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Best DFW Bars To Watch Rangers Opening Day

April 2, 2012 4:00 AM

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A Texas Rangers baseball hat shown on April 9, 2009 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

A Texas Rangers baseball hat shown on April 9, 2009 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

This baseball season, there are plenty of DFW bars sure to deliverer a grand slam on opening day. Cheer for your favorite team, enjoy a cold beverage and enjoy the start to a great season at one of DFW’s best baseball bars. Here are the best bars to catch every inning of opening day action.
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The Fan Sports Lounge
2990 Olive St
Dallas, Texas 75219
(214) 272-3908
www.thefansportslounge.com

Hours: Mon to Tues 7 p.m. – 10 p.m; Weds – 5 p.m. – 2 a.m., Thurs to Fri – 4 p.m. – 12 a.m., Sat to Sun – 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

About a baseball’s toss away from American Airlines Center in Victory Park is the new Fan Sports Lounge. Since it opened in October of 2011, this joint is quickly winning over fans of its own. The style is modern, spacious, and open, with a 200-square inch TV and 27 others to watch the game on. There are even TVs in the bathroom and two 3-D TVs in private rooms that you can rent by the hour for your next watching party.

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Frankie’s Sports Bar
3227 McKinney
Dallas, Texas 75204
(214) 999-8932
www.frankiesbar.com

Hours: Daily 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Frankie’s Sports Bar makes watching sports look cool. This trendy hangout on McKinney Avenue literally overflows with revelers during busy sports games. You can’t drive down McKinney Avenue and not see sports fans crowded out on to the patio and beyond. Frankie’s has 30 hi-def plasma TVs to guarantee you won’t miss a minute of the action. Also, be sure to try its spinach artichoke crawfish dip or the mouth-watering spank me burger.

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View of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington before a game. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Milo Butterfingers
5645 SMU Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75206
(214) 368-9212

Hours: Mon to Sat 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Located close to the SMU campus, the joint is popular with the college crowd–who tend to go later at night–and a more mature audience, who gather during happy hour. From the walls bedecked with dusty sports memorabilia to the floors, it’s the perfect dive bar. You know, the kind of place where you’ll wipe off the seat before sitting down. However, the beer is cheap and the staff is friendly and you won’t find yourself alone watching the games on opening day.

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T & P Tavern
221 W. Lancaster, Suite #1000
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(817) 885-8878
www.tptavern.com

Hours: Mon to Fri, Sun – 4 p.m. – 2 a.m., Sat – 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.

T & P Tavern may just be the best in Fort Worth. For one, the building surrounding it is steeped in a rich history. Built in the 1930’s, it’s actually a working train station; the Trinity Railway Express runs through here daily. The tavern itself, with its art deco architecture and ornate ceilings, is open and inviting. You’ll instantly feel comfortable. If you’re hungry, munch from an inspired menu, namely BBQ-brisket sliders, chicken caesar sandwiches or Albuquerque turkey paninis. Nice selection of beers on tap, too. The TV’s are elevated and easily visible. Enjoy a great meal and catch a game at T & P Tavern.

 Best DFW Bars To Watch Rangers Opening Day

Photo Credit: Boomerjack’s Grill & Bar

Boomerjack’s Grill & Bar
2600 W. 7th St
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(817) 810-2666
www.boomerjack.com

Hours: Daily 10:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Boomerjack’s has it all: more than a dozen 42-inch plasma TV’s, outstanding service, and mouthwatering food, including a homemade menu and the best banana pudding in the universe, according to a money back guarantee. Throw in the coldest beer in Fort Worth and a spacious pedestrian friendly patio and you’ve got everything you need to enjoy the next game. Boomerjack’s is located in the newly restored Montgomery Ward building downtown, only a short walking distance from the Fort Worth Cultural Center.

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