Restaurant owners, merchants, and museums welcome Texas-OU fans, spectators, and families to the hospitality of the West End District


DALLAS, Texas (September 21, 2018) – The West End Historic District of downtown Dallas’ bars, restaurants, and museums offer a unique experience to Texas-OU fans, in a laid-back atmosphere. 


In beautifully converted warehouses and factories that once produced everything from saddles to saltine crackers, visitors can enjoy live music, exceptional food and drink, and the nostalgic ambiance of the city of Dallas’ birthplace which began as an outpost in 1841. 


 “We invite Texas-OU fans to come enjoy your pick of eight restaurants and three museums.  You can the game and root for your team, and enjoy a wonderful meal.  The DART light rail stops in the heart of the district at West End Station,” says Stephen Luik, President of the West End Association.  “Come see where we’re going in the West End Historic District.”


Establishments welcoming Texas-OU fans include:


The Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse not only has the décor of pure Texas, the menu is as well, featuring incredible steak and big game.  The Steakhouse’s legacy stems from the internationally known Y.O. Ranch in the Texas Hill Country which specializes in breeding cattle.  UTA’s Long Horn mascot, Bevo, was bred on the Y.O. Ranch.


Tutta’s is the quintessential pizza joint that started as a food truck.  In addition to delicious food and drink, they bring you the best talent Dallas has to offer. Catch local and regional music acts and comedians along with the work of local visual artists. This season’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives featured Tutta's!


RJ Mexican Cuisine’s creative traditional dishes blend Mexico-Texas flavors with Mexican technique and is at the forefront of a new wave of Mexican cuisine. Enjoy a margarita, drink specials, and delicious food while watching college football!


At Ellen's, their motto is that brunch is no longer just for the weekend--why not celebrate it any time of day or night. Enjoy traditional, made-from-scratch Southern recipes, served with genuine Southern hospitality.


3Eleven Kitchen & Cocktails is a chef-inspired farm to table Americana restaurant with a full cocktail bar, craft beer, and wine. Stop by to enjoy our patio, DJ, drink specials, and college football!


Old Spaghetti Warehouse has been celebrating joyous happenings or just a night out at our family-friendly American-Italian restaurant since 1972.


Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse is a well-known BBQ restaurant, founded by William Jennings Bryan Jr. in 1958. 


1001 Wine & Spirits is a family-owned liquor and wine boutique that prides itself on knowledgeable customer service and a wide range of local, domestic, craft, and international products. It stocks dozens of Texas beers and also carries Coop Ale brewed in Oklahoma City.  Stop in and let’s chat about football and your favorite beverages!


Visit Kokopelli’s Sweet Shop and enjoy beautiful chocolates, handmade waffle cones and ice cream, and candy from the good old days going forward.


The Dallas Holocaust Museum, founded by Survivors who came to Dallas as refugees after WWII, hosts two exhibitions including the Texas debut of Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank.  Its Virtual Reality component allows visitors to travel back in time to Anne Frank’s hiding place, the Secret Annex. VR available 1-3 p.m. Online booking for VR required.  Restrictions apply. 


The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture showcases Dallas County’s story from its humble beginnings to the metropolis it is today.  The Museum offers new historical discoveries – not only in its galleries but also within the building itself. It is the site of VisitDallas’ Welcome Center, where you can find information about all there is to see and do in Dallas.


The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the life, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The Museum’s permanent exhibit, John F. Kennedy and the Memory of a Nation, is located on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository, where evidence was found directly linking it to the assassination of President Kennedy. The Museum features two gift shops.  Go online for timed tickets. 


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About the West End Association

The West End Association brings together the West End Historic District merchants, businesses, attractions, and property owners together to promote the District and preserve the history of Dallas.  The West End has evolved into a cross-section representing Dallas’ past and its future, combining a historic aesthetic and charm that features attractions, live entertainment, museums, and dining. It is also home to the Dallas Innovation District that attracts companies, entrepreneurs and startups, as well as the Smart Cities Living Lab, where technology is being tested to support building a more efficient, innovative, and citizen-centric future.


 To learn more about the West End and all it has to offer, please visit 





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