Best Bars to Cheer on the Dallas Stars Playoff Run | Dallas Observer


15 Bars to Watch the Dallas Stars Stanley Cup Playoff Run

Christie's was made for playoff hockey.
Christie's was made for playoff hockey. Lauren Drewes Daniels
No bell rang. It's not over.

The Dallas Stars are headed back to Las Vegas Saturday for Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, trailing 3 games to 1. We've been keeping an eye out for restaurants and bars that are showing the games. Below is a collection of places that will have the game on and volume up, many with game-time specials.

Go Stars!

Christie’s Sports Bar

2817 Greenville Ave., Lower Greenville
With 69 HD TVs and two 120-inch projector screens, you won’t miss a single Dallas Stars goal while watching the games at Christie's on Lower Greenville. This longtime institution for watching local sports pours satisfying drinks as well.

Community Beer Co.

3110 Commonwealth Drive
During the Stars' playoffs run Community Beer Co. has been offering a burger bundle for $15 (a burger, fries and a beer or non-alcoholic beverage), from about 30 minutes prior to puck drop through the end of the game. They'll have the game on, and the big taproom here is always fun, hockey playoffs or not.

Four Corners Brewing

1311 S. Ervay St., The Cedars
Four Corners is the perfect place for the casual Stars fan. Located just south of downtown, Four Corners offer a wide array of house crafted brews with some light Tex-Mex fare. With a large taproom and outside patio area, Four Corners is a fun spot to hang out, have a drink and watch the playoffs.

Happiest Hour

2616 Olive St.
Happiest Hour is an ideal place to soak in all the sports vibes. The 12,000-square-foot space has TVs in just about every corner and wall, both inside and out. They also have foot-long fried cheese sticks and more than 50 craft beers on tap. Can't loose.

High Fives

1804 McMillan Ave., Knox-Henderson
In the bio of the Dallas Stars Twitter page, you can find the words “we like to have fun here.” They were probably at High Fives during a Dallas Stars game when they wrote that. You aren’t going to find a more lively place to join up with fellow Stars fans and fight emotions you didn’t even know you were capable of feeling throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Ivy Tavern

5334 Lemmon Ave.
The Ivy Tavern is going all out for the Stars' 2023 playoff run. They have a welcoming patio and a pub-style interior with local craft beers on tap. On game days you can get $25 buckets of domestic beers and free Jell-O shots every time the boys in green score. The menu's pub fare has a Greek tilt, which loosely translates to a bit of everything: pizzas, wings, salads, chicken tacos or fried pickles. See? Everything.

Katy Trail Ice House

3127 Routh St., Uptown
Rain or shine, Katy Trail Ice House is the place to be for Stars playoff games. This Uptown beer garden and restaurant offers an open-air patio, tasty food options and a wide variety of drinks including some of the best margaritas in Dallas. Be sure to get there early for weekday games and enjoy happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m.

Legacy Hall

7800 Windrose Ave., Plano
Legacy Hall in Plano is hosting a Dallas Stars Playoff Watch Party in its big boxy courtyard. There are more than 20 eateries in this entertainment complex, including many bars. The event is free, and you can RSVP if you want, but it doesn't guarantee seating or access to the venue. It's first come, first served. Pro tip: arrive early to make sure you get a good spot.

Life's Good Bar and Grill

3619 Greenville Ave., Lower Greenville
Life’s Good Bar and Grill might be known for its third-of-a-pound ranch-to-table craft burgers but it's also a good spot to take in the Stars' postseason run. This Lower Greenville restaurant and bar has a large patio space with plenty of TVs to watch the Stars during their quest for the Cup. During games, look for $14 pitchers and $20 buckets.


3090 Nowitzki Way, Uptown
HERO might be the closest you can get to going to the game without actually going. Located in Victory Plaza, HERO is always loaded with Stars fans on game day. The atmosphere in and around the place, paired with one of those small table-top kegs, will certainly make for a good time. You can (and should) make reservations.

The Quarter Bar

3301 McKinney Ave., Uptown
The Quarter Bar is an old soul spot, been around forever, kind of like Ryan Suter (also neither have made it to the Stanely Cup Finals). The Quarter Bar has a courtyard, patio and rooftop. The game day specials include $9 Patron El Cielo, $3 select bottles and drafts, and half-price appetizers.

Stan’s Blue Note

2908 Greenville Ave., Lower Greenville
Stan’s Blue Note is hosting Stars watch parties throughout the playoffs. Enjoy $3.75 domestic beers and $4 Fireballs (even if you shouldn't) all day on game days. For good food, affordable drinks and a fun atmosphere, look no further.

Texas Live!

1650 E. Randol Mill Road, Arlington
Texas Live! added some much-needed flair to a rather dull Arlington entertainment district, and it quickly became one of the biggest sports scenes in DFW. Texas Live! is always a good place to watch a playoff game, and it provides a great atmosphere. There are more screens in the main arena area than you can actually look at. Make reservations to ensure a good spot. There are also eight restaurants surrounding the arena, and all have TV and big sports energy.

Saintsbury Tavern

6800 Windhaven Parkway, The Colony
Saintsbury Tavern is an under-the-radar option for Stars fans. It offers tasty bar foods and a great atmosphere on game days. Be sure to keep an eye out for special food deals and happy hours. For anyone in the Lake Cities, Saintsbury Tavern is the place to be during the playoffs.

Ye Ol’ Scarlet Pumpernickel

1402 Main St., Downton
Ye Ol’ Scarlet Pumpernickel, one of the best hockey bars in Dallas, has been showcasing watch parties since the regular season. The fun, low-key bar in downtown Dallas has a kitchen that serves up some of the most underrated food in the city. Keep an eye out for organized watch parties on their socials. And go hungry. 
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