Gambling and drinking are obviously compatriots, but at Lone Star Park's Bar and Book, they've become soul mates, like Mark Ruffalo and Reese Witherspoon in Just Like Heaven, except this place is far from hellish. Replacing the old Post Time Pavilion, this sprawling, 36000sqft spot's part sports bar, part resto/lounge, and part racebook, complete with 484 screens and, for big winners, twin VIP suites boasting a dedicated wait staff, a dedicated weight staff being strictly for biggest losers. What you'll find:
The Setup: The twin-tiered resto's got its own set of 114 betting carrels, 30 leather lounge chairs, and 48 tables, all with their own TV, while the college classroom-esque racebook's got individual digitized setups for 237 gamblers. They're also running 11 flat/three projector screens, and have raised awe-inspiring 9ft x 12ft banners of great Dallas sports moments, like Nolan pounding Robin Ventura after the much younger batsman charged the mound upon learning they'd renamed his highway the Ryan Expressway.
The Alcohol: The granite-laden circular bar's got a food-ordering touchscreen, and's pumping out quality crafts (Fireman's #4, Shock Top Belgian White) and ballsy, horse-themed booze like the Zoo (vodka, rum, gin, cran, Guinness topper), Win-Place-Show (Jeremiah Weed, peach schnapps, lemonade, iced tea) and the cola-topped Cointreau/rum/gin/voddy Trifecta Iced Tea, guaranteeing even the biggest loser will feel like a winner. Unless he produced a movie in which Reese Witherspoon plays a ghost.