Where to watch Kaboom Town fireworks but avoid traffic: A dozen watch parties in Addison

The crowd will be huge for the July 3 Kaboom Town festival 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 3 p.m. with outdoor seating for 300 and 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.

The Back 9

Patio party gets underway when the sports bar opens at 11 a.m. Look for afternoon lawn games, a dunk tank and live band from 3 to 9 p.m.

Bitter Sisters Brewery

Kid-friendly Red, White & Brew party from 4 until 11 p.m. with outdoor eats and craft beer. Bring your own chairs.

Cantina Laredo

Enclosed parking lot party with a live band, outdoor beer bar, nachos and tacos for sale.

Chamberlain's Fish Market Grill

Four-course Kaboom Town dinner will set you back $74.99 per person, but you'll see the air show and fireworks from a private viewing area. Reservations required.

Chuy's

Parking lot party with food and drink service and a DJ. Chuy's regular Tuesday Happy Hour prices are available from 4 until 7 p.m.

Duke's Icehouse

Get a great view of both the air show and the fireworks at Duke's, located next to the Addison Airport toll tunnel. You'll find drink and food specials and live music.

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 underwary at 5 p.m. (in the field behind the bars). Barbecue and drinks at a full-service bar will be available to purchase.

The Lion & Crown Pub

Located on Addison Circle, this English pub has no Kaboom Town party plans but does offer a good view of the pyrotechnics. Regular food and drink service will be available. Doors open at 11 a.m.

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.

On the Border

The restaurant hosts a parking lot/block party with live music, food and drink specials including the signature Borderita.

The Quarter Bar & Grill

Kaboom party on the lawn starts at 5 p.m. with a DJ before the fireworks and the Josh Lee Band post-fireworks. Limited menu and full bar available. 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.

Table 13

Enjoy dinner and live entertainment inside the supper club. At 9 p.m., outdoor seats will be provided for fireworks watching. As a Kaboom Town bonus, Table 13 offers a 25 percent discount on the regular dinner menu with reservations as early as 4 p.m. Reserved parking guaranteed to the first 40 guests to make a dinner reservation.

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