For more than a decade, The Varsity Roadhouse has kept appetites at bay with burgers, sandwiches, and of course, wings. The restaurant's signature wings arrive at tables hot and slathered with 10 different sauces, including smokey barbecue and garlic parmesan. While chowing down and composing a list of reasons why wing-eating should be an Olympic event, guests can lose themselves in the 160-inch HD projector screens beaming the day's sports games. Meanwhile, kids have it made at Varsity, too: they can win prizes in the game room, and they eat for free Monday?Wednesday.
Since 1989, Sneaky Pete's has been a self-described destination for "the young and the ageless." A place to eat, drink, party by a pool, play volleyball in the sand, and park your boat, Pete's offers lots of amenities that make for a fun-filled experience. And that's not even including happy hour and frequent events such as live music from popular cover bands. From the menu, order up pizzas or bacon cheeseburgers, and grab drinks from the bar before heading out to the huge outdoor deck to catch some rays or glare at the sun until it stops shining.
The Allen Wickers presents a menu that mixes Mexican, Texican, and a bit of London broil within a lavishly furnished public house and grill decked out in plush leather and austere stone. Named one of the top 101 sports bars in the country by CNN, the tavern boasts more than a dozen beers on tap at the black-lacquer bar, a roaring real-wood fireplace, and a loyalty to its London calling expressed in nearly endless soccer viewings. As partners with FC Dallas fan club The Inferno, the restaurant takes a more active role in its football fandom, taking part in tailgating ceremonies and commanding the wait staff to serve burgers, meatloaf, and cottage pies without using their hands.
At Conway's Bar & Grill, formerly The Venue Bar & Grill, the clack of pool balls and the buzz of sports games accompany a lengthy menu of burgers, pizza, and sandwiches. Plates of chicken wings bathed in zesty sauces mingle with meaty burgers stacked with jalapeños, bacon, and grilled mushrooms. Chicken-fried steaks and tacos fuel postmeal rounds of darts and serve as backup ammo if the darts are out for repairs. Each Wednesday, patrons can celebrate with karaoke or toast professional bands during weekly live-music events. College flags and banners hang from the ceiling, a testament to the hangout’s love of NCAA athletics and embroidered fabrics.
Athletes dunk, dart from first to second base, and dribble down soccer fields at The Labb, yet the eatery has no sporting equipment. Instead, athletes can be seen competing on the bar’s high-definition TVs, and onlookers nosh on hearty sandwiches, hot dogs, and helpings of Frito pie. The Labb’s sandwiches range from the Cuban—stuffed to the brim with pork loin, ham, and Swiss cheese—to a reinterpretation of the BLT with turkey and avocado. Meanwhile, hot dogs come with eclectic toppings, such as chili, pico de gallo, avocado, blue cheese, and sprinkles.
PourHouse Grill's menu features a salvo of tasty noshables served in an upscale sports bar atmosphere. It starts with buffalo-wing appetizers classed up with one of six levels of spiciness?from a sweet teriyaki to a classic spicy buffalo sauce. Beyond wings, the menu catalogs never-frozen burgers refined with slices of avocado or saut?ed mushrooms. PourHouse also serves an original rotisserie-cooked chicken, which, like the loser of a good TV cooking competition, is marinated in olive oil and spiced with a dash of curry. Accompanying the delicious food is a scenic outdoor patio, visible through windows that span almost from the floor to the ceiling, that invite diners to settle in at wrought-iron tables and gaze upon picturesque views of Unicorn Lake.