If you haven’t visited the AT&T Discovery District in Dallas yet, here’s a preview of some of the exciting venues and activities that are well worth your time. Opened in June, this downtown experience combines technology, dining, and entertainment around the AT&T building and plaza at 208 South Akard Street. So, plan an afternoon or evening out, and get ready for some fun.
Make Some Friends
Wednesday through Sunday until Oct. 31, you can find yourself on the iconic set of the TV series Friends. Central Perk coffee shop has been faithfully recreated, right down to the bright, tufted sofa and the coffee bar where Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Ross, and Joey would gather in almost every episode. It’s the perfect spot for any fan of the show to snap some great selfies. You’ll find it at the AT&T Experience Store.
HBO Max Orbit
Immerse yourself in some classic film and TV scenes using innovative physical and voice recognition technology that was developed by HBO, AT&T, and design firm HUSH. The HBO Max Orbit technology debuted at SXSW and recognizes touchless, intuitive inputs – such as gesture, voice, and body tracking – to match user actions with content. It’s open Wednesday through Sunday at the AT&T Studio.
Eat & Drink
Stop for a drink, grab a casual meal, or savor some fine dining. The Exchange food hall is sure to have something to please everyone in your crew, with 16 different cafes and restaurants and two full-service bars. Get a bite at Revolver Taco or a beverage from Double Tap to go, and relax outside on the Plaza. Or sit down for a leisurely meal of contemporary Japanese cuisine at Ichi Ni San. There are also plenty of other dining options around the District, including elevated Texan and Southern fare at Jaxon and steak and seafood at Hawthorn.
So Much More
While you’re at the AT&T Discovery District, take a look (and listen) at The Globe art installation, and watch what’s on the 104-foot-tall media wall that wraps around the corner of Akard and Jackson Streets. You can also listen to a variety of live music in various locations around the area, with several performances or concerts taking place each week throughout summer and into fall.
Have fun exploring this reimagined area downtown, and check back at the Mosaic Dallas blog for lots more recommendations on entertainment and fun around Dallas.