The first Cowboys game of the season is Sept. 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And if you didn't score a ticket to the game … No problem! There are plenty of great spots in town to catch the game. Grab your friends and head out to one of Dallas' favorite sports bars.
Watch the games in style at the Owners Box, a sports bar inside the Omni Dallas Hotel in Downtown. Their 16-foot screen is perfect for catching every touchdown, and the full-service bar and menu are outstanding. The Texas loaded fries are just what you need to snack on during the game.
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 (who isn't?), they are surely welcomed too.
3. 303 Grill
This lively neighborhood spot in the Bishop Arts District is high on our favorites list, thanks to its fantastic weekend brunch menu including a new twist on a brunch classic - pulled pork pancakes. For game day, count on a great view from one of the many flat screens throughout the restaurant and patio. Take a glimpse at their drink specials to cap off an already fantastic day of football.
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.) Best part – they have all day happy hour every Sunday giving you all the more reason 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.
This gay-friendly sports bar in the heart of Dallas' gayborhood makes sure its numerous flat-screen TVs are tuned to America's Team each Sunday. Come for the brunch (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) that's full of hearty eats or order some lite bites and snacks to share with friends. The posh sports bar also offers a long list of local beer and hard seltzer to keep your thirst quenched during the high-stress moments of the game.
Join Happiest Hour for game day 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! Specials include $5 and $6 beers, beer buckets, as well as shareable happytizers like the bbq chicken flatbreads, pork sliders, and more
Experience game day Bottled Blonde style this football season. This open-air concept in Deep Ellum has everything you need and more to kick back and enjoy the game on their multiple HD TVs. They serve tasty 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.
USA Today called Frankie's nirvana for Texas sports fans. There is no doubt the bar will be full of white-and-blue clad patrons every Sunday at this self-proclaimed Dallas Cowboys Watching Headquarters. Catch the watch parties all season long on their 44" TVs across the bar. With Cowboys Score Shots, game day specials and raffles throughout the game, Frankie's is a good time win or lose
In the heart of the Victory Park neighborhood, Hero is the ultimate hang out spot for game days. The concept comes from the folks of HG Sply, so expect the food to delight your appetite. And the space is huge – enjoy various spaces and tons of TVs (including a 24-foot LED wall!) to root the 'Boys to victory.
Draft Sports Bar & Lounge, located inside the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, is the place to be for a day of football. Grab a seat at the bar, enjoy their complimentary pork rinds and innovative bar menu and root on the 'Boys all game long.
12. Press Box Grill
16 flat screen TVs sure sounds like enough for a Cowboys game day at a sports bar, but Press Box Grill goes the distance with an additional 112" HD big screen TV! For those seeking very Texan options, this locally-owned establishment takes pride in its Texas-made draft beers, liquors and house hamburger buns.
If you're hoping to stay entertained during commercial breaks, Scout is the ideal choice. Get active with games of your own with Scout's options of bowling, ping pong and more. As for the dining options, this gaming hub boasts big platters such as fried chicken and fajitas and affordable pitchers of craft beer, craft cocktails and bottles of wine.
14. The Nodding Donkey
This neighborhood bar and scratch kitchen are offer a fresh take on a Texas saloon vibe. With 20 big screen TVs, you will be guaranteed a great seat for the game at the Nodding Donkey. Sip and savor on restaurant signatures including smoked wings, brisket tacos and craft beers.
15. Chelsea Corner
Everyone in the group will have some Cowboys football to watch and some menu options they will truly remember here. This eatery has 21 large HD TVs and some mind-blowing menu options, from the new lava rock Molcajete Bowl to craft cocktails. Bring your dog along to join in on the fun as your group cheers on Cowboys on the massive backyard patio.