by Alex Gonzalez
Football season is upon us, and for many of us millennials who don’t have the luxury of cable, finding the right place to catch the game can pose a bit of a challenge. Luckily, Dallas, a city who boasts some of the most legendary sports teams in the nation, is filled with plenty of bars, dives and lounges to watch the big game. Whether you’re a Cowboys, Mavs, Stars or Rangers fan, Dallas has plenty of places that align with your style and help you maintain your game day spirits.
Stan’s Blue Note 2908 Greenville Ave, Dallas
One of Dallas’s oldest sports bars has pool, shuffleboard and loungy seats; everything you need to watch the game in a fun, carefree atmosphere. Enjoy some of the best bar food in Dallas and over 50 beers on tap. Guests can enjoy $12 domestic pitchers on NFL Sundays.
Cedar Springs Tap House 4123 Cedar Springs Rd #100, Dallas
Over on Oak Lawn & Cedar Springs is one of the most fabulous sports bars in town. The LGBTQ+ friendly bar offers $3 bloody marys and $10 mimosa carafes on NFL Sundays, as well as $5 Smirnoff cocktails from 3:00 p.m. until closing time. Cheer on your favorite team from any of the bars 14 television screens.
Backyard Dallas 505 N Good Latimer Expy, Dallas
You and all of your friends, both human and furry, can watch the game in a fun, dog-friendly, backyard style environment. Play fun giant games like Jenga and corn hole, race some turtles and feast upon copious portions of bar food. Plus, enjoy the “champagne campaign” specials on Sunday, as well as the build-your-own-bloody bar.
Off the Cuff 2901 Elm St, Dallas
Divey meets lavish at Deep Ellum’s newest sports bar. Off the Cuff has an incredible selection of sandwiches, including the Fidel Castro, made with Cuban mojo shaved pork, Black Forest ham, red pepper honey mustard, dill pickle and baby Swiss cheese. During Monday Night Football, guests can enjoy $4 beers, $4 White Claws and $7 sliders.
Christies Sports Bar and Grill 2811 McKinney Ave #22, Dallas
Serving uptown for nearly 30 years, Christies is the ultimate sports fan hub. With over 60 high-definition television screens and three 120-inch projector screens, you certainly won’t miss a beat. On NFL Sundays, guests can enjoy $6.50 Svedka blends, as well as $4 draft specials.
Nodding Donkey 2900 Thomas Ave, Dallas
Normally, whenever people hear that a bar is combined with a scratch kitchen, they fear for their wallets, however, Nodding Donkey, has daily rotating specials to keep the party going. On NFL Sunday, guests can enjoy $4 bloody marys and mimosas, as well as $20 Miller Lite buckets.
Sushi Axiom 3211 Oak Lawn Ave C, Dallas
Okay, so Sushi Axiom isn’t exactly a sports bar, but they will show the Cowboys games on Sunday with the sound on. Not to mention, they have a damn good happy hour, and on Sundays, they have happy hour specials all day. Enjoy $3 domestic specials as well as $5 sakes.
Shark Club 8451 Parkwood Blvd, Plano
One of the most anticipated new bars in the DFW, Shark Club is a sports fans paradise, specifically for fans of the Dallas Stars. Owned Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi, Shark Club is bedecked with green seats and tables. A real-time scoreboard hangs on the wall, displaying the score of the Stars game taking place at that moment. Guests can watch any sporting event on Shark Club’s many television screens, as well as the two 18-foot media walls.