Best Places To Watch The NCAA BasketBall Tournament In Grapevine

It is Tournament Time!  One of the best times of the year for any sporting fan.  The only problem is where should you watch the game?  We are here to help with a few ideas.


You really can not beat Hooters for watching sports, eating wings, and having a great time.  And when you add the fact the guys from sports radio 1310 The Ticket will be at Hooters all day on Thursday and Friday you really have a spot to enjoy the games.  The two day event has been coined the “Hooky Palace” (as if you needed more reason to play hookey from work on one of the best four days of the year.)

Hooters is running a NCAA bracket contest with a bunch of prizes including a trip to Las Vegas for four.  Yes, we plan on entering that one.  So good luck winning!

For more information visit the event information page at The Ticket website.

Hooters is located at:
1711 Cross Roads Drive
Grapevine, TX , 76051
(just west of 121 & 114 intersection, north side of DFW airport )
Phone: 817-410-9464


Big Racks BBQ

ESPN Radio will be broadcasting from Big Racks BBQ on Thursday and Friday.  You can fill out your brackets with the Ben and Skin show from 11:00 am to 3 pm. Enjoy some great barbeque and enjoy the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament.

Where: 1720 State Highway 26
Grapevine, TX – 972-539-5511

You can win cool ESPN gear here each day.

More information here at the ESPN radio website.

Other Sports Bar Options

There are a bunch of other places to watch the games all weekend including Lazy Bones (our favorite sports bar), the Tap-In Bar and Grill, Flips Bar and Grill, the Tilted Kilt, and Bone Daddy’s.

Feel free to check out our article on the best sports bars in Grapevine for more information.

Top 5 Sports Bars in Grapevine

There comes a moment in every man’s life where he no longer wants his buddies sleeping on his couch after watching sports all day. This moment could be right after a man gets married and the wife no longer allows it. It could also be after he has kids and he doesn’t want to see his kids frightened in the morning because “Uncle” Fred is still on the couch snoring long after everyone else has started their day. It might be just after a man invests in his first non-pre-owned couch. Whatever the reason, this is why sports bars exist.

Grapevine is home to many good places to watch sporting events, enjoy good food, and good drinks. Here are our Top 5 places to watch sports in Grapevine:

1. Lazy Bones – Hidden just off of Main Street in historic downtown Grapevine sits what looks like an old house that was converted to a sports bar of sorts. Lazy Bones most likely wasn’t built to be a sports bar. It was likely a house where a guy lived who probably enjoyed having his friends over to watch sporting events. One day this guy thought, why am I giving away free beer and food to my friends? So he decided to throw a sign out front “Lazy Bones” which seemed fitting and started charging his friends to drink his beer and eat his food.

While the place doesn’t look like much, that is part of Lazy Bones appeal. Once inside, you feel like you are home. The beer is ice cold which you would expect. What you do not expect when you walk in is that the food is borderline spectacular. Get the chicken wings you won’t regret it.

120 E. Worth Street
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 488-6400

2. Buffalo Wild Wings – One word of advice on Buffalo Wild Wings is to get there early. This place is always crowded on game day. It is probably due to the massive amount of televisions, which cater to every comfortable seat at every angle imaginable.

Buffalo Wild Wings is a great place to meet your friends for the game. It also has a comfortable patio if the weather is nice. The service here is also surprisingly good given the high volume of customers.

1525 William D Tate Ave
Grapevine, TX 76051-3965
(817) 481-9464
Buffalo Wild Wings website

3. Texas Station (Gaylord Resort) – This sports bar located inside the Gaylord Texan is worth the trip even if you are not staying at the Gaylord. The television is 52 feet wide and 20 feet tall and covers the entire wall and can be viewed from almost anywhere. (Yes, I did say feet there not inches.)

Seating is comfortable here and the food is high quality. The only negative is that you are definitely paying resort like prices for drinks. But if you want to enjoy watching the game with your friend, there is not any place like Texas Station in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

1501 Gaylord Trl
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 778-3000
Texas Station website

4. Tap-In Grill and Pub – This bar in the heart of downtown Grapevine is great for watching a game (or catching some live music). The atmosphere is fun and laid back and there is a huge selection of beers to choose from. There are also plenty of televisions to catch the game on.

120 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX 76001
(817) 329-3117
Tap In Bar & Grill website

5. Bone Daddy’s House of Smoke – While Bone Daddy’s is more of a barbeque restaurant than a sports bar, there are plenty of televisions and a great bar area if you want to catch the game in the bar. The food here is surprisingly good and the service is one of a kind. While Bone Daddy’s is typically crowded, we’ve never had a bad experience here.

1720 William D Tate Ave
Grapevine, TX 76051-3968
(817) 251-0835
Bone Daddy’s website