The Ultimate Guide to Sports Bars in Dallas
Dallas bars are serious about their sports. Cowboys football, college games (each affiliated with their own Texas/Oklahoma team), baseball, hockey, even soccer. Here's a list of our favorites - did we miss yours? Let us know in the comments!
Christie's Sports Bar (Uptown)
Christie's is the place where everybody knows your name. And if they do, you might be one of the lucky ones who get there early enough to grab a seat in front of the big TVs. If not, have no fear, they've got lots of drink specials to make it worth your while.
Frankie's Sports Bar (Uptown)
Frankie's hits 3 for 3 on the qualites for a good sports bar: big TVs., junk food-filled menu and crazed fans. As a plus, the crazed fans aren't just from Texas: Red Sox fans are more than welcome! Be sure to get there early for the big game - you might be lucky enough to snag the comfy couch in front of the projection screen!
Hully and Mo's Restaurant & Tap Room (Uptown)
There's probably no better place to watch a game than at a restaurant owned by 2 all-star athletes - who else would know better the best way to watch a game?
Liar's Den (Uptown)
Liar's Den is perfect for those groups where half want to watch the game, and half just want to drink. Send that second half (and who doesn't want to watch the game?!) to Madison Avenue while you grab a seat inside - and laugh at the photos of lying athletes, a la Barry Bonds.
There's football, and then there's football. To catch some games of the "other" football, head to Londoner, where they'll serve you British pub fare - even if the game starts at 7 AM.
McKinney Avenue Tavern (Uptown)
On an evening at the MAT, I was enjoying a beer. I blinked, opened my eyes, and found myself surrounded by Baylor fans. Conclusion? If Baylor's your team or college sports are your preference, the MAT's got a seat for you.
Milo Butterfingers (SMU)
If you're an SMU student, you don't have to travel far to get to a bar with tons of TVs and cheap pitchers of beer. Milo Butterfinger's has got it all - no matter what sport you want to watch.
Pour House (Lakewood)
Pour House is great for groups who want some beer, nachos, and huge screens to watch a game. Plenty of tables and a patio area for halftime chillin' make it a Sunday football destination.
Stan's Blue Note (Greenville)
Stan's will make even the biggest beer snob in your group happy, with their selection of over 100 taps and bottles - oh, and you can watch the game here too.
Ten Sports Grill (Downtown)
Ten Sports Grill is Downtown Dallas's destination for sports watching - and it's well deserved. Tons of TVs, coverage of all the games, great food - what more could you want?
Thomas Avenue Beverage Company (Uptown)
TABC (not the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. You don't want to watch games there) is crowded, loud, and has a great patio. Sounds like a great sports bar to us.
Time Out Tavern (Lovers Lane/West Dallas)
The much-beloved dive bar TOT is a favorite for catching a game and grabbing a few (or several) beers.
Trinity Hall Irish Pub (Mockingbird)
Another haven for "other" football fans, Trinity Hall can pour a good Guinness that pairs perfectly with that soccer game you're watching.
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