With a capacity of only 650, this unexpected gem of Deep Ellum once was graced by Nirvana and has continued to house incredible bands for the past two decades. Originally opened in May of 1990, Trees has seen everything from Radiohead to Deftones to Dave Matthews Band. Located in the heart of Deep Ellum, Trees is an important stop on any music-lover's Dallas road trip.
Named for its trunk-like support beams, the Trees is consistently ranked as Dallas' number one spot to catch a show. The Dallas Observer named it the Best Rock Bar twice, and Consequence of Sound listed it as number 61 on its 100 Greatest American Music Venues.
After being shut down for a few years, Trees reopened as the best that Dallas has to offer in live music. From local bands that no one has ever heard of to headlining national bands, Trees' lineup has something for everyone.
The venue has great space and there's no need to worry about finding a parking space. If you're hungry before the show, there are plenty of places to eat in Deep Ellum. Be sure to check out classics such as Pecan Lodge for the best barbecue, Brick & Bones for creative cocktail foods, and Tiki Loco Coffee & Tacos with an open-late kitchen for your after-show eats.
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