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Where to Watch Football in Fort Worth

Updated: Dec 22, 2022

Fort Worth is a bonafide football town, y'all. Whether your team is local or from out of state, you'll find a place on this list that will fit your taste and fill your glass to a tee whether you celebrate America's favorite game on Saturdays, on Sundays, or both!

1. Rogers RoundHouse

📍Fort Worth, Texas

This bar and kitchen celebrates the Union Pacific Railroad, a major part of Fort Worth history, and we celebrate Rogers! It's named after those old rail engine repair facilities that operated at the neighboring Davidson yard. The combo indoor-outdoor hangout won us over with their chicken nugget trays, frog dogs and funnel cake desserts. Come as you are at Rogers.

2. Fred's Texas Cafe

📍Fort Worth, Texas

Fred's is a Fort Worth favorite. Their burgers have won Best Burger in Fort Worth multiple years from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and the place has been open since 1978. Head to the West 7th location on Currie Street and you'll be in the middle of all the hot spots, should you wish to continue the frivolity after your football.

3. texas Live

📍Arlington, Texas

The ultimate Tarrant County football watching destination. The small entertainment district plopped between Jerry World and Globe Life Field is anchored inside by the Live! Arena and its gargantuan 100-foot LED HD TV. 35,000 square feet of best-in-class dining options, in-game promotions and the rowdy living room feel make this the pinnacle in our DFW sports gluttony.


📍Fort Worth, Texas

Get your gameday on at Smokestack! This is the kind of place where you bring your dog with you to watch the game. It's family friendly, has lots of indoor and outdoor seating options and even more cocktail options. They likely will have some live music if you are there on a Thursday through Sunday. And of course, don't forget they have a cocktail lounge in a separate building in the back serving up the finer libations.

5. Republic Street Bar

📍Fort Worth, Texas

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This is a true Southside fave. If your pup is as big of a football fan as you are, Republic is another fine dog-friendly football-watching establishment. And bonus of all bonuses, this place is RIGHT next door — like basically sharing a patio — with one of our FAVE Fort Worth barbecue spots, Panther City Barbecue. No muss, no fuss, just a great spot to drink your gameday feelings and wander next door for some serious protein to go along with the suds.

6. THE Social House

📍Fort Worth, Texas and Arlington, Texas

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Whether you decide on the West 7th location or the Arlington location at Champions Park just north of Jerry World, The Social House is a great place to see the football and be seen by other football fans. Get your mimosa carafes in every flavor imaginable, and stay social while doing it.

7. Jon's Grille

📍Fort Worth, Texas

Burger bar by noted Fort Worth chef/luminary Jon Bonnell? Yes, please. Great service, great tap list — this place is going to become a mainstay for our Funkytown football watching needs. But there's even more to this place. The original Jon's Grille, a classic Fort Worth institution since 1989, was named for then-owner Jon Meyerson, a friend of Bonnell's. When Meyerson passed away suddenly in 2001, Jon's Grille immediately shuttered. Bonnell opened this iteration of Jon's Grille earlier in 2022, with the name giving a nod to his dear friend.

8. Houston Street Bar

📍Fort Worth, Texas

We LOVE the upstairs patio bar at Houston Street. Spend your football Saturday or Sunday here in old downtown and enjoy the fall breeze and all the scenery on the second-floor patio. This place has been around forever and our opinion is that Houston Street should NEVER change.

9. Whiskey and Rye

📍Fort Worth, Texas

Whiskey and Rye in the Omni offers a Southern twist on classic bar entrees. Get a game of pool in while you watch your favorite team and kick back in a classy setting with their Rahr Ugly Pug Baby Back Short Ribs or the crispy red snapper tacos. It was recently named the Best Place to Watch a Game by Fort Worth Magazine.

10. Maggies RNR

📍Fort Worth, Texas

Another great hybrid indoor/outdoor hangout and venue on Fort Worth's Magnolia Street. This might be the Southside's best patio, in our humble opinion. The beer specials on Sundays keep us coming back, and the cocktail menu offers so many beautiful and refreshing options. But be sure and reserve your table! They fill up quick!

11. The Lazy Moose

📍Fort Worth, Texas

The sports lodge vibes at The Moose are as pure as they are immaculate. This spectacular Southside haunt beckons you to stay for just one more game after yours is over. And why not oblige — when the bar food menu is clearly a cut above and the atmosphere is, too. This is another dog-friendly spot, because honestly that's just how they roll on the Southside tbh.

