Here Are the Best Team-Specific Bars in Dallas to Watch Football

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Can't watch the game on the flat-screen at AT&T stadium? No problem, here are some other spots.
The NFL season officially kicks off tonight and because football is like a bowl of queso, bringing together huddled masses, we've pulled together a list of restaurants and bars around the Dallas area where fans of all shapes, sizes and colors conglomerate (or coagulate if you like the queso analogy). If we've missed any, feel free to let others know in the comments.

TNT Sports Bar and Grill (14902 Preston Road) plays hosts to both Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears fans. TNT has various drink and food specials throughout the week, plus a jukebox for a democratically selected range of background noise.

Broncos fans often meet-up at Sharky's (17453 Preston Road) and will be there tonight at 7 p.m. for the "Broncos vs Ravens Revenge Game," booting out Thursday night karaoke (don't worry crooners, there's always the Windmill).

New Orleans Saints fans regularly meet at Plucker's in Grapevine (1709 Cross Roads Drive), where the games are shown on the 60-inch plasmas with sound. (Sound is key. These groups always promise to bring fans, if the managers promise sound.)

The Hideaway is a cool little (mostly) neighborhood bar, except for when the Redskins are playing, whereupon people from all neighborhoods descend on the bar. The Original Burgundy and Gold Washington Fan Club of Dallas is the official name and they plan to meet every week of the season.

49ers fans are crazy. I'll go on record with that. If you're up for it, 49ers fans conglomerate at Addison Point (4578 Belt Line Road) and plan to be there this Sunday for the season opener against the Packers.

Or if you'll be wearing green for that game, head down the street to Vernon's (5290 Belt Line Road). Reviews indicate they've recently remodeled the place and dusted off the menu as well. They call themselves "one of the biggest Packers fan hangouts in Texas."

Patriots fans will congress, appropriately enough, at Buffalo Joe's (3636 Frankford Road), which is their regular meeting spot, for the opener against the Buffalo Bills this Sunday.

Seahawks fans will flock to McFadden's (4050 Beltline Road) at noon on Sunday. But the bar itself also caters to Cowboys fans. Tonight (Thursday) they're giving away some Cowboys tickets and will have a free wing buffet at halftime. Sunday is $10 bottomless mimosas and bloody marys from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The local Giants fan club, aka The Big Blue Wreckin' Crew, meets at Draft Picks (703 McKinney Ave.), when the Giants aren't in town -- in which case they're meeting in an AT&T parking lot.

And this might serve more as a warning, but Philadelphia Sixers, Eagles, Flyers and Phillies phans all meet at the Fox and Hound in Lewisville (1640 Stemmons Freeway) on a regular basis. The Fox just updated its menu and, on a random yet interesting note, for the month of September they'll have a stein hoisting competition every day at 8 p.m. Each daily winner will come back for a championship round on October 3. Muscle up, boys and girls.

There don't seem to be any Lions meet-ups or bars, but there are a lot of Lions Clubs in the metroplex, so certainly that's an option for all of you Detroit natives.

Location Info

Venue

Map

Sharky's Bar & Grill

17453 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Hideaway

14902 Preston Road, Dallas, TX

Category: Music

Addison Point

4578 Belt Line Road, Dallas, TX

Category: Music

Vernon's Grille

5290 S. Beltline Road, Grand Prairie, TX

Category: Music

Buffalo Joe's Sports Bar and Grill

3636 Frankford rd., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

McFadden's

4050 Belt Line Road, Addison, TX

Category: Music

Draft Picks Sports Bar & Grill

703 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

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62 comments
memphismane.ah
memphismane.ah

You can't leave out Wizards on Central Expressway in Richardson for KC Chiefs fans!

jaque1911
jaque1911

Eagles fans no longer meet at The Fox And Hound. We meet at The Wild Turkey in Lewisville as well as the Tavern on Main Street in Richardson.

ooozooo
ooozooo

Tailgaters just opened up on Midway (a little south of beltline) in the old Poke's location.  Lots of TVs, no team affiliation (yet), and they allow smoking in doors.  I think their pitchers were 5.99 domestics? That or 6.99. $1 off certain items on sunday.  

gcarusone
gcarusone

Buffalo Joes is a GREAT place to watch the Patriots but you have to be a proud, die hard fan. There are Giants fans when the two teams play at the same time, but as long as you are not afraid of trash talk and enjoy a little competition they are harmless. We are not afraid to mingle with other teams fans, and we are VERY proud of our Pats. If you get your feelings hurt easily or can't handle a rivalry, this is not a good place for you. We are Patriot Nation and will cheer our Pats on where people can see us, not hide out where only other Pats fans are. That's a day care, this is football!!!

Breaker19
Breaker19

Working in Dallas this year. Any place to catch a Texans game with friendlies without having to drive 4 hours?

ooozooo
ooozooo

Buffalo Joe's is not so bad for football season.  But I make it a point to avoid it if a Giants game is on.  The fans are usually drunk and extremely obnoxious.  I'm not sure if they are trying to fight me or give me a hard time and buy me a beer.

Buffalo Wild Wings on beltline in Addison usually has a few groups of Bears fans for the Chicago games.  I dont think its been officially recognized as a bears bar but its been consistent for the last 2 years.  The downside is a) you're at buffalo wild wings b) the smoke.  

