Your Guide to Victory Park

After graduating from Texas Tech with my MA in Strategic Communication & Public Relations, I moved to Dallas to work at an Ad Agency that handled the AT&T account. I knew nothing of the city and started out in Knox-Henderson. While the area was and remains nice, it wasn’t me. One afternoon I toured the Camden Victory Park, which I just loved, and the rest is history. Although I no longer reside at that particular complex, I still reside in the thriving, vibrant community of Victory Park. But exactly what makes this neighborhood so great? Well, keep reading because I’m going to break down my fave spots!

Anchored by the always exciting American Airlines Center, Victory Park is a beautiful community that features some of the best options in entertainment, nightlife, and food.

Located North of Downtown’s Historic West End, you can stroll the neighborhood at almost any hour, and feel safe. And if you feel sporty, you can jump right on the Katy Trail for a quick run, jog, or drink at the Katy Trail Icehouse.

My Personal Victory Park Staples

Villa Azur

This is a cute spot for cocktails with the girls or a romantic date night.

Located inside the W Hotel, Villa Azur is a glam hotspot that effortlessly transports you to the South of France.

Featuring a skillfully curated menu with staple entrées such as the pâte à la meule, and decadent desserts like tiramisu, you know you’re in for a treat before you even take your first bite. Read more about my experience here.

Billy Can Can

If you’re in the mood for modern Texas cuisine with a twist, Billy Can Can is the spot for you. This luxe saloon has excellent spirits, food, and customer service. While I have never tried something I didn’t like, I will say my go-to starter will always be the oysters.

Burgundy Swine

Burgundy Swine is too good for words. I mean seriously, what can I say other than this is THE spot for a nice glass (or flight) of wine?! As if things couldn’t get any better, they have customizable charcuterie boards and live music.

And because we are headed into a recession, take advantage of their amazing happy hour:

Tuesday – Friday

3 – 6pm Half off select glasses.

Cinépolis

If you’re looking for an elevated movie-watching experience, then look no further. Cinépolis is a game-changer. Offering daily specials, and a luxe in-theater dining experience, this is a cinematic lover’s dream.

Daily Specials

  • Monday
    • Discounted Kids Tickets
    • Half Priced Wine by the Glass
    • Happy Hour Before 6PM
  • Tuesday
    • 50% OFF tickets
    • $10 Magnificent Margs
    • Happy Hour Before 6PM
  • Wednesday
    • Discounted Senior Tickets
    • 1/2 OFF Popcorn & Candy
    • Happy Hour Before 6PM
  • Thursday
    • $2 OFF Draft Beer
    • Happy Hour Before 6PM
  • Friday
    • Happy Hour Before 6PM
  • Saturday & Sunday
    • $5 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosa’s until 3PM

Aqua S

I will admit: I don’t usually crave ice cream, so I initially came to Aqua S just for the vibes and aesthetic. But I find myself indulging more often than not because not only is the ice cream beyond gorgeous (which, who knew ice cream could be so beautiful,) but it’s so delish! I love the customizations including “fairy floss” (cotton candy) and toasted marshmallows. If you’re a local, they do offer a neighborhood discount.

Vivi’s Victory Park

If you’re a fun sort of person and looking for cute clothes, and rad knick-knacks then you’re in luck! Owned and operated by the literal sweetest woman, ever, Vivi’s is a specialty shop offering something for everyone. PS: This is the place to go for your Daydreamer LA tees!

Mesero

Whether you’re here for brunch or dinner, you will leave happy. Do yourself a favor and grab the Mesero Old Fashioned – thank me later.

Jinya

Featuring in-house broth that is simmered over 20 hours, Jinya Ramen Bar in Victory Park has a wide selection of ramen, including a vegan option. The lychee martini is a must-have drink, although I will have almost any cocktail here because they are all that good.

American Airlines Center

I mean, is there really anywhere else you can go in Dallas for sports or live music? Okay, yes – there are other places, but this is my go-to when it comes to sports…but that’s mainly because I’m a Texas hockey girl and Dallas Mavs fan. The other sports are alright, but hockey and basketball are my first two loves. For your big concerts, you’ll probably end up here, and let me tell you: the experience is unmatched. I’ve had floor seats to Halsey, Bieber, and a couple of other acts which did not disappoint.

House of Blues Dallas

I’m a major fan of indie bands, and truthfully, any up-and-coming artist. The House of Blues offers an intimate setting for you to stand on the floor and rock out to your faves, or sit and see your fave Bravolebrity do a comedy show. Started in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the House of Blues is your premier destination for Southern eats and live music in Dallas.

Imoto

UPDATE: Sadly Imoto is now closed, but they truly were such a staple in the Victory Park area.

If you’re a fan of fresh sushi, then you need to add Imoto to your agenda. Perfect for date night or an evening bite, this delightfully chic sushi lounge serves only the best sake, cocktails, and pan-seared sushi.

So the next time you’re looking for something to do in Dallas, take a stop in one of the best neighborhoods. And if you just so happen to be one of the lucky ones like myself that live down here, never stop soaking in the amazing views.

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