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Now that football season is here, Cowboys fans have it easy: Just about every bar and restaurant equipped with TVs will be tuned in on game day. But what if you're a die-hard Cheesehead or a Steelers fanatic, or a loyal Texas Tech alum? After all, Dallas is a city of transplants. Hit up one of these 15 NFL or college team bars and get your game on. (And for more suggestions on where to watch the Cowboys, try this map.)

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. San Francisco Rose

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3024 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-2020
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If the name didn’t give you any indication, San Francisco Rose on Lower Greenville is a popular place to watch the San Francisco 49ers. Even more than that, though, it's a haven for dedicated Red Raiders -- they've got every Texas Tech game showing every Saturday. [Photo: Joel McCloskey/Yelp]

2. Press Box Grill

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1623 Main St, Ste 101
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 747-8226
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Louisiana expats gather at Downtown’s Press Box Grill to yell “Geaux Tigers” at the television on Saturdays while Louisiana State University plays. With the thirty-six beers on draught and over forty more in bottles, there’s plenty of booze to drown your sorrows if the Tigers aren’t playing too well. A group of rowdy Steelers fans also make their home at Press Box on Sundays. [Photo: Google Maps]

3. Vernon's Gastropub

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5290 Belt Line Rd, Ste 142
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 661-3707
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Even though Wisconsin is clear across the country, there are still plenty of Cheeseheads in DFW, and they all congregate at Vernon’s on Sundays. Considered to be one the biggest Packers fan hangout in Dallas, this recently revamped Addison "gastropub" offers a solid menu of snacks and beers for the full game day experience. [Photo: Lauren M./Foursquare]

4. Trinity Hall

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5321 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 887-3600
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This traditional Irish pub is known for hosting soccer, cricket, rugby, and other Euro sports, but they also make plenty of time to show American football and root for the home team. With Southern Methodist University just down the street, Trinity Hall is the second-best place to watch the Mustangs play behind Gerald Ford Stadium. Sure they have beer at the stadium, but there’s no Irish whiskey.

5. McKinney Avenue Tavern

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2822 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 969-1984
University of Oklahoma fans that have made their home in Dallas can find plenty of their fellow alumni cheering on the Sooners at McKinney Avenue Tavern in Uptown on Saturdays. The scene here is particularly packed for the historically huge Texas-Oklahoma game that is held at the Texas State Fair, so steer clear if you aren’t ready to hear a lot of “Boomer Sooner” while drinking your booze.

6. Alamo Drafthouse

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100 S Central Exy, suite 14
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 534-2120
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On the other side of the Texas-Oklahoma rivalry, it makes sense that Longhorns hang out at Alamo Drafthouse, a place that got its start in Austin. The official Texas Exes chapter of Dallas organizes weekly official watch parties at the Richardson location, and entry is always free. Best of all, the group has negotiated some great food and drink specials, so you won’t have to worry about sobriety in the potentially stressful first year of the Charlie Strong era.

7. Primebar Dallas

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2520 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 296-4437
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When they’re not practicing their midnight yell, Texas A&M alums cheer on the Aggies at Primebar in Uptown. Even though the team has moved to the SEC, Primebar still offers cheap beer and snacks to Aggies every Saturday. In addition to $3 off regular menu prices and specially created gameday menus, you can also order a few Miller Lites for $3 each, or splurge a little for the $4 house wine and a $5 burger while you watch.

8. 6th Street Uptown

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3005 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 965-0962
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Even though it’s named after an Austin institution, many people you’ll find at 6th Street Bar on Cedar Springs went to college in Stillwater, Oklahoma. According to the Oklahoma State University official alumni group, 6th Street Bar is the exclusive place in Dallas to spend a Saturday afternoon watching the Cowboys run all over the Big 12.

9. Christie's Sports Bar

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2811 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 954-1511
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Christie's remains a hot spot for watching Cowboys games: Lots of big-screen TVs, good happy hour specials, a huge menu of decent bar food, pool tables and a pet-friendly patio from which you can catch the game, plus Jagermeister and Fireball whiskey on tap for post-touchdown shots. (Kidding. Sort of.)

10. Dublin Square

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6651 Fossil Buff Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76137
(817) 306-7312
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In Fort Worth, you can find a little piece of Florida every Saturday afternoon at Dublin Square. This charming pub is a comfortable place to watch the game, and has plenty of budget-friendly drink specials to whet your thirst, whether or not the Gators are winning. NFL fans can also make their home here –- the bar hosts watch parties for Saints, Jets, Cowboys, Bears, and Gators fans.

