The Best BYOB Activities in Dallas

The combination of leaving the house, avoiding pricey drinks and still getting to sip on your favorite liquid is a recipe for awesomeness. So we rounded up 10 BYOB activities that you and your liver can do together.


Get Crafty Art in the Vine has art teachers that will guide the way in beginner, intermediate and advance classes. They have wine glasses and ice buckets for your convenience, but please bring your own ice. For $35 - $50, you get to walk away with your very own masterpiece, even if it looks less masterful in the morning light.

Painting with a Twist has gender-specific classes, so no need to worry about getting wasted in mixed company. Two hours for $35, or $45 for three hours -- be sure to come prepared and possibly pace yourself for the latter. You can bring snacks too.


Smell the rosesThe Dallas Arboretum has over 65 acres of seasonal flowers, ornamental shrubs, trees and plant collections. Its beauty is only matched by the fact that's BYOB. So pack up the cooler -- one with wheels would be best -- and make it a picnic.


See live music The Levitt Pavilion will be showcasing bands all summer long, and entrance is free. A variety of music can be heard; check their calendar to find your favorite genre. To deter street fighting and celebratory bottle smashing, glass containers are forbidden.


Smoke hookah The Cairo hookah lounge serves food and virgin blended drinks; bring your own additives, obviously. DJs and belly dancers are staples on the weekends.


Rent a boat Don't worry -- you don't have to do the driving. JT's boat rental will cruise around Lewisville Lake with 1-50 of your closet friends in tow. For those without friends, JT has public cruises on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

Spectate sports Always fun while intoxicated but often pricey, thank the beer gods for Roller Derby. Watch Ruby's Revenge take on Viva La Revolutión this Saturday. No glass, and BYO chair.


Get your nails done Probably the classiest of listed activities, nail bar is technically not BYOB -- its BYO wine and champagne. And though not explicitly stated, I believe box wine is discouraged. Kudos to anyone who tries to box it anyway.


See some naked ladies Not only do most strip clubs have an awesome buffet, but many are BYOB as well. At Jaguars ladies get in free. PT's platinum advertises there healthy and fun environment. The Clubhouse plays rock music and has theme nights like work-skirt Wednesdays.


Chill at the park Annette Strauss Square is one of the few outdoor venues that is actually BYOB. The park hosts a number of events, including concerts, theatrical and dance performances, and festivals.

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