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10 Dallas Bars and Restaurants to Support on Game Day

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Texans, rejoice! Sports are back in action, and our football-loving state has no shortage of options for fans to eat, drink, and cheer on their team. And while this season, many of us will be celebrating game day at home or at a safe distance outdoors, it’s more important than ever to support the local bars and restaurants that are our home away from home during football season.

To help ensure our fan destinations are still open when we can come together again, we’ve teamed up with Crown Royal to highlight 10 of our favorite game-day spots in Dallas.

In a city known for its barbecue and breweries (not to mention cocktail lists a mile long — Crown Royal included), it’s no surprise that a game isn’t complete without a Texas-size spread. And with takeout and delivery options, there’s no reason not to leave the food and drinks to the pros so you can concentrate on the field on the big screen.

A number of Dallas-area bars and restaurants have resumed dine-in service at limited capacity, including several on this map. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on local regulations during the Covid-19 pandemic, visit the City of Dallas website.

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1. Maple Landing

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5855 Maple Ave Ste 190
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 612-6473
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Maple Landing starts brunch service at 11 a.m. and has NFL Sunday Ticket, so this is where you want to be for the early games and anything from out of town. Saddle up to the bar for the $5 Crown Royal happy hour, and order the brisket poutine fries while you’re at it. The game room — a special back room dedicated to pool, foosball, and sports — is open to the public, but reservable by request.

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2. Inwood Tavern

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7717 Inwood Rd
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 353-2666
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Inwood Tavern is a historic favorite among Dallas happy hour-goers. The redesigned patio and unexpectedly upscale bites make for an easy “yes” when looking for a game-time destination. On Wednesday, Crown Royal is $5 after 7pm. Try it with their “world famous” hot dog during halftime.

3. Cedar Springs Tap House

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4123 Cedar Springs Rd #100
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 377-7446
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Welcome to the happiest bar in Texas. Cedar Springs Tap House is large, welcoming, and full of character. Regulars gather for the food and drink, but the real win is in the 100% inclusive atmosphere. Add this to your list if you’re looking for attentive service and some potential new friends (not to mention reasonably priced burgers). And if you’re going for a game, don’t forget your jersey.

4. Hero

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3090 Olive St
Dallas, TX 75219
(469) 300-4199
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Sister restaurant to Dallas-favorite HG Sply Co., Hero is a massive indoor/outdoor space for quite literally any occasion. The menu is full of fresh, anti-bar-food delicacies, while the drink options never disappoint. Say goodbye to rickety high-top tables, because Hero offers cozy couch seating in its lounge spaces so fans can cheer in complete comfort. Snag a Vegas Bomb with Crown and coconut alongside your order of wings.

5. Tate's

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2723 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(972) 913-4220
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Centered in Dallas’s liveliest district for 20-somethings, Tate’s is known for its drink specials. Make sure to check the bar’s website and social media for upcoming game-specific cocktail deals — otherwise, you can’t go wrong with a Crown Royal Old Fashioned. Possibly the best part? The spacious patio accommodates groups even with distancing protocols.

6. CutiePies Pizza & Bar

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2916 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 238-6348
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A game and a slice? Sold. CutiePies boasts “the best pizza in Dallas,” and locals agree. Open for dine in or takeout (say, if you’re doing game night from your couch), CutiePies is a great option for no-frill sports lovers who don’t want to sacrifice quality. Order the garlic knots and thank us later.

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7. The Nodding Donkey Uptown

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2900 Thomas Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 922-8898
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The Nodding Donkey is arguably a saloon. Known by many as “the best patio in Dallas,” this spot delivers when it comes to drinks and distancing. Twenty big-screen TVs cover the walls of this Uptown bar and kitchen, while gourmet chef-approved dishes line the menu. The brisket queso is a must — especially on the side of a Crown and cola.

8. Slater's 50/50

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2817 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 888-0158
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Slater’s 50/50 is not for the faint of heart. With burgers the size of your face — and bacon to match — this slightly more upscale sports bar is likely to put you down for a nap after the game. Another Lower Greenville favorite, Slater’s is great for daily happy hour and massive shareable plates. Round up your best sports fans and make a day out of this one.

9. Dodie's

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2821 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 823-7333
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Another go-to for brunch, Dodie’s is as much for seafood fans as it is for sports fans. The fresh New Orleans fare and casual atmosphere are enough to make anyone a regular in no time. And, it’s right in the thick of Lower Greenville — one of Dallas’s hipper bar neighborhoods. Go for the game, stay for the crawfish.

