The Balcony Club
Jazz enthusiasts and East Dallas denizens were in a dither in the fall 2011, when the Balcony Club came this close to closing its doors. Thankfully, the club owner and landlord reached an agreement, and this teeny, tiny Lakewood bar got a new three-year lease on life. Here, people drink martinis and Old Fashioneds while they listen to smooth jazz licks. There’s nothing fancy about this place; it’s just filled with those who have an appreciation for America’s original soundtrack. Just remember it’s rude to talk too much when the music’s grooving, ya dig?