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Here’s Where to Watch the Red River Showdown in Dallas

Whether you're a diehard Longhorn or lifetime Sooner, Dallas has options for everyone to watch the iconic collegiate rivalry game.

ESPN’s College GameDay comes to Dallas this weekend! The Red River Rivalry brings the iconic pregame show to Fair Park for the 117th meeting between the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners. If you missed your opportunity to purchase a ticket for the Cotton Bowl, here ‘s where to watch the game with your fellow Longhorns and/or Sooners.

Happiest Hour

Texas vs. Oklahoma watch party at Happiest Hour
Courtesy of Lindsey Miller PR

Make Happiest Hour your go-to for all Texas vs. Oklahoma activities. The patio bar and lounge has live music, collegiate sports activations, and speciality canned Lone River ranch water cocktails for the party crowd. General admission is free to the public. However, if you want to cheer on your favorite team in style, register here for the bar’s VIP rooftop experience.

JAXON Texas Kitchen & Beer Garden

DJ Mike B, Remy Reilly, and The Mississippi Bastard Project provide the musical entertainment for JAXON Texas Kitchen’s Red River Showdown watch party at the AT&T Discovery District. The restaurant and beer garden has over 28 TVs and plenty of speciality food and drink specials for the rivalry game. Reserve your spot at the beer garden’s patio or balcony for Saturday’s game.

Legacy Hall

Brunch and football, a Dallasite girl’s dream. Munch on Dock Local’s shrimp and grits, Whisk & Eggs’ 7’o clock breakfast sandwich, Velvet Taco’s chicken & waffle tacos, Brisket love’ breakfast tacos and so much more at Legacy Hall in Plano. The suburban food hall has tailgate inspired food and drink specials for game day.

The Exchange

Name another venue in Dallas with a 104 foot media wall to watch the game? Head to Downtown Dallas for an outdoor screening of the rivalry game. Reserve your table for a concierge server, a bucket of ice cold beers, and Texas vs. Oklahoma apparel for a one of a kind showing.

The Exchange

W Dallas

Guests can relax at the hotel’s rooftop pool and garden while taking in terrific views of Uptown and downtown Dallas.

‘Twas the night before the Red River showdown, and W Dallas has an open bar. Purchase your ticket for W Dallas’s exclusive party for Texas-Oklahoma fans at Altitude, the hotel’s event space on the 33rd floor. The pre-game party includes an open bar from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. After 11 p.m., drinks will be available for purchase at the hotel’s cash bar.

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