10. OT Tavern

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3606 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-7500
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OT is one more Crown Royal-specific happy hour to add to your list. This being a more divey spot than others mentioned here, OT specializes in, well, specials. If the game itself doesn’t interest you, then the daily deals on pub food and drinks will. Snag a spot at one of the many pool tables and you’ll be set for hours.

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1. Maple Landing

5855 Maple Ave Ste 190, Dallas, TX 75235
A table with platters of burgers, fries, and tacos Courtesy of Maple Landing

Maple Landing starts brunch service at 11 a.m. and has NFL Sunday Ticket, so this is where you want to be for the early games and anything from out of town. Saddle up to the bar for the $5 Crown Royal happy hour, and order the brisket poutine fries while you’re at it. The game room — a special back room dedicated to pool, foosball, and sports — is open to the public, but reservable by request.

5855 Maple Ave Ste 190
Dallas, TX 75235

2. Inwood Tavern

7717 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75209

Inwood Tavern is a historic favorite among Dallas happy hour-goers. The redesigned patio and unexpectedly upscale bites make for an easy “yes” when looking for a game-time destination. On Wednesday, Crown Royal is $5 after 7pm. Try it with their “world famous” hot dog during halftime.

7717 Inwood Rd
Dallas, TX 75209

3. Cedar Springs Tap House

4123 Cedar Springs Rd #100, Dallas, TX 75219

Welcome to the happiest bar in Texas. Cedar Springs Tap House is large, welcoming, and full of character. Regulars gather for the food and drink, but the real win is in the 100% inclusive atmosphere. Add this to your list if you’re looking for attentive service and some potential new friends (not to mention reasonably priced burgers). And if you’re going for a game, don’t forget your jersey.

4123 Cedar Springs Rd #100
Dallas, TX 75219

4. Hero

3090 Olive St, Dallas, TX 75219

Sister restaurant to Dallas-favorite HG Sply Co., Hero is a massive indoor/outdoor space for quite literally any occasion. The menu is full of fresh, anti-bar-food delicacies, while the drink options never disappoint. Say goodbye to rickety high-top tables, because Hero offers cozy couch seating in its lounge spaces so fans can cheer in complete comfort. Snag a Vegas Bomb with Crown and coconut alongside your order of wings.

3090 Olive St
Dallas, TX 75219

5. Tate's

2723 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

Centered in Dallas’s liveliest district for 20-somethings, Tate’s is known for its drink specials. Make sure to check the bar’s website and social media for upcoming game-specific cocktail deals — otherwise, you can’t go wrong with a Crown Royal Old Fashioned. Possibly the best part? The spacious patio accommodates groups even with distancing protocols.

2723 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

6. CutiePies Pizza & Bar

2916 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
A bar and restaurant Courtesy of CutiePies Pizza & Bar

A game and a slice? Sold. CutiePies boasts “the best pizza in Dallas,” and locals agree. Open for dine in or takeout (say, if you’re doing game night from your couch), CutiePies is a great option for no-frill sports lovers who don’t want to sacrifice quality. Order the garlic knots and thank us later.

2916 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

7. The Nodding Donkey Uptown

2900 Thomas Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

The Nodding Donkey is arguably a saloon. Known by many as “the best patio in Dallas,” this spot delivers when it comes to drinks and distancing. Twenty big-screen TVs cover the walls of this Uptown bar and kitchen, while gourmet chef-approved dishes line the menu. The brisket queso is a must — especially on the side of a Crown and cola.

2900 Thomas Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

8. Slater's 50/50

2817 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Slater’s 50/50 is not for the faint of heart. With burgers the size of your face — and bacon to match — this slightly more upscale sports bar is likely to put you down for a nap after the game. Another Lower Greenville favorite, Slater’s is great for daily happy hour and massive shareable plates. Round up your best sports fans and make a day out of this one.

2817 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

9. Dodie's

2821 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Another go-to for brunch, Dodie’s is as much for seafood fans as it is for sports fans. The fresh New Orleans fare and casual atmosphere are enough to make anyone a regular in no time. And, it’s right in the thick of Lower Greenville — one of Dallas’s hipper bar neighborhoods. Go for the game, stay for the crawfish.

2821 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

10. OT Tavern

3606 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

OT is one more Crown Royal-specific happy hour to add to your list. This being a more divey spot than others mentioned here, OT specializes in, well, specials. If the game itself doesn’t interest you, then the daily deals on pub food and drinks will. Snag a spot at one of the many pool tables and you’ll be set for hours.

3606 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

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