Football: The Real Reason For Togetherness
Choosing the right Thanksgiving watering hole is clutch. You’ll want a place that’s busy and has the game on. Otherwise it feels like you’re drinking alone on a holiday. Here’s a little list of spots that are open, showing the Cowboys versus Redskins game and loaded with future friends. Bryan Street Tavern, 4315 Bryan St.: This East Dallas haunt is great for a few reasons, like the dog-friendly patio and never-ending list of Texas-sprung beers. Also, it will get PACKED. They’re expecting a nice crowd to form by the 3:15 p.m. kickoff, but haven’t nailed down any drink specials just yet. Visit bryanstreettavern.com. The Owner’s Box, 555 S. Lamar St., in the Omni: Opening bright and early at 11 a.m. and closing up at midnight, this fancy-pants sports bar offers plush accommodations for the well-heeled rooter. But don’t be discouraged by the bling, it’ll have happy hour during the game from 3 to 7 p.m. You can cheer on the Boys while downing $4 drafts of Miller Lite, Bud Light and Shiner and $6 margaritas and glasses of house wine while living it up at one of Dallas’ poshest spots. Navigate the main website, omnihotels.com, for more information. Nodding Donkey, 2900 Thomas Ave.: This Uptown party locale runs a limited tacos-only menu on Thanksgiving, which is what we’d all eat anyway if tradition didn’t run interference. The bar will have happy hour prices from 3 to 7 p.m., which means $3 drafts and wells for eager fans. And for that, let us all give thanks. Visit thenoddingdonkey.com.
Thu., Nov. 22, 2012
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