Fun Sports Bars in Dallas

Texas, in general, is big into sports, but Dallas itself has a particularly large fandom. While there’s passion for a variety of games, there’s nothing that makes the sport more exciting than watching it with other fans. Since not everyone can get tickets to the big game, the next best thing is great food, high-definition TVs, and plenty of people to celebrate or commiserate with. Here are some of the fun sports bars that Dallas has to offer to fans and their friends.

Happiest Hour

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There’s happy hour and then there’s Happiest Hour. The latter is home to the largest rooftop terrace in Dallas, complete with killer skyline views. The huge restaurant and bar have 15 flat-screen TVs for game watching, a ground floor patio with backyard games, and an excellent lineup of food.
Groups often like to share the nacho tower, 5-pound. burgers, or buckets of gourmet wings, or loaded fries. There are also family-style cocktails as well as fifty different beer options and wines on tap. Viewing parties for games are a regular event and happy hour occurs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m Sunday through Friday.

Cafe Gecko

This popular pub has a great craft beer list and a patio that is dog-friendly. With enough flat screens to guarantee you won’t miss anything, no matter where you sit, this location is the go-to spot for sports watching. Beyond the nonstop sports, Cafe Gecko also has live music on Wednesday nights, happy hours on weekdays, and half-price appetizers Sunday through Wednesday from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. It’s best to arrive early for big games since this place fills up and seats can be sparse.

504 Bar & Grill

The 504 Bar & Grill has every sports network available and enough flat screens to cover every event you want to see. You can watch football, live boxing, MMA events, and everything in between. Even those who aren’t big into sports have a good time with the Creole-fusion fare and the beers and wine on tap. There are food and drink specials on a nightly basis and live much every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Nodding Donkey

This uptown watering hold draws a crowd on game day and there are lots of reasons why. There are 20 TVs, some of which measure 70 or 80 inches. Every day brings $5 shot specials and a great selection of craft beers. And the indoor-outdoor layout gives everyone an option for seating. The chef-driven menu has everything from brisket enchiladas to house-smoked chicken wings and beyond. And for those who aren’t in to the current age, The Nodding Donkey has Golden Tee, darts, giant Jenga, arcade games, and other entertainment waiting.

Chelsea Corner

If you like an upscale feel, Chelsea Corner, located in the Knox-Henderson neighborhood, offers a solid menu and a great place to watch a game. There are 19 large screens showcasing non-stop sports inside and even out on a large patio where dogs are welcome. Food includes gourmet burgers, braised short ribs, artisan pizzas, and plenty of other options. Drinks have a wide variety as well including wine, craft cocktails, whiskeys, and beer. During breaks in the action, there’s billiards, corn hole, and Jenga to keep the fun going.


Larger groups love the 25,000-square foot sports bar with a restaurant that seats 540 in the dining area and another 560 on the open air, climate-controlled patio. There are 6 different parts and TVs around every corner, including a 24-foot LED wall. The space is massive, but so is the menu with healthy and indulgent options. There’s also a long list of cocktails, frozen drinks, craft beer, wine, and more. That’s all in addition to a retro arcade at Hero, which helps to entertain during breaks in the big game. The place is often busy when there’s a big game, but it’s a fun atmosphere to visit at any time.

The Owner’s Box

If you want game-watching heaven, the Owner’s Box is a location to consider. This upscale spot is inside the Omni hotel and has the feel of a country club with sports bar amenities. There are over 70 TVs, all of which are high definition, in addition to a 1-foot standalone screen. The plus seats are comfortable and there are private game-watching booths available with technology that can isolate sound.
Visitors can have football-themed cocktails and elevated pub food like BBQ brisket nachos and Cajun shrimp tacos. There’s even complimentary Jenga, corn hole, and billiards. If you are looking for a VIP experience, as if you were in an owner’s box, this sports bar is the place for you.

Frankie’s Dallas

While there are lots of places to catch a game in this area of the state, this bi-level watering hold in the historic Davis Building in downtown Dallas is something special. With comfortable seating, tons of big-screens, and food that goes beyond the norm, everyone can find what they want in Frankie’s Dallas. The cocktail menu boasts of 20 Texas craft beers on tap and the artisan pizzas and pesto-crusted salmon take things to another level. There are also burlesque shows, trivia nights, live music, and more from this sultry speakeasy.
It’s nice to know some of the area sports bars that you can enjoy when you want to catch the big game, hang out with friends, or just have a little fun. The professionals at The Hand and Wrist Institute have made this list for you so you are able to choose the right location for your next game or outing.
If you have carpal tunnel syndrome from too much time at the computer, it can be nice to get away from the desk and have a good time with friends. Perhaps you used to play sports yourself in the past, but because of old injuries, you now just watch the games. The experts can help you ease your pain and enjoy life again without so many restrictions. Contact us today!

Dr. John Knight
Dr. John Knight

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