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 Four: Sunday
Bread Winners: Game day is finally here. It’s crunch time, which means you need to power through to cheer for your team. And if there’s anywhere to find the perfect power brunch, it’s Bread Winners on McKinney Avenue. The food is always fresh, and the helpings are plentiful. You crave it, and chances are they’ve got it. Everything from waffles, pancakes, and French toast to eggs served Benedict, as scrambles with meats, or as specialty platters. The bakery items are must-haves, and so are the breakfast cocktails: mimosas, Bloody Marys, frozen cherry limeades, and frozen peach Bellinis, all $10 or less. Our only warning? Expect a wait. Even natives can’t get enough.
Primo’s Bar and Grille: If the aforementioned wait is too much for your antsy group, walk next door to Primo’s, which serves a weekend brunch that includes bottomless mimosas and poinsettias for $8.99 from 11 am-3 pm. You might as well squeeze in one more rendezvous with Tex-Mex, right?
If you’re one of the thousands who have tickets to the game, this is where we say goodbye. But, if you’re simply a diehard fan who traveled to Dallas for all of the festivities and fun, then below are two sports bars within walking distance so you can cheer with the best of ‘em.
Frankie’s: Otherwise known as the sports mecca of Dallas, you don’t go to Frankie’s for any other reason than watching the game. Not only is it conveniently located – literally across the street from Bread Winners and Primo’s – but with more than 30 HD plasma TV’s hung with precision, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Sunday specials include $18 beer buckets all day, and $2 mimosas and $3 Bloody Marys from 11 am to 3 pm. Brunch menus are also available, in case you want to get there early to claim your spot.
McKinney Avenue Tavern: Just a few blocks down lies McKinney Avenue Tavern, or what we locals call “The MAT.” It has to be said that they love their sports fans. This year, they’re giving away several 42-inch plasma TVs on Super Bowl Sunday. (Not sure how one of those will fit in the overhead compartment on your flight back, but surely you can figure it out.) They also have The MATmobile, which will shuttle any ticketholders to and from Cowboys Stadium. The giant projection screen at the front of the bar allows for easy group viewing. It can get crowded, so order pitchers for the table to avoid having to leave your seat. Be sure to ask for Big Al or Steve. Tell them you’re a tourist but, ironically, you’ve still heard of them. If you’re charming enough, they just might give you a shot on the house.
Buzzbrews Kitchen: By now, your voice is probably gone from cheering, and your mood … well, it depends on how your team did. Either way, it’s time for a late-night meal so that your morning flight isn’t completely miserable. Buzzbrews serves breakfast and lunch 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Find a cozy booth, order the Buzz Burger Deluxe, and recap what hopefully was one of your favorite weekend getaways. And while you’re at it, plan your next trip. We’ll be waiting.
Need even more nightlife options? Check out our bar-and-club guide.