July Fourth is right around the corner, do you have any plans? You can find a comprehensive listing of all the fireworks displays going on around DFW here.
However, maybe cramming in with a few thousand folks isn't exactly up your alley. How about cramming in with a few hundred or less instead, and enjoying some libations while you watch? Here are several awesome places where you can watch while you drink and eat. But don't procrastinate, some of these spots need to be reserved ASAP.
July 3, 2014
Kaboom Town may be already sold out, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy it from any of the bars and restaurants located nearby. Here a few that might wet your whistle:
4546 Belt Line Rd
Enjoy margaritas, Mexican food and fireworks from the patio.
4578 Belt Line Rd
The parking lot party here is suppose to be the best place to watch the Addison Air Show and Kaboom Town Fireworks, plus there's food, booze and live music.
The Quarter Bar & Grill
15201 Addison Road
The quarter puts on a huge fireworks watching party in the fenced in lawn area and will be serving a limited menu. Make a table reservation ASAP, or it's first come, first served and good luck finding a seat (or parking).
Gaylord Texan Resort
1501 Gaylord Trail
Here you have two great choices to view Grapevine's fireworks from here, which happen every Friday night through Labor Day:
1. From the rooftop of the resort's parking garage (of course you'll have to provide your own food and drinks)
2. On the Glass Cactus Patio (you can also dance to Le Freak in the disco afterwards)
110 Fairway Dr
Bring a picnic and enjoy the show for a $10 per vehicle charge on July 4th.
901 Fort Worth Ave
Go early and stake out a seat on the patio where you can see displays from Fair Park to Lakewood and even other fireworks displays in cities north of Big D.
560 Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
Probably the most awesome place to see fireworks across DFW is at the top of Reunion Tower. If you can't nab a table in the restaurant, try staking a spot in the bar.
GeO-Deck at Reunion
You can also celebrate Independence Day at the new GeO-Deck where there will be face painters and balloon artists. The Cloud Nine Café will be open until 10 p.m. Friday serving special themed drinks and treats.
NYLO Dallas South Side
1325 S Lamar St
Enjoy cocktails by the pool on the rooftop deck and check out the fireworks over the Dallas skyline.
NYLO Irving/Las Colinas
1001 W Royal Ln
Hang out here and watch Irving's firework show over Lake Carolyn.
Dallas Country Club Fireworks
July 4th, 2014
Arrive around 7:30 at the latest, and plant yourself along Lakeside as close to Beverly as you can get for the best seats in the house. Bring along plenty of food and booze to keep you satiated while you wait.
Lakewood Country Club Firework Show
Whole Foods Lakewood
2118 Abrams Road
Pull up a seat on the patio here, grab some grub from inside, and catch the Lakewood Country Club's firework show. Be sure to arrive early, this is a popular viewing place.
1825 Abrams Rd
You won't see much from the inside of this fun jazz bar, but you will from the balcony—plus you can imbibe while you watch.
Rockwall Fireworks Show at Harry Myers Park
July 4, 2014
Sail with Scott
$25-$30 at 9 p.m.
Take either a Seawolf catamaran or Harbor Lights cruise for a stunning front seat view from the lake. There are still spots left for the 4th.
Dodies Cajun Diner
2067 Summer Lee Dr, Ste 115
Great view from the restaurant's patio on Lake Ray Hubbard at the Harbor.
KE Cellars Winery
301 N San Jacinto St
Located on the square, the winery will be having a fireworks viewing party with live music and BBQ (served at 6 until 7:30) Pack your lawn chairs in case there's not enough seating.
Fort Worth Fireworks at Panther Island Pavilion
July 4, 2014
395 Purcey Street
Panther Island is the "it" place to be for fireworks and just about anytime. Live music, food trucks, tubing and plenty of activities makes it worth sticking around here for the Fourth.
223 NE 4th St
There's also a great bash going on at the Coyote Drive-In next door to Panther Island, featuring live music, a double feature flick and a great view of the fireworks. Oh, and there's also stellar munchies and booze here too.