Looking for a great place in Plano to grab a beer and some good grub while watching the game with friends? We have you covered. Watching a game in the cozy comfort and privacy of your own home can be nice, but few experiences beat watching a live game and sharing in the glory of every victory and the misery of every defeat along with the reaction of dozens of other fans. We have compiled the most comprehensive list on the web of the best sports bars in Plano for you to enjoy. What better to celebrate buying a used car from us than grabbing some food and catching a game? Each sports bar below is listed in alphabetical order with addresses, phone numbers, websites, social media links, and virtual tours provided by Visit Plano.
Opened in Frisco in 2004 before moving to Plano in 2008, II Brother’s is a family-owned and operated restaurant that has become a local staple in Plano. With amazing food made from fresh ingredients, great service, and a number of wines, signature cocktails, and craft beers on tap, II Brothers is an excellent place to watch your favorite team. With a full breakfast menu, two pool tables, arcade games, and clean bathrooms, it’s possible to hang out here all day long. You are likely to find one of the family members working at II Brother’s no matter when you go. Regular live music events, karaoke, two different bars, and memorabilia giveaways during Cowboys games make this place a hit with regulars. Try the chicken fried steak, the signature Brother’s Burger, or the chicken nachos and pair them with a Guinness Draught or a Josh on the Rocks.
Address: 8308 Preston Road, #198, Plano, TX 75024
Destroyed in an electrical fire on July 4, 2011, Austin Avenue 1 was rebuilt at the same location four years later after insurance and zoning issues delayed the renovation. Austin Avenue 1 is one of Plano’s most famous sports bars with many TVs and special events. Weekly specials include $2.50 house margaritas all day long every Monday. Build your own burger or order a buy one get one free pizza every Tuesday. 69 cent wings on Thursday nights are a perfect match for Thursday Night Football games. Karaoke nights are every Friday and Saturday night depending on the fight night schedule. Order a Guinness, chicken wings, or the Forty Wings from the party trays menu. Several colorful reviews paint a negative overall impression of the service despite the otherwise suitable venue, but who are we to judge? Check it out for yourself or keep scrolling for more ideas.
Address: 935 W. Parker Rd #410, Plano, TX 75023
Designed like a super-sized version of an epic backyard, Boomer Jack’s Plano offers up an outdoor bar with wall to wall TVs, a creative menu, and a dog friendly patio that make for a good spot to catch a live game of your favorite team. Start your day with their limited time Chicken & Waffles. Try a hand-crafted smashed burger with a Deep Ellum IPA or a $7 Peach Tea. $6 small bites from 2pm-6pm on weekdays include mozzarella bites and boneless wings. $3 Shiner Bock and $5 house margaritas on Sundays go well with football during the fall. Sample the new Margherita or Buffalo Chicken Flatbread and combine with one of their new drinks including the Plata Paloma or the Blackberry Lemonade. You might just find Troy Aikman serving Eight Beer to patrons during your visit as he did recently at their Cityview location.
Address: 5430 TX-121, Plano, TX 75024
Bottle Rockets Bar and Pizzeria is a sports bar from the Harder Concepts group located in the Shops at Legacy that focuses on gourmet pizza, craft cocktails, and an extensive selection of beer. Armed with a dizzying array of giant 4K TVs and assorted HD TVs, this is a great place to catch that special boxing or MMA match, the Super Bowl, or to watch a sport with multiple games on at the same time like NFL Sundays or afternoon baseball. With classic arcade games, multiple pool tables, darts, and regular events like live music and crawfish on the patio every Sunday, it is an “adult playground” with something for nearly everyone – even those who remain indifferent to sports. The pizzeria includes creative touches like “Spicy Meatball” with, predictably, large meatballs or “The Isidro” with intimidating ghost pepper cheese while also serving mainstay favorites like Margherita, Pepperoni, and Hawaiian. Buffalo shrimp, hummus, the Rocket Burger, and Red Velvet Cupcake round out a decent menu.
