT quadrant of one of the nation's largest cities. You'll find more than a dozen lounges and clubs along with both casual and trendy restaurants as well as plenty of colorful boutiques within a few blocks of each other in this bustling neighborhood centered on the fabulous and flirty intersection of Cedar Springs Road and Throckmorton Street. Beyond that, you'll find a very fun gay bar, Barbara's Pavillion, over in what's become one of the hippest and quite gay-popular neighborhoods in the city, Oak Cliff, which is home to the arty and trendy Bishop Arts District, which is about a minute drive south of Oak Lawn on the other side of downtown. This formerly modest and more residential neighborhood of small craftsman homes has emerged in recent years into one of the most intriguing districts in Dallas, a pedestrian-friendly, low-keyed antidote to some of the flashier, modern, and sometimes more sprawling areas of the city.
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Situated just south of downtown Dallas and west of the Trinity River, Oak Cliff has been home to one of the largest Latino populations in Dallas since the s. Now the old neighborhood find itself under pressure of encroachment from the downtown area. Mariachi music pulses above the traffic sounds while kids run around with melting paletas. Jefferson Blvd. As much as 76 percent of people in the district is Hispanic, making it one of the largest Latino areas in the city of Dallas where, in all, Latinos account for 42 percent. Over the years the district attracted the remnants of Little Mexico, as the Uptown area of Dallas was once known, now a curtain of high rises that screens the city from surrounding neighborhoods.
The prime gathering place for Dallas' LGBT community and just minutes from Downtown Dallas and Uptown, Oak Lawn is known for its lively atmosphere and adventurous nightlife options alongside beautifully maintained homes. Two must-see spots along Cedar Springs Road, the epicenter of the neighborhood's activities, are J. The second floor includes a patio overseeing the busy street below and is a highly sought after spot for Dallas Pride weekend. Sue Ellen's is one the largest lesbian bars in the country — you'll find it right next door to J. Make sure to stop by Cedars Springs Tap House for a beer before hitting up shopping favorites like Flower Reign for unique gifts or Out of the Closet for vintage finds.
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