We Love Denton, TX

Happy National Texas Day, Eagles!!

To celebrate, we wanted to show some love to our unique city. Denton is a city like no other. Since its establishment in 1846, Denton has grown into a vibrant community with an amazing music scene and a great college town for students. Did you know that in 2015, Livability.com ranked Denton the fifth best college town in the U.S.? “With a combined enrollment of over 50,000 students, the universities bring in a variety of cultural, sports, and entertainment amenities to the Denton community” (Welcome to Denton, City of Denton website).

Did you know that Denton is also famous for its music scene? Over 40 musicians have originated or studied in Denton, including Bowling for Soup who is famous for their hit singles “Girl All the Bad Guys Want,” “1985,” “Almost,” and “High School Never Ends” also the “Phineas and Ferb” theme song! Denton is also famous for the iconic Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, a free 2 1/2 day event that brings over 200,000 people to enjoy music, arts, crafts, and more! This year it will be held from October 7-9 (Logistics, Denton Arts & Jazz Festival).

There is a lot to love about Denton. It is the unique restaurants, bars, entertainment, and all-around great places to go to that make our city so unique. So for this article, we gathered a curated list of some great things for you to do and places for you to visit. Keep in mind that some of these activities will require you to be older than 21!

Now let’s begin!

Denton, Texas: Original, Independent
Photograph by Stephen A. Masker

Food

There are many great restaurants here in Denton. You have your typical fast food choices of Whataburger, Raising’ Canes, In-N-Out, and more! But, there are a lot of unique restaurants that add to Denton’s charm.

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  • LSA Burger
  • Seven Mile Cafe
  • Sprial Diner
  • Pizza Snob
  • 940’s Kitchen and Cocktails

Drinks

Denton is famous for its vibrant nightlife. If you are looking for a fun night in Denton, you might want to check out a couple of these bars!

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  • Paschall Bar
  • Bearded Monk
  • Harvest House
  • Eastside Denton
  • Tom’s Daiquiri

Dessert

A perfect way to top off a night out is dessert, and there are some pretty cool and iconic dessert spots here in Denton.

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  • Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream
  • Back Dough
  • Gnome Cones
  • Frios Gourmet Pops
  • Amy’s Donuts (open 24 hours)

Fun Things to Do

Other than eating and drinking, there are also a lot of ways to have fun here in Denton!

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  • Go to Denton Square and check out the cool shops (Recycled Books is our favorite)
  • Go to Armadillo Ale Works for Trivia Nights (Wednesday’s at 6:30 pm)
  • Watch a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse
  • Go Axe Throwing at the Horse’s Axe
  • Paint and drink some wine at Painting with a Twist
  • Spin some records at the Vinyl Lounge
  • Take Photos at the Chairy Orchard
  • Go thrifting at our many thrifting locations

There are many reasons to love living in Denton. The diversity, charm, great food, and so much more! We are so thankful to live in a great city like this!

We hope you enjoyed this list, Eagles! Did you discover a new activity to do or a new place to eat? Let us know in the comments!