If having a helipad for an easy escape is something you look for in a bar, ghostbar, on the 33rd floor of the W Hotel in Victory Park, is your top Dallas drinking destination. Forget showing up fashionably late on weekends. If you want to get in to this brash splash of Vegas in Texas, show up early and dressed to the nines and ready to pay top dollar for drinks. For the shameless exhibitionist—or the smoker—the “ghostdeck” is a glass-bottomed balcony with incredible views of Dallas’ showy nighttime skyline. The staff is equally decorative. It’s a fascinating scene of the city’s socialites and visiting celebrities, with a soundtrack courtesy of big-name DJs—and the dance floor gets packed. If you’re looking for a drink with a view, surrounded by beautiful people, come up to this lofty lounge on a midweek night and you’ll be able to take in the city views from the balcony without the hordes of iPhone-toting fashionistas getting in the way—and without paying a $20 (and up) cover.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 08:00 PM to 02:00 AM
- Type: Bars, Theme Bars, Open Late, Live Music, Clubs
- Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard, amex, discover, diners