On the Border parking lot provided  great view of the fireworks and drew a large crowd at Kaboom Town in Addison.

On the Border parking lot provided great view of the fireworks and drew a large crowd at Kaboom Town in Addison.

Jerry McClure/Special Contributor

Editor's note: This story was originally published on June 19, 2018. We've brought it back with new details for 2019  Kaboom Town watch parties.

The crowd will be huge for the July 3 Kaboom Town festival, air show and fireworks display in Addison. Thousands will pack Addison Circle Park to enjoy the event but thousands more will party off-site at lively watching parties held at nearby restaurants, bars and even a brewery. Here are some venues that are planning pre- and post-fireworks festivities.

Addison Point Sports Grill 

The party starts at 4 p.m. with outdoor seating and bar service for about 300 with an unobstructed view of both the air show and fireworks. Outdoor bar and grill service, DJ, face painting and balloon artists for the kids and karaoke inside after the fireworks.  4578 Belt Line Road, Addison.

The Back 9 

Patio party at this sports bar includes food, drinks and live music from the Haze,  Look for afternoon lawn games, a dunk tank and live music starting at 7 p.m. 4060 Belt Line Road, Addison.

Bitter Sisters Brewery 

Kid-friendly Red, White & Brew party runs from 2 to 10 p.m. with outdoor eats and craft beer. Purchase a $40 ticket that includes reserved parking and three beers. 15103 Surveyor Blvd., Addison.

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Cantina Laredo 

Enclosed parking lot party with bounce houses and a live band, outdoor bar, nachos and tacos for sale. 4546 Belt Line Road, Addison. 

Chamberlain's Fish Market Grill 

Four-course Kaboom Town dinner will set you back $79.99 per person, but you'll see the air show and fireworks from a private viewing area. Call 972-503-3474 for reservations (required). 4521 Belt Line Road, Addison.

Chuy's 

Parking lot party with food and drink service and a DJ. Chuy's regular weekday Happy Hour prices are available from 4 until 7 p.m.  4440 Belt line Road, Addison.

Ferrari's Italian Villa & Chop House

Doors open at 5 p.m. for dinner and a watch party on the patio. Specials include a $5 Italian Margarita topped with Amaretto. Call 972-980-9898 for reservations. 14831 Midway Road, Addison. 

The Hub Sports Bar and Grill  & Ron's Place

Neighboring bars team up for a family-friendly field party with unobstructed viewing of the fireworks. The fun gets takes place in the field behind the bars with barbecue and drinks available to purchase. 4145 Belt Line Road, Addison.

Ida Claire

Reserve a seat on the patio for $25 and that includes valet parking and a complimentary Bomb Pop cocktail. You must arrive by 6:30 p.m. if you have a reservation. There will be food and drink specials and live music from 8 to 11 p.m. For reservations, email kiley.sage@fbrest.com. 5001 Belt Line Road, Addison.

The Londoner 

It's all about soccer at this Brit-centric pub so drop in at 2 p.m. to catch the Women's World Cup semifinal and enjoy a $4 pint of Fireman's 4. Happy hour will extend from 4 p.m. to midnight with $1 off all drinks and half-price bottles of wine. Free parking (if available) with the purchase of any entree. 14930 Midway Road, Addison.

McDonald's

The kids can order their favorites at the Addison McDonald's and enjoy balloon artists and face painters in the lobby from 5 to 7 p.m. 3795 E. Belt Line Road, Addison. 

Meso Maya

The modern Mex restaurant celebrates Kaboom Town with drink specials from 4 to 7 p.m., then $5 appetizers at the bar. 5280 Belt Line Road, Addison.

The Mucky Duck

Get ready for the pyrotechnics with live music in the courtyard, barbecue and draft beer specials. 5064 Addison Circle, Addison.

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Nate's Seafood and Steakhouse 

Bring your lawn chair to enjoy the fireworks at the restaurant's blues-themed party featuring the Jackie Don Loe Band.  14951 Midway Road, Addison.

On the Border 

The restaurant hosts a parking lot/block party with live music, food and drink specials.  4855 Belt Line Road, Addison.

Outback Steakhouse

Have drinks and dinner on the patio and watch the show. Full food and drink menu will be available. 15180 Addison Road, Addison. 

The Quarter Bar & Grill 

Adults-only Kaboom party on the lawn starts at 5 p.m. with a DJ spinning and the Josh Lee Band playing inside after the fireworks. $25 minimum per person for outside table reservations. E-mail manager@thequarter.biz for reservations. Walk-ins are welcome to join the standing-room-only outdoor party and to any open tables inside the bar.  15201 Addison Road, Addison.

Snuffer's

Pre-Kaboom Town happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. including $4 Top Shelf Snufferita, Sangria Swirl Margarita and Long Island Iced Tea. 4180 Belt Line Road, Addison.

Taqueria La Ventana

Happy Hour fiesta from 3 to 6 p.m. with $3 House Margs (frozen or rocks), cervezas and micheladas. 4180 Belt Line Road, Addison. 

Thai Orchid

The restaurant will have extended hours during Kaboom Town, 5 to 11 p.m., and a special offer of free potstickers with the purchase of any two entrees. 4930 Belt Line Road, Addison

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