written by Ben Shae
No holiday is more American than the 4th of July, and nothing says summer like fireworks. Seriously – fireworks, friends & family, grilled food and cold beers? What’s not to love!?! It should come as no surprise that Addison’s Kaboom Town (on July 3 this year) is near the top of my favorite Addison events of the entire year.
Deciding where to go requires a bit of thought and planning (ahem: parking), especially now that you need tickets to watch the show from Addison Circle Park (which were free to reserve but are no longer unavailable).
Fear not! I can recommend a few places to enjoy Kaboom Town 2014 and induce the summer nostalgia:
BEST VIEW: Addison Point – This 20+ year old bar has what many consider to be the best view of the air and firework show. Not to mention they have 35 beers on draft (most of them are crafts under $5), their famous hamburgers, live band and complimentary valet.
BEST PARTY SPOTS:
McFadden’s – The celebration at this lively bar starts outdoors at 2pm with food, music and more. Reserve a wristband online to receive $3 Miller Light, Coors Light, PBR drafts and $5 calls all night. Other drinks specials include Samuel Adams Tap TakeOver $10 beer flights and $6 pints and packaged tables and drink specials.
Whole Foods – Looking for a family-friendly place to go? The Red, White, and Brew party will be going strong on the patio from 5pm – 10pm with kegs, grilled burgers and a DJ.
BJ’s Brewhouse – Nothing says summer like ice cold beers, and they’ll have $4 craft beers and $5 mojitos from 3pm to 7pm.
Chuy’s Addison – Chuy’s large patio is ideal for kicking back, enjoying a margarita and watching some fireworks. The popular Mexican food restaurant will be serving up $3.95 margaritas, $7.95 house Texas martinis and $2.75 domestic beers from 4pm to 7pm.
The Hub – Hair of the dog? The Hub will have drinks specials all day including $2.50 shots (Tuaca, Jäger, Fireball, Goldschlager, & Rumple Minze), $3 wells, $ 3 domestics and $4 mixed drinks. Parking lot party kicks off at 5pm with BBQ and DJ.
Lion & The Crown – Take a break from the 2014 World Cup and enjoy $1.50 off all Texas beers and Tito’s Vodka at this English-style pub in the heart of Addison Circle.
Social House Addison – Interested more in atmosphere and people than being able to see the the fireworks? Check out some of Social House’s specials with $3 select house specials, $3 wells, $3 Tito’s and $3 domestics from 4pm to 7pm.
TGI Fridays Addison – Pre-game it at TGI Fridays with $3 mojitos, long islands and margaritas before heading down the street to see the show. Friday’s will also have a live band out on their patio.
The Addison Airport Air show starts at 7:15pm with the firework display starting at 9:30pm.
For information on road closures, parking information and more, visit the Kaboom Town website.