Deep Ellum

Deep Ellum has long been the core of Dalls’ nightlife since the days of jazz and blues. Today, venues like Trees and the Bomb Factory attract many top-tier artists across every genre. Elsewhere in the area, you can sample some of the best food in the whole of Dallas at one of Deep Ellum’s many fine restaurants. Or, if you’re looking for local craft beer, travelers can stop by Deep Ellum Brewing, where their best beer is on tap and served cold.


As one of Dallas’ first commercial districts for African-Americans and European immigrants, Deep Ellum is one of the most historically and culturally significant neighborhoods in the city. Deep Ellum was established in 1873 as both a residential and commercial neighborhood. Originally called Deep Elm as much of the activity centered around Elm Street just east of downtown Dallas, the pronunciation “Deep Ellum” by residents gave rise to the district’s current name.


Deep Ellum is home to a community of over 400 businesses that represent an ever eclectic range of commercial interests. The district’s businesses are comprised of independent businesses, mom-and-pop shops and start-ups as well as regionally and nationally recognized brands.


Deep Ellum has been a haven for artists and creatives since its founding and the present day reflects that strong tradition.


With the endless array of entertainment venues at your fingertips in Deep Ellum, there is always something to do. Browse the events calendar to see what is happening in the neighborhood tonight!

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