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Taste of DTX: Great Places to Gather After Work in Downtown Crossing

The 2nd Annual Taste of Downtown Crossing is on Sunday, September 24th from 12-3 pm. The Taste is a celebration of diverse food, culture and entertainment. The event is gated on Avenue de Lafayette; patrons may purchase tickets online prior to the event for $25/person or at the event for $30/person. For more information about Taste of Downtown Crossing visit Check out event updates on Facebook or Twitter. You can also join the conversation using #TasteofDTX.

Here are a few of the restaurants participating in the Taste of Downtown Crossing that are great spots for meeting after work.

Downtown Crossing is known for its amazing restaurant options, but with so much variety, how do you choose the right place for the right time? If you’re looking for the perfect spot to unwind after a long day of hard work, you’ve come to the right place. Check out some great places to gather after work in Downtown Crossing!



If you’re looking for a casual, backyard style cookout you need to check out Back Deck! Enjoy the friendly, stress-free environment with a side of fresh air after being cooped up all day.

Things you should know...

  • The deck comfortably seats 50-70 people

  • They offer affordable cocktails, beer and wine

  • Here you’ll find some of the best charcoal-grilled grub around

  • The restaurant isn’t huge, but it is great for drinks and appetizers

  • Quotes from visitors: “Low key casual” and “Great place to hang out”

  • Back Deck is open until 11 pm most weekdays



What better way to let loose with friends than with a fiesta? Fajitas & Ritas will fulfill any Texas-style food craving any day of the week. This funky and down-to-earth spot is fantastic for sipping on some delicious frozen margaritas while enjoying mouthwatering fajitas. Or perhaps talk about your day while indulging in a whole pitcher of margaritas accompanied by fresh complementary chips! You  will immediately feel upbeat after walking through their front door.

Things you should know...

  • This is an affordable and fun option with cheap eats and $5 wine

  • You don’t just eat and drink here, it’s a place to hang out

  • Fajitas & 'Ritas is a great place for office parties

  • Quote from visitors: “Award winning good-vibe” and  “Only margaritas I’ve ever had better have actually been IN Mexico”



Eat well and drink even better at Sip Wine Bar and Kitchen. You can try a sip, enjoy a half or full glass, or if you fall in love, indulge and buy the bottle! With a variety of different tapas plates from sushi to grilled oysters to steak skewers you’re sure to find something you’ll love. A fantastic place to gather with friends after work to talk, sip, dine well and explore the world of wine!

Things you should know…

  • Sophisticated and delectable meals for any pallet

  • Affordable lunch, dinner, kids and brunch menus

  • The tasting room accommodates 48 people and has regular wine tasting events

  • Try some of their delicious signature tapas

  • Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm brunch is served