Address: 5800 Legacy Dr C-11, Plano, TX 75024
Founded in 1982, this popular national chain specializes in wings with 26 different sauce varieties and the claim that “nobody knows sauce” like them. In addition to traditional wings, boneless wings, and even cauliflower wings, they also offer up nachos, burgers, sandwiches, and wraps. Side dishes are extensive as well and include French fries, beer-battered onion rings, potato wedges, cheddar cheese curds, mac & cheese, tots, and the recently added house-made guacamole. Drinks include sparkling juice and a variety of Red Bull to go along with over two dozen beers on tap at the largest pourer of draft beer in the United States. Unlike many of the other places on this list, Buffalo Wild Wings is a tamer location with a no frills approach that simply sticks to great wings, good beer, and plenty of screens for catching a variety of live sporting events. Great views abound from the bar or throughout the restaurant.
Address: 3625 Central Expy, Plano, TX 75023
Started as a pizza joint in 1978 before expanding into the restaurant and award-winning brewhouse that it is today, BJ’s is an excellent place to enjoy a game with pizza and beer. The hand-pressed Chicago-style deep dish pizza is crafted to be double-proofed so that it rises twice. The pepperoni extreme deep dish pizza is the traditional favorite while others like the gourmet five meat deep dish and the buffalo chicken deep dish also serve to satisfy. Tavern-cut pizza is a traditionally thin-crust pizza that originated in Chicago area bars and the spicy pig pizza is a good choice. There is even a selection of nine gluten-free pizza options available. Bar fare favorites like loaded nachos, wings, BJ’s classic rib-eye, baby back pork ribs, bacon-guacamole deluxe burger, and fish and chips are all available on the menu as well and their EnLIGHTened menu offers options for those on a diet. Also offering 11 signature beers and ciders that have combined to win more than 220 awards along with another 10 rotating seasonal beers, you are sure to find a favorite brew for you here. Try the world-famous Pizookie before you leave.
Address: 1101 N US 75-Central Expy 1000, Plano, TX 75075
First opened in Addison in 1991 by founder Dennis Dial, Café Gecko is a cozy café and bar with a high screen to square foot density. Low key, laid back, and unassuming, it often gets unexpectedly loud at times when the place gets busy during happy hour or other times throughout the day. With good food made fresh from scratch, Café Gecko is a clean, comfortable spot to enjoy a game. The drink menu is more limited than you will find in other Plano spots, but the food is high quality enough to get you in the door and the numerous TVs will keep you entertained long enough to enjoy even the most basic American beer. Staples from a menu that “has not changed much in 27 years” include queso and chips, stuffed jalapenos, hot wings, angus burger and waffle fries, blackened chicken sandwich, smoked turkey melt, and Gecko pizza.
Address: 6145 Windhaven Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093
One of the seven restaurants with outdoor patio seating and a gorgeous waterfront view at The Boardwalk at Granite Park in Plano, Chip’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers has been a Dallas mainstay for over 40 years and their recently opened location in Granite Park is no exception. Chip’s is famous not only for craft-made, 100% fresh beef burgers that led to it being voted into the Dallas’ Burger Joint Hall of Fame, but also for their fresh fish and Tex-Mex. Try the classic 1/3 lb burger, grilled salmon, grande nachos, big pig sandwich, loaded cheese fries, or the BBQ pork trucker tater spud, and finish with a handmade caramel sea salt milkshake or the locally brewed craft beer of your choice. With only a few scattered and moderately sized TVs throughout, there are better places to watch a game in Plano, but if you want great food and cold drinks while bringing your dog along for the amazing view then Chip’s might be the spot for you.
Address: 5872 Texas 121, Suite 105, Plano, TX 75024
Established in 2005, but taken over and renamed by new owners Doug and Rachel in 2016, End Zone is a no frills bar accompanied by a large variety of options for fun and games. Boasting multiple big screen TVs, AHL poker, pool and dart leagues, weekend (Friday and Saturday from 9pm to close) karaoke, trivia, event giveaways, playoff parties, and video games for adults and kids, this place will keep you entertained for hours and is a great place to host an adult birthday party or event. With NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB Extra Innings, SEC Network, Big 10 Network, and Longhorn Network, Texas sports fans are sure to find their game. The food is good with house wings and thighs in over a dozen flavors, burgers, dawgs, nachos, and pizza, or take their “Waffenburger Challenge” if you’ve brought a large appetite. Specials run every day. As they say here at End Zone, “Life’s a Game. Let’s Play!”
