Sports Weekend

Getting away with just the guys (or the girls) or are you planning a weekend trip with the family? Dallas has what you're looking for, whether it's a professional sports game, some good tunes and brews, or a heaping plate of mouthwatering BBQ.

*This content was created before COVID-19 regulations were put in place. Please use this as inspiration for future travel to Dallas. If your adventures bring you into the city, please check with each business you visit for visitation information, follow local guidelines and don't forget to practice social distancing.*

Breakfast at Flying Horse Cafe


Have a cup of coffee, roasted in house, and some fresh baked pastries at Flying Horse Café. Impress your crew with your knowledge of Dallas trivia: The café's name refers to the Pegasus, a historic piece of art that sits at the top of the Magnolia Hotel, which was once the city's first skyscraper, and at one time, the tallest building West of the Mississippi.


Live your NFL dreams

3 hours | Directions

Tour AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. Take the lead with a self-guided tour of the stadium and check out must-see stops like the locker rooms of both the Cowboys and Cheerleaders and the post-game interview room. Wrap up your visit with a run out on the field and don't miss your chance to take your picture at the 50-yard line. Tour guides are stationed in each area for questions.

AT&T Stadium is a member of VisitDallas.

Swing away

2 hours | Directions

Engage in some friendly competition at Topgolf Dallas, where chip-embedded balls leave no doubt who hit that terrible shot. The driving range booths come equipped with flat-screen TVs so you won't miss your favorite games and there's plenty of local brews on tap and tasty bites to munch on.

Smoked meats, please!

2 hours

If you've got a crew of four or more, order the trough at Pecan Lodge, which Texas Monthly called one of the top four barbecue joints in the world. You'll get some of everything, including beef ribs, crazy-good brisket, pulled pork and sausage links, which are made in-house.

Explore Deep Ellum

2.5 hours | Directions

Wander a few blocks to Deep Ellum Brewing Company and take a tour before sampling one (or several) of the craft beers made there in the taproom. How about some music? Don't miss Adair's Saloon, one of Dallas' best known dive bars for live country music, open seven nights a week. The tables are worn and the walls are covered with mementos from past patrons, so you know it's the place to be. If country music isn't your vibe, there are plenty of other bars up and down the Deep Ellum streets to suit your fancy, playing tunes of Hip-Hop, Jazz and everything in between.  

Breakfast at All Good Cafe


Shake off the night with a hearty breakfast from Deep Ellum's All Good Cafe. This Dallas mainstay is a favorite with music lovers and features Texas-style plates of hearty fare like chicken-fried steak and eggs and huevos rancheros.

Great Trinity Forest

2 hours

Head south to the Great Trinity Forest, at 6,000 acres, the country's largest urban hardwood forest. Dare your buddies to a test of agility at the Trinity Forest Adventure Park, featuring six aerial courses with military-style obstacles and more than 20 zip lines.

Need a Ride?

Check the schedule for Dallas’ light rail system DART and the free M-Line Trolley for convenient rides through the Downtown Dallas and surrounding areas. After 6 pm, call or text Efrogs, a free golf-cart rideshare program that gets you going without the hassle of a car.

Lunch at Owners Box


Head back Downtown to the Omni Hotel for lunch at The Owner's Box. This sports bar is the perfect place to catch a game on their 16-foot screen. Grab a beer from the bar and enjoy a burger or nachos on the outdoor patio.

Catch a game

4 hours | Directions

Enjoy an evening of sports at the American Airlines Center (AAC), home to both the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars. You'll feel right at home with Dallas fans as the crowd cheers on the home team!

Explore Victory Park

1.5 hours | Directions

Victory Park is a bustling neighborhood has quickly become one of the hottest neighborhoods near Downtown Dallas. After the game, stop by HERO, located right outside the AAC, for drinks on the patio or walk a few minutes to local favorite House of Blues for some live music. 

Grab a smoothie for the road

30 minutes | Directions

Tribal All Day Café in Bishop Arts serves fresh juices and smoothies made with all the necessary ingredients to keep you fueled for the day. They also serve all-day breakfast with avocado toast, migas and vegan pumpkin waffles.   

Be Amongst America's Team

2 hours | Directions

If touring AT&T Stadium wasn't enough, head north to check out The Star. Not only is it the new home of the Dallas Cowboys headquarters and practice facility, it's also an entertainment district with shopping, restaurants and all things Cowboys with its public art and themed décor. It's a must-see for all sports fans.


The Star is a member of VisitDallas.

Grab a seat on the patio

1 hour | Directions

Finish the day with a visit to Truck Yard. This super-hip spot (with a treehouse bar!) offers a wide range of beers and cocktails that you can enjoy in the vast outdoor space. Indulge in the made-to-order cheesesteak or grab a snack from one of the food trucks.

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