A beginner’s guide to exploring Bishop Arts District

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By Sue Han

Don’t believe the myth that there’s nothing to do in Dallas. There are tons of things to do beyond the Hilltop, Mustangs — you just may not have discovered them yet.

Bishop Arts is one of those places. The charming neighborhood, small boutique shops, and beautiful murals are all waiting to be checked out.

Wild Detectives:


Start off your journey by visiting Wild Detectives, a coffee shop that is a house in disguise. Once inside, it feels as if you are entering someone’s library. The walls are covered with books available for purchase and there is plenty of seating both inside and out. Take a seat by the window, on the long table or in the back on their patio. Over 21? They also serve alcohol.



Visit Hunky’s for a good ole’ hamburger with a fun upbeat atmosphere that takes you back to the old soda fountain days. The prices are hard to beat, at $3.95 for a hamburger and $4.25 for a cheeseburger. The birthday cake is also to die for: soft, pillowy, airy cake covered with rich butter cream icing: yum!

Emporium Pies:


Your last stop in the Bishop Arts District should be at Emporium Pies. It has a a homey feel inside with small tables fit for sharing a pie for two and their apple pie is simply divine. Expert advice: get the pie to go because the portions are quite large.

Trinity River:


Trinity River is not in Bishop Arts, but it is only a five minute drive away. Finish the night off at Trinity River to get the view of Dallas that will ultimately change your mind. The bridge looks phenomenal against the backlit sky.


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