If you’ve come to Arlington strictly for the Dallas Cowboys, we don’t blame you. That doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to stadium food though. Arlington has many fantastic dining options where you can indulge in a variety of delicious food and beverages that will make everyone happy.
Want to try some exceptional craft beer before a game at AT&T Stadium? Stop by Division Brewing, Arlington’s first locally owned and operated brewery. With over 20 years of experience, the owners of Division Brewery serve creative, high-quality beers. If you like lighter beers, try their blondes, wheats, and pilsners. If darker, richer beers are what you love, they have malty ales as well as porters and stouts. Sit out on the patio and relax with good company while you get a true taste of Arlington.
Hooligan’s Pub is your traditional Irish pub gone upscale. The distressed brick exterior and wood panel interior are what you might expect from a pub, but the cozy lighting, iron fixtures, wood-burning fireplace, and upstairs balcony area make for an elegant atmosphere. The cocktails are crafted with care and the beer varieties are seemingly endless. You can order food from nearby eateries for the full pub experience, complete with a mobile app controlled jukebox.
Just mere miles from AT&T Stadium, Daiquiri Depot is serving the best daiquiris outside of The Big Easy. With several varieties to choose from, you will surely find your perfect daiquiri. Flavors like mango, pina colada, and margarita mean you might find a new favorite, too. If you want a bite to eat, they have pizzas, burgers, wings, and soulfood like fried catfish and collard greens. The hip atmosphere is perfect for relaxing inside or out on the patio. And if you get a little too relaxed before making it to the stadium, there are TVs to catch the game while you finish your daiquiri.
Before the big game, make sure to stop by J. Gilligan’s Bar & Grill. Their signature dish is the Irish Nachos, and with as many television appearances as this dish has, it should have it’s own IMDB page. To start, the sliced potatoes are flash fried before becoming the base for a load of great toppings: shredded Wisconsin cheddar cheese, bacon, chives, onions, tomatoes, and jalapenos. Once baked, the Irish Nachos are fit for the pre-game appetite. Add the freshness of tomatoes, the kick of jalapenos, and sour cream served on side, and you’ll be in heaven with every bite. You can even add ground beef or grilled chicken to load it up for a hearty meal. J. Gilligan’s has many other menu options, including burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, steak, chicken strips, and salads. After you finish your meal, hop on the shuttle to AT&T Stadium, provided by J. Gilligan’s for a small fee, and get ready to root for your Cowboys.