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Our 9 Favorite Super Bowl XLVIII Watch Parties in Dallas

Maybe you care about the Denver Broncos or the Seattle Seahawks; maybe you don’t. What you might care about is that it’s the last football Sunday for a while. After this week, you’ll have to find another excuse to avoid doing things around the house on the weekend. Until then, you’ve got one more day to enjoy, and it’s a big one. Make the best of it with one of these watch parties.

What: Super Party
Where: Granada Theater
Starts: 3:30 pm
Why: If you’re in it for the halftime performance by Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili peppers, what better place to watch than a music venue? Plus, there are $1 pizza slices and sliders.
RSVP: Just show up. No cover.

What: Super Bowl Sunday
Where: Texas Theatre
Starts: 5 pm
Why: A movie theater screen is appropriate for a game this big. Plus, there are drink specials all night long.
RSVP: Just show up. No cover.

What: Super Bowl Watch Party
Where: Urban Taco
Starts: 4 pm
Why: There at 8 TVs, a jumbo projector, beer bucket specials, $1 team tequila cocktail shooters, $10 dozens of wings, and a DJ cranking tunes to follow it up if you’re celebrating your win.
RSVP: Just show up. No cover.

photography courtesy of Draft
photography courtesy of Draft

What: Super Bowl Party
Where: Draft Media Sports Lounge
Starts: 5:30 pm
Why: The Sheraton’s sports-oriented watering hole is offering happy hour from 5 pm to 6 pm, $5 Grey Goose pear cocktails and 12 local and international draft beers. Oh, and there are 21 TVs, including a 104-inch screen. If your team disappoints you, play pool. If halftime fails to entertain, rent a private karaoke room instead.

What: The Big Game Watching Party
Where: Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Starts: 3 pm
Why: Hosted by The Fan, this watch party includes all-inclusive fun. A $25 ticket provides access to the buffet and prize giveaways. A $200 VIP booth includes admission for four, the buffet for all, Gas Monkey hats, and four Gas Monkey pilsner glasses to take home.
RSVP: Buy tickets here. $25

What: Tailgate for Eight
Where: Bowl & Barrel
Starts: 4 pm
Why: You can have two kinds of fun in one: game watching and bowling. A $100 payment reserves you a lane (for up to eight bowlers), shoes for all, hot pretzels with fondue and other snacks, and door prizes.
RSVP: Reserve your space by calling 214-363-2695

What: Watch Party
Where: Christies Sports Bar
Starts: Whatever time you arrive
Why: In addition to the TVs all over the place, Christies has installed three new bigger, better screens behind the bar.
RSVP: Just show up. No cover.

What: Super Bowl Watch Party
Where: Katy Trail Ice House
Starts:  Whatever time you arrive
Why: Every Sunday’s a watch party at Katy Trail. The patio’s packed, brews are cold, and TVs are blaring with sound reaching the full patio. Watch from the outdoor picnic tables (complete with heaters for chilly weather) or inside at a table big enough for a group outing.
RSVP: Just show up. No cover.

What: Super Bowl Watch Party
Where: OT Tavern
Starts: 4 pm
Why: Barbecue is being served all day. The game will be followed by karaoke, a DJ, raffle prizes, and a poker tournament at 10 pm.
RSVP: Reserve seats at 214-826-7500