The Mining Company

94% love it
A gay institution
TMC has live entertainment & DJs with a dance floor, billiards & two outdoor patios.


    • CrueMcabre
      CrueMcabre Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Loved This Bar
      I lived in the apartments directly across the street.

    • JohnAshley
      JohnAshley Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Another Caven Enterprises disaster
      Caven Enterprises could screw up a 2 car funeral. TMC used to be the most fun bar in town after Caven got through its destruction of Village Station, which was undoubtedly the best bar and club Dallas had ever seen. But destroying the Village wasn't enough for Caven, after all they are big time corporate idiots. The great Village crowd had moved to TMC and made TMC the choice place in Dallas for fun. Caven just couldn't stand it. After all it was fun, exciting and was a cash cow bigger than printing press printing money. Since Caven takes deep pride on making the biggest idiotic blunders in town, they just couldn't sit by while one of thier bars was, once again, a huge success. So the greatest Caven minds got together and decided that if they swap TMC and Sue Ellen's they could probably kill both in one decision. And it worked! They can now sit back and relax with confidence that they successful ruied every single gay bar they own. Furthermore, they were all big successes and now none of them are. And they did it with true Caven Consistency like always - They did it for no good reason whatsoever. It's the Caven way!

    • FernandoH24
      FernandoH24 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Well apparently TMC removed my review how hilarious. Guys be careful when paying with cards because bartenders are shady and will charge you more or be generous and fill-in the tip area. I emailed with Chris but he blew me off so I'm still trying to talk with my bank to see what can be done. Please check your bank statements and keep your receipts this is the 2nd time it happens to me. I will be posting reviews everywhere I can.

    • ipopbottles214
      ipopbottles214 Over a year ago

      DJ Mateo rocks the house

    • guysonly
      guysonly Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice guys...
      IMO this is the best place on Cedar Springs (although I didn't quite get every one.) Still, I think this one would be hard to beat. There were some really great looking dancers here and some nice guys to talk to as well. This place also has two outdoor areas offering a quieter place for conversation. Definitely check it out!

    • dogsicle
      dogsicle Over a year ago
      Loves it

      loved it
      My partner and I hung out a couple of nights at TMC while attending TBRU in Dallas back in March. I LOVED the music they were playing! Okay, it was what some would consider 'old school' music, but it was the type of music that was played at the bars back in days that I still had a little hair on my head. The patio out in front was great. We sat out there chatting with our friends, grooving to the music, and watching the people go up and down the street. If we lived in Dallas, we would be at this bar A LOT!

    • qbancncer
      qbancncer Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun times
      This was one of the stops on the pub crawl that my friends took me on. Had fun... and a few drinks during TBRU weekend.

    • DALDOGS1
      DALDOGS1 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      With the addition of the best DJ in Dallas on Friday and Saturday nights ( that of course is Ronnie Bruno) this place is a dance destination again. Dancing til 4 on Friday and crowd..hotter music. Get there people!

    • Kodak
      Kodak Over a year ago

      Into the mines
      This place is really dark been here on numerous occassions and its an o.k place. The theme definetly doesnt fit the crowd nor the dancers, but drinks are fairly priced/good. Sure would be nice for a bear bar to be on the strip though....

    • avgjoe84
      avgjoe84 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Grt Dance Club! Lotts of Hot Men!!! Grt Music!

    • notout
      notout Over a year ago
      Loves it

      TMC is still the place!!!
      Prior to going to TMC for my very first time, I read reviews and almost didn't go. When I got there I was very impressed. The music was great the people dancing were great and I had a great time and will go back again. It was non stop fun and I totally enjoyed it so if you're looking for a place to dance, dance, dance and party your socks off, this is the place to go!!

    • mazinger77
      mazinger77 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      this bar is dying
      Used to be the place to go dance to old retro and disco and now they don't even play that kind of music anymore. I have a feeling it might be closing pretty soon. Miss the old TMC though.

    • sadevil
      sadevil Over a year ago
      Hates it


    • justinboyd
      justinboyd Over a year ago
      Hates it

      where all the people who couldn't get laid... the other bars, goes at closing time to meet other people who couldn't get laid. Watch out for all the drugs...and whatever you do, don't touch anything in this sticky place...

    • texbearjoe
      texbearjoe Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Huge Cruise Bar
      This is a classic southern gigantic - cavernous - cruise bar. Usually a good crowd, adequate bar staff, and good eye candy. It tends to lack a focus, or personality - the kitchy "mining" theme is fun, but somehow doesn't link in with who shows up, I'm waiting for the lumberjacks to jump out from behind the wheelbarrows, and protest as I ravish them. It has my least favorite bar feature at times, gogo boys who are neither sleazy (see: John Waters), nor particularly erotic. The bar has a strangely hygenic feeling to it. But, still, enjoyable for what it is.