The place where the drinking pros thrive, Lakewood not only offers the perk of White Rock Lake, it also boasts things like a swimming place where you can do jello shots, places near the lake to fill up a growler of beer after a cycle around the lake, and late-night corn dogs (a necessary staple of all self-respecting Lakewood regulars' diets). Camp out on the patio at the Lakewood Landing, order a burger and a cocktail, and wait for the fun to come to you. It won’t take long.
The link between Uptown, East Dallas, and Deep Ellum, Henderson Ave offers a wide variety of upscale dining options and places where you can drink fancy drinks and take pictures of both to impress your Instagram friends. From wine bars to sushi places, Henderson has no shortage of options. A good anchor point is The Old Monk, with its killer beer selection and hearty food options to soak up that booze.