Get your baseball fix and your gameday grub alongside other fans at one of our eclectic sports bars. No babysitter? No problem! Family-friendly Arlington has options for even the smallest sports fans.

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Texas Live! is a $250 million world-class entertainment and dining district that is nestled between the Texas Rangers' Globe Life Field and the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium. Get ready for a full day - a specialty burger at Troy Aikman’s restaurant, a ride on a mechanical bull at PBR Texas or a game on the 100-ft LED HD television at Live! Arena.

Dave & Busters, located in the always popular Arlington Highlands shopping center, elevates the sports bar experience with kids in mind, too. The Million Dollar Midway includes hundreds of games to keep the little ones occupied, while the adults enjoy the massive TVs, stadium sound and five-dollar appetizers on game days. 

Not only is J. Gilligan’s Bar & Grill the home of the original Irish Nachos (as Seen on the Travel Channel), they also have a children’s menu and a game room for the kiddies. There’s also live music each night and an assortment of comfort foods to go along with your favorite brew. 

BoomerJack’s Grill & Bar, with two locations in Arlington, offers a diverse menu with everything from burgers and sandwiches to steaks and seafood. The Banana Pudding is just like grandma’s! There is also a fun kids’ menu and a large selection of beers and mixed drinks. Kids will be blown away by the fried cheesecake and molten chocolate lava cake.

If you are a baseball fan, Bobby V’s Sports Gallery Cafe is the place to be. Bobby Valentine, former Texas Rangers manager, founded Bobby V’s in the 1980s, and they have been wow-ing fans ever since. Check out the array of baseball memorabilia and the 50-plus TV screens. You will love the home cooking, including country fried steak, burgers, fajitas, sandwiches, pasta and more. 

Social House, in Champions Park, is minutes from the stadiums and both theme parks. Their scratch made food includes delicious options like Peppercorn Center Cut Filet, Social House Bison Burger, Shrimp & Grits and Short Rib Frito Pie. The Flatbread Margherita Pizza is delightful. They have a wide selection of beer, wine and specialty cocktails, including a house favorite – a flight of frozen margaritas!

Is there enough cold craft brew in the Lone Star State? The verdict is NO! Legal Draft Beer Company is here to help. Their beers are brewed with care by a German Brewmaster with the finest ingredients available. Arlington’s first locally-owned brewery, Division Brewery, elevates the beer drinker’s experience with unique flavors like light ales, wheats, malty amber beers, dark porters, stouts and more.

The delightful Hooligans Pub brings the flavor of Ireland to Arlington. Fans enjoy a full bar and 25 different craft beer selections, with new flavors introduced each week. When other football fans are braving the elements, get a table next to the fireplace and order a round of gourmet burgers.

If you’re looking for a non-smoking sports grill, this is it. Mavericks Sports Grill offers premium and imported beers. Get started with a cup of tortilla soup before moving onto mammoth burgers and sandwiches. Mavericks is always tuned in to the big game, with coverage of NFL, SEC and The Longhorn Network.

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