If you wanted to be taken out to the ball game but couldn't score tickets, all is not lost. There are plenty of top-notch sports bars in Dallas to catch the World Series, all of which have more to offer than your typical stadium hot dog, nachos and overpriced beer.
Using Yelp data and our own methodology, Hoodline crunched the numbers to come up with the best sports bars where you can view baseball's biggest series.
1. Uncle Uber's
Topping the list is Uncle Uber's. Located at 2713 Commerce St. in Deep Ellum, the spot, which offers sandwiches, burgers and more, is the most popular sports bar in Dallas, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,089 reviews on Yelp.
The sandwich and burger joint offers options like the Shaved Ribeye Steak with grilled red onions, blue cheese crumbles, romaine lettuce, tomato and roasted garlic mayo; the Pork BunME with cucumber, daikon carrot slaw, cilantro, sliced jalapeño and garlic mayo; and the Happy Hippie with provolone, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, red onion, avocado and roasted garlic mayo. (See the full menu here.) Thirsty? The bar serves up local craft beers.
Yelper Ailene S. wrote, "My favorite sandwich place in Dallas hands down. It is hard to resist the allure of Uncle Uber's whenever I am in the area. The fast service, diverse sandwich choices and amazing french fries are all too desirable. It is perfect for pick up or a pit stop as the service is typically quick."
2. Shell Shack
Next up is Lower Greenville's Shell Shack, situated at 2326 N. Henderson Ave. With four stars out of 573 reviews on Yelp, the sports bar and traditional American spot, serving seafood and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
The menu features seafood boils, allowing you to build your own. First pick your seafood (king crab, snow crab, Dungeness crab, shrimp or crawfish), then the flavor and heat (Cajun, garlic, lemon pepper or kitchen sink) and finally add sausage, corn and potatoes. The spot also offers mixed seafood platters, plus fried and grilled plates.
Signature cocktails are available as well, including the Shell Shack Tea (sweet tea vodka, fresh lemon juice, simply syrup, Coke and Sprite) and the Shell Shack Mama (spiced rum, dark rum, coconut rum, banana liqueur, pineapple juice, orange juice and grenadine).
Yelper Andy N. wrote, "Food and service were perfect. Also, I love their hand washing machine. We've been here a few times now and it's become our go-to spot for crawfish, shrimp, crab, etc. They also have a lot of TVs. Solid spot to catch a game and grab some good Cajun food."
Lower Greenville's Smithy, located at 2927 N. Henderson Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the sports bar, New American and breakfast and brunch spot 4.5 stars out of 127 reviews.
Smithy offers fare like the Hobo Dinner (fresh catch, fingerling potatoes, haricot vert, wild mushrooms, heirloom tomato, lemon, herb and chive burre blanc) and Luke's Hot Chicken (peri peri spice, local honey, gin pickles, white barbecue sauce, whipped potatoes and Nana's corn). (See the menu here and the drink menu here.)
Lenora T., who reviewed it on Sept. 13, said, "I love everything about Smithy. The atmosphere, drinks, food and attentive staff. Really amazing. The service is on point. The menu is unique and tasty. Food was reasonably priced and delicious. I highly recommend the smoked salmon pizza."
4. Frankie's Downtown
Frankie's Downtown, a sports bar and traditional American spot in the Main Street District, is another go-to, with four stars out of 333 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1303 Main St. to see for yourself.
On the menu, you'll find options like the Fire Station #18 Burger with roasted jalapeño, poblano and serrano peppers, pepper jack cheese, fried onion rings, carrot-habanero aioli and wilted spinach; the Down Home Brisket Pot Roast with truffle oil mashed potatoes and pan vegetable gravy; and the Carnivore Pizza with pepperoni, Italian sausage, Canadian bacon, beef and bacon. (See the full menu here.)
Jerry R., who visited it on Sept. 30, wrote, "Frankie's was great. Wings were delicious. Fun bar and lots of TVs so we can see all the action. Our server, Connie, was the best. Although she was extremely busy, she catered to our every need."