When you’re attending classes at a Dallas college or university, it is easy to get caught up in your studies. But all work and no play is no way to live. When busy college students need to unwind, one of the best options available is to experience the local music scene. So, put down your textbooks, save the link to the latest Dove Press article your reading, and get ready to enjoy a night on the town.
First Stop: Food!
Many great restaurants also have live music, making them great places to start a night out. No matter your preferred music genre or style of cuisine, you are sure to find an option that works for you. Here are just some of the options you can explore:
- The Rustic for homestyle meals, local brews, and live music featuring local and nationally acclaimed artists.
- Eddie V’s for live jazz, fresh seafood, prime steaks, and specialty cocktails.
- Terrilli’s for authentic Italian food and live music almost every day of the week.
- Sundown at Granada for live music and some of the best vegetarian and vegan options available.
All of these locations can help you get the night started right by ensuring you have a full belly before you move on to your next destination. Or stay and enjoy everything these spots have to offer until you want to call it a night.
Second Stop: Dancing
Dallas is full of high-quality bars and clubs that offer live music and dancing. Whether you are looking for an authentic country bar experience or a modern dance club, the city has something to offer everyone.
Dancing can provide a number of health benefits while also being a lot of fun. It is a great form of stress relief while also being an enjoyable way to get some exercise. You can also socialize while you are dancing, making it a fun way to connect with others too.
Most dance venues also offer ample seating, so you can grab a chair and rest whenever you need to. It also makes it easy to simply kick back and enjoy the music if your dancing shoes begin to pinch.
Third Stop: Home
Whether home is a dorm room, apartment, or house, it is important to plan your trip home wisely. First, if you’ve been drinking, you need to either have a designated driver available or plan to call for a ride. Traditional taxi services are available in Dallas and the surrounding areas, and most services like Uber and Lyft will have drivers working in the area.
Even if you originally planned to drive yourself home, if you think you’ve had one (or more) too many, it is better to leave your car where it is than taking on the risk of getting behind the wheel. You can always get your car the next day.
Once you get home, make sure you have some water before heading to bed. You might even want to keep a glass or bottle on your bedside table in case you get thirsty during the night. Both drinking and dancing can be dehydrating, so it is important to replenish your system some right when you get home and to be prepared to continue that into the next day.
Then, simply get a good night’s sleep. Taking the time to rest can help you feel recharged after a fun night out, and it helps to ensure you are ready to take on the next day. So now you can get back to your studies without some of the stress you may have been carrying before, and that can make it easier to keep moving toward your degree.