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Football's Back, It's Tailgate Time, These Are The Sports Bars You're Looking For


We’re down to pop into chain restaurants as much as the next person, but spending our game days at local sports bars is pretty much the next best thing to being at the actual game. So if you’re looking to establish your go-to location for the Cowboys game or just an option to keep the whole crew entertained, scroll on for some places to add to the gameday rotation ASAP.

Katy Trail Ice House: This bar is pretty much our saving grace after an afternoon on the trail, but they’re also a prime game day location. We personally think that the Cowboys play better when we’re there with a chili dog in hand, but that’s still up for debate. (3136 Routh Street

Frankie's: It’s voted best sports bar in Dallas for a reason. So if you find yourself downtown and in search of a TV, there’s plenty of them here (along with seriously good food and tons of beers on tap). (1303 Main Street)

HERO: Trust us: this is the bar you want to show your entire crew. There are a ton of TVs for the diehard fan, along with an A+ menu and an arcade for those of us that bailed on watching past the third quarter. (3090 Olive Street)

Texas Live: If you like Jerry World, but you need more tailgating once kickoff comes, then Texas Live’s Arena is your new home. It has a 100-foot HD screen. One hundred. Feet. It will blow your mind and is big enough to prove definitively, once and for all, that Dez caught it. (1650 E. Randol Mill Road Suite 160) 

Smithy: Smithy may be known for its stellar brunch, but this Knox-Henderson hotspot also has a pretty sporty reputation. Sounds like a prime laidback Sunday football-watching location if you ask us. (2927 N Henderson Avenue)

Twilite Lounge: Not so much into the massive sports bars? We get it. Twilite has been labeled as a New Orleans Saints bar, but it’s also a pretty solid place to watch the game and get a little rowdy. (2640 Elm Street)

Nodding Donkey: Taking in a game at this State Thomas bar should be on a Dallas bucket list. Even if there are members of your crew that aren’t into sports, the spacious patio, and brisket queso will definitely persuade them to stick around. (2900 Thomas Avenue

Bryan Street Tavern: It shouldn’t be too hard to assemble your friends to watch a game or two at this weekend hotspot. There’s plenty of delicious pizza/fried goodness *and* you can even bring your dog to hang out on the patio). (4315 Bryan Street

Christies Sports Bar: This Uptown institution has all the staples of a great sports bar: buckets of beer, Buffalo wings by the dozen, shot specials and 60 TVs. That’s some serious sensory overload, and we are here for it. (2811 McKinney Avenue)