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




Infinity Realty Partners and Brahma Title & Escrow expect to open a new corporate headquarters at 299 E. Eldorado Parkway, McKinney in spring 2020. (Rendering courtesy Craig Anderson)
Infinity Realty Partners and Brahma Title & Escrow to open new corporate headquarters in McKinney

Infinity Realty Partners and Brahma Title & Escrow expect to open a new corporate headquarters at 299 E. Eldorado Parkway, McKinney in spring 2020.

The McKinney Urban Transit District has allocated $270,000 for funding of a new pilot program that will allow people facing certain hardships free transportation service. (courtesy Adobe Stock)
McKinney Urban Transit District allocates $270,000 toward pilot program allowing free transportation for eligible riders

The McKinney Urban Transit District set aside $270,000 for the implementation of a “hardship” pilot program, during a Nov. 13 board meeting.

The city of McKinney has been selected to host one of the Drum Corps International tour stops at its McKinney ISD stadium next summer. (courtesy city of McKinney)
McKinney ISD stadium selected to host Drum Corps International competition next summer

The city of McKinney announced Nov. 13 that it has yet again landed a major event at its new $70 million stadium.

Graphite Pencil   Paper is now open in downtown McKinney offering a variety or pencils and stationary. (courtesy Graphite Pencil   Paper)
Graphite Pencil + Paper now open in downtown McKinney

Graphite will offer a wide variety of pencils from international and national brands, as well as sharpeners, erasers, stationary, stickers, cards, books, socks, t-shirts and more.

The city of McKinney has hired a new Assistant City Manager, named Kim Flom. (Cassidy Ritter/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney hires Kim Flom as new assistant city manager

Kim Flom, who is packing 15 years of municipal government experience, has been hired as the new Assistant City Manager for the city of McKinney, according to a city news release.

family walking in the park at sunset
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Cryo N More is now open in McKinney and offering services such as extreme cold treatment. (courtesy Cryo N More)
Cryo N More now open in McKinney, offering extreme cold treatment, tanning

The store offers cryotherapy, which activates the body’s natural healing system by exposing it to extreme cold, according to the website. Cryo also offers normatec compression and tanning.

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Sprout Dentistry for Kids is now open in McKinney. (Courtesy Fotolia)
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The dentist offers pediatric dental practices and offers pain-free and needle-free treatment.

At this year's State of the City, the speakers were McKinney Mayor George Fuller, city manager Paul Grimes, McKinney ISD Superintendent Rick McDaniel and Collin College District President Neil Matkin (right to left). (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
State of the City highlights McKinney’s progress and plans for upcoming year

At this year’s State of the City event on Nov. 7, guests learned of different successes and challenges for McKinney ISD, Collin College and the city.

Construction on Sam Rayburn Tollway is underway from Denton Tap Road in Lewisville to east of US 75 in McKinney.
Occasional lane closures to take place as construction continues on Sam Rayburn Tollway

Construction work to expand Sam Rayburn Tollway began in January, and crews have been working to add a fourth lane in each direction of the 26-mile tollway. The work is taking place between Lewisville and McKinney.

Fine + Well is holding mediation classes in November. (Courtesy Fine + Well)
Things to do in McKinney this November

Parents can drop their children off for a scavenger hunt while the parents enjoy a night out.

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