February 8

McKinney’s Guide To Bars & Restaurants

Restaurant and Bar

If you’re looking for an entertaining spot to spend the evening, you’ll find plenty of options in and around McKinney. These nightlife hot spots include a little something for everyone, whether you’re interested in sports, puzzles, craft brews, gourmet food, live music, or comedy. Just pick one of these highlights or hop about town and enjoy several. You’re sure to have a memorable evening.

The Yard

107 S. Church Street, McKinney, TX 75069

At The Yard, you can enjoy food, drinks, and play all in one spot. Aptly named, The Yard features an outdoor play area alongside the patio seating. Go for a game of corn hole or just let the kids run in this family-friendly environment. The menu includes burgers, sandwiches, tacos, and other casual delights. Select from several beers, wines, and cocktails including some frozen cocktails that make this an especially apt choice for a summer night.

Cadillac Pizza Pub

112 South Kentucky Street, McKinney, TX 75069

Make sure your nightlife has a great beat behind it with music at Cadillac Pizza Pub. This restaurant offers live music from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. While there isn’t music on other nights, you will find drink specials like Ladies Night Tuesday, Whiskey Wednesday, and Tequila Toast Thursday. You’ll find the pizzas here are elevated with homemade dough, all-natural sauce, and local ingredients. There are a dozen brews on tap and several bottles and cans to choose from as well.


3150 Hardin Blvd, McKinney, TX 75070

Add intrigue to your evening with a premium escape room experience at Escapeology. You can book times up to 10:00 p.m., making this a great choice for a thrilling activity after dark. There are six games to choose from. You can embark on the Cuban Crisis to stop nuclear war, seek the antidote to a dangerous virus, solve a chilling mansion murder, and more. 

Guitars & Growlers

2741 Virginia Parkway, Suite 500, McKinney, TX 75071

Guitars & Growlers is part guitar shop, part pub, and all fun. Luthier Robert Baker opened this establishment to combine his dual passions for building guitars and enjoying great brews. Open till 11:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday, this is a great place to come when you’re looking for a late-night excursion. The food menu includes soups, sandwiches, and salads which you can complement with an assortment of distinctive brews. Check the schedule for live music and other special events like Monday night music bingo.

McKinney Performing Arts Center

111 N. Tennessee, McKinney, TX 75069

The McKinney Performing Arts Center is housed in the historic Collin County Courthouse. This venue seats 427 guests for a variety of entertainment including comedy, Broadway, concerts, and theater. In addition to its individual shows, the MPAC also hosts special series, such as the Summer Concert Series and Arts & Music Series. Check the calendar to find something intriguing to enhance your evening’s entertainment.

Uncork’d Wine Bar & Grill

301 N Custer Rd., Ste 180, McKinney, TX 75071

Uncork’d is the perfect destination for your nighttime adventures. The bar menu includes assorted bites like crab cakes, fried pickles, and dirty fries topped with pulled pork, spicy mayo, and rojo sauce. The real highlight of your visit, however, will be the drink menu. There are eight wines on tap, and dozens more available by the glass or by the bottle. Bottled beer, spirits, and cocktails are available as well. For a fresh and distinctive flavor, try the Uncork’d Cocktail with gin, lime, cucumber, and simple syrup. The warm atmosphere and enticing menu will keep you here well into the night.

The Comedy Arena

305 E. Virginia St. #104, McKinney, TX 75069

Enjoy a riotous evening with some of the best comedians in the area at The Comedy Arena. There are many different types of shows to enjoy including ComedySportz improv, elimination-style improv, improvisational puppets, stand-up comedy, and open mic nights. Come hungry and enjoy dinner and drinks with the show. The menu has all your favorites including pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and desserts.


111 W. Virginia, McKinney, TX 75069

If you’re looking for a gourmet dinner to enhance your evening, Rye is the perfect place to go. You can dine on delicacies like pepper-crusted HeartBrand wagyu hanger, handmade yolk pasta, duck confit, and pork belly lollipops. The drink menu features a variety of cocktails, wine, and beer. Don’t forget to leave room for a dessert wine and sweet treat like black forest cake or a coquito tarte.

Foxiis Restaurant & Grill

301 E Virginia St #103, McKinney, TX 75069

Foxiis features a scratch kitchen that delivers an outstanding dining experience for your evening out. Entrees include a wide range of options like firecracker shrimp tacos, Texas ribeye, Scottish, salmon, chicken scampi linguine, Cajun chicken pasta, and chicken and waffles. The decadent dessert menu includes choices like southern whiskey cake and California key lime pie so you’re sure to end the evening on the right foot.

Delaney’s Irish Pub & Scratch Kitchen

6150 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 120, McKinney, TX 75072

If you’re a sports fan looking for a great place to enjoy the game, head to Delaney’s. You can even enjoy game-day specials for pro and college football that include $1 off appetizers, Tito’s vodka, Crown Royal, and Delaney’s T-shirts. The other days of the week have their own bar specials, like Wine and Whiskey Wednesday or Thank Guinness It’s Friday. On the food menu, you’ll find an abundance of Irish favorites including authentic bangers and mash, corned beef and cabbage, and Guinness stew to make your evening memorable.

These are our top picks for nightlife in McKinney, but it wasn’t easy to narrow down the options. Do you have a local favorite that we missed? Let us know at Huffines Kia McKinney so we can update our list and make sure we’re always offering the best recommendations. If you need a new ride to get you to your evening’s destination, just stop in and check out the inventory.

Image via Escapeology.com


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