West Dallas is largely a patchwork of residential suburbs, unfurling towards Lovefield Airport and beyond, to the major commuter belt towns of Irving and Arlington—home to the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers. But between downtown and the suburban sprawl, there are plenty of gems to unearth, starting with the Design District—an industrial-chic enclave known for its fine art dealerships, contemporary furniture showrooms, and colorful fashion boutiques. Here, you’ll find cutting-edge contemporary art galleries shuffled into streets containing sleek, high-end cocktail bars like Meddlesome Moth and brilliant, award-winning craft breweries like Peticolas Brewing Company. The Design District also has a handful of decent coworking options to choose from, including the aptly (if not imaginatively) monikered Design District Cowork, and a WeWork outpost in adjacent Victory Park.
Heading west across the river, you’ll also discover the popular Trinity Groves—a 15-acre restaurant, retail, art, and entertainment destination with a humongous patio from which to enjoy everything from grain bowls to BBQ. It’s a great spot to sip a craft beer while soaking in spectacular views of the Dallas skyline. If you have extra energy, consider taking a walk down to the picturesque Trinity Levee Trail, a popular spot for cyclists and joggers to get in their workout.
Based in Dallas, he is an award-winning writer and a regular contributor to publications on both side of the Atlantic like the Wall Street Journal, GQ, and The Sunday Times.
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