Address: 3033 W Parker Rd #109, Plano
Opened in 2009 by a husband and wife duo, “the Grail,” as it is known to regulars, is a spacious pub with the atmosphere of a European Middle Ages tavern popular for its large selection of rare – and sometimes expensive – whiskey and beer releases. The menu from the scratch kitchen is moderately sized with “Small Bites” like wings and “Big Plates” that include English favorites such as bangers & mash and fish & chips along with the decidedly French Salmon Beurre Blanc. The brunch menu runs from 10am to 4pm and includes English breakfast as well as American breakfast. Biscuits and gravy and chicken and waffles are also featured. Happy hour runs every day from 3pm to 7pm with $4 well drinks and $5 Texas drafts that go well with the $22 Cheeseboard. The North Texas Reds, a local Manchester United fan club, frequents the place for watch parties. Live trivia is every Wednesday. Celebratory food events occur here throughout the year.
Address: 8240 Preston Rd #150, Plano, TX 75024
First opened in 1983, Hooters is the original wings and boobs themed “Breastaurant” and the global chain that began in Clearwater, Florida now has more than 420 locations in 29 countries. While the brand has become a cultural icon of sorts, it is not without controversy. The Hooters girls may be fun to admire, but many insist that they come for the food. Appetizers include chips and queso, Hooters original buffalo shrimp, cheese sticks, Tex-Mex nachos, and chicken breast strips. Wings come in a few varieties and come in multiple sauces like hot, Parmesan garlic, honey sriracha, BBQ, Cajun dry rub, lemon pepper dry rub, and buffalo hot honey. Burger options like the Western BBQ burger, sandwiches like the original buffalo chicken sandwich or the Philly cheesesteak sandwich, and seafood like crawfish are also available. Have a beer or a Bloody Mary and try the chocolate cake.
Address: 720 N Central Expy, Plano, TX 75074
The Katy Trail Ice House Outpost is a beer garden and Texas BBQ restaurant with a large outdoor patio perfect for eating outside in the Texas spring or summer weather. Featuring 28 beers on tap, including roughly a dozen from Texas, and several signature cocktails, including their award winning margaritas, along with Texas Vodkas, Texas Whiskeys, and other Texas liquors, there are plenty of available drinks to nurse while watching your favorite team. The large menu includes several burger options, Ice House Nachos, Coney Island Dog, Dark Beer Venison Chili, a 2 Taco Plate, sandwiches, as well as a full Texas barbecue menu that includes turkey, brisket, sausage, and ribs or even a 4 meat plate so you can try them all. Live music is every Tuesday from 6:30pm to 10:30pm and they host regular watch parties for NFL football, NCAA football, and other sports. Don’t forget to try the TX Whiskey Pecan Pie before you leave.
Address: Preston Park Village at 4700 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093
Knockout Sports Bar is a Texas chain restaurant unapologetically themed around their KO girls, game changing wings, 26 degree beer, and an impressive array of TVs showing live sports. Just opened in Plano on April 4, 2022, Knockout offers competition for places like Hooters and Tight Ends. The menu is full of expected bar fare like beer cheese pretzel bites, pulled pork sliders, southwest smoked queso, KO stacked nachos, loaded fries, pepperoni pizza, beer battered fish and chips, KO burger, KO tacos, and lemon pepper fried fish. Visit on Wing Wednesday for their signature game changing wings that come with sauces like lemon pepper, sweet sriracha BBQ, haymaker honey, buffalo spicy, and spicy Parmesan. There are several signature cocktails like the Muay Thai, The Main Event, Ringside, The Counter Punch, and Old Fashioned Knockout. Try the salted caramel bites or the State Fair fried cheesecake before you leave.
Address: 3937 Central Expy, Plano, TX 75023
The Lantern St. Grill & Taphouse is a simple bar and restaurant offering fairly ordinary bar food with a menu that includes wings, nachos, sandwiches, and several burger options. The drink menu is also standard fare with a few daily specials that will make it easier to slip into a groove for karaoke nights. Karaoke hosted by Belch draws a dedicated following every day except Monday and Tuesday while trivia nights are Monday and Wednesday. Live music, pool, and arcade games are all featured here as well. They also offer painting if you’d like to try something completely unique like drinking and painting at a bar. It’s not the fanciest place on this list, but if you’re in the neighborhood looking for a friendly place to hang out and unwind with a beer and some food during a game then Lantern St. will get the job done.
Address: 6205 Coit Rd, Suite 148, Plano, TX 75024