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10 Great Sports Bars to Watch Dallas-Fort Worth Teams

Enjoy the game on big TVs with cold drinks and comfort food

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The screens are big and prolific at Texas Live!
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The Dallas bar scene has something for everyone, from high-end cocktail joints to laid-back dives. The best Dallas sports bars are stocked with TVs, quick with the drinks, and draw fun-loving crowds ready to cheer on their favorite teams. So, when sports are your top priority, the city abides.

Here are a few great spots to watch the game. Pull up a stool, grab a beer, and live vicariously through the big screens for a while.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Stan's Blue Note

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One of Dallas’s best sports bars may also be its longest-running. The self-proclaimed “oldest, continuously open bar in Dallas” dates back to 1952 and has been plying locals with drinks ever since. These days, you’ll find TVs in every direction, plus a good mix of old standbys, local craft beers, and bar food that goes beyond the usual suspects: Try the sandwich featuring Jimmy’s spicy Italian sausage or the spaghetti with house-made marinara and meatballs.

Christies

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After 29 years in Uptown, this neighborhood staple packed up and moved to Greenville Avenue in January 2021. Its new, two-story digs feature plenty of bar space, tables, and a rooftop patio. With TVs lining every wall, there’s not a bad seat in the house, whether you’re watching the game or focused on some nachos and the surprisingly good charcuterie board, stocked with a rotating selection of meats and cheeses, pickled vegetables, grain mustard, and preserves.

Henderson Tap House

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Join the crowd at this Henderson Avenue bar, where people gather to cheer on their favorite teams. Or, if there’s no game, they gather inside or on the spacious patio to enjoy fresh pretzels, loaded fries, brick oven pizzas, and a few beers from the extensive list. 

The Nodding Donkey

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Tucked into the State-Allen area in Uptown, this neighborhood bar draws locals like moths to a flame. In this case, the flame is a comfortable patio, a drinks menu with two dozen cocktails, 20 big-screen TVs, and an actual chef in the kitchen who’s got a thing for brisket. The smoky meat adorns its queso, grilled cheese sandwiches, tacos, pizzas, and more.

Happiest Hour

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Happiest Hour goes big with its two-story, 12,000-square-foot space that includes a ground-level patio and a second-level terrace. More than 30 TVs dot the premises, and the menu is loaded with dishes to share. Split the five-pound Big Happy Burger, the massive nacho tower, or the ambitious Ferris Wheel of Wings

Conveniently situated next to the American Airlines Center, Hero is packed when the Stars and Mavs are in town. There’s a good reason for that. The 24,000-square-foot space has six bars, good burgers, and too many TVs to count. Head toward the back, and you’ll find a 24-foot HD screen showing the evening’s biggest game. Hunker down with the Remedy Burger and — here’s something you don’t see at most bars — the smoky carrot hummus.

Press Box Grill

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Press Box Grill isn’t flashy, but it gets the most important details right. The surprisingly extensive menu has all the game-day greats, from cheese-smothered fries to salmon-topped salads. This Downtown go-to has plenty of draft beers, with 24 from Texas and 36 in total, and TVs all around, including one that measures 112 inches. With all the major sports packages, it’s almost guaranteed to have the game you want to watch.

Frankie's Downtown

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This bi-level downtown favorite has two bars, 20 Texas beers on tap, and dozens of TVs. The menu is filled with pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, and wings that punch above typical bar food, and the extra-generous weekday happy hour runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., which comes in handy during day games.

The Owners Box

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In this Omni Hotel sports bar, every space is covered in screens. That includes the 16-foot projection screen in the back. But if you want to hear every whistle and call, book one of the private game-watching tables with “sound isolating technology” to drown out your fellow patrons. Then all you need is a cold beer and a bacon-topped burger or chicken tinga tacos, and you could stay put all day.

Texas Live!

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Located next door to Globe Life Field and a short walk from the Cowboys’ home turf, Texas Live! is an everything-in-one venue with multiple restaurants, bars, and live music. The best seats in the house are at Arena, a massive bar with a 100-foot LED screen showing life-size action that will make you feel like you’re sitting front-row at the real thing.

Stan's Blue Note

One of Dallas’s best sports bars may also be its longest-running. The self-proclaimed “oldest, continuously open bar in Dallas” dates back to 1952 and has been plying locals with drinks ever since. These days, you’ll find TVs in every direction, plus a good mix of old standbys, local craft beers, and bar food that goes beyond the usual suspects: Try the sandwich featuring Jimmy’s spicy Italian sausage or the spaghetti with house-made marinara and meatballs.

Christies

After 29 years in Uptown, this neighborhood staple packed up and moved to Greenville Avenue in January 2021. Its new, two-story digs feature plenty of bar space, tables, and a rooftop patio. With TVs lining every wall, there’s not a bad seat in the house, whether you’re watching the game or focused on some nachos and the surprisingly good charcuterie board, stocked with a rotating selection of meats and cheeses, pickled vegetables, grain mustard, and preserves.

Henderson Tap House

Join the crowd at this Henderson Avenue bar, where people gather to cheer on their favorite teams. Or, if there’s no game, they gather inside or on the spacious patio to enjoy fresh pretzels, loaded fries, brick oven pizzas, and a few beers from the extensive list. 

The Nodding Donkey

Tucked into the State-Allen area in Uptown, this neighborhood bar draws locals like moths to a flame. In this case, the flame is a comfortable patio, a drinks menu with two dozen cocktails, 20 big-screen TVs, and an actual chef in the kitchen who’s got a thing for brisket. The smoky meat adorns its queso, grilled cheese sandwiches, tacos, pizzas, and more.

Happiest Hour

Happiest Hour goes big with its two-story, 12,000-square-foot space that includes a ground-level patio and a second-level terrace. More than 30 TVs dot the premises, and the menu is loaded with dishes to share. Split the five-pound Big Happy Burger, the massive nacho tower, or the ambitious Ferris Wheel of Wings

Hero

Conveniently situated next to the American Airlines Center, Hero is packed when the Stars and Mavs are in town. There’s a good reason for that. The 24,000-square-foot space has six bars, good burgers, and too many TVs to count. Head toward the back, and you’ll find a 24-foot HD screen showing the evening’s biggest game. Hunker down with the Remedy Burger and — here’s something you don’t see at most bars — the smoky carrot hummus.

Press Box Grill

Press Box Grill isn’t flashy, but it gets the most important details right. The surprisingly extensive menu has all the game-day greats, from cheese-smothered fries to salmon-topped salads. This Downtown go-to has plenty of draft beers, with 24 from Texas and 36 in total, and TVs all around, including one that measures 112 inches. With all the major sports packages, it’s almost guaranteed to have the game you want to watch.

Frankie's Downtown

This bi-level downtown favorite has two bars, 20 Texas beers on tap, and dozens of TVs. The menu is filled with pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, and wings that punch above typical bar food, and the extra-generous weekday happy hour runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., which comes in handy during day games.

The Owners Box

In this Omni Hotel sports bar, every space is covered in screens. That includes the 16-foot projection screen in the back. But if you want to hear every whistle and call, book one of the private game-watching tables with “sound isolating technology” to drown out your fellow patrons. Then all you need is a cold beer and a bacon-topped burger or chicken tinga tacos, and you could stay put all day.

Texas Live!

Located next door to Globe Life Field and a short walk from the Cowboys’ home turf, Texas Live! is an everything-in-one venue with multiple restaurants, bars, and live music. The best seats in the house are at Arena, a massive bar with a 100-foot LED screen showing life-size action that will make you feel like you’re sitting front-row at the real thing.

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