Mark Haslett
Mark Haslett

Thanks for the article! Does anyone know a place in Dallas that will be pro-Bama for next week's Texas A&M-Alabama game?

John1073
John1073

The Quarter in Addison is an Aints bar.

JaimesonPaul
JaimesonPaul

Twilite Lounge has declared itself a Saints bar, Malarkey's on Trinity Mills is a Steelers bar as well. 

wkpoint
wkpoint

Addison Point just went through a HUGE remodel.  Oldest bar in Addison since 1977 and is now non smoking for lunch!

NewsDog
NewsDog

Lauren, RE: Vernon's:  just how do you remold a restaurant/bar and it's menu?

stephen.tkacs
stephen.tkacs

The Wild Turkey in Lewisville is where Patriots fans gather. Buffalo Joe's is a Giants bar.

stephen.tkacs
stephen.tkacs

The Wild Turkey in Lewisville is where Patriots fans gather. Buffalo Joe's is a Giants bar.

veruszetec
veruszetec

Buffalo Joes is also a Giants haunt.

It's a shame, I love that bar until football season. Then it's Giants/Pats-city. Go figure.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

Wizards is a Chiefs Bar

Also for any Browns fans in Arlington, (yes they do exist) Clicks Forestwood has a browns watching party with volume on one side of the bar.

Warren Johnson
Warren Johnson

I'm a Cowboys fan. Just not a Jerry Jones or Tony Romo fan

Casey Hunter
Casey Hunter

Randy Dreier Jacob Stamper TNT is the first one on the list.

jamessavik
jamessavik

glad that i'll be at home for the Ain't opener against the Dirty Birds enjoying a platter of raw oysters and gumbo

Gbaby1
Gbaby1

This article should not exist in the DALLAS Observer. 

Ryan Millard
Ryan Millard

McFaddens off beltline in Addison is the Buffalo Bills backers bar, not the seahawks... Bills also have Buffalo Bros out in FW. LETS GO BUFFALO!!!!!

Scott Weidert
Scott Weidert

Wizards in Richardson is a Chiefs bar on Sundays, including the required Arrowhead Tailgating.

Matt Fulls
Matt Fulls

list of bars for college games would be great too.

Mark Cain
Mark Cain

Packers at Vernons in Addison.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@JaimesonPaul disappointed in that, but hey I wont be visiting during football games anyhow so what does my opinion matter

xmantx
xmantx

@wkpoint that's good b/c I stay away from Addison bars b/c of smoke.

kfries1
kfries1

@NewsDog Apparently they can't tell the difference between "remold" and "remodel". Vernon's put in a patio and remodeled the inside. They are also trying to change it into a "gastro-pub", whatever that is. Most of the old menu is still there as are the employees.
My favorite hangout when I am i town. Great lunch menu. Chicken fried chicken and the pot pie, when they offer it, are killer. The honey drummers are a great snack as are all the items on the appetizer menu.

jaque1911
jaque1911

@stephen.tkacs The Eagles Nest also meets at The Wild Turkey as well as Tavern on Main Street in Richardson!

THUNDER_MUNKEY
THUNDER_MUNKEY

Yeah man, we have a Ravens Fan Club here in Dallas and we usually meet at McFaddens in Addison. Find us on FB and you can keep up with us.

ooozooo
ooozooo

@ScottsMerkin every bar is a cheifs bar this year, funny how that 9-0 record brings out all the new fans!

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

At least they didn't reach all the way to Denton. Hard to believe there are so few fan bars inside 635.

ooozooo
ooozooo

@Ryan Millard I went to McFaddens ONCE.  Haven't been back since.  I wore a sports team jersey (soccer) and was advised they couldnt let me in because it wasn't game day. (it was a saturday night, soccer games are on sunday morning)

I said, "wait, aren't you a sports bar?  You buy radio spots advertising that you are a great sports bar"  The door guy said they have a strict dress code and I'd have to wear a jacket over my sports team jersey.  

Walked in (with a jacket on) and noticed this strict dress code establishment allowed everyone to smoke inside.  I walked straight out and across the street to the back 9 or whatever its called.

laurendrewesdaniels
laurendrewesdaniels

@Ryan Millard The SouthWest Seahawkers will beg to differ Sunday at noon. 

NewsDog
NewsDog

@Matt Fulls   The Franchise Grill & Sports Bar.  3000 Custer Rd (at W Parker Rd) in Plano

48? screens and if they can find the game you want (they have satelite) they will usually put it on at least one screen if you ask nice.

ooozooo
ooozooo

@Mark Cain how packed does that bar get?  Say for like any regular fan wanting to be there for a game?

dczech98
dczech98

@Mark Cain  Any other packer bars in Dallas proper? High Point near Greenville and Forest used to be a good Packer Bar back in the day before it closed.

julie1310
julie1310

@wkpoint And if the new bright white asylum paint job wasn't enough to run us off, this crazy vendetta against Vernon's will. Jesus H. Christ man, calm down.

NewsDog
NewsDog

@wkpoint  Did you actually read the article and then read my comment?

Let me guess you are a DISD gradiate? 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@laurendrewesdaniels he wont see your reply, he is a FB commenter and has no clue that his comment is here or that you responded to him.  But im sure that info is relevant to others who may believe him

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@laurendrewesdaniels Its all good, FB commenters are in my firing line right now, I hate everything about them.  For every 1 FB comment that actually stokes reply comments and dialogue, there a 100 hundred that are useless racist shit

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