Everybody loves a good sports bar, whether you are going to watch a game on 20 TVs, you or if you just love that divey sports bar vibe. Either way, there are so many great things to love: the atmosphere, the food, and of course the beer! We've made a list of where to watch the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavs, Dallas Stars, and more!

Updated September 2023


 

BEST SPORTS BARS IN DALLAS

 

BOOMERJACK'S

BoomerJacks


Looking for a laid-back venue to watch the game? Visit a Boomerjacks near you for delicious bar bites from pizzas to burgers and happy hour all day every day, with specials starting at $3! Plus they have a massive patio with yard games and many locations have more than 100 tvs (!!) , so there’s truly no bad seat in the house!

Daily football drink specials:

Mondays and Tuesdays: $3 crown and downs

Mondays: $2.50 eight elites

Mondays and Thursdays: $3 drafts

Saturdays and Sundays: $15 buckets

Multiple locations | See locations

 

BOWLOUNGE

One of the best places in Dallas to watch games while playing games! Bowlounge is a great retro dive bar in the Design District offering several bowling lanes, pool, foosball, ping pong, soon hole and more, AND it’s the only place in the area that plays every football game. That makes it the best Design District neighborhood sports bar, and you can get in on the fun yourself while watching!

Design District | Directions

 

CHRISTIE'S SPORTS BAR

Christies Sports Bar


Located on Upper Greenville Avenue, Christies Sports Bar is go-to spot to watch a multitude of games at every angle. Their new location opened in 2021, spanning three floors with 60 TV’s and a rooftop. They also have great drink specials on game days, and have hosted after parties at our famous Dallasites101 bar crawls.

Greenville | Directions

 

FRANKIE'S DOWNTOWN

Good ole Frankies, how can we not add them to this list! Frankies is your typical neighborhood sports bar located in Downtown Dallas. It is exactly what you think of when you think of a sports bar, from the masculine vibes to the fried food and beer/well selection, and to ALL the TVs! And fun fact, they also have an underground bar to resemble underground pop up bars from the prohibition era!

Downtown | Directions

 

HAPPIEST HOUR

Happiest Hour brought sports bar watching to a whole new level when it first opened several years ago. With what feels like a hundred TVs (really 60+) scattered between its multiple spaces, both inside and outside, up and down, this place is a go-to for American Airlines game pre-gaming or watching! Go before any Stars game and you’ll only see green.

Uptown | Directions

 

HERO

Hero


Hero has quite literally been every girl’s hero by redefining the classic sports bar into something that’s beautiful and clean, and that boasts healthy fare and craft cocktails! This HG Sply Co sister restaurant is conveniently located beside American Airlines Center. Plus, the bar is MASSIVE - with screens everywhere, private rooms to rent out for game day watching and that same fresh food you can expect at HG Sply!

Victory Park | Directions

 

INWOOD TAVERN

Inwood Tavern is the oldest continuously operating bar in Dallas, and for good reason! This revitalized dive bar offers a casual setting to meet up and cheer on your favorite team or just enjoy their daily drink specials on the patio. Did we mention they have All Day Happy Hour? 

Park Cities | Directions

 

KATY TRAIL ICE HOUSE

Katy Trail Icehouse: the Dallas institution where the beer is always cold and your dog is always welcomed! Located right in the heart of Uptown, this was the first bar we were ever told to go to! Their patio is a classic go-to for any occasion, but be sure to arrive early on a big game day. It fills up fast and this bar is so popular that they sometimes have a line. Rest assured, it's well worth the wait!

Uptown | Directions

 

LIFE'S GOOD BAR & GRILL

Here, life's good no matter the score! This pet-friendly neighborhood hangout features two patios, colorful lights, and plenty of TVs. While you watch, play games like pool, giant Jenga, darts & cornhole. The menu offers craft beers and cocktails paired with classic pub fare like burgers and wings. Try the unique options like fried chicken or six different hot dogs! For game days and beyond, they host tons of fun events -- they were even a must-stop on our 2023 Cupid's Crawl, for all out decor and watermelon Jell-O shots!

