Miley Cyrus has it right. The best kinds of nights are the ones spent with your girl gang. If you need some fun suggestions before hitting the town, we have the perfect places for you to get your drink on.
Shinsei: This pan-Asian style restaurant is a Dallas classic. Besides Shinsei’s eclectic sushi menu, the restaurant offers other mouth-watering options like crispy rock shrimp or Thai fried rice. Don’t miss out on the ‘flavor of the day’ cotton candy either. Sit by the back-booth wall for the perfect Instagram pic with your girlfriends. Shinsei is located at 7713 Inwood Road. It is open Monday-Thursday from 5-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 5-11 p.m. It also serves a specialty lunch on Fridays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Charles: This new Italian hot spot has found its home in the up-and-coming Design District. With delicious homemade pasta, a lively atmosphere and ever-flowing Aperol Spritz, the eatery quickly became a winner in the Dallas community. Sit at the mod white marble bar with your girlies or grab a big booth. The Charles is located at 1632 Market Center Blvd. and is open Monday-Wednesday 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday 5:30-11:30 p.m. Don’t forget when making a reservation that it is closed on Sundays.
Sachet: If you are in the mood for light, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, you are in the right spot. This killer hidden gem has a great cocktail menu and a big emphasis on veggies with fantastic sharable plates for you and your crew. Located at 4270 Oaklawn Ave., Sachet is open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday 5-11 p.m. It’s closed on Mondays.
Alice: This intimate Asian-inspired restaurant will be sure to impress all of your girls. Known to play the best tunes in town, it’s a good place to start your night before hitting the Uptown bars. Alice is located at 1623 N. Hall St. It’s open only five days a week: Tuesday-Wednesday 5:30-11 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday 5:30 p.m. to midnight.
Pazzo: This hip Uptown restaurant turns into a late-night lounge at 9 p.m. with bottle service to treat your girls’ right. Pick your favorite Italian dishes from pizza to pasta for a great late-night dinner. Make your reservations closer to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, so you can party the night away with your friends. Pazzo is located at 2680 Cedar Springs and is open Sunday-Wednesday from 11 a.m.-midnight and Thursday-Saturday 11-2 a.m.