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  • Voyage Dallas Article
    Meet Bill & Johnnie Katz of Frankie’s Downtown and The Underground
    Bill was a U.S. Army Blackhawk pilot and retired after 20 years of service in 2001. He and his wife, Johnnie, had been married since 1982. Johnnie had in banking for 20 years. They had spent 20 years traveling the globe spending 9 of those years overseas in Europe and […]
  • Melting Down for Margarita on Memorial Day Weekend
    Sunday the West End was filled with good times, good food, good drinks and a battle for the best Margarita in DFW. Here’s what we captured at the 2017 Margarita Meltdown. Photos by Roderick Pullum  
  • USA Today
    Located deep in the heart of Dallas, Frankie’s is nirvana for Texas sports fans. Patrons can view games on any of 26 high-definition plasma TVs, including two 10-foot-wide projection screens. “Frankie’s offers a classic sports bar menu — but it’s a menu on steroids,” Steel says. “The nachos, for example, […]
  • D Magazine – Keeping Tabs
    Frankie’s, a cocktail-and-sports bar last sighted on McKinney Avenue, has a new home downtown. And, judging by the bustling crowd, Dallasites have already accepted the venue’s newest incarnation as their lunchtime, game time, and nighttime go-to. The Atmosphere: Frankie’s Downtown is immaculate, well-organized, and lacks the grungy, beer-stained feel that […]
  • D Magazine Best New Bars 2015
    The original Uptown location of Frankie’s closed in 2013. The well-known watering hole relocated to Main Street downtown this year with a sleek sports bar that’s an ideal place to catch a game. Which game? Any of them. There are enough flat-screen TVs (44) to accommodate fans of the even […]
  • D Magazine – Best Sports Bar 2016
    With its exposed brick walls and steel beams, Frankie’s new space in the Davis Building has character and a sense of place. It’s that rare thing in Dallas: a real neighborhood bar. Add 27 TVs (17 more downstairs) and a good menu, and you’ve got a champ. Readers’ Pick: The […]
  • Eater Dallas: Frankie’s Reopens
    After more than a decade of slinging drinks on McKinney Avenue, loyal fans of Frankie’s Sports Bar were mighty disappointed when it closed back in the summer of 2013. Now, Frankie’s — it has since dropped the “Sports Bar” part of its name — has been resurrected downtown: Its new two-story iteration […]
  • Guide Live: Frankie’s Bar is Back
    Frankie’s is the newest old bar in Dallas. It’s old because Frankie’s Bar and Grill was an Uptown staple for 13 years, providing a sports-watching crowd on McKinney Avenue a rowdy place to yell at TVs and drink frozen Red Bull vodkas. Owners Bill and Johnnie Katz closed the Dallas bar […]
  • Fort Worth Weekly – Frankie’s Cathode Rays
    Frankie’s Cathode Rays Here’s the thing: I am bound by the tradition of two generations to be a San Francisco Giants fan, but given the distance and their first-week win-loss record, well, let’s just say it’s easier to pay attention to the Rangers. It’s not like it’s hard. Unlike Giants […]
  • DFW.com – Opening Day for Frankie’s Sports Bar in Sundance Square
    Opening Day for Frankie’s Sports Bar in Sundance Square By JAY BETSILL Special to DFW.com Posted 8:27am on Tuesday, Mar. 08, 2011 We are three weeks away from Major League Baseball’s Opening Day as the Rangers host the Red Sox in Arlington. On March 7th, Sundance Square celebrated its own […]