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Where To Eat and Drink This TX/OU Weekend If Uptown's Not Your Thing

Where To Eat and Drink This TX/OU Weekend If Uptown's Not Your Thing

Last year I rode a bicycle up McKinney Avenue and was amazed at the sea of sweatshirts emblazoned with TX and OU. People where everywhere. And people were drunk. While it's obvious that a certain demographic feels right at home yucking it up in Uptown, the scene can come off a little fratty for others.

Here are seven places to eat and/or drink in Dallas if butt-chugging is not for you.

Whitehall Exchange (Pictured above) I'm not a fan of their food, but this corner bar in the Bishop Arts District is a heck of a place for a beer when the weather is good. Sit on the outdoor bar stools and watch the game on the big screens inside. Then walk to Veracruz Cafe and get yourself some killer Mexican food.

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Where To Eat and Drink This TX/OU Weekend If Uptown's Not Your Thing

Deep Ellum Brewery These guys are throwing parties all weekend long, and there's no way they'll run out of beer. While food trucks often swarm the DEBC's events there's much better chow to be had in Deep Ellum. Walk a few blocks to Cane Rosso and get yourself a pizza pie. They have DEBC beers on tap, too.

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City Tavern Cold no-nonsense beer, and passable bar food. Try the jalepeno poppers with an ice cold bud and watch the game on the massive screen at the end of the bar.

 

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Miss you, Lucille!

Lakewood Landing Drink like a real local at the Landing. The place serves good wings, and the people that take the stools to your left and right are always fun to talk to. Maybe try not to touch any surfaces in the bathroom, though.

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Where To Eat and Drink This TX/OU Weekend If Uptown's Not Your Thing

The Owner's Box Dude, they have a frozen strip of metal that runs the length of the bar and keeps your beer cold all the way down to the dregs. The TV's are so big you can see them from the moon, and the place is massive. If you don't like sports bars that feel like soulless sports bars you're not going to like it here, but no other bar in Dallas packs in more pixels per square foot. Killer wings, too.

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The Old Monk This Henderson Avenue mainstay earned the Best Bar Food award on top of the Best Place to Watch the Game. What more do you need?

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Whitehall Exchange
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Deep Ellum Brewing Co.

2823 Saint Louis St.
Dallas, TX 75226

214-888-3322

www.deepellumbrewing.com

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Lakewood Landing

5818 Live Oak St.
Dallas, TX 75214

214-823-2410

www.lakewood-landing.com

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The Old Monk

2847 Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

214-821-1880

www.oldmonkdallas.com

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City Tavern

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