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Best damn sports bars in DFW

Posted 4:27pm on Tuesday, Jan. 04, 2011

Traditional sports bars

Fox and Hound, (multiple area locations): The granddaddy of Fort Worth sports bars. 604 Main St., Fort Worth. 817-338-9200; www.tentcorp.com

BoomerJack's Grill & Bar, Bedford: Snag a spot on the patio and dig into the Super Bowl nachos. 2300 W. Airport Freeway, Bedford (11 locations, including ones in Lincoln Square in Arlington right near AT&T Stadium.). 817-267-0267; www.boomerjack.com.

Pour House, Fort Worth: Same chill atmosphere and good food, plus lots of TVs. 2725 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth. 817-335-2575; www.pourhousefw.com.

Frankie's: The Sundance Square sports has great good and great views of flatscreens wherever you look. 425 W. 3rd St, Fort Worth, (817) 870-9090; (a second location in Lewisville) www.frankiesbar.com.

Humperdink's, Arlington: Walking distance to Rangers Ballpark, and they brew their own beer. 700 Six Flags Drive, Arlington (other area locations). 817-640-8553; www.humperdinks.com.

Bobby V's Sports Gallery Cafe, Arlington: Named for former Rangers manager Bobby Valentine, this place is stocked with sports memorabilia. Its signature is the boxing ring in which you can sit and eat. 4301 S. Bowen Road, Arlington. 817-467-9922; www.bobbyvsports.com.

Baker St. Pub & Grill, Fort Worth: Fish and chips, and tons of TVs. What else do you need? 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. 817-377-9772; www.sherlockspubco.com.

Woody's Tavern, Fort Worth: Old-school sports bar with lots of TVs and great beer specials. No menu, but you can't get pizza delivered from next door. 4744 Bryant Irvin Road, St. 946, Fort Worth, 817-732-4936.

High-end sports spots

Texan Station Sports Bar, in the Gaylord Texan: The lounge's calling card is the huge TV. By huge, we mean more than 50 feet wide. Feet, not inches. 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine. 817-778-2210; www.gaylordhotels.com.

Cool River Cafe, Las Colinas: The bar area is full of TVs, including a massive one in the center. There is also a cigar lounge and pool tables. Tear into one of their great steaks while watching all the games. 1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving. 972-871-8881; www.coolrivercafe.com.

Whiskey & Rye , Fort Worth: It's inside the Omni Hotel and has flat-screens everywhere you turn. It also serves Fort Worth's very own Rahr & Sons beer. 1300 Houston St., Fort Worth. 817-535-6664; www.omnihotels.com.

Houlihan's Bar & Grill, Arlington Highlands: Another bar-restaurant that attracts the big-time sports fan. We loved the fact that the game's sound is on. 401 E. Interstate 20, Arlington (also in Dallas and Garland). 817-375-3863; www.houlihans.com.

Breastaurants

Bone Daddy's, Grapevine: If you love beautiful girls, cold beer and sports, you simply can't do better. 1720 William D. Tate Ave., Grapevine (also in Arlington and Dallas). 817-251-0835; www.bonedaddys.com.

Twin Peaks, Addison: It has the feel of a country lodge that you never want to leave. 5260 Belt Line Road, Addison (also in Bedford and throughout the area). 972-503-7325; www.twinpeaksrestaurant.com.

Jakes Hamburgers, Fort Worth: There are multiple locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, but our favorite for watching games is in west Fort Worth, and you can't beat the big burgers. 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 240, Fort Worth. 817-737-5253; www.jakesburgers.net.

Hooters, Dallas' West End: The "World's Largest Hooters." Nuff said. 2201 N. Lamar St., Dallas. 214-979-9464; www.hooterstexas.com.

3rd Base Sports Bar & Grill, Arlington: The bar offers great views of TVs wherever you turn and its only a punt or two away from Cowboys Stadium. 812 Arlington Downs Road, Arlington. 817-633-8720; www.thirdbase-sportsbar.com.

Ojos Locos, Dallas and Fort Worth: Spanish for "Crazy Eyes," you won't believe your eyes at this Latin-themed breastaurant. 515 Houston St., Fort Worth, (817) 289-5626. (Dallas location at 10230 Technology Blvd. E.) ojoslocos.com.

Wing dingers

Pluckers Wing Bar, Arlington Highlands: We counted 52 flat-screens and about as many flavors of wings. 4000 Bagpiper Way, Suite 140, Arlington. 817-784-2473; www.pluckers.com.

Hooters, North Collins in Arlington: Sure we love the waitresses, but the boneless wings platter ($5.99 on Wednesdays) is awesome as well. This place will be packed for the Series. 1511 N. Collins St., Arlington. 817-265-3861; www.hooterstexas.com.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Fort Worth: In what was once a Don Pablo's, this Buffalo Wild Wings has two levels with a good bar upstairs that includes a patio. 5601 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth (many area locations). 817-423-2999; www.buffalowildwings.com.

Buffalo Bros Pizza Wings & Subs: A cool TCU-area hangout with really good wings and pizza. 3015 S. University Drive, Fort Worth. 817-386-9601; www.buffalobrostx.com.

Wingstop, multiple locations: They've served more than a billion (with a "B") wings, so it's hard to argue with that kind of success. www.wingstop.com.

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