Where to watch a Dallas Mavericks playoff game

Enjoy scrumptious fare while Mark Cuban's understated squad challenges the NBA's best.

Sam Weiger
Posted on May 13, 2021

For the second consecutive year, the Dallas Mavericks will compete in the NBA postseason! Thanks to an improved defense, many experts have deemed them a "dark horse team to watch," ahead of the 2021 playoffs. What better way to root for the Mavs than an outing to a highly regarded sports bar with flat screen TVs, delicious food and ice-cold beverages? 


Happiest Hour

Harwood District

Watch 2021 NBA All-Star and MVP candidate Luka Doncic spearhead the Mavs' playoff campaign at Dallas' largest patio bar and lounge! With 15 flat-screen TVs and a weekend DJ, expect an effervescent atmosphere the moment you walk in. During halftime, enjoy sweeping city views and a draft beer or signature cocktail on Dallas' largest rooftop terrace.


Frankie's Downtown


Observe high-caliber defense from Josh Richardson and Maxi Kleber at Dallas Observer's Best Sports Bar of 2020. Do the 27 TVs, inclusive local beer selection or emblematic wings account for this award-winning taproom's claim to fame? The answer depends on the person, and many would argue that the acclaimed cocktails also belong on that sizable list. 


Off the Cuff

Deep Ellum

Follow Tim Hardaway, Jr. and Jalen Brunson as they weave through the league's toughest defenders for a layup at one of Deep Ellum's newer sports bars. Celebrate playoff action with some gameday nachos, or make the Mavs' owner proud by ordering Cuban sliders. Swing by on Whiskey Wednesdays for half-off all whiskey or Tuesday for half-off tequilas!


The Nodding Donkey


Cheer on seven-footers Willie Caulie-Stein and Boban Marjanovic as they tower over the rest at this esteemed sports bar. Bring friends or family along to a happy hour party, which features $6 local draft beers and can be scheduled via email. Visit the entertainment hub during the week to cash in on food specials and a blithe experience on the wrap-around cooled patio.


Milo Butterfingers
Northeast Dallas

Marvel as the supertall Kristaps Porzingis drains a three-pointer from way beyond the arc on one of the 15 large HD TVs at this hidden gem. Savor game-time favorites from a hot dog with chili and cheese to one of the newest menu options, Milo's Pretzel. Make the most of commercial breaks by playing some foosball, darts, billiards, or video games!


Inwood Tavern
Love Field

Keep pace with energizer bunnies JJ Redick and Trey Burke as they sprint across the court at the oldest bar in Dallas. Throw a fiery song onto the jukebox to ignite your fellow Dallas fans or bring your dog and slip outside to the verdant patio. This diamond in the rough has drink specials galore on craft beer, mimosas, liquor and more.


PhD - Pour House Dallas
Oak Cliff

Catch an alley-oop dunk by Dorian Finney-Smith or Dwight Powell at the only bar in Dallas with a doctorate to its name, and treat yourself to some wings with waffle fries and live music on Saturday nights. This spirited pub pledges the best experience possible for those aspiring to create a party of their own, which you can request from the comfort of your own home.