Where To Eat and Drink This TX/OU Weekend If Uptown's Not Your Thing

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Last year I rode a bicycle up McKinney Avenue and was amazed at the sea of sweatshirts emblazoned with TX and OU. People where everywhere. And people were drunk. While it's obvious that a certain demographic feels right at home yucking it up in Uptown, the scene can come off a little fratty for others.

Here are seven places to eat and/or drink in Dallas if butt-chugging is not for you.

Whitehall Exchange (Pictured above)
I'm not a fan of their food, but this corner bar in the Bishop Arts District is a heck of a place for a beer when the weather is good. Sit on the outdoor bar stools and watch the game on the big screens inside. Then walk to Veracruz Cafe and get yourself some killer Mexican food.

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Deep Ellum Brewery
These guys are throwing parties all weekend long, and there's no way they'll run out of beer. While food trucks often swarm the DEBC's events there's much better chow to be had in Deep Ellum. Walk a few blocks to Cane Rosso and get yourself a pizza pie. They have DEBC beers on tap, too.

*****

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City Tavern
Cold no-nonsense beer, and passable bar food. Try the jalepeno poppers with an ice cold bud and watch the game on the massive screen at the end of the bar.


Location Info

Venue

Map

Whitehall Exchange

500 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

Deep Ellum Brewing Co.

2823 Saint Louis St., Dallas, TX

Category: General

Lakewood Landing

5818 Live Oak St., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

The Owners Box

555 S. Lamar St., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

The Old Monk

2847 Henderson Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

City Tavern

1402 Main St., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

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9 comments
DellCam
DellCam

@Dallas_Observer You should check out 'Good Friends'. I had a burger there last night that made me wanna smack my mama.

whz_yo_daddy
whz_yo_daddy

@Dallas_Observer it's actually #OU #Texas

jmckee3
jmckee3

I suggest staying out of Uptown, we are sick of the drunken mobs and this year there should be a much better chance of you finding yourself in the back of a police van waiting to be hauled off to the drunk tank.

Dallas West End
Dallas West End

Disturbing lack of West End love here, Observer. Tsk Tsk. I'm guessing chains (Hoffbrau Steaks, Dick's Last Resort - Dallas, TX, TGIF West End Dallas) might not be your first recommendation, but we're having a block party hosted by RJ Mexican Cuisine of Dallas. And of course, there's the fantastic food of YO Steakhouse. But even just a neighborhood joint like West End Pub is a great alternative for people whose "thing" is not Uptown. The patio life of the West End will outshine a lot of other Dallas joints this particular weekend.

Heather Buen
Heather Buen

Where are all the hot TX and OU Guys and Gals eating at. That's what I want to know! LOL!

gmit
gmit

Say "football" at the Monk and you may end up having to watch a three hour long game that ends in a 1-1 tie

LakewoodBrewing
LakewoodBrewing

@cityofate Don't forget @lakewoodbrewing for a good time. Tour from 12-3. $10 for 4 beers. Cheapest/best beer in town.

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