January 18

Nightlife Guide For McKinney, TX

There are plenty of exciting things to see and do in McKinney, Texas, during the day. Even better, the excitement doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. That’s because this growing city also has a thrilling nightlife scene. The next time you’re looking to have some fun in McKinney, make plans to check out a few of these top nightlife spots around the city.

End Zone McKinney

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The motto at End Zone McKinney is “Life’s a Game, Let’s Play!” You’ll be able to do exactly that when you plan a visit to this sports bar. Plus, since the bar is open 365 days a year from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., it doesn’t matter what day or time you’re ready to play.

If you’re feeling hungry, the menu has plenty of delicious options to satisfy every appetite. Consider getting an order of the famous jumbo bone-in wings and thighs. They come either bare or breaded and tossed in your choice of one of our signature sauces. With options that range from garlic parmesan and teriyaki to sweet and spicy Thai chili and Nashville hot, you’ll have no problems picking out your favorite.

If you’re looking to have some fun, you can play a few rounds of darts or check out the action at the billiards tables. You can also stop by on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights to show off your karaoke skills. If all that excitement works up a thirst, you can quench it with a craft beer or specialty cocktail. End Zone McKinney also has specials every day of the week, such as $1 tacos on Tuesday and drink specials on Saturday.

The Yard

The Yard is a family- and pet-friendly restaurant that’s serious about fun. It has a massive outdoor space where you can eat, drink, and play games. Some of the popular games include ping pong and foosball. During the warmer months, you can relax under the shade of the enormous 100-year-old pecan trees and sip a frozen margarita. When more relaxed weather, you can warm up around the fire pits.

The Yard also has a fantastic menu with something for everyone to enjoy. Consider starting your meal with nachos, pulled pork sliders, or smothered waffle fries. For your main course, you can’t go wrong ordering The Yard Burger, which comes with American cheese, griddled onions, shredded lettuce, pickles, and 33RG sauce. Make sure you save room for dessert so you can indulge in the chocolate chip cookie sandwich, which has vanilla ice cream nestled between two warm cookies.

Cadillac Pizza Pub

Cadillac Pizza Pub is a popular spot in downtown McKinney where you can enjoy made-from-scratch pizzas and live music from a variety of genres. If you’re feeling creative, you can design your own pizza. Each pizza starts with red sauce and house-blend mozzarella cheese. Then you decide which meats, vegetables, and extra cheeses you want to add to it.

For times when you’re not feeling as creative, you can order one of the restaurant’s wood-fired specialty pizzas. One popular option is the Smokey Pie, which is topped with sweet Texas barbecue sauce, smoked brisket, bacon, white onions, mozzarella, and cheddar. Another great option is the Goat & Fig. This pizza has crispy pancetta, goat cheese, fresh mozzarella, dried figs, fresh basil, and a balsamic drizzle.

In addition to fantastic pizza, Cadillac Pizza Pub also has an extensive drinks menu that includes beer, wine, and cocktails. As you’re enjoying your pizza and drink, you can jam along to some of the best live music in the area. Acts include everything from blues and country to classic rock ‘n’ roll.


When you’re looking for a good time in McKinney, there’s no better place to go than Arcade92. This arcade, bar, and restaurant has everything you need for a fun evening. In addition to some of your favorite pinball and arcade games from the 1970s to today, Arcade92 also has a modern gaming lounge where you can kick back in state-of-the-art loungers as you enjoy playing the latest video and online games. You simply pay a flat admission fee at the door when you’re ready to play. After that, all of the machines are free to play!

Is all that gaming making you hungry? Then head to the bar and restaurant for food and drinks. The drink menu has a wide selection of craft beers, fun signature cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages. Since you need to refuel to keep beating those high scores, the food menu has an outstanding selection of tasty bites, such as mozzarella sticks, brisket cheese fries, pizzas, burgers, and sandwiches. Because no fun night out is complete without dessert, the sweets menu has tempting options like brown butter cake, a jumbo cookie, and cinnamon sticks. If you’re looking for other places to visit, be sure to check out this guide to bars and restaurants in McKinney, TX!

The Pub McKinney

Located in the heart of historic downtown McKinney, The Pub McKinney is a family-friendly restaurant, bar, and music venue. You can find an excellent selection of games, delicious pub food, and local craft beer. The game room is the perfect spot to unwind with friends. Here, you can show off your skill shots on one of the eight billiards tables or test your aim at the dartboards.

When you’re ready to eat, you’ll find plenty of delicious options fresh from the kitchen. The pork rinds are a well-liked appetizer and come in four delicious flavors: original, chipotle cinnamon, barbecue, and Buffalo. For your main dish, consider the classic fish and chips or the popular Jimmy burger, which comes with local Wagyu beef, cola-marinated roasted pulled pork, onion straws, cheddar, white cheddar, and barbecue sauce.

Don’t forget to stop by for happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and check out the live music and other events offered throughout the year.

When those of us at Huffines Kia McKinney are ready to head out for a fun evening, these are a few of the places we love to go to. Did we forget to mention your favorite nightlife spot? Then please be sure to contact us and let us know so we can add it to our list!


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