Where: Frankie's Sports Bar And Grill, 3227 McKinney Ave., 214-999-8932
When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
What: $1 off drinks, plus additional food or drink specials Monday through Thursday
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Why: Because you don't want to miss it when your Texas Rangers take on Tampa Bay at 1:37 p.m. tomorrow, and with more than 30 HD TV screens including two 10-foot projection screens, you're pretty sure to get a good seat. Cheap drinks for Uptown and $3 margaritas all day Thursdays adds to the appeal.
With an outpost in Lewisville as well as Uptown, Frankie's is a two-location business -- though with its clean, generic sports-bar decor and attitude-filled menu (Still calling them "Freedom Fries" and "Freedom Dip," seriously?) it could easily pass as an outpost of a national chain of bars. If you need to walk around during the seventh inning stretch, the museum-worthy collection of Cowboys memorabilia lining the walls is worth browsing.
But when you're concentrating on an afternoon ballgame, it doesn't matter if you're in a scenester hangout, a lounge filled with Ed Hardy shirts and Cosmo-drinking arm candy or a run-of-the-mill sports bar, as long as you've got a seat with a good view of the screen. At Frankie's, that's all but guaranteed.