Fall means football in Texas, and part of the fun in watching is all the action and energy at local sports bars.
Our handpicked list of Dallas-Fort Worth's biggest game-watching venues offer good food and a great atmosphere, but more importantly lots of TVs, lots of beer and lots of like-minded sports fans to share in the excitement.
Whether you’re looking to watch college football, UFC, hockey or basketball, more often than not there’s a TV with your game on it at this joint. Christie's Uptown offers stiff pours and pool tables to complete the experience. 2811 McKinney Ave. #22, Dallas
Henderson Tap House
This Henderson Avenue watering hole quickly fills up its large space with sports fans on game days. Featuring weekly live music and weekend brunch, there’s plenty of action to keep you entertained during halftime. 2323 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas
No matter where you are in DFW, you can probably count on a BoomerJack's being nearby. The TVs lined up above the bar continue through most of the interior, a selling perk for fantasy league players and groups looking for both a good view and a more restaurant-like experience.
With an enormous menu, 60-inch HD TV screens and 36 beers on tap, Old Chicago in Mockingbird Station has something for everyone. I5319 E. Mockingbird Station, Ste. 100, Dallas
Flips Patio Grill
Flips Patio Grill boasts both an impressive, "Texas-sized" patio and a TV-filled, den-like interior that specifically caters to sports fans. And with locations in Grapevine and Fort Worth plus a full restaurant menu and and all-day happy hour, there's almost no reason not to visit Flips on game day. 415 West State Hwy 114, Grapevine; 6613 Fossil Bluff, Fort Worth
Part restaurant, part sports bar and part backyard venue, The Rustic is an uptown destination that's laid-back enough to not be considered "fancy" but still provides an elevated menu of American pub fare and a range of draught microbrews for any taste. Alumni groups and Dallas sports fans will take over the entire inside. 3656 Howell St., Dallas
No Frills Grill & Sports Bar
No Frills Grill boasts locations in Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield and Keller – as well as 100 HDTVS, video games and internet jukeboxes in each one – so there’s no excuse for missing a game no matter where you are in the Metroplex.
Houston Street Bar & Patio
A quintessential bar with a rooftop patio and easygoing atmosphere, Houston Street has a wide range of well-priced bottled and draught beers and often plays popular sporting events on its projector screens. 902 Houston St., Fort Worth