Other than watching a game in person, there’s nothing more exciting than watching a game with a bunch of like-minded sports fans—preferably in a place where you can grab a drink and a bite to eat. Even better is being able to bring the family along with you so you won’t have to pawn the kiddos off on a sitter. These DFW watering holes offer an ideal family-friendly atmosphere so that the entire clan can get in on the game.
Lakewood’s 1st & 10
6465 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 316
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 826-0110
www.facebook.com/Lakewoods-1st-10With some of the best bar grub in town, this neighborhood watering hole attracts an assortment of folks of every age—whether it’s for game watching or just to chow down on its famous point burgers. With big screen TVs lining the walls, broadcasting multiple games simultaneously, there’s not a chance of missing out on any of the action. And don’t worry about the little ones getting bored, they’ll be in good company with the hoards of other kids that regularly accompany their sports-minded parents. Or if all else fails, there’s video games up front to keep them occupied so you can stay glued to the game.
Katy Trail Ice House Outpost
4700 W. Park Blvd.
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 599-9000
www.katytrailicehouse.comIf you’re located north of the Bush Turnpike, head over to Katy Trail Ice House’s Plano location where you’ll find the perfect setting for the entire family to enjoy the game. The wall-to-wall flat screens give sports fans a 360-degree view of action, and if the kids get restless, there’s a huge backyard beer garden for them to run off all of their energy and even play a game of cornhole. The excellent lineup of brews and bites, as well as a special menu for younger sports fans, makes this spot a perfect score every time.Related: Best Bars To Watch Hockey In DFW

Flips Patio Grill
6613 Fossil Bluff Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76137
(817) 847-4424
www.flipsgrill.comWith giant-screen TVs at every turn, don’t be surprised if you show up for a game with several hundred other eager sports fans. Local brews, awesome cocktails and amazing food are several more reasons why this spot reels in the crowds. But no worries, the place is huge and there’s plenty of room for everyone, including a separate eating area for families to get away from the roaring bar scene. Don’t be too disappointed if the kids aren’t paying attention to the game. They’ll likely be preoccupied with the menagerie of taxidermy animals that fill in the decor.
Red Dog Right
3311 E. State Highway 114
Southlake, TX 76092
(817) 289-7444
www.reddogright.comYou might expect a place that’s named after a football play to be an ordinary sports bar, but actually, Red Dog Right is much more than that. Rather than being filled with wall-to-wall sports memorabilia, this family-friendly bar is decked out with comfy sofas, booths and tables — all within eyesight of the 50 massive HD TVs broadcasting the game. There’s also plenty going on to keep kids entertained ranging from a video arcade with Golden Tee and Power Putt to outdoor games like Chinese checkers, volleyball and basketball. Add in upscale food and 29 beers on tap, and you’ve got a sports bar that will impress both sports geeks and anti-sports fans alike.
Bobby V’s Sports Gallery Cafe
4301 S. Bowen Road
Arlington, TX 76016
(817) 467-9922
www.bobbyvsports.comIf over 50 HD TVs aren’t enough to wow you, then perhaps the daily happy hours and $12.95 sirloin steak dinners will do the trick. Not only that, but kids can eat free every Monday. Adding to the overall game-watching experience is the massive sports memorabilia that lines the walls. And where else can you chomp on a burger inside of a boxing ring?Related: Best Rainy Day Activities In DFW

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