Where to Be Merry with Purdue Fans in Dallas [UPDATED]

As always, we defer to the locals to further inform this, but we wanted to get some info out there regarding where to gather with fellow Boilermakers while in Dallas for the Heart of Dallas Bowl and, potentially, for New Year's Eve.

Remember, folks, the Heart of Dallas Bowl kicks off at 11 AM, local time, so getting to Dallas that morning seems dicey at best. This is, of course, also an opportunity for all you generous lads to open your doors to any 20-something college ladies who are looking for a place to crash. You know, in the spirit of Hailing Purdue.

To begin with, the official Purdue alumni bar in the Dallas area is BlackFinn American Saloon, located in Addison, about 18 miles from the Cotton Bowl and a little bit north of downtown. The problem with BlackFinn, of course, is that it's also an Oklahoma State alumni bar. (Though the official bowl site is listing two other bars as Ok St. bars -- do we trust people in Big 12 country? I, for one, do not.) I mention it, though, because it's a good option for maybe the night before and potentially for during the game, as long as you don't mind being outnumbered.

More to most of your liking, though, is the bar that has agreed to host Breakfast Club on New Year's Day, Dick's Last Resort. No word on whether or not they're closing at all from the night before. Dallas being what it is, though, if you decide to party on New Year's Eve and your bar of choice does close, there is no shortage of strip clubs you can pass a few hours in before heading over to Dick's Last Resort for the first breakfast club of 2013.

The Dallas Dick's is located just five miles from the Cotton Bowl and as per Travis' post, is "conveniently located near the West End DART railway station, which connects to both the Union Station at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Fair Park Station at the Cotton Bowl along the Green Line so that everyone can easily and safely make it to the game on time for kickoff."

Further details on Breakfast Club at Dick's are a follows:

Where: Dick's Last Resort 2211 North Lamar Street Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 747-0001

When
: 7:30am - 9:30am; they will stay open for the game so those w/o tickets can stay and watch

What
: $10 breakfast buffet (breakfast tacos, eggs, potatoes, sausage etc), $4 Bloody Mary's & screw drivers, $3 domestic pints. So come pig out! You're sure to come up aces!

Important: Please RSVP to the DFW Alumni Club email by Friday, December 28th, so that a head count can be passed onto to the people at Dick's Last Resort.(There is no commitment to buy -- but if you even might go, send in your RSVP.)

Breakfast club... where there's nothing to be blue about.

[UPDATE]

From regular reader ATL Boiler, the following will be happening at the team hotel:

Boilermaker Happy Hour - 12/31
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: TEN Sports Grill, 1302 Main Street, Dallas, TX (OWNED BY A LOCAL BOILERMAKER)
OVERVIEW: Join other Boilermaker Alumni for a late afternoon, New Year’s Eve warm-up. Cash bar, appetizers provided.
ADMISSION: Open to all Boilermakers and friends

New Year’s Eve Celebration
7:00 p.m. to Midnight

LOCATION: Purdue Team Hotel — Hyatt Regency Hotel (300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas, TX)
OVERVIEW: Join fellow Boilermakers and friends for Black & Gold camaraderie and New Year’s Eve cheer. Light appetizers will be available starting at 7:00 p.m. Cash bar.
ADMISSION: Open to all Boilermakers and friends

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