10 spots to watch the Dallas Cowboys this fall

Here are our picks on where to watch the 'Boys in Dallas.

Posted on Sep 7, 2018 By Ashley Turner

Didn't score a ticket to the game? No problem! There are plenty of great spots in town to watch the Cowboys in action. So grab your friends and head out to one of these Dallas favorites to watch the season opener against the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 9. 

1. Owners Box at the Omni

Watch the games in style at the Owners Box, a sports bar inside the luxurious Omni Dallas Hotel Downtown. Their 16-foot screen is perfect for catching every touchdown, and the full-service bar and menu are outstanding. The Texas loaded fries, covered in barbecue brisket, cheddar, jalapeños and onion straws, are almost as good as the Cowboys' high-powered offense.

2. Katy Trail Ice House

What's better than catching the game on a patio on a sunny day in Uptown? The Ice House, popular with the Uptown crowd, is known for its laid-back atmosphere, spacious patio and ice cold beer schooners. And with 50 beers on tap and plenty of seats, there's no reason not to make it a part of your Cowboys fall season ritual. Plus, if your dog is a Cowboys fan (and whose isn't), he's welcome too.

3. 303 Grill

This lively neighborhood spot in the Bishop Arts District is high on our favorites list thanks to a fantastic weekend brunch menu (start with the pulled pork pancakes for a new twist on a brunch classic). For game day, count on a great view of one of the many flat screens throughout the restaurant and patio and drink specials to cap off an already fantastic day of football.

4. Bryan Street Tavern

For a local favorite, head to East Dallas for a stop at Bryan Street Tavern. Watch the game and catch a round of pool between plays or head out to the patio to enjoy the scene with your furry friend (the bar is locally recognized for their pet-friendly atmosphere). Their weekly specials include half-priced pizzas on Mondays and $4 Bloody Marys and mimosas on Sundays, giving you the perfect excuse to camp out on game day.

5. The Rustic

This Uptown favorite offers a great, low-key vibe to get you hyped for game day. Start with the popular Jam and Toast Brunch that's offered every weekend and served family-style with hot chicken, cheddar grits and country baked eggs as a few featured items. Top it off with a mimosa and listen to live music before moving to the bar for the best viewing of the game. Be sure to order a few craft beers or cocktails to sip on while you cheer on the team. 

6. Cedar Springs Tap House

Located in the Oak Lawn neighborhood, this sports bar is a guaranteed good time. For the early games, go for the Hangover Brunch that's full of hearty eats and sure to put you in a food coma. Or order some lite bites and snacks to share with friends, like the buffalo shrimp or pineapple chicken sliders, and grab a seat in the lounge area before kickoff to catch every play on the big screen. 

7. Happiest Hour

Join Happiest Hour for Game Daze specials all season long. This Uptown restaurant and bar offers plenty of seating to go around, including its rooftop lounge which is the largest in Dallas! Game day specials will include $4 beers, shareable appetizers like nachos and wings, and specialty rivalry game cocktails.

8. Bottled Blonde

Experience game day Bottled Blonde style this football season. A fairly new addition to Deep Ellum, this open-air spot has everything you need and more to kick back and enjoy the game on their 60 HD TVs. They serve  perfect game-day foods, including their signature pizzas, so you're set for a good day of football watching. Take a break during halftime to enjoy a drink on the patio.

9. Granada Theater

Grab a seat at Lower Greenville's Granada Theater for the Cowboys season opener watch party on Sept. 9. This historic theater and music venue will host a free watch party for fans as they show the game on their three big screens. Beer and food specials will be available, and seating is first come, first served so be sure to get there when the doors open (2:30 p.m.) to get the best seat.

10. Frankie's

Frankie's in Downtown Dallas is a favorite sports bar by locals all times of the year. Frankie's will host Cowboys watch parties all season long, so you can catch the game on their 44 TVs across the bar. Game day specials include $18 Domestic beer buckets, $3 Cowboys score shots, and they'll also be doing raffles and giveaways throughout the game. With their great drink specials, impeccable bar food – you're sure to make Frankie's your Cowboys' watching headquarters.

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