11. Fox and Hound

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18918 Midway Rd
Dallas, TX 75287
(972) 732-0804
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You won’t have to look hard to find fans in maize and blue on Saturdays at the Dallas location of Fox and Hound. The official University of Michigan alumni group hosts their watch parties here, so it may be a good place to go network with a bunch of people who got their MBAs at one of the best public universities in the country.

12. Buffalo Joe's

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3636 Frankford Rd, Ste 390
Dallas, TX 75287
(214) 483-5225
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It’s a long way from Boston to Dallas, but there is no shortage of tried-and-true New England Patriots fans that hail from the Northeast, not to mention the fans who jumped on the bandwagon after years of Super Bowl success. The self-described group of diehards convince the management to turn on the sound during the game, and occasionally Buffalo Joe’s even serves up New England specialties like clam chowder to make these fans feel like they’re on the East coast.

13. Quaker Steak & Lube

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5584 SH 121 (At Parkwood)
Plano, TX 75024
(972) 377-5521
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When they’re not hosting bowling parties and picnics, the Big Blue Wrecking Crew of DFW gather at Quaker Steak and Lube in Plano to watch the New York Giants. Even though there’s some rivalry there between the Giants and Cowboys, expect no animosity here – it’s a thoroughly family-friendly environment according to the group.

14. Twilite Lounge

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2640 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-2121
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Saints fans laissez les bon temps rouler on Sundays at Twilite Lounge in Deep Ellum. During the game, the bar serves up frozen Irish coffee that is made with the original recipe from Parasol’s in New Orleans’ Irish Channel. If slushy drinks aren’t your thing, there are still specials on beers and wells during every Saints game.

15. Austin Avenue

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1801 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 907-8003
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Buckeye nation is spread all around the country, and Dallas is no exception. Richardson’s Austin Avenue is the official home of the Ohio State Alumni Club’s watch parties, which occasionally serve as fundraisers for scholarships to send Dallas-area kids off to Ohio State. The Southern Steel Fan Club of North Texas also watches Steelers games here.

16. The Social House

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5100 Belt Line Rd, Ste 410
Addison, TX 75254
(972) 392-4300
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After losing their weekly home for watching the Bears on Lower Greenville three years ago, the Chicago Bears Fan Club of North Texas moved their weekly watch parties to Social House in Addison. Here, they have their own private room and entrance for enjoying the game.

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1. San Francisco Rose

3024 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
If the name didn’t give you any indication, San Francisco Rose on Lower Greenville is a popular place to watch the San Francisco 49ers. Even more than that, though, it's a haven for dedicated Red Raiders -- they've got every Texas Tech game showing every Saturday. [Photo: Joel McCloskey/Yelp]
3024 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

2. Press Box Grill

1623 Main St, Ste 101, Dallas, TX 75201
Louisiana expats gather at Downtown’s Press Box Grill to yell “Geaux Tigers” at the television on Saturdays while Louisiana State University plays. With the thirty-six beers on draught and over forty more in bottles, there’s plenty of booze to drown your sorrows if the Tigers aren’t playing too well. A group of rowdy Steelers fans also make their home at Press Box on Sundays. [Photo: Google Maps]
1623 Main St, Ste 101
Dallas, TX 75201

3. Vernon's Gastropub

5290 Belt Line Rd, Ste 142, Dallas, TX 75254
Even though Wisconsin is clear across the country, there are still plenty of Cheeseheads in DFW, and they all congregate at Vernon’s on Sundays. Considered to be one the biggest Packers fan hangout in Dallas, this recently revamped Addison "gastropub" offers a solid menu of snacks and beers for the full game day experience. [Photo: Lauren M./Foursquare]
5290 Belt Line Rd, Ste 142
Dallas, TX 75254

4. Trinity Hall

5321 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206
This traditional Irish pub is known for hosting soccer, cricket, rugby, and other Euro sports, but they also make plenty of time to show American football and root for the home team. With Southern Methodist University just down the street, Trinity Hall is the second-best place to watch the Mustangs play behind Gerald Ford Stadium. Sure they have beer at the stadium, but there’s no Irish whiskey.
5321 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206

5. McKinney Avenue Tavern

2822 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
University of Oklahoma fans that have made their home in Dallas can find plenty of their fellow alumni cheering on the Sooners at McKinney Avenue Tavern in Uptown on Saturdays. The scene here is particularly packed for the historically huge Texas-Oklahoma game that is held at the Texas State Fair, so steer clear if you aren’t ready to hear a lot of “Boomer Sooner” while drinking your booze.
2822 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

