Change is Coming

Dallas is rapidly joining places like New York, Seattle, Toronto, and others on a short‑list of population centers referred to as 24‑hour cities.

Guide the change

A coalition of organizations is coming together to address both opportunities and challenges of Dallas' emerging late-night economy.

Join us

The mission of 24HourDallas is to create a safe, vibrant and diverse nighttime culture for businesses, residents, and guests.

Dallas is no longer a 9‑to‑5 city

Austin, Bloomington, Fort Lauderdale, Iowa City, Los Angeles, New York City, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Augustine, and Washington D.C. are all giving attention to their 24-hour economies. Let's join them.

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What is 24HourDallas?

24HourDallas is part think tank and part nighttime 'chamber of commerce.' We incubate, advocate, and collaborate on actions that serve these eight objectives:

Be a Businesses Resource

Establish 24HourDallas as the go-to source for case studies and best practices that will help late-night businesses in Dallas be respectful, successful, and inclusive.

Launch Industry-Led Solutions

Define and promote what constitutes respectful nighttime-business behavior and socially responsible nightlife.

Be a Partner to Dallas City Hall

Establish 24HourDallas as the organization the city turns to when it seeks to create regulations designed to make Dallas more sociable after hours.

Protect Our Quality of Nightlife

Encourage city, county, and state agencies to vigorously enforce laws that curb irresponsible behavior on the part of late-night businesses and late-night patrons.

Advocate For New Nighttime Policies

Champion local, county, regional, and state policies that will help Dallas offer a nightlife that is safer, more economically vibrant, and more inclusive than it is now.

Mobilize Stakeholders When Needed

Be at the table, not on the menu. Organize our stakeholder strength and offer the insights of those behind the nighttime economy.

Encourage Nighttime Economy Growth

Promote simple and clear procedures for businesses and organizations to open and operate at night.

Promote the Night

Communicate to, and engage, those people who are new to the community (especially those who are moving to Dallas' center because of the quality of nightlife it offers).

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The Greater Dallas Restaurant Association is organizing an alliance of public and private stakeholders who want to collaboratively shape the opportunities — and address the challenges — facing a 24-hour Dallas.

Together, we will focus on nighttime issues from public safety, walkability, and the environment to transportation, economic opportunity, and increased cultural programming.

24-hour economies are talent-driven economies. The work/live/play expectation is greater than before.

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What Experts Say

Customer Testimonails

24-hour places are not only statistically different than sprawling 9-5 cities but have statistically superior economic performance

Richard Florida Author, Professor, Urbanist
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In the past, the presumption of nightlife has been that it's in the dark, and that it's where dark things happen. It's really just the other 9-to-5.

Ariel Palitz Senior Executive Director of Nightlife For the NYC | Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment
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A culturally diverse nightlife can lead to a more inclusive and ethnically diverse city. We need creative, smart policy that drives cultural innovation.

Mirik Milan Former Amsterdam Night Mayor
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Night-time is the new competitive edge for post-industrial cities.

Elena Bird City of Toronto Economic Development & Culture
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London's night-time economy is integral to our success as a city – employing 1.6 million and contributing billions to our economy.

Sadiq Khan Mayor of London
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Cities are no longer 9-to-5 systems. They are 24-hour organisms that require free, open, and inviting spaces to live, work and enjoy.

Andreina Seijas J. Co-curator of Nocturnal Cities, the first Latin American conference on managing the urban night