When visiting Dallas, Deep Ellum is not a spot to miss! Deep Ellum is an arts and entertainment district located in East Dallas most recognized for its street murals, art galleries, and live music scene. At night, Deep Ellum turns into one of the most happening districts in Dallas, attracting large crowds of locals and tourists to their restaurants and cocktail bars. The neighborhood is also home to the Deep Ellum Brewing Company, the largest independent brewery in North Texas.
Deep Ellum is an arts and entertainment district located in East Dallas. The name “Deep Ellum” comes from the neighborhood’s main road, Elm Street. Though the neighborhood was originally called Deep Elm, the name eventually evolved into Deep Ellum due to the way residents pronounced it. Being the first commercial district in Dallas for African Americans and European immigrants, Deep Ellum has evolved into one of the most diverse and culturally enriching areas in Dallas. The Deep Ellum area is home to some of the best restaurants, art galleries, and taverns in Dallas.
Deep Ellum is most noted for its music scene. In the 1920s, the neighborhood became a hub for rising jazz and blues musicians like Robert Johnson and Blind Lemon Jackson, the "Father of the Texas Blues.” Though Deep Ellum is most eminent for its jazz music, the neighborhood has now become home to musicians of all genres. If you have time, check out the music venues and clubs in the area and listen to live performances by local artists. We recommend SANDAGA 183 for jazz and blues fans and It’ll Do Club for electronic music lovers.
With the growth of the live music scene in Deep Ellum, street art also began to grow. Grafitti was often used to advertise music shows and venues in Deep Ellum. To this day, the area is still known for its beautiful murals. Take a walk around Deep Ellum and see them for yourself!
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