Where to Watch the Red River Rivalry Between Texas and Oklahoma in Dallas

photography by William Neal
photography by William Neal

This weekend’s Red River Rivalry has all the bars stocking up in preparation to host swarms of fans in crimson and burnt orange. So, where will you watch? If you’re not heading to the Cotton Bowl, let us make it easy for you. How about one of these 10 bars?

Bars and restos, feel free to leave your game day plans in the comments section.

Where: Granada Theater
Why It Makes the Top Ten: You just can’t miss this theater’s three massive screens, concert-quality sound, air conditioning, and $20 fajita plates made my in-house chef, Patrick Stark. Reserve your spot at [email protected] or 214-827-5514.
Opening Time: 10 a.m.

Where: The Rustic
Why It Makes the Top Ten: This brand new restaurant bar is opening just in time to host a festive Red River Rivalry watch party that includes breakfast tacos, Bloody Marys, a full bar, and a Pat Green concert for $30 per person. Plus, ESPN will be hosting a live broadcast onsite. Click here for tickets.
Opening Time: 8 a.m.

photography by William Neal
photography by William Neal

Where: The Den
Why It Makes the Top Ten: With three stories of game-watching space and a tented parking lot, this is a recipe for enjoyable mayhem. On tap: $12 pitchers and $2 breakfast tacos. Stay after for live music and DJs.
Opening Time: 8 a.m.


Where: Bryan Street Tavern
Why It Makes the Top Ten: This self-titled “kick-ass party” features $3 well drinks, $3 domestics, $14 buckets, and $8 pitchers plus live music post-game.
Opening Time: 9 a.m.

Where: Barley House
Why It Makes the Top Ten: Bands are scheduled to play after the show, which promises $8 pitchers and $3 Bloody Marys until 6 p.m.
Opening Time: 10 a.m.

Where: Three Sheets
Why It Makes the Top Ten: Grab a seat on the expansive patio for this watch event, which boasts happy hour specials until 7 p.m. and State Fair bites. If you’ve got 10 or more in your party, make reservations at 214-298-3836.
Opening Time: 10 a.m.

photography by William Neal
photography by William Neal

Where: Christies Sports Bar
Why It Makes the Top Ten: This annual OU/TX watch party is always a good time. On top of the bar’s usual walls-full of TVs, the garage will host a 15-foot HD TV and three more 72-inch TVs to ensure everyone has a good view.
Opening Time: 8:30 a.m.

Where: Stan’s Blue Note
Why It Makes the Top Ten: The “football headquarters” (as it calls itself) is serving up $2.50 beer bottles, $3 drafts, and $10 pitchers of domestics. But you will find a whopping 30 HD TVs inside, more on the patio, and 53 draught beers to satiate you.
Opening Time: 8:30 a.m.

Update: Stan’s Blue is not offering drink specials this Saturday.

Where: Coors Light Texas Oklahoma Party on the Plaza
Why It Makes the Top Ten: Okay, so your only drink option is Coors Light (no coolers allowed), but that’s okay. Grab your friends and some lawn chairs and hit up this free Victory Park party outside of the American Airlines stadium for an enormous screen to watch the game and a post-showdown performance by Swan Song, a Led Zeppelin tribute band.
Opening Time: 10 a.m.

Where: Ku De Ta
Why It Makes the Top Ten: What’s better than a tailgate? A poolside tailgate. That’s what’s happening at Ku De Ta. Show up for $3 Miller Lights and Coors Lights, $5 Stoli drinks, bites by Pecan Lodge, an 84-foot high definition video wall, post-game live music, and reservable picnic tables. Snag a seat by calling 214-298-3836.
Opening Time: 10 a.m.

Bonus bar:

Where: J. Black’s
Why It Makes the Top Ten: It’s an ode to Shiner, Texas at the Feel Good Kitchen, where they’re serving $3 Shiner beers to accompany $5 Shiner Pies, $5 Shiner Pigs in a Blanket, and $5 Brat n’ a Bock from Shiner Smokehouse.
Opening Time: 11 a.m.

Research by Lauren Adams.


  • Taz

    You don’t include Corner Bar, but you use stock photography from there, whazzup with that?

  • Steve Spence

    That’s OK Taz, everybody knows that The Corner Bar is a great place, as always, to watch the game and spend the day for TX-OU weekend! Extended patio, extra TV’s outside and inside, best bar food in Dallas, and Cheap Buckets of Miller Lite and Coors Light! Live music after the game and plenty of tables, lounge areas, and space inside in case it rains!

  • Japheth Pace

    Isn’t there something going on at AT&T Plaza in Victory Park too?

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  • OUDallas

    Bryan Street Tavern is the official OU Club of Dallas watch party location. Hope everyone can join the fun! (Well, Sooners at least. Not too sure Longhorn fans would want to be there!)

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