By Kristina Rowe, NewsCastic
If your favorite bar is starting to feel same-old, same-old, maybe it’s time to try something new. Music and food and adult beverages are wonderful, but sometimes, you just need a little more. We searched around to find some entertaining activities at bars throughout DFW.
Try some of these unique activities for a change of pace at a few new-to-you places. Don’t worry, you can still get your music and food and drink on – this is DFW after all!
Do You Feel Lucky?
Poker Tourneys at Jack’s Pub in McKinney
Mouth-watering burgers and sandwiches are on the menu at Jack’s Pub alongside frequent $3 Happy Hours and $5 drink specials on beers and cocktails. Several nights a week they host Texas Hold’em tourneys that are open to anyone and free to play. Change up your night out routine and win some cash while you’re at it.
Walk the Line
Karaoke at The Line Bar and Grill in Richardson
With fantastic food (pizza dough and sauce are made from scratch in house!) local spirits and craft beers, The Line Bar and Grill already offers lots of very good reasons to show up.
But on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and most Fridays, they have Karaoke too. Live bands play in their intimate setting on Saturdays, and Happy Hour is daily from 11 to 7. Yep, that’s 56 hours of Happy Hour.
What Do You Know
Pub Quiz at Trinity Hall in Dallas
It’s all Irish all the time at this great bar and restaurant in Mockingbird Station. Trinity Hall has the expected offerings of beer (more than 200 of them) and whiskey, live music (traditional Irish bands), and Irish pub food.
Surprises include a generous menu of shareable snacks, vegan, and gluten-free food options, and a very popular weekly Sunday night Pub Quiz. Play with your table to win cash and get a chance to win the Progressive Bonus Question pot.
Bazinga – There’s Jenga
Giant Jenga at The Foundry in Dallas
Bottled microbrewery beer or strong pours of your favorite cocktails – take your choice at The Foundry. Chicken Scratch restaurant also comes as part of the deal at this lively venue, and that means three words. Chicken. And. Waffles.
Their roomy space features a bar, outdoor storage containers you can sit inside, or a very large patio where you can enjoy your drinks. Giant Jenga games will keep you busy while DJs or live bands play on Fridays and Saturdays.
Open Mic at Audacity Brew House in Denton
Denton’s first microbrewery is best known for making craft beers onsite. With a steady weekly event calendar, Audacity Brew House in Denton delivers much more. Check them out for brewery tours and live music on Saturdays or better yet, make the music yourself at their Thursday evening Open Mic nights.
I’m Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer
Beer Pong at The House Sports Bar and Grill in Arlington
Great drink specials and yummy appetizers from their full kitchen will draw you to The House Sports Bar and Grill in Arlington. College nights bring out big crowds and you’ll find plenty of spirited play here. Pool, Jenga, shuffleboard, poker tourneys, and of course, Beer Pong will keep you coming back to this boisterous bar with a covered patio.
Throw Some 501
Darts at The Londoner in Addison
This brilliant British watering hole has everything you’d expect – traditional English dishes, whiskey, cider, and of course, beer. Watch your favorite (Premier Football League) match, or come for Wine Wednesdays. For something different, try your hand at throwing darts. You might get chuffed about your new pastime (and that’s a good thing.)
I Throw My Hands Up in the Air Sometimes
Cornhole Game at T & P Tavern in Fort Worth
Sometimes you just have to throw your hands up in the air. But if you’d rather, you can throw some beanbags, or more specifically corn bags at the board at T & P Tavern. The 24 beers on tap (including local craft brews), craft spirits, single malt scotches, and tasty fun food are just the start here. The 5,000 square-foot covered patio serves up loads of room for hanging out or enjoying games like cornhole or giant Jenga.
Whatever your interest or wherever you’re from in DFW, when you’re ready to change up your night moves, you’ll have loads of top-notch spots to choose from.