Thursday, January 23, 2014
Best bars in Dallas to watch the 2014 Super Bowl
Or, put another way: Watering holes where the beer's always cold.
Here's hoping Super Bowl XLVIII, scheduled for Sunday, February 2, will actually take place on Sunday. "A storm of massive proportions" could affect kickoff, says the Chicago Tribune.
But for those of us far, far away from the ice and snow (and thankful it's not our fault this year), let's get serious: Where's the cheap beer? Here are the best bars and events for watching the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl:
Reality check: Monkey around at Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, the new restaurant and music venue opened by Fast N' Loud reality TV star Richard Rawlings. Tickets to the Super Bowl party are $25, and the price includes a buffet and raffle ticket prices. There's plenty of seating in the restaurant, bar and heated outdoor patio to grab a 22-ounce draft beer and settle in front of a flatscreen. VIP booths are also available for $200.
For serious beer drinkers: At the Flying Saucers in Addison and on Lake Ray Hubbard, Texas brews cost $3 during the game. The Saucer is also known for its extensive selection for the beer knurd you know. (Fun fact: "Knurd" is "drunk" backwards. Not a coincidence.) Geek out on Super Bowl Sunday with a few drinks and specially-priced appetizers.
Wing it: All four Humperdinks have more than 40 TVs, says the owner. Check out the boneless wings special: 10 for $7.50, 30 for $19.99 or even 50 for $29.99. (They're also available to go.) Drink specials include $3 pints of beer, $4 Fireball Whisky shots, and Bloody Marys made with Tito's vodka for $6.99. Locations are on Greenville Avenue in Dallas; on Northwest Highway in Dallas; and in Addison and Arlington.
What kind of Super Bowl partier are you?Find out here.
For the young and restless: Uptown's your best spot if you'd like to bar hop on Super Bowl Sunday. The indoor/outdoor bar Nodding Donkey near State and Allen streets in Uptown has a chill vibe, with cornhole and a few arcade games, but it tends to get crowded. Try a mason jar of their Donkey Punch -- or don't, if you have to work on Monday. If you're the type who takes Sunday Funday seriously, walk your high heels to Primebar for its patio party, with brunch for late risers until 4 p.m. You might also want to check out Three Sheets Uptown, a brand-new bar on McKinney Avenue slated to open January 27.
Have a super time bowling: Let's say you'd rather keep one eye on the television and one eye on the bowl. (See what I did there?) From 4 to 11 p.m. Super Bowl Sunday, Bowl & Barrel in the Shops at Park Lane has a $100 special that includes bowing, shoes for up to eight bowlers, and appetizers like ghost pepper peanuts and mini hot dogs.
House party hints
You may have heard about the Velveeta shortage, and you're no doubt going to need queso if you're hosting at home. Here's a recipe to make your own Velveeta substitute.
If football just ain't your thing
Tune in Sunday afternoon to Animal Planet for the Puppy Bowl. Even if you're watching the game, you might want to save it on your DVR. It's cuteness overload.
Know of a Super Bowl party we didn't mention? Tell us why it's your top pick in the comments section below.