Explore Dallas Neighborhoods: Bishop Arts District

Explore Dallas Neighborhoods: Bishop Arts District

The Bishop Arts District is one of the places that I like to take people when they visit from out of town. It’s pedestrian-friendly (unlike most of Dallas, ugh), has interesting little shops, and plenty of places to eat for all price ranges. Though I blogged about Bishop Arts District before, here’s a more recent, updated list of some of my favorite places in the ‘hood:

Art

I mean, it is Bishop Arts District after all…

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There’s plenty of murals and photo-op worthy nooks around here. Many of these can be seen in my previous blog post.

But this time around, I noticed even some storefronts have the nicest little set-ups:

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Store aesthetics aside, there’s also art galleries to see here. Ginger Fox Gallery is my favorite! Her surrealist style and use of bright, neon colors make my heart sing. No photos allowed in the gallery though, so here’s a few pieces courtesy of her website.

Courtesy of gingerfox.com
Courtesy of gingerfox.com

Shop

Bishop Arts District - We Are 1976

We are 1976 is a cute place that sells prints, Japanese knick-knacks, stationery, books, and other appealing miscellaneous items. I always go in and want to buy the entire store…

And right next door is Neighborhood, an ultra cool modern furniture store. It sells plenty of those appealing mid-century furnishings seen all over Pinterest and other small home decor and jewelry.

Furniture stores galore! Simply Austin also carries modern-looking furniture (*heart eyes*) as well as a mix of other eclectic styles.

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Loungin’ and lookin’ stylish with my purse 😁

A personal favorite shop of mine is Dirt Flowers. As a lover of succulents (who can never keep them alive), this store’s beautiful display of plants and earthy smell hits the spot.

In addition to what I listed, there’s also a number of boutiques that may appeal to you ladies (they’re not my style so they’re not listed here). And if you’re shopping with your guy in tow…there’s a place for him too! Enter Epiphany for Men.

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A boutique full of manly apparel and knick-knacks. Collapsible shot glass, anyone?
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What. A. Model.

Eat

So many places to eat along Bishop Arts! Here’s a few places that I’ve tried out and would recommend.

Eno’s Pizza Tavern

Meat. Always get the one with meat: “Pig Smiley.”

Lockhart BBQ

I always take people to the Plano location, but this is their other Dallas restaurant. Just as savory!

#regram from @harcharanpal #valentines day!

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C! Señor

Get the Cuban sandwich, of course, but also the yucca fries! They are sooo good and different from any other fries you might’ve had!

When you can' decide, try them all. #yucafries #mangohabeneroketchup #cubano #csenor #ruz

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Emporium Pies

“Lord of the Pies” is always a solid choice. And insider’s tip: ask for it with vanilla ice cream on the side!

Last of all, don’t forget to have some fun in the ‘hood! It’s a pretty great place to visit in the fall when Texas (finally) decides to cool off!

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Our difference choices on how to pose is just too much 😂

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What are your favorite places in Bishop Arts? Do you have a favorite Dallas neighborhood?

TL;DR

  • Where: Bishop Arts District (opens in Google maps)
  • When to go: anytime that’s not summer! You’ll be walking outdoors!
  • What to do: gallery hop, shop, eat
  • How to get there: car – you’ll be able to find some parking by Oddfellows; otherwise street parking OR public transportation via D-link
  • Time spent: ~2-3 hrs

Thanks for reading!

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