10 Essential Places to Watch Sports in the Dallas Area

Dallasites aren’t just passionate about their own sports teams, they’re passionate about sports in general. And other than catching the live action in person, there’s nothing more exciting than watching a sporting event with a bunch of like-minded fans–especially when it involves good beer, great food and plenty of high-definition TVs.

College football fans always hit Stan’s Blue Note when there’s a game on, not to mention it’s the official bar of the Florida Gators. But with cheap drafts, food specials and wall-to-wall TVs, it’s the ultimate neighborhood haunt for any sports geek, regardless of which team you’re rooting for.   

Talking about wall-to-wall TVs, Christies Sports Bar & Deli has TVs lined up as far as the eyes can see.

If you're looking for more of an upscale sports bar vibe, the Owner’s Box in the downtown Omni Hotel will be your happy place. Here, you’ll find more than 70 high-definition TVs, plush seating areas and even private game-watching booths. The food and booze options aren’t too shabby either.

Huge sports bars are great, but for those who prefer a more low-keyed experience, pull up a seat at Cafe Gecko, where flat screens galore, solid food and more than enough beer to go around provides a festive experience for cheering on any sport.

And located steps from the American Airlines Center is Happiest Hour boasting big screen TVs, a rooftop terrace, sharable team eats and drinks, plus specials on Jack Daniels when the Dallas Stars hockey team plays at home.  

Still jonesing for more ideas? Then, check out the entire 10best list for places where you can catch all your favorite sports action–from football to boxing and everything in-between.


Lakewood's 1st & 10
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This laid-back, wood-paneled tavern has everything any serious sports fan needs: cheap beer, tasty bar grub, and most importantly, a plethora of big screen TVs that broadcast multiple games simultaneously. Have the kids in tow? You're in luck,...  Read More

Cafe Gecko
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This relative newcomer to Richardson is the quintessential neighborhood gathering spot, offering solid food, a killer craft beer list, a pooch-friendly patio, free live music every Wednesday night and enough big screen TVs that you won't miss a...  Read More

Chelsea Corner
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If you haven't been to this local watering hole in a while, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the changes the new owners have made since taking over in 2016, especially if your idea of watching the game includes feasting on upscale pub food....  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 to Greenville Avenue, this New Orleans inspired restaurant/bar makes a jovial place for game-watchers, craft beer drinkers, cocktail sippers...  Read More

Happiest Hour
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Home to Dallas' largest rooftop terrace, this massive restaurant-bar has it all: killer skyline views; a ground floor patio with back yard games, and more than 15 flat-screen TVs for ultimate game watching. Of course, a stellar roster of food,...  Read More

Stan's Blue Note
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Going strong since 1952, Stan's is always hopping with daily drink specials, karaoke, trivia contests and everything from shuffleboard to pool to darts. But the place really switches into high gear on game days, when you can score free food,...  Read More

The Nodding Donkey
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With twenty TVs (including an 80-inch and two 70-inch flat screens), a great craft beer selection, $5 shot specials every day and an indoor-outdoor layout, it's no wonder this Uptown watering hole always draws a crowd on game day. But, that's...  Read More

The Owner's Box
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Talk about a game day oasis. This upscale spot inside the downtown Omni Hotel seems more like a country club lounge than a sports bar with more than 70 high-definition TVs (including a 16-foot standalone screen), plush seating areas and private...  Read More

Christies Sports Bar & Deli
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Dubbed "The Cheers of Uptown," this sports bar is arguably the king of all Dallas sports bars. Game-day drink specials? Check. Pool tables and pinball? Check. TVs galore? Check. In fact, Christie's has TVs lined up as far as the eyes can see,...  Read More

Frankie's Dallas
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Dallas has no shortage of places to catch a game, but there are few as inviting as this bi-level watering hole located in the historic Davis Building downtown. It's got comfortable seating, daily drink specials, loads of TVs (44 HD big-screens)...  Read More


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