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Where to Watch the Cowboys Play This Season

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WORK. in Deep Ellum.
| Photo credit: Garrett Hall/EDFW

The Dallas Cowboys' last pre-season game took place yesterday, meaning the start of the real football season is just around the corner — September 8, to be exact, when the 'Boys play at the New York Giants. While we firmly believe everyone should visit JerryWorld for a game at least once (come on, they have the world's largest video screen and a Victoria's Secret!), unless you're lucky enough to have season tickets you'll probably be watching most of the games at home — or at a bar. With that in mind, here are ten bars ideal for watching football this season, where your tastes run toward the cheap-and-divey or something slightly more upscale.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Christie's Sports Bar

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2811 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 954-1511
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With nearby Frankie's having gone the way of the dinosaurs, Christie's remains a bright spot for watching sports on McKinney Avenue: 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.)

2. Green Room

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2715 Elm St
Dallas, TX
(214) 748-7666
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Deep Ellum's legendary Green Room is back, but this time around it's more of a sports bar than a restaurant.

3. The Owner's Box @ Omni Dallas

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555 S Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 744-6664
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If you're looking for a quieter, less-raucous place to catch the game, this modern hotel sports bar makes perfect sense, and with an insane amount of TVs covering nearly every surface, you won't miss a single play. Good service and decent bar food, including huge, awesome onion rings.
1300 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 942-0288
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One of the few sports bars in the O.C., the Pour House has a great wraparound patio with lots of TVs and better-than-average bar food. Warning: the beer here isn't cheap, but for those Sunday afternoon games, PhD has a brunch with dollar mimosas and a bloody mary bar.

5. Milo Butterfingers

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5645 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 368-9212
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Whether you're still in college or just wish you were, you can't argue with cheap pitchers of beer, inexpensive (and strong) drinks, and the fun divey atmosphere here, not to mention some very solid bar food; plus, you can play a round of Golden Tee or darts during halftime. [Photo: A-List Concierge/Foursquare]

6. The Nodding Donkey

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2900 Thomas Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 922-8898
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The Nodding Donkey's indoor/outdoor setup is perfect for football watching once the weather cools down a bit; TVs are everywhere, the beer is served in mason jars, and the menu has plenty of tasty finger food (can't go wrong with the bacon-wrapped jalapenos).

7. Stan's Blue Note

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2908 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-1977
Friendly staff, a good beer selection and a dog-friendly patio make this an excellent, laid-back destination to catch the game. Also: shuffleboard, pool, and mini corn dogs to pad your stomach from all those cheap drinks. [Photo: Jacqueline N./Foursquare]

8. Three Sheets

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3113 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 823-3113
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The dark interior of this bar somewhat resembles a library -- if libraries had wood-burning pizza ovens. There's a cool patio with plenty of TVs, too, plus pool and foosball. Beware the annoying (but "complimentary" valet).

9. Time Out Tavern

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5101 W. Lovers Ln.
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 956-9552
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If dives are more your speed, catch the game at ToT, where the vibe is Cheers-ish and the walls look like a sports memorabilia store threw up on them. The beer is of the cheap variety, but the cocktails are good and strong. [Photo: Foursquare]

10. WORK. Bar & Grill

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2618 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 699-6959
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This newcomer to the Deep Ellum bar scene has it all: a ton of TVs (including some on the patio), free wi-fi, a great beer selection, and food that's head and shoulders above that found at most bars, including some mighty fine brisket.

1. Christie's Sports Bar

2811 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
With nearby Frankie's having gone the way of the dinosaurs, Christie's remains a bright spot for watching sports on McKinney Avenue: 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

2. Green Room

2715 Elm St, Dallas, TX
Deep Ellum's legendary Green Room is back, but this time around it's more of a sports bar than a restaurant.
2715 Elm St
Dallas, TX

3. The Owner's Box @ Omni Dallas

555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202
If you're looking for a quieter, less-raucous place to catch the game, this modern hotel sports bar makes perfect sense, and with an insane amount of TVs covering nearly every surface, you won't miss a single play. Good service and decent bar food, including huge, awesome onion rings.
555 S Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75202

4. PhD

1300 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
One of the few sports bars in the O.C., the Pour House has a great wraparound patio with lots of TVs and better-than-average bar food. Warning: the beer here isn't cheap, but for those Sunday afternoon games, PhD has a brunch with dollar mimosas and a bloody mary bar.
1300 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

5. Milo Butterfingers

5645 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75206
Whether you're still in college or just wish you were, you can't argue with cheap pitchers of beer, inexpensive (and strong) drinks, and the fun divey atmosphere here, not to mention some very solid bar food; plus, you can play a round of Golden Tee or darts during halftime. [Photo: A-List Concierge/Foursquare]
5645 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75206

6. The Nodding Donkey

2900 Thomas Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
The Nodding Donkey's indoor/outdoor setup is perfect for football watching once the weather cools down a bit; TVs are everywhere, the beer is served in mason jars, and the menu has plenty of tasty finger food (can't go wrong with the bacon-wrapped jalapenos).
2900 Thomas Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

7. Stan's Blue Note

2908 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Friendly staff, a good beer selection and a dog-friendly patio make this an excellent, laid-back destination to catch the game. Also: shuffleboard, pool, and mini corn dogs to pad your stomach from all those cheap drinks. [Photo: Jacqueline N./Foursquare]
2908 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

8. Three Sheets

3113 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
The dark interior of this bar somewhat resembles a library -- if libraries had wood-burning pizza ovens. There's a cool patio with plenty of TVs, too, plus pool and foosball. Beware the annoying (but "complimentary" valet).
3113 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

9. Time Out Tavern

5101 W. Lovers Ln., Dallas, TX 75209
If dives are more your speed, catch the game at ToT, where the vibe is Cheers-ish and the walls look like a sports memorabilia store threw up on them. The beer is of the cheap variety, but the cocktails are good and strong. [Photo: Foursquare]
5101 W. Lovers Ln.
Dallas, TX 75209

10. WORK. Bar & Grill

2618 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
This newcomer to the Deep Ellum bar scene has it all: a ton of TVs (including some on the patio), free wi-fi, a great beer selection, and food that's head and shoulders above that found at most bars, including some mighty fine brisket.
2618 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

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