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



Foxii’s Restaurant & Grill

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

301 E. Virginia Parkway, Ste. 103, McKinney



The Grind Burger Bar & Tap Room

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

7500 W. Stacy Road, Ste. 150, McKinney




A seasonal American small plates restaurant and craft cocktail bar.

111 W. Virginia St., McKinney



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



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



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



Live music

Cadillac Pizza Pub

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

112 S. Kentucky St., McKinney



The Celt Irish Pub

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

100 N. Tennessee St., McKinney



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



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


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



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



The Pub McKinney

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

204 W. Virginia St., McKinney



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



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



Wine bars

Landon Winery

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

101 N. Kentucky St., McKinney



Lone Star Wine Cellars

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

103 E. Virginia St., McKinney




This offers food, wine and spirits.

301 N. Custer Road, Ste 180, McKinney



Zin Zen Wine Bistro

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

6841 Virginia Parkway, Ste. 104, McKinney





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



(coming soon)

Carpe Diem Comics

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

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



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




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



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



McKinney Performing Arts Center

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

111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney



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


By Miranda Jaimes

Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. Now she's in Tarrant County, mostly, and has been an Impacter since 2017 as the editor of the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition.


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