An Insider’s Guide to Texas Live!

Texas Live!

The season may be over for the Texas Rangers, but that doesn’t mean locals can’t still hang around Globe Life Park to watch a big game, listen to live music, gather with friends or host an event.

by Sunday Nester

The season may be over for the Texas Rangers, but that doesn’t mean locals can’t still hang around Globe Life Park to watch a big game, listen to live music, gather with friends or host an event.

Nestled between Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium is Texas Live!, the newly opened two-story, 200,000 square-foot venue encompassing seven restaurants, 130 TVs, 20 bars and 12 patios and balconies that gaze over neighboring attractions.

If you haven’t been yet, here’s what you need to know.

Where To Park

Although being located between Globe Life and AT&T Stadium has its perks, parking on the day of a game is not one of them. Whether you’re going to a game or not, Texas Live! will make you pay anything from $20 to $30.

But, there are a few ways to get around the parking fee:
• Park in Lot B, located on the south side of the ballpark and to the east of Texas Live!
• To avoid paying for parking on the day of a night game, get there before 3 p.m.
• If you are parking on a non-game day, parking is free.

Things To Do

Texas Live! hosts an assortment of events from live concerts to football watch parties, and each week the calendar continues to grow with more activities and attractions.

Arlington Backyard

Arlington Backyard is the concert destination at Texas Live! It’s a prime spot for live music, looking directly out to its enormous neighbor, AT&T Stadium. It’s already hosted big names like Pat Green and Corry Morrow, but Arlington Backyard is not limited to concerts. Here are our picks for upcoming events at the venue:
• Billy Currington – Thursday, Oct. 25
• Humane Society of North Texas hosts Puppy Yoga Saturday – Nov. 3
• Casey Donahew Saturday – Nov. 10

Live! Arena

What’s known as the “living room” of Texas Live! is Live! Arena — think living room on steroids. This 35,000-square-foot, multi-level spot sits in front of a 100-foot LED HD television. So, naturally, the Live! Arena is always hosting watch parties. A few noteworthy events this season include college game day watch parties, Dallas Cowboys watch parties and the official watch party for the Dallas Stars. The Live! Arena will also host Texas Taco Fest on Nov. 17.

Sports & Social

The resident sports bar at Texas Live! is chock-full with an assortment of games such as skee-ball, virtual golf simulators, air hockey, arcade games and more. Another perk? This venue offers rentals for any occasion.

Where To Eat

Be sure to come hungry, as there is an assortment of restaurant options to choose from. Each restaurant is conveniently steps away from the main attraction, Live! Arena — you can grab your food and snag the perfect spot in front of the massive wall of TVs that give Live! Arena all of its hype.

Troy’s

Cowboys Hall of Famer, Troy Aikman, brings a unique mixture of gourmet burgers, signature cocktails and daily live music to Troy’s. The menu is filled with Troy’s favorites including the Frito pie burger and Bloody Mary shrimp cocktail shooters. Be sure to finish off your meal with the churro doughnuts.

Pudge’s Pizza

Another Texas sports legend, Hall of Fame catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, brings a new wave of pizza toppings to Texas Live! A crowd favorite is the Texas Slinger, topped with ancho-spiced chicken, spicy refried beans, red onion, jalapeños, red chili tomato sauce, chipotle glaze and three cheeses (mozzarella, cheddar and pepper jack).

Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint

If you’re looking for a quick bite, head to Emmy-award winning chef Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint. This fast-casual taco spot offers 24-ounce margaritas, as well as an assortment of tacos.

Lockhart Smokehouse

This family-owned barbecue hotspot brings its third location to Texas Live! It’s known for its smoked brisket and hard-to-find Kreuz Market sausage.