6. Alamo Drafthouse

100 S Central Exy, suite 14, Richardson, TX 75080
On the other side of the Texas-Oklahoma rivalry, it makes sense that Longhorns hang out at Alamo Drafthouse, a place that got its start in Austin. The official Texas Exes chapter of Dallas organizes weekly official watch parties at the Richardson location, and entry is always free. Best of all, the group has negotiated some great food and drink specials, so you won’t have to worry about sobriety in the potentially stressful first year of the Charlie Strong era.
100 S Central Exy, suite 14
Richardson, TX 75080

7. Primebar Dallas

2520 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75201
When they’re not practicing their midnight yell, Texas A&M alums cheer on the Aggies at Primebar in Uptown. Even though the team has moved to the SEC, Primebar still offers cheap beer and snacks to Aggies every Saturday. In addition to $3 off regular menu prices and specially created gameday menus, you can also order a few Miller Lites for $3 each, or splurge a little for the $4 house wine and a $5 burger while you watch.
2520 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75201

8. 6th Street Uptown

3005 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75219
Even though it’s named after an Austin institution, many people you’ll find at 6th Street Bar on Cedar Springs went to college in Stillwater, Oklahoma. According to the Oklahoma State University official alumni group, 6th Street Bar is the exclusive place in Dallas to spend a Saturday afternoon watching the Cowboys run all over the Big 12.
3005 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75219

9. Christie's Sports Bar

2811 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
Christie's remains a hot spot for watching Cowboys games: Lots of big-screen TVs, good happy hour specials, a huge menu of decent bar food, pool tables and a pet-friendly patio from which you can catch the game, plus Jagermeister and Fireball whiskey on tap for post-touchdown shots. (Kidding. Sort of.)
2811 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

10. Dublin Square

6651 Fossil Buff Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76137
In Fort Worth, you can find a little piece of Florida every Saturday afternoon at Dublin Square. This charming pub is a comfortable place to watch the game, and has plenty of budget-friendly drink specials to whet your thirst, whether or not the Gators are winning. NFL fans can also make their home here –- the bar hosts watch parties for Saints, Jets, Cowboys, Bears, and Gators fans.
6651 Fossil Buff Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76137

11. Fox and Hound

18918 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX 75287
You won’t have to look hard to find fans in maize and blue on Saturdays at the Dallas location of Fox and Hound. The official University of Michigan alumni group hosts their watch parties here, so it may be a good place to go network with a bunch of people who got their MBAs at one of the best public universities in the country.
18918 Midway Rd
Dallas, TX 75287

12. Buffalo Joe's

3636 Frankford Rd, Ste 390, Dallas, TX 75287
It’s a long way from Boston to Dallas, but there is no shortage of tried-and-true New England Patriots fans that hail from the Northeast, not to mention the fans who jumped on the bandwagon after years of Super Bowl success. The self-described group of diehards convince the management to turn on the sound during the game, and occasionally Buffalo Joe’s even serves up New England specialties like clam chowder to make these fans feel like they’re on the East coast.
3636 Frankford Rd, Ste 390
Dallas, TX 75287

13. Quaker Steak & Lube

5584 SH 121 (At Parkwood), Plano, TX 75024
When they’re not hosting bowling parties and picnics, the Big Blue Wrecking Crew of DFW gather at Quaker Steak and Lube in Plano to watch the New York Giants. Even though there’s some rivalry there between the Giants and Cowboys, expect no animosity here – it’s a thoroughly family-friendly environment according to the group.
5584 SH 121 (At Parkwood)
Plano, TX 75024

14. Twilite Lounge

2640 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75226
Saints fans laissez les bon temps rouler on Sundays at Twilite Lounge in Deep Ellum. During the game, the bar serves up frozen Irish coffee that is made with the original recipe from Parasol’s in New Orleans’ Irish Channel. If slushy drinks aren’t your thing, there are still specials on beers and wells during every Saints game.
2640 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226

15. Austin Avenue

1801 N Plano Rd, Richardson, TX 75081
Buckeye nation is spread all around the country, and Dallas is no exception. Richardson’s Austin Avenue is the official home of the Ohio State Alumni Club’s watch parties, which occasionally serve as fundraisers for scholarships to send Dallas-area kids off to Ohio State. The Southern Steel Fan Club of North Texas also watches Steelers games here.
1801 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX 75081

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16. The Social House

5100 Belt Line Rd, Ste 410, Addison, TX 75254
After losing their weekly home for watching the Bears on Lower Greenville three years ago, the Chicago Bears Fan Club of North Texas moved their weekly watch parties to Social House in Addison. Here, they have their own private room and entrance for enjoying the game.
5100 Belt Line Rd, Ste 410
Addison, TX 75254

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