12. buffalo bros

📍Fort Worth, Texas

Another Jon Bonnell-owned Fort Worth institution makes our list here. With locations both by TCU and in Sundance Square, there are no excuses for any Fort Worth football fans not to get acquainted with this spot, where the wings are the main attraction. With 40 HDTVs and 56 beers on tap at the original location by TCU, it's an amazing place to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon in the fall.

13. upper 90

📍Fort Worth, Texas

Man, we really love the Southside of Fort Worth, don't we? And for good reason! It's chock full of amazing places to drink and wander to on a breezy fall afternoon. One such place, might we recommend, is Upper 90 at the intersection of Magnolia and College. It's tucked into a little strip next to a little Mexican restaurant, but it's got everything you need on the inside, including cold drinks, friendly bartenders and plenty of vantage for prime football viewing.

14. reservoir

📍Fort Worth, Texas

This place gets pretty litty when the sun goes down but it's also got a great gameday atmosphere — very versatile — like that freakishly athletic tight end that just hurdled your team's safety on his way to the end zone. The food here is better than you think it'll be when you walk in and it's in walking distance to about 1,000 other watering holes near West 7th after your game is through, so you can never go wrong taking a dip at the Reservoir.

15. america gardens

📍Fort Worth, Texas

For our money, America Gardens in the West 7th District might as well be named America's Garden — his incredible mega-patio situation is a staple, a mainstay, an institution! Pull up a picnic table if you arrive early enough and keep the buckets o' beers a-comin', please and thank you. Wasting time watching big men pile-drive each other is an art form, and it is perfected at America Gardens. Plenty of yard games to partake in, plenty of bars to saunter up to, and despite the chaos all around you on a fully packed out gameday, the service always shines.

16. city works

📍Fort Worth, Texas

Clear Fork has got a winner in City Works, an upscale sports bar with TVs hung in every square inch of wall space, it seems. With 90 craft beers on tap, including from more than 30 local breweries, this place is Fort Worth through and through. If you crave a little personal space and aren't keen on being crammed against all your fellow football fans all afternoon, you'll appreciate the more than 9,000 square feet of indoor dining space and the massive dog-friendly patio.

17. hopfusion

📍Fort Worth, Texas

Let's be clear, the creativity in brewing displayed at Hopfusion Aleworks is and will always be at the center of what these geniuses are doing over there. It also happens to be another sweet Southside joint to take in a good old fashioned game of American Sportsball. The space is laid out perfectly, 10/10 no notes at all, and the beers accompanying the game are brewed just 40 feet from where you sit.

18. backyard

📍Fort Worth, Texas

Oh, it's like that, is it? Indeed it is, at the Backyard off West 7th, where football is everyone's favorite f-word. If you like your gamedays a little on the rowdy side, then belly up to the big bar or park it in front of one of more than 45 TVs blasting every game from Texas to Maine. They've also got plenty of yard games to get your competitive juices flowing before the big game, and their patio is dog-friendly, too.

19. bottled blonde

📍Fort Worth, Texas

Celebrate Sundays on 7th at Bottled Blonde all football season long! They even made cute little shirts to commemorate the occasion! Seriously, though, the pizza is always on point and the atmosphere is always charged at this place — it's a fun time with TVs in every direction, so you're never in danger of missing any of the action.

20. lot 12 rooftop bar

📍Fort Worth, Texas

This rooftop bar just off the TCU campus on Berry makes for high times in football viewing. And being so close to the home of the Horned Frogs has lent inspiration to several of Lot 12's clever cocktails like the Frog Fountain (house red/rose wine, peach Schnapps, orange juice and pineapple juice, $14), the Frog 75 (Empress gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and house sparkling wine, $14) and the West Berry Street lemonade (Pink Whitney vodka, strawberry syrup and Sprite, $10). Do not miss the gameday views and vibes here, especially if your blood runs purple.

21. varsity tavern

📍Fort Worth, Texas

Varsity Tavern is a West 7th standby with TVs on TVs on TVs and a huge rooftop patio space to enjoy the fall weather, even when your team leaves something to be desired. It gets crowded during a big game, so if you like a lively Saturday, check this place out for sure!

22. birdie's social club

📍Fort Worth, Texas

The cocktails are crave-able and the food is finger-lickin' good at Birdie's, just off West 7th, which opened in September 2022. The retro, Palm Springs-inspired venue boasts an expansive patio with multiple decks, a state-of-the-art outdoor stage, panoramic desert-scape murals, surrealist artwork, and more. Picnic tables, barrel tables, and lounge seating provide countless ways to relax and enjoy your time watching the game.

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