The Best Sports Bars in Uptown to Watch the Games

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Calling all sports fans! Are you on the hunt for the best sports bars in Uptown to watch the Cowboys, Mavs, Stars, Rangers, or any other team play?! We’ve found some fun sports bars that offer not only a place to watch a game but also some great food and drinks!

Check out our master guide below for the best sports bars in Uptown to watch your favorite games for your next game day hangout spot!

One of our favorite sports bars to watch any game is The Nodding Donkey in the State Thomas neighborhood of Uptown, right across from State & Allen. We love coming there when the weather is great because they have an outdoor patio area with cornhole, jenga, and of course TVs.

Make sure to come hungry, their menu has lots of delicious game-day options like wings, brisket sandwiches, pizzas, tacos and an impressive draft and cocktail menu. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

Starting Sep 4 The Nodding Donkey will open at 10:30am on Saturdays for college football season.

Monday | 11:00am–12:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Thursday | 11:00am–12:00am
Friday | 11:00am–2:00am
Saturday |11:00am–2:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–12:00am

📍 The Nodding Donkey | 2900 Thomas Ave, Dallas, Texas, 75204

One of our favorite sports bars in Uptown is Katy Trail Icehouse. If you never been, add it to your list ASAP and thank us later. Katy Trail Ice House is such a fun place to be, especially when you want to catch a game. They have a bunch of outdoor TVs, cold beer, a great patio, are dog-friendly, and serve delicious food. We love getting their Ice House Quesadillas and their Summer Beer. Make sure to arrive early on game-day – it fills up fast. 

Monday | 11:00am–2:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am–2:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am–2:00am
Thursday | 11:00am–2:00am
Friday | 11:00am–2:00am
Saturday | 10:00am–2:00am
Sunday | 10:00am–2:00am

📍 Katy Trail Ice House | 3127 Routh St, Dallas, Texas, 75201

Looking for your living room away from home?! State & Allen is a casual restaurant and sports bar in Uptown where you can sip a refreshing drink while catching your favorite sports games on the big screen. They serve delicious comfort food like burgers and pizza, have a great selection of signature cocktails, drafts, seltzers, and we love coming there for brunch to catch some $4 mimosas.

Monday | 11am–10pm
Tuesday | 11am–10pm
Wednesday | 11am–10pm
Thursday | 11am–10pm
Friday | 11am–11pm
Saturday | 10am–11pm
Sunday | 10am–10pm

📍 State & Allen | 2400 Allen Street, Dallas, Texas, 75204

Uptown Pub is located in one of the landmark buildings on McKinney Avenue. They have a really spacious outdoor patio that even allows dogs. It’s such a fun place to hang out with your friends while catching your favorite teams on one of their big screen TV’s. It’s a very casual sports bar that has really good and affordable bar food. We really like their burgers and they have a great beer selection.

Monday | 11:00am–2:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am–2:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am–2:00am
Thursday | 11:00am–2:00am
Friday | 11:00am–2:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–2:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–2:00am

📍 Upwtown Pub | 3605 McKinney Ave Dallas, Texas, 75204

Happiest Hour brought sports bar watching to a whole new level. They have huge TVs scattered all over the place. Whether you’re sitting on their outdoor patio, inside, or their upstairs patio, there will be a TV for you to watch your favorite team play. Happiest Hour is a great place to go before any game at the American Airlines Center. Go before any Stars game and all you’ll is see green.

Their beverage menu features several signature cocktails, wines on tap and more than 50 different beers. Some of our favorite cocktails are Harwood paradise and The Boys Are Back. Happy Hour is served Monday through Thursday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Also, make sure to get a Nacho Tower. It’s basically a big bucket full of nachos, perfect a pre-game snack.

Monday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Tuesday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Wednesday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Thursday |4:00pm–2:00am
Friday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–12:00am

📍 Happiest Hour | 2616 Olive St, Dallas, Texas, 75201

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Vanessa is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do in Dallas City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in Dallas, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinDallas on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.