Where to Grab a Drink and Catch the Game this TX-OU Weekend

The Red River Showdown is coming to Dallas this weekend and bringing the parties with it.

TX-OU watch party. Photo by Andi Harman.
TX-OU watch party. Photo by Andi Harman.

The Red River Showdown is coming to Dallas this weekend and bringing the parties with it. Even if the game’s not a nail-biter (sorry, Texas) you can still live it up on Saturday at your choice of food-filled, beer-bursting watch parties.

OU Club of Dallas
The OU Club of Dallas is getting in the mood for game day on Friday Night by hosting a Beat Texas Party at the Hilton Lincoln Center starting at 8 p.m. Individual tickets are $30 ($25 for members), and tables are $300 each ($250 for members). The party will have live music, several OU vendors selling gear, giveaways, and special appearances by The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band, Sooner Spirit Squads, Ruf/Neks and the official team mascots, Boomer & Sooner.

Texas Exes of Dallas Chapter
For the UT fans, Texas Exes is hosting a party Friday night as well called the 2015 Bash Before the Clash. The party starts at 7 p.m. at Dodie’s Reef and includes complimentary valet, longhorn drink specials, door prizes, the legendary “Dodie’s Girls,” and some food to balance out the alcohol. The party at Dodie’s continues into Saturday with beers, bites, and more door prizes, starting at kick-off at 11 a.m.

The Rustic
The Rustic welcomes Jerry Jeff Walker Friday evening to pump up the party before the game. Tickets are going for $25 to the first 1000 buyers, $35 after that, and $40 for the day of. Don’t miss this night of music with special guest Django Walker. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday for the Rustic’s Jam & Toast brunch. Get there early to grab a prime spot to catch the game on the big screen.

Granada Theater
The Granada is hosting an adults-only gathering on Saturday starting bright and early at 10 a.m. A $20 ticket will get you a seat in front of the big screen and a fajita plate. Make sure you show up early though, seating is first come first serve.

Reunion Tower Lawn
Get your game day groove on at “The Ultimate Happy Hour” starting at 4 p.m. on Friday on the Reunion Tower Lawn. Pick up a $40 Fan Pass to get access to shows by Fitz and the Tantrums, Trombone Shorty, and this year’s headliner, Weezer.

Happiest Hour Dallas
Stop by Dallas’ newest hotspot Friday for their soft opening at 2 p.m. and stick around for specialty shots and spins from DJ Inzo late into the evening. On Saturday, walk in at kickoff and enjoy 8 hours of live music from three different performers. The two featured cocktails of the day (“Longhorn Libation” and “Sooner Than Later”) will keep you buzzing in front of one of Happiest Hour’s 17 TV screens. Enjoy $1 off cans of Miller Lite, Bud Light, Coors Light, and Michelob Ultra until 6 p.m

The Dubliner
The Dubliner welcomes fans from both sides to catch the game in their humble abode on Saturday. The pub is serving $2.50 domestic beers, $2 red and orange Jell-O shots, $5 Jameson, and $6 pulled pork sandwiches all day long. DJ Jason Harris will be around after the game to keep the party going into the evening.

Christies Sports Bar
Doors open bright and early at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. For every 6 bottle bucket of Bud Light you buy, your name will be entered to win a Grizzly Cooler. One red and one orange cooler will be raffled off each quarter of the game. An OU-only party will be rocking in the garage, but UT fans are welcome to the rest of the party. Play Plink-o with Bird Dog Whiskey while a DJ keeps the beats bumping from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Standard Pour
This Uptown restaurant and bar will open at 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon to kick off the weekend. They’ll keep the party rolling starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Game day food menus and drink specials will be available all day Saturday.

Capitol Pub
Get some great deals at Capitol Pub while you enjoy the on-screen brawl. The pub is serving up half-price pizzas with $1 off Texas draughts during the game. State Fair food specials will also be available, and DJ Kwasar will take control of the party at 10 p.m.

Expo Bar
Feast your eyes on the 13-foot screen at Expo Bar to get up close and personal with the players on Saturday. Get there at 9 a.m. to test out the new brunch menu and their “Alarm Clock Bloody Mary.”