Dallas is a Cowboys town, but it's also a city of transplants who, despite the universal awesomeness perennially arising out of
Irving Arlington, grew up watching other NFL squads. If you're one of those, check out these bars dedicated to teams that have never known the sweet inspiration of Crazy Ray:
Where the Redskins Skin: Austin Avenue Grill & Sports Bar
935 W Parker Road, Suite 410, at Coit; Plano; 972.422.8003
The Burgundy and Gold Fan Club brings up to 100 die-hards to this sports hub where the drinks are as strong as the Haynesworth is heavy. There are 33 total flat and projection screens, plus plenty of chances to meet dudes like Chad, who after the 'Boys beat the Skins in the '77 playoffs tossed his parents-bestowed Cowboys shirt and immediately bought an authentic Theismann No. 7 -- ultimately not Joe's lucky number, since he left the league broke.
AA's so old school it doesn't have a web anything, so visit DallasRedskins.com for the lowdown
Where Eagles Dare: Fox and Hound
1640 S Stemmons Frwy; Lewisville; 972.221.8346
After a number of tense years sharing the above bar, Eagles Nest Dallas flew that coop for this semi-British pool hall/eatery, where they get $4 Jack drinks and a dedicated dining area projection screen, giving them all the space they need to cheer on the most can't-miss Houston Cougar QB prospect since...David Klingler! Andre Ware! God the Run & Shoot was awesome.
Reid all about it at FoxandHound.com
Where Giants Tower: Cape Buffalo Grille
17727 Addison Road; Addison; 972.381.9796
Big Blue DFW gathers at this pool hall/30-flatscreen eatery, taking up primary game-time residence in one of the private, pool table-/projection screen-equipped Sky Box rooms, which one BBDFWer calls "the room where we won the Super Bowl and forever renamed Tom Brady as the human grass stain". But you can just call it "One of those Sky Boxes".
Shoot yourself in the thigh at CapeBuffaloGrille.net
Where the Saints March: Quarter Bar
3301 McKinney Ave; Uptown; 214.754.4940
Though Dodie's in Frisco attracts a bigger crowd, the Quarter's triple 42in flatscreens bring in a 25-30-strong contingent of DFW Who Dats, who get treated to $2 Hurricanes and $10 Abita buckets as they watch Westlake product Drew Brees work his maybe-5'11" magic, which against all odds works Devery time.
Complimentary valet, too. Get a Sharper image at breadwinnerscafe.com.
Where the Chiefs Hail to The: Wizards Dallas Sports Cafe
747 S Central Expwy; Richardson; 972.235.0371
Wizards prioritizes its biggest screen for Chiefs Fans of Dallas, which packs in 60 or so for the former Dallas Texans. For every game, one IT-manager fan decorates the place with Chiefness while a few dozen backers simulate Arrowhead tailgating in the parking lot, where the ketchup they slather on burgers & brats must be Hunt's.
Matt Cassell is totally going to work out at WizardsSportsCafe.com
Where the Browns...Do Whatever They Can: Sneaky Pete's
2 Eagle Point Dr; Lewisville; 972.434.2500
Dallas Area Browns Backers' 65-strong northwest contingent migrated to the legendary lake-front bar in mid-'09; in addition to food/drink specials and prize drawings, DABBers are entertained by superfans like Willie (dressed to the hilt from his Browns sneaks to his Dog Pound-worthy face paint) and pool construction co. owner Chuck, fond of yelling "And that would be a first down!" So don't expect to hear much from Chuck.
Colt's gonna have to be pretty sneaky to get his hands on the football, but hit SneakyPetes.com anyway