Best DFW Bars For The NFL’s Opening Games

August 20, 2015 7:00 AM

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Football is arguably one of Texas’ most important sports, and watching the opening games with a group of friends is the favorite pastime of many here in DFW. Your favorite team on the big screen, a cold drink, good friends and some great food, what more could you ask for? If only there were some places in the area where you could find all of these things. Luckily, there are many sports bars in the area offering just that. These are the top five bars to go to when you want to watch the NFL’s opening games.

Uncle Uber’s
2713 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 653-8237
www.uncleubers.comAt most sports bars, you are lucky if you can get some food that is tolerable because people are mostly going for the games and the drinks. However, when you can find a place that has all of those things and they are actually enjoyable? Then you have a winner. At Uncle Uber’s it is all about the sandwiches, so you can get some great sandwiches or burgers to wash down with a beer and enjoy while watching the game. At Uncle Uber’s most things are fresh, which is why they are so delicious. The fries are cut by hand, and the ice cream is made and the cookies baked in house every day. Burgers and beer go great with a football game and there are plenty of TVs to watch while enjoying the food.

Bryan Street Tavern
4315 Bryan St.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 821-4447
www.bryanstreettavern.comThe Bryan Street Tavern is all about the pizza and craft beer, but they have other great stuff on the menu as well. This bar is great for a variety of things, as there is always something going on such as trivia or live music. You can also always enjoy a good game of pool and watch the game. The patio area is perfect for enjoying an opening game on a nice night because there are TVs out there, too. The patio is also dog-friendly so you can bring your best friend along to enjoy the game with you if you’d like.

The Nodding Donkey
2900 Thomas Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 922-8898
www.thenoddingdonkey.comThe Nodding Donkey has undergone some changes recently that have only made it better and allow it to continue being one of the best sports bars in Dallas. The owner and chef has come up with a whole new menu that incorporates fresh and local ingredients, expended the brunch offerings, and added some great new craft beers to the menu. A local renowned designer also updated the look so it’s still comfortable, but also fresh. The 20 TVs in this bar make it one of the best places to go, as there isn’t a bad seat in the place. They also have parlor games to enjoy, a wrap-around patio that is cooled, and some delicious food to enjoy during the game.

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Press Box Grill
1623 Main St., Suite 101
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 747-8226
www.pressboxgrill.comThe Press Box Grill is located in the historic Wilson building, which has a Renaissance feel to it. This building was finished back in 1904 and was the first eight-story building in the whole state of Texas. While the building is very classic, The Press Box has everything in it that a modern sports bar needs for you to enjoy a great football game. That includes the 112-inch HD 1080p TV, 16 additional flat screens, and 36 beers on tap to enjoy during the game. If you’re looking to have a large party during the big game with your friends, you should look into reserving their Elevator Room. The food is upscale, and delicious bar food and goes great with a cold beer.

Henderson Tap House
2323 North Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(972) 677-7947
www.hendersontaphouse.comThis 7,000-square-foot bar has plenty of space for you and your friends along with the many TVs they have. The extra large covered patio provides even more space to enjoy the game in nice weather. The menu includes pub-style food, but you should really try their late night brick oven pizzas. Local and craft beers fill up the beer menu, but they also have craft and specialty cocktails if that’s what you’re into. Basically, everything you might want in a great place to watch the game, you’ll find here.

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