Looking for your new favorite game day spot? Here is a list of the best spots in the Dallas suburbs to cool off, enjoy a drink, and catch a game with friends! From classic laid-back sports bars, to expansive patios, entertainment havens and everything in between, you can't go wrong at any of the sports bars!

Updated May 2022

Thank you to City Works for sponsoring this article!


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This classic sports bar has quickly become a locally favorite in the Plano community. They have just about everything you would need, and specials everyday so no experience is the same! From pool tables, to an outdoor patio, and plenty of TVs, Austin Avenue is one of the perfect places to have a drink and catch up with friends!



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Your go-to sports bar for a fun atmosphere, delicious food and affordable drinks! You can always count on Benders to play the big games and host epic events. Enjoy happy hour everyday from 11am-7pm featuring $3 beers, $3.25 well drinks and more discounted drinks.



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Looking for a laid-back venue to watch the game? Check out Boomerjack’s at one of their many locations! They have screens aplenty and their menu features some of the best wings and burgers- the perfect sustenance for cheering on your favorite teams. Plus, they have a great patio to enjoy as well!



With 14,000 square feet of space, City Works at the Star in Frisco is the perfect place spread out with your fellow fans! There is no shortage of seating with two levels of indoor and outdoor seating plus 26 TVs for a premium game day experience! Our favorite spot to post up on game day is definitely on the upstairs patio overlooking The Star!

Plus with Texas-size burger and favorites like nachos and flatbreads combined with scratch cocktails and over 90 brews on tap, it's the ultimate experience!



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Chill Bar and Grill is a laid back sports bar in Downtown Grapevine. Serving good grub and with a large patio, Chill Bar is your one stop shop. Chill is also known for having game day drink specials when the Dallas Cowboys, Rangers, Stars, Mavericks play at home. The patio has nine outdoor TV’s, an outdoor bar and is also dog-friendly!



With two locations in the ‘burbs (Fort Worth and Trophy Club) HG Supply boasts the perfect spot for catching up with the crew over some good times - and good menus! The food and drink menu are delicious to say the least. The Cochinita Nachos pretty much have us drooling and making plans to visit again. If you need brunch plans hit the trendy patio any either location to cheers all the brunch cocktails and get some of the best Insta shots! For more good times on the patio stop in during happy hour Monday - Friday from 3 - 6 pm!



No doubt one of Dallas’ favorite outdoor hangouts is Katy Trail Icehouse and they have a sister location in Plano! Bring the pups to do some socializing while you kick back with good old fashioned patio sittin’ and beer sippin’ (took the phrase straight off their IG because it's so fitting)! The atmosphere is super chill and laid back and we recommend the giant margs, even in the cooler weather because there’s heaters everywhere to warm you up! It’s also a great spot for group meetups!



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If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for all things entertainment, eateries, and camaraderie, then this is the place for you! Legacy Hall features a variety of concerts, events, and watch parties almost every day of the week, so you’ll never run out of things to discover.



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It’s no wonder Shark Club is known as the “HQ of sports”, with 44 TVs and two 20 ft media walls, there is no shortage of space to catch the game. Enjoy sports bar classics like nachos & chicken wings, and signature items like the mini mac sliders and barbacoa street tacos.



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Sidecar Social is an innovative 20,000 square foot game-lover’s haven! Catch the game on their 18-foot TVs while enjoying the giant patio and playing games like ping pong, shuffleboard and more. Once you’ve worked up an appetite try out their shareables like Birria tacos, skillet queso and mozzarella bites.



While you may have already checked out Standard Service in Lower Greenville, check out the one in Heath if you’re ever out 30 minutes East of Dallas! This is the ultimate adult playground with TVs, corn hole, ping pong and more.

Their giant fire pit reminds us of a huge paella pan and is surrounded by lounge chairs much like gathering around a campfire! As if it couldn’t get any cuter, there’s plenty of semi-private patio sectionals and bean bag lounge chairs to go around!



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Located right in the center of sports action in Dallas, Texas Live offers giant tvs, so you can catch every game! It might even feel like you’re actually there! This vibrant entertainment destination has also offers a variety of restaurants and cocktail bars so you can enjoy the game exactly how you like!



Fancy a beer garden and adult playground combo? Head to Truckyard’s location in The Colony for a Dallas-worthy good time in their giant patio area, just in the ‘burbs! While it is a laid back scene, it's definitely a lively patio space because there are food trucks, live music, tons of games to play and occasional events! Sit on colorful and crazy vintage seating or in colorful chairs under umbrellas!



Located right on the boardwalk, Union Bear Brewing is essentially Granite Park’s pub! They have an awesome, large space with an industrial feel plus indoor and outdoor patios overflowing onto the boardwalk. The waterfront patio is our favorite place to be with plenty of space to hang with family and friends!



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This family-friendly bistreaux combines the classic sports bar feel with a Louisianian flair. Every dish is made from scratch and features some of that signature Cajun-flavor, making Walk-On’s the perfect place for a game, a family outing, drinks with the girls, and much more!