Lota's Goat is apparently a dive bar's dive bar... if you know what I mean. Located somewhere around Lakewood, Lota's Goat is one of those places that you just have to like, if only for it's sheer unwillingness to die. Bar padding is held up by red duct tape, and the furniture is as old as the dive itself. Lota's Goat is even open in the mornings for hardcore weekend (or weekday?) drinkers. Lota's Goat also features a stage for live music and karaoke, plus a vintage arcade machine. Oh, and did I mention that Busch Light is only $1.25 from 7 to 10 am? That's right. AM beer specials.
Lakewood's 1st and 10, reopened in Spring 2009, is a sports bar in East Dallas. 1st and 10 has an extensive menu of all the American favorites (we recommend grabbing a burger), a decent beer list and, of course, tons of TVs to catch the game!
One Nostalgia Place is a laid back neighborhood bar in North Dallas. Nightly activities include playing shuffleboard, Friday karaoke with Mr. Bill and plenty of TVs to catch the game! One Nostalgia Place is known for its cold beer and welcoming attitude, sure to make anyone feel at home.
Lemon Bar replaces Lazare (RIP, Fallen Soldier) in Dallas's West Village. The upscale restaurant is reborn as a sports bar/gastro pub, with TVs, karaoke and laid-back pub fare.
At Hacienda on Henderson in Knox Henderson, su casa es, well, su casa. Literally. Built in a 1940's era home, Hacienda serves Tex Mex food on their Mexican-inspired patio, where you can sip on house-infused margaritas while kicking back and relaxing.
Gordo's is a North Dallas institution, founded in 1952 by Gordon West, a Pearl Harbor survivor. Serving American and Italian food - especially comfort food like pizza and pasta - Gordo's is a great destination for lunch, dinner or, of course, happy hour!
Backyard Beach Bar is like going on spring break without ever having to leave Dallas. A poolside bar, beach volleyball, tons of huge TVs and a fireplace for chilly nights - what more could you want? Cheap drinks? Yeah, they've got those too.
Brand new to Uptown in Dallas, Liar's Den is the counterpart to the swanky Madison Avenue. It's a sports bar with a varied menu, tons of TVs and a great beer selection.
Recent reviews say that the patio here is great - and even has a few seats open on Saturday nights, when other Uptown bars are packed. Sitting inside, check out photos of famous celebrity liars like Barry Bonds and Pete Rose.
As the name implies, the McKinney Avenue Tavern (MAT) is located on McKinney and is a sports bar/pub serving a typical Uptown audience. Tons of TVs and decent bar food attract sports fans, so be sure to grab a seat early if it's game night!