10 Best Sports Bars in Dallas: Perfect for Any Season

With professional teams in all sports, Dallas is definitely a sports town! And there's no better city to be to find a great sports bar perfect for kicking back with a beer and taking in a game. 10Best has put together the top 10 sports bars list just for you!

It doesn't matter what time of the year you visit Dallas, there's always a game on. Dallasites love their Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Texas Rangers, and FC Dallas, as well as Texan college teams from Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, Baylor, Texas A&M and the University of Texas.

Locals and visitors can take in these games any day, any time at one of many popular sports bars. One of the best spots to watch a game is at Dallas' original sports bar, Christie's, located in the heart of Uptown. Other great spots include the Nodding Donkey, a favorite for the twenty-something crowd, or Tailgate Tavern, a Cheers-like low-key spot.


When a pint o' stout and a bit of Celtic charm are called for, few places hold a candle to this pub, whose founders (and sometimes barkeeps) are true Dubliners. While the kitchen serves a terrifically tasty lineup of sandwiches, the place really...  Read More

With a slogan like, "Go Crazy, we've got napkins," Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar in Arlington delivers on some of the best bar food in the area. From juicy wings to mouthwatering pizzas, this local hot spot serves sports fans delicious,...  Read More

504 Bar & Grill
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Sporting a rustic industrial-style interior, a massive four-sided bar and garage-style doors that open up to Greenville Avenue, this New Orleans inspired restaurant/bar makes a jovial place for game-watchers, craft beer drinkers, cocktail...  Read More

Home to the second largest screen in Arlington, Texas, (AT&T Stadium fills the #1 spot), the Tailgate Tavern is the perfect place for rowdy sports to get their food and drink on before the big game. This fun spot is located just steps from AT&T...  Read More

West Lovers Lane

Considered the "best sports dive" in Dallas, the Time Out Tavern is the perfect place to kick back, drink a beer and watch a game in Big D. With no dress code and a low key atmosphere, this Dallas sports bar is super low maintenance - no prissy...  Read More

Stan's Blue Note
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Situated in the middle of Lower Greenville, right where the St. Patrick's Day festivities take place each year, Stan's Blue Note offers patrons a laid-back, casual atmosphere perfect for enjoying a relaxing night watching the game with friends....  Read More

Frankie's Sports Bar

Since opening in 2000, Frankie's Sports Bar has been the go-to Dallas bar for sports enthusiasts looking to enjoy a cold brew while watching the game. Two 10-foot HDTV projection systems and 30-plus HDTV screens promise great views from any...  Read More

Located in the heart of the Uptown Dallas neighborhood, the Nodding Donkey is one of Dallas' premier sports bars. It is chef-owned and operated by Chef Jonathan Calabrese, who prides himself on creating and offering one of the best pub menus in...  Read More

Located on the first floor of the Dallas Omni Hotel near the Dallas Convention Center, the Owner's Box is the ultimate Dallas sports bar. It is one of the most sophisticated/elegant sports bars in town, complete with private tables for game...  Read More

Christie's Sports Bar is Dallas' original sports bar, and it serves up phenomenal food including great burgers, pizza, salads and a to die for chicken sandwich. Aside from its prime Uptown location, Christies has some of the best sports viewing...  Read More


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