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McKinney Avenue Tavern

McKinney Avenue Tavern

photography by Matthew Shelley
2822 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204 | Get Directions
214-969-1984 (phone)

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The MAT is like mission control for sports fans. A wall of TVs—one big one, many not-as-big ones—keeps drinkers informed and entertained. Beer choices are the usual suspects, and the menu is basic bar food, which means it's good but tastes better as the night goes on.

From the Owner (Sponsored)

Why McKinney Avenue Tavern? We're a neighborhood sports bar but a whole lot more. Owned by radio personality, Big Al Mack, and his business partner, Redneck Steve, the guys have put a lot of their own heart and soul into this place. With over 25 flat screen TVs, you will always be able to watch your favorite sporting event. The building itself is over 85 years old and has its own unique character. It’s rumored that years ago, Jack Ruby hung out here and ran a very "questionable" business along with several highly paid females… kind of sounds like Big Al, huh? (We’re kidding.)

You can enjoy live music with a different performer every week night on the patio. One guitar, one stool, and one singer all rolled into one makes McKinney Avenue Tavern a great place to enjoy happy hour any afternoon.

The menu? It has something for everyone. If you want to keep it healthy, you can. Our salads and soups will satisfy your appetite but also let you keep your girlish figure in mind. Then again, if you want to enjoy a great bacon cheeseburger with an egg on it, you can do that, too.

YES, WE DO KARAOKE! Every Friday and Saturday night, enjoy a little liquid courage and get on stage to sing your heart out. Or if you just like to watch, you can.

The people? This is what we are the most proud of... our employees as well as our regulars. Friendly, professional, and just darn good! Some of our regulars have called The MAT home for over 10 years!

Bottom line? Whether you live in the area or if you're just in town for business, you'll always have a great time at The MAT. You’ll go home with a smile on your face and a story to tell.

Where? We are located right in the center of Dallas on Uptown's famous McKinney Avenue. We’re five minutes from Downtown, seven minutes from North Dallas, 10 minutes from Addison, and 12 minutes from Irving.

Brunch? Heck yes, we have brunch. Shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, and you can even make your own omelet. Try one of our bottomless mimosas and the best brunch Bloody Mary ever!

See you at The MAT!

McKinney Avenue Tavern


  • Sunday: 10am - 2am
  • Monday: 11am - 2am
  • Tuesday: 11am - 2am
  • Wednesday: 11am - 2am
  • Thursday: 11am - 2am
  • Friday: 11am - 2am
  • Saturday: 10am - 2am

Happy Hours

  • Monday: 11am - 7pm
  • Tuesday: 11am - 2am
  • Wednesday: 11am - 7pm
  • Thursday: 11am - 2am
  • Friday: 11am - 7pm
  • $2 PBR, $3 domestic drafts, $4 import drafts, 99 cent drink specials from 6-8 pm daily, $1 budweisers and millers and $2 pink panty shots from 4pm to 6pm on Monday nights

Special Features

  • Bar Food
  • DJ
  • Happy Hours
  • Karaoke
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Private Parties
  • TV
  • Video Games

Payment Types

  • American Express
  • Cash
  • MasterCard
  • Visa


  • Private Lot
  • Street
  • Valet
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