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Bars and restaurants are opening back up. People all over are looking for live music and late-night camaraderie? McKinney has a wide range of bars, bistros, and more that are sure to satisfy every taste.


Zin Zen Wine Bistro

Located in Adriatica Village, Zin Zen Wine Bistro serves more than 80 different wines from around the world. A menu of appetizers, flatbread pizzas, sandwiches, and house-made soups perfectly complement a selection of wine flights. Weekend evenings get busy with a variety of live music performers, from The 3 Amigos and Eric Erickson to Darwin Martin and The Guitar Sanctuary Showcase. More details 


TUPPS Brewery

With a belief that beer is “greatly enhanced when consumed in the company of close friends,” TUPPS Brewery not only takes beer seriously. They also want you to have a serious good time whenever you visit. TUPPS, currently located at the historic Cotton Mill, will soon make a new home near Downtown McKinney just east of Highway 5. Your palate certainly won’t go dry when visiting with over two-dozen beers to try. Learn more



Cadillac Pizza Pub

Inspired by New York pizzerias, Cadillac Pizza Pub offers a long list of gourmet pizzas and design-your-own delights. Hand selected spirits, wine, and featured brews pair well with the menu. Thursday to Saturday evenings bring a range of live music including the Maylee Thomas Band, Southern Couch Band, singer/songwriter Matthew Key, blues songstress Wanda King, and guitarist Justin Pickard. More information




E.J. Wills Gastropub

With good food and live entertainment, E.J. Wills Gastropub holds true to their motto, “where friends and flavor come together.” Whether you’re in the mood to quench your thirst with a cold one, looking for a great place for a weekend brunch, or date night, it’s hard to not enjoy a visit. Check out their menu and plan your visit




The Comedy Arena

From standup to improv comedy, The Comedy Arena has it all. If you’re in the mood for a few laughs and a good time, you won’t be disappointed with an evening at The Comedy Arena. With shows like The Unprecedented Improv Comedy Show to ComedySportz, there’s something for everyone. Oh, and if you’re looking to hone your craft, you’ll definitely want to check out their Open Mic Night. Learn more




The Celt Irish Pub

Great fun, food, and music can be found at The Celt Irish Pub in Historic Downtown McKinney. Patrons come for the live music Wednesday through Saturday. Folk/Irish/Celt music is a favorite, along with acts including the Glen McLaughlin Trio, Buzz Andrews, Plectra, Shane Frame, String Theory, and The Bodarks. Don’t forget Open Mic Night. More details 


Lone Star Wine Cellar

Housed in a former theater, Lone

Star Wine Cellar is in the heart of Historic Downtown McKinney. All wines are fermented, aged, and bottled on a 313-acre exotic animal ranch in Whitesboro. Also a live music venue, Lone Star has artist performances every Thursday through Sunday including Mike Allyn, Ariana Ortiz, Harber Row, Tommy Williams, Matt Bell, and more. See their performance calendar