Hey, Plano locals — are you familiar with just how great it is to live in this city? Rated in 2021 as the second city in the United States where your paycheck goes the furthest by Daily Magazine and the first best city for renters by Forbes Advisor, Plano, Texas, is undoubtedly an excellent city for young people and families. For locals and visitors alike, Plano’s multiple accolades contribute to making it one of the top cities in our great state of Texas.
At Huffines Hyundai Plano, we know that building community and taking some time to relax and have fun is just as important as the financial side of living in a bustling city. This is why we’ve put together some recommendations for you to enjoy the nightlife in Plano, Texas.
Pubs and Bars in Plano, TX
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Our friends at Vickery Park Plano contribute to the nightlife in Plano with comfort food items, a large variety of drinks, and games. Taco Tuesdays and Wine Down Wednesdays are two of the Vickery Park weekly offerings. Take a glance at the menu on their website. Check out the Brisket Sandwich, which features a Kahlua cream sauce, and the Gouda Smashed Potatoes, which come highly recommended by a Google Local Guide who visited Vickery Park this summer. The kitchen puts out amazing weekend specials you can check out on Facebook.
Vickery Park has a rotating beer menu that they update every week on their website. Vickery usually has more than 70 beers to choose from between their draft, bottles, and cans in rotation. They also serve a wide variety of wines and spirits, including tequila, rum, whiskey, gin, vodka, and cordials.
Once you’ve landed on a menu item and beverage, you can ask your server to borrow any of the games available for customers, like foosball, darts, and shuffleboard.
Find this eatery lounge at 1011 East 15th St. in historic downtown Plano. They’re open until at least midnight every day and open at 11 a.m. on Wednesday to Sunday. They start a little later on Mondays and Tuesdays at 4 p.m. For a closer look at the hours of operation, check out their website or call them at 972-423-6205.
You can expect to see craft beers, an ever-changing seasonal menu made from scratch, and a list of accolades almost as long as your arm at The Holy Grail Pub. They have seasonal draft beers that are updated twice a week (find the full menu on the website), and they also have bottled beer, red and white wine by the glass, and a full bar.
If you’d like to find out about events (Trivia Night!) or temporary specials, look them up on Facebook. The Holy Grail Pub has been around for 12 years now, consistently serving the nightlight in Plano, and we must say we are proud. The pub is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Repeat customers say aside from the food and drink, they love the covered outdoor patio at The Holy Grail Pub. Find them at 8240 Preston Road #150. Don’t forget to check out McKinney, TX’s nightlife!
Live music in the Plano area
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Taverna Rossa offers live music every Friday and Saturday night. See Plano and Dallas local musicians perform live on stage while savoring your pizza and beer at 4005 Preston Road, Suite 512 in Plano. You’ll find a healthy mix of classic rock, country, acoustic guitar, and piano, along with cover musicians and musicians who also write their own music, performing at Taverna Rossa. If you can handle the spice, try the Boss Hog pizza — you won’t regret it. If you’re not into spice, then you can’t go wrong with the All-American.
Open every day at 11 a.m. through midnight on Sunday through Thursdays and 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, On the Rocks Cantina overlooks Historic Downtown Plano and serves a full menu from the Tex-Mex restaurant Urban Rio. Try the (award-winning) signature margarita while you take in the gorgeous sunset view. Enjoy happy hour specials during the week, like the house margarita on Mondays for $3 each. You can find live music events Thursday through Saturday at 1000 East 14th St., one level above Urban Rio in Suite 100.
Enjoy open seating and live acoustic music on Thursdays at this third-floor bar atop the Urban Crust pizzeria at 1006 East 15th St. 32 Degrees gets its name from keeping the temperature at which they pour beer at a steady 32 degrees. The bar also features a frozen bar top that you’ll be able to rest your drink on to keep it cool.
Bonus: Nightlife In and Around Plano During Halloween
In the fall, the nightlife in Plano can get a little spooky. Dark Hour Haunted House, Dallas-Fort Worth’s scariest haunted house, returns at 701 Taylor Drive in Plano, Texas. If getting the living daylights scared out of you is your idea of a great time, Dark Hour is the perfect place for you, with not one, but two haunted houses at the same location. The venue has been open for seven going on eight years now, and along the way, has made appearances on BuzzFeed and USA Today.
The Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth’s ultimate haunted house with Guinness World Records in 2009 and 2011 for the largest haunted house and other accolades for the top haunted house. It takes about an hour to complete Cutting Edge, about three to five times larger than most haunted houses. Find this old abandoned meat packing attraction at 1701 East Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth, Texas.
There you have it, folks. Whether you’re looking for a cold brew, some great beats, or a seasonal spook, we’re pretty sure we’ve got you covered in this nightlife in Plano feature. How do you think we did? Did we cover all your favorite spots? We would love to hear what you think. Please contact us today.