Jessica Sepkowitz / The Rustic Dallas

Hot spots across the city that guarantee you a good time.

In many ways, Texas is synonymous with football. Arguably one of the biggest football states in the country, it's no surprise its residents have a few surprises up their sleeves come Super Bowl Sunday. Even though Dallas fans won't be cheering on their home team this year, there's sure to be a boisterous crowd most places you go, but these are our picks for the best paties.

1. The Owners Box

At this upscale sports bar, there's no way you'll miss the action: With a 16-foot screen and 70 surrounding TVs, the only way you'll have a better view is if you're at the game. Located in the bottom of the Omni Hotel, there's a $25 cover but the brisket potato skins and Texas chili are worth it.

2. Frankie's

As one of the most popular bars in Dallas during football season, Frankie's will be a hot spot come Super Bowl Sunday. With no cover charge, and plenty of drink special ($2 mimosas, $3 tequila sunrises, $18 beer buckets, and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar) this will be one of the biggest parties of the season. Frankie's also has more than 30 HD televisions spread throughout the place, so you're guaranteed to catch all the action on (and off) the field.

3. The Nodding Donkey

If money is no object this Super Bowl Sunday, then you may want to head to The Nodding Donkey. Its $100 entry fee comes with an all-you-can-eat lunch, appetizers, and dinner, as well as an open bar all day long. Ticket holders will also get 10 raffle tickets for prizes such as an iPad, digital cameras, a Wii gaming system, ZaZa spa packages, and a $500 donkey party pack.

4. The Rustic

A city favorite, The Rustic is always packed for games. Their party costs $13, and with it you'll score all-you-can-eat wings to nosh by the 25-foot flat screen, so you can see each replay in perfect detail.

5. Katy Trail Ice House

They say everything is big in Dallas, and the Katy Trail Ice House epitomizes that. From giant beers from more than 50 taps, a cornhole game set up in the back, and huge tables to accommodate large parties, you can be with all your friends come game day. If you don't want to leave your pup, you can bring him along too, since this is one of the city's few pet-friendly bars.

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