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Posted on June 25, 2021 at 11:21 AM by Kristen Cruz

Party Like it’s 1999!

You don’t have to be twenty-one to party like it’s 1999. Why waste a babysitter on dinner and a movie when you can turn up (as the young people would say) in Allen after dark! With trendy bars, live music and karaoke, and some of the best places to grab a drink with the crew, we’ve got your can’t miss hot spots for a night out in Allen!

Pregame Happy Hour

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Start your night out in Allen with some pregame action. Monday-Fridays, 4-7 pm is not the same without a world-famous handcrafted martini from Bar Louie at The Village at Allen. This original gastropub isn't your average stuffy bar or chain restaurant- it's a local hotspot that encompasses friendly conversation, good vibes, and infectious laughter. And if you can’t enjoy happy hour with some of their fabulous cocktails, beer, and wine, then stop by for food too! The buffalo chicken flatbread stacked with spicy buffalo sauce, provolone and mozzarella cheese, crumbled blue cheese, and smoked onion ranch is a must! 


 Village Burger Bar at Watters Creek is the perfect place to unwind after an exhausting day of meetings. A happy hour pregame will help you get the energy that lasts until your next bar, and their juicy burgers made with brisket-chuck-tenderloin blend and truffle fries are sure to satisfy any hunger pangs! So hang out on their outdoor patios before heading off into another exciting night.


It’s “LIT”

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Escape the hustle and bustle of your day at The Smoking Lamp Cigar Lounge at The Village at Allen. Here you can choose a premium cigar to enjoy with that special someone while also experimenting for those first-time smokers or connoisseurs alike. The air is thick with aromas of premium cigars as you enter the Cigar Palace and Bar. Offering unique house cocktails that pair perfectly with your choice of smoke, this upscale location also features a selection of bourbons, cognacs, rums, and other beverages available for purchase alongside their expansive menu of spirits! 


Hit The Stage

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If you are your own favorite band, the stage awaits on Tuesday nights at Dodie’s Cajun or Saturday evenings at The Lion & Crown. Practice your best tune at this popular English pub, grab some liquid courage from over 38 craft beer choices on tap and belt out a top chart song to an eager audience that will cheer you on and sing along. If it’s not an eager local singing karaoke, you can expect the best lineup of local bands rocking out.


If you're the Beyonce of Destiny's Child or the Paul McCartney of The Beatles, Bethany Tavern is your place to spend Friday and Saturday nights. Get the bustling nightlife scene you’ve been looking for with live performances by talented locals on their stage in a full-fledged concert setting that will have you begging for more! You’ll love the fantastic weekend DJ’s playing music until closing time so get ready to dance off those calories!


Date Night 2.0

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When you're getting bored of the date night routine, try something new and exciting by going for drinks and playing games at Shakertins at The Village at Allen. You'll have a chance to show off your competitive side with a game of pool or corn-hole while scoring points where it counts. You can’t match the nightlife vibe with the indoor-outdoor feel of the bar, wrap-around patio under the string lights, and the bustling atmosphere. Enjoy the infectious sounds of live music or a DJ on Saturdays while enjoying late-night eats that are sure to please or bust out some moves on the dance floor in between beer rounds.

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If that’s not compelling enough, turn up your bar experience with Trivia Night, comedy shows, music bingo, and more at The Brass Tap - Craft Beer Bar. Gain a little knowledge about terrible facts and learn the origin of the word “stumblebum,” or laugh your butt off with a witty comedian, because every weekend is a surprise and delight event that everyone will love. Indulge in beer tasting as you choose from over 200 craft beers, tapped or capped, and prepare yourself for a good night with your significant other. Check out what’s “hop-pening” at The Brass Tap.

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Or, stick to your roots with a sophisticated restaurant on another level. We've got the perfect spot for your next mealtime rendezvous: Cru Food and Wine Bar at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm. With 300 wines from around the world that rivals with the best of them, sophisticated interior seating or quaint outdoor seating amongst The Green so you can people watch as the sun sets. No matter what, Cru is bound to take your average Saturday night dinner date up a notch. 


Ditch The Bar Scene


There are many other exciting options for going out in the evening, and some of them are far more fun than getting your shoes sticky in a bar. We don’t know about you, but a round of sports (playing or watching) is our idea of a fun Friday night out. Forget the bar scene; Check out what Topgolf has to offer on their game hall floor—you finish the night with retro arcade games or 15 different golf games with your group. Bring out your inner Tiger Woods and show your crew what you’re made of. For the sideline supporters, don’t worry. Topgolf has a full bar and an amazing chef, so you can enjoy yourself as well while you sit back, watch and sip on a refreshing Mai Tai - Topgolf style. Oh! And don’t forget to order the signature Chicken Nachos. Thank us later.

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Indulge in late-night events at Credit Union Of Texas Event Center. If you’re not catching a concert, cheer on our very own Allen Americans hockey team or Dallas Sidekicks soccer team. The games get pretty intense as you’re screaming for victory with a crowd of rowdy fans. And afterward, end your night at Kelly’s at The Village Craft Tavernjust steps away for celebratory drinks! This casual spot is a fan favorite with the locals. Whether you indulge in one of their beer towers - 96 oz of your favorite hop - or gather around their large patio with friends and an order of brisket chips, you'll definitely have a great time.


Although PINSTACK is a fun family activity for the kids, you’d be surprised how much this arcade and bowling rink comes alive after the sun goes down. PINSTACK has an exclusive VIP lane catering to those looking for more than just games when they come out with their friends. A Lemonhead martini from the full bar can make any night enjoyable, while specially designed adult-friendly lanes are perfect if you want some good old-fashioned entertainment after work or during happy hour! Make the night interesting with a friendly bet. The next round of drinks is on the loser.


BONUS TIP: Stay Steps Away

Two of Allen’s premium hotels are located within walking distance from the bar scenes within two of our shopping centers. Book your weekend stay at the Courtyard by Marriott, steps away from the nightlife scenes and restaurants at The Village at Allen. Bar hop between Kelly's at The Village, Bar Louie, Shakertins, and more without worrying about catching an Uber back to your hotel. Check out the offers and packages at Marriott Dallas Allen Hotel,  just steps away from Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, where you can end your adventurous night at Lion & Crown or Village Burger Bar then safely make your way back to your room.

Allen After Dark is the perfect place for a date night, happy hour with your friends, or just to unwind after a busy day of meetings or a convention and enjoy some good conversation. We have plenty of options, so check out what's happening and get ready to have a great time!