Football is back! Here's where to watch the 'Boys in action this season.
Posted on Sep 4, 2019 By Ashley Turner
The first Cowboys game of the season is Sept. 8 against the New York Giants. 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.
1. Owners Box at the Omni
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, covered in barbecued brisket, cheddar, jalapeños and onion straws, are just what you need to snack on during the game.
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 (who isn't?), he is surely welcomed too.
3. 303 Grill
Bishop Arts District
This lively neighborhood spot in the Bishop Arts District is high on our favorites list, thanks to its 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 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.
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.) 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.
6. Cedar Springs Tap House
Located in the Oak Lawn neighborhood, this sports bar is a guaranteed good time. Come for the Hangover Brunch (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) 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 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 $4 and $6 beers, beer buckets, as well as shareable happytizers like the nacho tower, ferris wheel wings, and more
8. Bottled Blonde
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.
Frankie's in Downtown Dallas is a favorite sports bar by locals all times of the year, and they pride themselves as being the Dallas Cowboys Watching Headquarters. Catch the watch parties all season long on their 44" TVs across the bar. Game day specials include $19 domestic beer buckets, $3 Cowboys Score Shots, plus there will be raffles and giveaways throughout the game.
New to 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.
11. Ill Minster Pub
Enjoy seasonal cocktails, local beer, and of course, the Cowboys at this casual English style pub in Uptown. The bar is relaxing and laid back, so if that's the vibe you're looking for, this is the spot for you! Not to mention you can watch the game on all 10 of their TVs with surround sound!
12. Draft Sports Bar & Lounge
Draft Sports Bar & Lounge, located inside the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, has been recently renovated and 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.