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Cowboys Great Michael Irvin Announces New Upscale Sports Bar In The Colony, Texas

The restaurant will host exciting grand opening events

Dallas Cowboys Pro Football Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl Champion Michael Irvin announced the launch of Playmakers88, an upscale sports bar and restaurant in The Colony.

The grand opening celebration will span two days, beginning on Friday, July 12, 2024, at 5 p.m., and the events are open to the public.

Playmakers88 is a sports bar and restaurant where Dallas Cowboys fans can enjoy football games in a lively atmosphere that celebrates the team’s legendary players. Upon entering the venue, guests are welcomed by a large replica of the famous Ring of Honor, displaying images of Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman, famously known as "The Triplets." Surrounding the bar area, the additional 21 Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor members are showcased, highlighting their contributions to the team's status as America’s team. Throughout Playmakers88, Dallas Cowboys’ art and memorabilia will cover the walls,

“I am truly honored to create an upscale sports bar and restaurant where sports fans can cheer on their favorite teams and athletes, while enjoying great food, cocktails, and company,” said Irvin in an official statement. “My hope is that each person who visits Playmakers88 feels the excitement, energy and love that I have for the entire sports community and the overall DFW area.”

The 7,000-square-foot space at 5005 State Highway 121, The Colony, features bar top, lounge and booth-style seating for over 250 people, with 50 flat-screen TVs, surround sound, upbeat music and a pool table. 

Chef Rassuan “RJ” Johnson will add his unique flair by creatively combining traditional family recipes with modern-day delicacies. The flavorful dishes range from crab cakes, chicken wings and burgers to pastas, Southern cuisines and seafood entrées. Additionally, a special cocktail menu has been curated to blend signature favorites with contemporary inspirations. Guests can also choose from over 20 domestic and imported beers on tap.

In celebration of its grand opening, Playmakers88 will host two exciting events. On July 12, 2024, from 5 p.m. to midnight, the community is invited to walk down the Playmakers88 blue carpet and enjoy live music, great food, cocktails, mingling and photo opportunities with Michael Irvin. On July 13, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the festivities continue with a family-friendly afternoon of entertainment, giveaways, autographs and photo opportunities. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in support of their favorite sports team. A percentage of proceeds from the weekend celebration will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Dallas.

Playmakers88 will be open Monday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to midnight. Learn more by visiting  or by calling 214-994-8888.

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