Super Bowl Visitors Guide: The Best of Dallas Nightlife, Bars, and Clubs
In town for the big game? We'll show you how to party like the locals do.
Day Three: Saturday
Sfuzzi: Now we’re a little over 24 hours until kickoff. We’ve sent you golfing, dancing, and eating, but we’re not stopping there. It’s carb-loading time. What happens to be one of Uptown’s hottest nightlife spots also serves as one of the best see-and-be-seen weekend brunch posts, lending the perfect opportunity to play your mysterious-out-of-towner card. Sfuzzi’s Italian-styled villa is perched on the bar-infested McKinney Avenue and offers weekend brunch from 10 am-4 pm. Try the homemade strawberry shortcake pancakes, the challah bread French toast, or the Sfuzzi frittata. Also included in the brunch: bottomless Frozen Sfuzzis, blueberry mojitos, and mimosas for $12 each.
Victory Park: So, you’ve spent some time on McKinney Avenue, and you liked what you saw. Don’t worry; we’ll send you back later. For now you’re trekking downtown because we know you’re just as excited as we are to see the hoards of celebs in town for the game. But this is where you can see them for free. In case you haven’t done your Super Bowl party research, you’ve got to pay to party. But not at DIRECTV’s Celebrity Beach Bowl Bash. Watch as countless A-listers play a game of flag football in the sand, smack dab in the middle of Victory Park, followed by a live performance by Maroon 5. It’s free and open to the public. (You’re welcome.) If you need to calm your nerves at the chance of meeting your celebrity crush, grab a quick drink at the Living Room Bar at the W Dallas right across the street.
Five Sixty: Since you’re already in the area, we suggest dining where you can catch one of the best views of the city. Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty is located on top of Reunion Tower, 560 feet above the ground. The rotating restaurant offers a glimpse as far as the eye can see. The only downside? Your sautéed halibut or crispy quail might get cold, as one tends to get a little distracted by such breathtaking views. Wash down dinner with the aptly named Aviation, a mixture of junipero gin, crème de viollette, and maraschino liqueur. Here’s your chance to order one more than usual and blame any lightheadedness on the rotating restaurant.
(Note: reservations are recommended and dress code may be enforced.)
Aura: In the interest of contradiction, now we’re sending you where you can dance as if no one would know you just fine-dined atop white tablecloth, several stories above the city. (And, yes, you’re finally back on McKinney Avenue.) Aura has seen the likes of Paris Hilton, John Legend, Kevin Dillon, Adrian Grenier, and Jerry Jones, so this just might be the pit stop for any celebs in town wanting to get down with the locals. Dress to impress. Glitter, Palm Beach-like tans, and big hair dominate the dance floor. We secretly think the DJs pound a few energy drinks before they start playing. Believe us when we say it’s nonstop. If you prefer to sit back and people-watch, head a few blocks over to Teddy’s Room. Catch the live burlesque show which, for about 15 minutes, will make you think it’s Super Bowl Weekend in Sin City. (Don’t worry, girls. It’s done tastefully; very boyfriend-appropriate.)