The Pursuit of Happy

After 5

Possibly everyone over 21’s favorite phrase, “after 5” is a godsend for people with some time to kill post-meeting or convention! From a retro arcade to live music venues, bars for all occasions in the thriving Downtown Arlington district and beyond, click here to check out Arlington’s after 5 nightlife offerings.  

Here in Arlington we have an eclectic array of places to take a load off, catch a drink, meet with a client or partner, or just have a good time with your colleagues.

For those of you looking for a try out some tapas and a craft cocktail at R Bar & Grill or get a nice glass of wine at Sanford House’s restaurant506.


Live Music

Levitt PavillionThere’s always something going on at the Arlington Music Hall, order your tickets in advance so you can head on over to Downtown Arlington for a bite at Babe’s Chicken Dinner House or Mellow Mushroom right before the show. Past acts include Sawyer Brown, George Jones, Rick Springfield and the Oak Ridge Boys.

AT&T Stadium attracts some of the biggest names in music and seats over 80,000 people at one time. From international legends such as Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, U2 and Guns N Roses to pop stars like Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, if your event lands on one of these tour dates –you’d be nuts not to get tickets and go!

Choose Your Player

Dave & BusterAlley Cats Entertainment Center is home to an arcade, billiard room, deluxe laser tag, rock climbing and full bar with bowling lanes and more! Make the most out of your trip with colleagues by challenging them to some laser tag or air hocket and taking mini putt or a go in the batting cages next door at Putt Putt Golf & Games.  Or, mosey on over to Dave & Buster’s in Arlington Highlands for cocktails, more arcade games, prizes and food.

If you’re into vintage gaming, then Free Play Arlington is the place for you. Pay a set $10 entry fee plus tax and get to cracking on 90+ retro arcade games and pinball machines set to FREE PLAY. Plus, they’ve got beer, cider, food and a sweet DJ. 


For our list of After 5 Hot Spots that you can you in Arlington, click here.
For our list of Arlington craft breweries to visit, click here.
For our list of Sports Bars to catch a event and chow down on food, click here.