27 places to enjoy a night out in McKinney

Rye is a seasonal American small plates restaurant and craft cocktail bar where McKinney visitors can enjoy a night out. (courtesy Rye)
Rye is a seasonal American small plates restaurant and craft cocktail bar where McKinney visitors can enjoy a night out. (courtesy Rye)

Rye is a seasonal American small plates restaurant and craft cocktail bar where McKinney visitors can enjoy a night out. (courtesy Rye)

McKinney residents will find more entertainment and venues open past 9 p.m. as the city continues to grow. Check out our guide below for nightlife ideas in McKinney. This is not a comprehensive list.


Bars and pubs

End Zone McKinney

A sports bar where customers enjoy food, reasonably priced drinks and recurring events.

4150 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney

972-547-9779

www.endzonebars.com

Foxii’s Restaurant & Grill

Foxii’s menu offers hand crafted cocktails, burgers, wings and more.

301 E. Virginia Parkway, Ste. 103, McKinney

469-907-1172

www.foxiisrestaurant.com

The Grind Burger Bar & Tap Room

A neighborhood joint serving signature burgers, chicken, paninis and more.

7500 W. Stacy Road, Ste. 150, McKinney

469-631-7330

www.grindburgerbar.com

Rye

A seasonal American small plates restaurant and craft cocktail bar.

111 W. Virginia St., McKinney

469-625-1793

www.ryemckinney.com

Delaney’s Irish Pub & Scratch Kitchen

Open since 2008, Delaney’s offers a mix of Texas flavors and Irish classics, over 100 menu items and 54 beers on tap.

6150 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 120, McKinney

972-547-2222

www.delaneystx.com

The Yard

Family- and pet-friendly restaurant where guests can eat, drink and play games outside. The Yard also has a designated section for guests ages 21 and older.

107 S. Church St., McKinney

469-631-0035

www.yardtx.com

19 Degrees Sports Bar & Grill

A locally owned sports bar and restaurant, offering concession-style classics and bar-fare inside the Children’s Health StarCenter.•6993 Stars Ave., McKinney

972-908-2848

www.19degreesbar.com

Live music

Cadillac Pizza Pub

A local spot to enjoy scratch-made pizzas and live music from different genres.

112 S. Kentucky St., McKinney

972-547-3833

www.cadillacpizzapub.com

The Celt Irish Pub

Irish pub in historic downtown McKinney offering food, a bar, whiskey tastings, darts and more.

100 N. Tennessee St., McKinney

972-562-2929

www.theceltmckinney.com

Dempsey’s Place

A sports bar and pub, featuring a patio of over 2,000 square feet that is heated in the winter and air-conditioned in the summer.

310 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

214-842-8811

www.dempseysmckinney.com

E.J. Wills Gastropub

This eatery specializes in quality food, craft beer, live music and community events.

1910 N. Stonebridge Drive, Ste. 100, McKinney•214-592-0145

www.ejwillsgastropub.com

Guitars & Growlers McKinney

Newly opened tap house and restaurant that sells handmade guitars, offers live music as well as beer and wine to go.

2741 Virginia Parkway, Ste. 550, McKinney

469-714-0229

www.guitarsandgrowlers.com

Hank’s Texas Grill

Opened in 2003, this family-owned spot brings McKinney live music along with a full bar and menu.

1310 N. Central Expressway, McKinney

972-542-5144

www.hankstexasgrill.com

The Pub McKinney

This local restaurant, features elevated bar food, an extensive cocktail and spirits menu and games.

204 W. Virginia St., McKinney

972-369-1800

www.thepubmckinney.com

Smithart’s Craft Food & Cheers

One of McKinney’s newest venues, this eatery offers a seasonal menu and billiard tables.

1751 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 310, McKinney

469-225-0005

www.smithartscraft.com

Tupps Brewery

For Tupps’ owners, beer is the perfect blend of art and science. Guests can take a tour of its brewery for the full, immersive experience.

721 Anderson St., McKinney

214-856-7996

www.tuppsbrewery.com

Wine bars

Landon Winery

Guests can tour the winery and sample wine while enjoying live music.

101 N. Kentucky St., McKinney

972-542-3030

www.landonwinery.com

Lone Star Wine Cellars

This winery offers “ranch wines” made on the owners’ ranch in Whitesboro.

103 E. Virginia St., McKinney

972-547-9463

www.lonestarwinecellars.com

Uncork’d

This offers food, wine and spirits.

301 N. Custer Road, Ste 180, McKinney

214-592-8841

www.uncorkdwinebar.com

Zin Zen Wine Bistro

Locally owned and operated, this wine bar features wines from around the world.

6841 Virginia Parkway, Ste. 104, McKinney

972-547-4620

www.zinzenwine.com

Other

Arcade92

For $12, guests can play games to their heart’s content. They can also enjoy drinks and food in this retro arcade, featuring esports, modern gaming and pinball.

305 E. Virginia St., McKinney

214-455-6159

https://arcade92.com

(coming soon)

Carpe Diem Comics

A one-stop shop for comics, games, collectibles, gatherings, minis and prints.

101 N. McDonald St., Ste. 110, McKinney

214-856-4519

www.carpediemcomics.com

The Comedy Arena

Enjoy a variety of comedy improv shows and participate in ComedySportz, an interactive competition between two comedy teams.

305 E. Virginia St., Ste. 104, McKinney

214-769-0645

www.thecomedyarena.com

Escapology

Use team-working and problem-solving skills in one of six games—Cuban Crisis, Antidote, TH3 C0D3, Under Pressure, Mansion Murder and Narco.

3150 Hardin Blvd., McKinney

469-421-1250

www.escapology.com/en/mckinney-tx

Exit Plan

This business offer escape rooms, or live action adventure games, where friends or family work together to solve problems and break out of a room filled with puzzles.

218 E. Louisiana St., Ste. 500, McKinney

214-856-3830

www.exitplantx.com

McKinney Performing Arts Center

MPAC offers everything from live music to plays, musicals and comedy shows.

111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney

972-547-2650

www.mckinneytexas.org/117/performing-arts-center

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park

This “ultimate indoor adventure park” features trampolines, dodgeball, a ropes course, a warrior course, climbing walls and more.

3150 Hardin Blvd., McKinney

972-532-3740

www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/locations/texas/mckinney
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