The Wild Detectives

Bar, Bookstore, Coffee Shop
$ $
314 W 8th St (btwn N. Bishop Ave. & N. Madison Ave.)
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 942-0108
2:00pm - 11:00pm
8:30am - 11:00pm
8:30am - 11:00pm
8:30am - 11:00pm
8:30am - 12:00am
8:30am - 12:00am
10:00am - 10:00pm


  • Wifi password: wilddetectives314
  • A little red house full of good books, good beer, and comfortable nooks in which to enjoy both.
  • Don't block people's driveway. Just park around the corner.
  • The first time I visited WD was for a poetry reading -- and it stole my heart. Part bookstore, part study space, part coffee shop/bar, it's easily the coolest place in the Bishop Arts District.
  • Coffee's fine. I'd recommend a draft. Good for quiet work, not for groups.
  • The Wild Detectives satisfies both our gastronomy and literary cravings. There have been book readings inside, concerts outside and a great deal of wine and local beer split between the two.
  • **new wifi password as of 6/20/14 is 314wilddetectives
  • A beautiful bookstore. We've needed this for so long.
  • Great place to work, chill, enjoy a beer, coffee or iced mint tea
  • Great coffee and drinks (beer, wine, cocktails) in an old house, surrounded by an eclectic and small collection of records and books. Worth a visit.
  • Always remember- there are no non-fiction romance novels...
  • One of the cant-miss shops is Wild Detective, a coffee shop/book store/bar in an old house where coffee, community and creativity come together for the perfect mid-day pick-me-up.
  • I was hooked ever since they held the Dallas Zine Party here! The inside of the building is beautiful, and I love the smell of coffee and books together. An indie book lover's paradise!
  • Awesome place. Coffee, beer, wine, books. Tostas and pie and breakfast tacos. Backyard patio
  • This is such a cool spot! It's chill and cool!
  • Really cozy and good coffee shop. Could easily spend all day there.
  • Great vibe, love that they are open late nights. Grab a coffee, tea, or wine and get cozy.
  • Great place ! Its a shame service is not that good
  • All is perfect.
  • The turkey toast is amazing and $6.50

Nearby places

314 N Bishop Ave (btwn W. 8th St. & Melba St.)
407 N Bishop Ave (btwn W. 7th St. & W. 8th St.)
316 W 7th St (btwn N Bishop Ave & N Madison Ave)