I've never been to Dallas, but am planning a cocktail party for roughly 120 people. Preferred venue would be within walking distance of Union Station... and not too sketchy of a walk, either. If I'm totally off base on that, let me know, like I said, not very familiar with the area.
Doesn't have to be a restaurant or bar, if the venue is awesome and we can cater in. Price is not too big of an issue, nothing obscene, but we have a very decent budget.
In other cities we've had rooftop patios, wine bars, trendy bars, vodka bars, top restaurants, down to a local coffeehouse or an urban park. As long as our guests have a great time and the venue is something special, it works. This event will be in June, so if the weather cooperates outside venues are not off the table. The one thing that IS off the table is a hotel ballroom (too boring).
And, if you know of a great local band (or are in one), I'm looking for one of those too.
Thanks in advance for any help. - Jen