The Super Bowl is the biggest event in American sports. It seems to generate more excitement than the Olympics (it definitely spawns more bar fights.). So where will you be watching the action? If there’s one thing we know here in Texas it’s sports, so it’s really no surprise our sports bars are so plentiful and aptly stocked. Projection screens? Check. More than 100 beer options? You got it. Looking to switch up your game day watching party? Try one of these Haute 5 viewing spots.
1 Black Finn
The best place in Addison to watch the big game just got better, with Usher's post-game bash going on Sunday afternoon and night. Get in early to nab hot seats, and chow down on flat bread pizzas, specialty burgers, fish and chips and much more. Test your drinking skills with their 16 ounce beer tower, with your choice of ice-cold brew.
4440 Belt Line Rd, 469.374.7667, http://www.blackfinndallas.com/
2 Hully & Mo's Taproom
Brett Hull and Mike Modano founded this neighborhood sports bar, and you know what happens when NHL players get involved in the service industry: things get crazy. Televisions are inset in Texas Hill Country limestone throughout the bar, and drop-down big screens are strategically placed throughout the bar and lounge area, to ensure you'll get a view from wherever you're enjoying your slow-cooked baby back ribs or handmade pizza. (Pssst...get your Sunday fun-day on with their awesome brunch).
2800 Routh St., 214.954.0203, www.hullyandmo.com.
3 Ten Sports Grill
Located in the heart of historic Deep Ellum, Ten Sports Grill was nominated by Forbes magazine as one of the best bars in the country to watch the Super Bowl. The 10 plasma screens and 110-inch projection screen make it the best place in town to feel like you're actually there. Former strength and conditioning coach for the Mavericks Chad Lewis created Ten Sports Grill five years ago, and since then the bar has played host to the likes of Shaq and Kobe. Ten is also known for its menu that has even those uninterested in sports coming back for seconds. Try their crab claws or homemade potato chips dusted in your choice of 10 spices.
1302 Main St., 214.748.1010,www.tensportsgrill.com.
4 Trinity Hall
This Irish pub at Mockingbird Station is a local favorite, whether you're enjoying a drink after some shopping or grabbing a quick bite before you walk over to the Angelika for a movie. Trinity is already gearing up for a crowd, advising viewers to come in early game day to reserve a seat. With a giant beer selection, good food and a spacious patio, Trinity Hall is a town favorite for any kind of sports viewing. Plus, tons of parking! Super bonus this week.
5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, 214.887.3600, www.trinityhall.tv.
5 Frankie's Sports Bar and Grill
Noted as Dallas' best sports bar in 2010 by D Magazine, Frankie's is the place to watch any game uptown. Guaranteed to be a "see and be seen" kind of place this weekend, head to Frankie's for some celeb spotting, a great brunch 'till 3 p.m., $3 mimosas and a bloody mary bar to die for. And with 30 HD screens, you can be sure to see the action from any angle in the place.
3227 McKinney Ave, (214) 999-8932, www.frankiesbar.com