Gay Dallas Trivia – Everything is BIGGER in Dallas


On our recent trip to Dallas, (Thanks  to  George Carrancho with American Airlines    and Michael Doughman with  Dallas Tavern Guild ) we get to see the BEST OF GAY DALLAS!  Including  a tour of the new $1.1 Billion Dallas Cowboys Stadium which can seat 80,000 –  100,000  spectators.

The stadium has now clinched the title of owning the world’s largest high definition television display.  The Cowboy’s new stadium  screen is  180 feet wide and 50 feet tall. The screen  runs from one 20-yard line to the other. The $40 million screen weighs 600 tons and the picture is crystal clear!

The venue also holds another record as it  became the largest domed stadium in the world. They also have one of  the biggest ticket prices for your parking your car in their lot!  $75 a car!

Speaking of money, Dallas is full of big money and big philanthropy. It’s impossible to miss the flurry of activity and the unmistakable “buzz” in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District, where  the new $4.5 million  Winspear Opera House at the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts sits. MILLIONS were raised privately for the spectacular new building.

The opera house’s principal entrance, known as Rosemary and Roger Enrico Family Gateway, features the Annette and Harold Simmons Signature Glass Façade that ascends to the full 60-foot height of the building, creating a seamless flow and open-air  between the opera house and the surrounding park.

The transparent  wall/façade provides dramatic views of McDermott Performance Hall, which will be clad in vibrant RED GLASS  panels, in addition to the Grand Lobby, the staircase and the Mary Anne and Richard Cree Box Circle and Grand Tier levels. From within the Winspear Opera House, the Simmons Glass Façade will provide a sweeping view of downtown Dallas and portions of Uptown.

We told you about the amazingly huge selection of LGBT clubs and bars in Dallas . Most are located in the Cedar Springs neighborhood.  In between all of the clubs are lots of restaurants, retail shops and other fun spots.

Buli Cafe   3908 Cedar Springs Rd.
Buli is a Funky and fun coffee bistro recently awarded best sandwiches in Dallas. Serving tasty offerings from great breakfasts, panini sandwiches and huge fresh salads to tons of home made sweets and baked goodies The eclectic dining room includes fur lined banquets and colorful art everywhere. There’s also free wi-fi and a covered patio so you can surf and sip your favorite BIG BIG BIG coffee concoctions! 

Union Jack Clothing  is right next door, 3920 Cedar Springs Rd. Here you will find unique and interesting men’s fashions in a very affordable price range. Exclusive labels you will find nowhere else.  CD’s,  Jewelry,  Shoes to Swimwear to Dressy-Casual, it’s all here.  Voted Dallas’ Best Casual Wear Store and Best  Clubwear Store.

 CONDOM SENSE  has a  HUGE selction of condoms and lubes. 4038 Cedar Springs Rd.  The Condom Sense stores is a chain of boutique family-owned stores in Dallas that  caters to straight and gay people with over 7,000 items such as vibrators, novelties, lubricants, and massage oils.  

Feeling Hungry for some BIG MEAT?   HUNKYS OLD FASHIONED famous hamburgers is a must!  Queens and fast food!  Along with chicken sandwiches and chili dogs,  this local hamburger chain offers straightforward burgers along with gourmet creations like the pineapple-ringed Hawaiian and non-beef salmon and veggie “burgers.”  Extremely reasonable prices and delicious  Blue Belle  milkshakes too! VOTED  BEST  BURGERS IN DALLAS, time and time again.

SKIVVIES   at   4001 Cedar Springs Rd, has the BIGGEST Underwear collection I have ever seen!  Based in Dallas and Austin, Texas, Skivvies is the premier men’s underwear store.

Established in 2000, they have created an amazing  market for men’s fashion underwear. The largest I have ever seen for sure, over 4000 square feet of styles, colors, and brands.

Skivvies tops the list for the best place to shop for the latest in men’s fashion underwear, swimwear, athletic wear, fetish wear, some jewelry, shoes and light casual fashions. Smart shopping tip –  don’t miss the upstairs mark-down selections!



BIGGEST  GAY MENS CHORUS in the Southwest is the Turtle Creek Chorale  . 
Celebrating 30 years  and 36  CD’s and now with  over 150 singing members.
The Chorale has traveled to Europe, performing sold out concerts in Barcelona, Berlin and Prague; as well as two appearances a Carnegie Hall. In  JULY, the Chorale will return to Spain again for a week long tour.  The TCC currently has four sub groups: Chamber Chorus; ENCORE!; New Texas Symphony Orchestra; and the Turtle Creek Strangerettes, a precision dance team.

How  about the BIGGEST  HOTEL ROOMS in Dallas???

On our recent visit to Dallas we got to stay at the Radisson Hotel and Suites Dallas-Love Field. 1241 West Mockingbird Lane. The Dallas hotel offers 296 rooms but the big sell is the  52  HUGE suites – featuring work desks, mini-kitchens, large sitting areas, multiple TV’s and complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access.  And the price is NOT HUGE.

For even more comfort, select rooms include Sleep Number® beds that allow you to adjust the comfort level of your mattress. You are sure to rest in comfort at one of the prime hotels Dallas has to offer.  They are just a quick 5 minute drive to the Cedar Springs neighborhood and have a shuttle that will drive you over there!

Handsome Hunter Daniel who helps run the hotel  invites guests to a GAY PRIDE  DISCOUNT !  Gay Pride in Dallas  will be September 19th. And this Radisson is the perfect choice to get a few friends together and share a Big Suite! 

Hunter  says, ” if you go to our general website, Radisson Dallas  then when booking pick your dates and it will take you to the next screen with many price options. On the right you put in PRIDE under Promo code and you receive the discounted rates. Also, if you call the hotel  1-800-395-7046 , (for those of us that still do that) just state PRIDE while placing your reservation, and you will receive the discounted rate!”

With a diverse and vibrant GLBT community, Dallas welcomes travelers and residents to come out and enjoy the many things that make this progressive city one of the most gay-friendly cities in the United States.

Dallas is truly a one size fits all shoe. Whether you are visiting, passing through or are a current resident, we invite you to explore and enjoy all that our community has to offer.

Other useful  Gay Dallas resources  are –
Dallas Convention and Tourism
Dallas Tavern Guild 
American Airlines Rainbow Division 
Dallas Voice 

Best  Gay  Cities

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