Where to Watch This Weekend’s Red River Rivalry Between Texas and Oklahoma in Dallas

Hook 'em Horns or Boomer Sooner, whichever way you swing.

Whether you’re looking for an upscale scene or hole-in-the wall vibe, we’ve got you covered with the top spots in town for the OU/TX (or TX/OU) game. (If you’re not actually down at Fair Park, that is.)

Jump for the 10 best bets.

Where: Granada Theater
Why It Makes the Top Ten: Sometimes you want to go big, but you don’t want to suffer through an exhausting search for a good game day seat. Granada’s got you covered with a reserved spot you won’t have to fight for.
Enjoy: A $21.65 package that includes a spot in front of a giant screen and a fajita meal. Call 214-824-9933 for reservations.
Opening Time: 9:30 am

Where: Sfuzzi
Why It Makes the Top Ten: If you think Sfuzzi’s poppin’ on any old Saturday night, see what it can do during a big game.
Enjoy: A orange-themed restaurant, a build-your-own bloody Mary and mimosa bar and 10 TVs plus a 100-inch projector.
Opening Time: 9 am

Where: Ginger Man
Why It Makes the Top Ten: Where better to watch the game than a dog-friendly beer garden with the best brew selection in town?
Enjoy: Extra outdoor TVs, breakfast tacos, and the full menu of beer, which includes 80 on draft and 110 in the bottle.
Opening Time: 10 am

Where: Nodding Donkey
Why It Makes the Top Ten: With the indoor/outdoor feel and magnetic effect on seriously passionate fans (and lots of them), Nodding Donkey is always a fun place to watch a game.
Enjoy: Breakfast tacos, easy-access beer tubs outside, and three new 72-inch TVs
Opening Time: 8 am

photo by Jerry McClure

Where: Frankie’s Sports Bar
Why It Makes the Top Ten: Some people watch the Red River Shootout to find out if their team will win. Others go to drink. A lot. This one’s for them.
Enjoy: $2 Jell-O shots, $3 Boomer Bombs, $3 Bevo Bombs, and $5 vodka Red Bulls
Opening Time: 7 am

Where: Stan’s Blue Note
Why It Makes the Top Ten: Team-themed shooters are cute and all, but nothing tops a reliable sports bar with too many TVs to count and neon beer lights as décor.
Enjoy: Valet parking, so you need not worry about driving around for a spot until halftime, and four outdoor HD TVs and a 150-inch HD projection screen.
Opening Time: 8 am

Where: Urban Taco
Why It Makes the Top Ten: So you can’t go to the fairgrounds, huh? Don’t cry about it. Urban Taco is recreating it on McKinney.
Enjoy: A special brunch menu, bottomless mimosas from 9 am to 1 pm, bottomless margaritas from  11 am to 2 pm, a dunk tank, adult snow cones, cotton candy, $5 house margaritas, $5 mango and blueberry mojitos, $3 beers, $2 team shots, and outdoor beer and taco stands plus stadium seating.
Opening Time: 9 am

Where: Texas Station Sports Bar & Grill at the Gaylord Texan
Why It Makes the Top Ten: This game is big. Texas big. So celebrate it in a big, Texas hotel, in a big sports bar with an enormous HD screen.
Enjoy: The 30-by-52 foot TV display and $6 specialty game day drinks: The Sooner (with Smirnoff vodka, Chambord, Blue Curacao, cranberry juice, and Sprite) and The Longhorn (with Cruzan rum, Southern Comfort, Amaretto pineapple, and orange juice)
Opening Time: 11 am

photography by Jerry McClure

Where: Three Sheets
Why It Makes the Top Ten: This pizza joint is hosting an official OU Club of Dallas watch party and, well, yours truly is an Oklahoma grad.
Enjoy: An all-day happy hour with $2 domestics, $3 imports, $15 domestic beer buckets, and TVs all over the place, including both front and back patios
Opening Time: 9 am

Where: Knox Street Pub
Why It Makes the Top Ten: This bar is the official go-to spot for the Dallas Texas Exes, so naturally it’ll be a good time for Texas fans.
Enjoy: $5 burgers, nachos, or two hot dogs with chips and orange Jell-O “Bevo Injector” shots
Opening Time: 8 am