By Robert Nusser, NewsCastic
We’re all disappointed with the Cowboys 4-12 record this season, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t planning to watch the Super Bowl. Here are 10 cool places to catch the big game in the DFW area.
1. Henderson Tap House (2323 N Henderson Ave.)
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This is an all-day event, with prices ranging from $50 for a seat at the bar to $1500 for a large group (price includes wings, pizza, and beer). The Henderson Tap House will also feature live DJs spinning before and after the game for those who want to start early or keep the party going well into the night.
2. Alley Cats Super Bowling Party (2008 W Pleasant Ridge Rd., Arlington)
This family-friendly event features bowling, a pizza buffet, and unlimited soft drinks during the game for just $14.99 per person. The fun starts at 10 a.m. and there will be door prizes throughout the day.
3. Woody’s Tavern (4744 Bryant Irving Rd., Fort Worth)
For those on the west side of the metroplex, Woody’s Tavern is a great place to catch the game. Admission is free, and you can enjoy darts, pool tables, and foosball during the game. They even allow you to bring your own food! Doors open at 11 a.m., but Woody’s is strictly 21-and-up.
4. The Mule Pub’s Chili Cook-Off (5731 Locke Ave., Fort Worth)
Are you an amateur chef who wants to show off your skills? The Mule Pub in Fort Worth is hosting a chili cook-off as part of their Super Bowl event. $5 and a crockpot full of chili is your admission, and doors open at 4:00 p.m. The winner will receive $200.
5. Frankie’s Sports Bar Dallas (1303 Main St.)
Frankie’s is the spot for Carolina Panther fans. To celebrate Cam and the gang’s Super Bowl appearance, Frankie’s is offering Happy Hour all day, as well as raffles and giveaways. Free admission and doors open at 11 a.m.
6. The Granada Theater (3524 Greenville Ave.)
Bored with the sports bar atmosphere? Come on down to the Granada Theater and watch the game on the big screen. Admission is free, and there will be a cash bar, as well as prizes. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
7. The Nodding Donkey (5600 SMU Blvd.)
Voted “Best Sports Bar in Dallas” by D Magazine, this staple in the heart of SMU is offering a $25 package that includes 8 wings and a pitcher of beer. This is an RSVP-only event, so act now before space runs out.
8. The Owners Box Football-Themed Menu (555 S Lamar St.)
Let’s face it — Super Bowl parties are often more about the food than the actual game itself. This bar in the Omni Dallas hotel is offering two Super Bowl-themed dishes, a Denver omelet burger and a Carolina pulled pork donut sandwich, to go along with their 70 TVs to watch the game. It’s $25 to reserve a seat, and the fun starts at 11:00 a.m.
9. Sharky’s Bar and Grill (17453 Preston Rd.)
Sharky’s is the official meeting location of Denver Broncos fans in the DFW area. The huge, open seating area will be filled with orange and blue, so if you’re rooting for Peyton and the boys, this is the spot for you. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and there is no cover charge.
10. 1310 The Ticket’s Official Watch Party (2713 Canton St.)
The Bomb Factory is a legendary concert venue in Deep Ellum. This is a free, all-ages event sponsored by local sports station, 1310 The Ticket. Doors open at 4:00 p.m., and there will be prizes given away throughout the game.