Lower Greenville | Directions

 

MAYER'S GARDEN

Mayer's Garden


For an elevated sports bar experience, meet at Mayer's! This garden meets industrial space features ample patio seating, a big screen, tons of TVs, and amazing food and drinks. Our favorite eats are the Loaded Tots, Chicken or Portobello Nuggies, and the Wednesday Night Pasta Special. To sip, try the Paloma or spicy Turtle Bite shots -- especially great on all-day happy hour every Monday! Fun fact, this spot is actually the revival of a 140-year-old Dallas beer garden!

Henderson | Directions

 

MILO BUTTERFINGERS

This long-standing bar and grill has been taking care of Dallas sports fans for over 50 years! Milos gives you a no-frills, dive bar atmosphere with low ceilings, cozy booths, and walls decked out with sports memorabilia. Locals and SMU students alike head to Milos to enjoy cold beer and cocktails while shooting some pool, throwing darts, and watching their favorite sports teams on one the many HD TV screens.

SMU | Directions

 

OVER UNDER

For a spacious sports bar with tons of TVs and an amazing rooftop, head to The Village! Snack on stadium bites like pretzels, wings, and hot dogs during the game. Thier every day deals from 4pm to 6pm even made our best happy hours in Dallas list, with offers like $6 wines and $4 beers. Be sure to check out their all Texas draft list too!

The Village | Directions

 

RIVER PIG SALOON

river pig


The newest sports bar in town, Oregon-based River Pig came to Lower Greenville in early 2023! This bright and airy space is a refreshing take on the classic sports bar. Head there on a sunny game day for 15+ TVs, a huge patio, tons of food, and great cocktails! Read all about the opening of this new sports bar in Dallas.

Lower Greenville | Directions

 

SKELLIG

Skellig, located off Henderson is definitely one of our go-to bars in general, and also a great place to catch a game too! They have a really awesome draft list, and they change it up weekly, and they just opened their new outdoor beer garden! Plenty of space for eating, drinking and watching on any game day.

Knox Henderson | Directions

 

STAN'S BLUE NOTE

Stan's Blue Note is a quintessential Dallas sports bar! While it used to be known as quite the dive, it went through a revamp in the last few years, boasting a new interior and an array of daily specials. They're also known for their food, we love their fried pickles, and half pound burgers...but Aunt Sue's Spaghetti and Meatballs is the star of the show!

Lower Greenville | Directions

 

THE NODDING DONKEY

One of our favorite spots to watch any game, especially with good weather, is The Nodding Donkey in the State Thomas neighborhood of Uptown! It’s the perfect set up with a patio that’s connected to the rest of the bar, so you don’t feel too far from the action. Their patio is always lively with cornhole, jenga, and their own tv’s with sound! They also have an extensive food menu with wings, burgers, and Tex Mex, and an impressive drafts and cocktails menu.

Uptown | Directions

 

MORE DALLAS SPOTS TO WATCH SPORTS

 

Backyard | Deep Ellum

Bottled Blonde | Deep Ellum

Bowl Games

Blackfriar Pub | Uptown & Lakewood

Chop Shop | Victory Park

Dirty Bones | Victory Park

Dodie's Reef | Greenville Ave

Goodbye Horses | SMU

Henderson Tap House | Henderson

Hideaway | Henderson

High Fives | Henderson

KSP | Henderson

Landmark Bar & Kitchen

Off The Cuff | Deep Ellum

Press Box | Downtown

Quarter Bar | Uptown

Sylvan Avenue Tavern | Sylvan Thirty

Tejano Sports Bar y Cocina | South Dallas

The Avenue | Lower Greenville

The Londoner | Park Cities

The Loon | Uptown

The Owners Box | Downtown

TNT Sports Page Bar & Grill | Far North Dallas

Uptown Pub | West Village

Will Call Bar | Deep Ellum

WOB Bar & Kitchen | Grandscape


 
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