It's Ron Washington's job to come up with a winning lineup for the Rangers in the playoffs. It's our job to give you a roster of all-star sports bars to watch the post-season, whether it's a wild card matchup or the ALDS. Here's our lineup:
1. Frankie's Sports Bar & Grill: Our leadoff hitter can get on base (with 75-plus flatscreens) and deliver in the clutch with better than average food and drink specials. Fort Worth, Dallas and Lewisville. frankiesbar.com
2. Pour House and PhD: Dependable as ever in the two hole, Pour House is Fort Worth's favorite place to hang for drinks and games. And owner Eric Tschetter recently opened a new, smaller location called PhD in Oak Cliff. pourhousefw.com.
3. BoomerJack's Grill & Bar: BJ's can hit for power with bodacious burgers and supersized nachos. Locations in Fort Worth, Bedford and in Lincoln Square near the Ballpark. www.boomerjack.com.
4. Fox & Hound: Still a home-run hitter after all these years, Fox & Hound has six locations in DFW, including two in Fort Worth. www.foxandhound.com
5. Woody's Tavern: Purists love this old-school sports bar that has tons of TVs and great beer specials. No menu, but you can get pizza delivered from next door. In Fort Worth's Cityview area. www.woodystaverntexas.com
6. Pluckers Wing Bar: Don't overlook our six hitter, especially if wings are your thing. There are more than 50 flat-screens here, and nearly as many flavors of wings. Arlington Highlands. www.pluckers.com.
7. Barcadia: Known for its vintage video games, Barcadia is also a great place to watch the playoffs. Plus, you can play Ms. PacMan during the seventh-inning stretch. Fort Worth, Dallas locations. barcadiabars.com
8. Whiskey & Rye: A sneaky threat late in our lineup, Whiskey & Rye is tucked inside the Omni Hotel in downtown Fort Worth and has flat-screens everywhere you turn. www.whiskeyandryefw.com
9. Ojos Locos: The Latin-themed breastaurant looks good anywhere in the starting lineup. Fort Worth and Dallas locations. ojoslocos.com.