Raise a Glass to Houston’s Best Sports Bars
Sports fans love to watch a good game at home, but sometimes you want a different energy and a sports bar is the perfect place. You get to enjoy good company and delightfully giant TVs, and you are served a win by not having to host. Enjoying delicious game day food and drinks without having to worry about dishes is just as much of a slam dunk as it sounds like.
Luckily for Houstonians, the city is teeming with lively sports bars. The next time you’re looking for a place to celebrate your favorite teams, check these spots out.
Christian’s Tailgate Bar and Grill
Christian’s Tailgate has multiple locations throughout Houston, and they’re all fantastic places to go to grab a burger and watch some football. All locations are equipped with a ton of TVs and offer large drink menus – including a special menu for shots. Karaoke takes place every Friday and Saturday night, adding to the fun – especially during slow games. This chain has created an incredible atmosphere for more than 70 years and continues to be a blast.
No channel flicking here! A quick scan across the TVs at McIntyre’s fills patrons in on all the sports they care about. Source: @mcintyresheights on Instagram
You will surely want to raise a glass at this bar at some point. Its beautiful birch wood-textured walls are covered by more than 40 perfectly-positioned HD TVs so visitors can keep up with all their favorite teams. The bar offers over 50 beers, a wide selection of wines, an exclusive whiskey and scotch list, and several fun specialty cocktails. The bar also has a huge dog-friendly patio with covered and open-air seating. Take a seat on one of the patio’s swings if you can find an unoccupied one – they’re great places to lounge to recap the game.
Drift is another Heights go-to for great drinks and huge screens. The establishment houses 50 TVs across the bar, and some of them are up to 249 inches! There’s simply nothing like watching a game on a TV like that. Just try to miss details. You can’t! Every foul and bad call from the ref will be crystal clear. Beyond being a fabulous place to watch sports, Drift offers some excellent beachy cocktails, beer, and wine. Food trucks also rotate through Drift’s lineup so visitors always have something new to try.
Gear up for the game on Patterson Park’s patio. Enjoy a cocktail or two, some hard seltzer, or a glass of your favorite beer. Food trucks also stop at the bar to fuel hungry visitors, and the variety is pretty outstanding. Patrons love that the bar offers a variety of daily deals – with luck, maybe your team’s game will coincide with one that applies to you. In a commitment to improve the environment and to say “thank you” to those who take part in the endeavor, Patterson Park offers 10% off to all who travel there by bicycle – just something to keep in mind.
The feel-good vibes at Ladybird’s makes this bar an absolute gem. The family-owned establishment offers craft brews and cocktails, and it’s always a good time hanging out under the twinkling lights on the patio. During half-time, play a friendly game of pool or start up some songs on the jukebox. When hunger sets in, know that there is always a food truck nearby. Unlike some local spots, the patio at this establishment features a television so you can enjoy some fresh air while you watch your team score.
Cactus Cove Bar and Grill
The next time a game is on, call up your friends and tell them about Cactus Cove Bar and Grill. This restaurant has 10 TVs and a large projector to watch your favorite players on, and visitors can choose from 25 beers on tap. Game day doesn’t have to be all beers and booze, though – the ability to order a fabulous meal is a huge perk here. If you are celebrating game day with alcohol, be sure to try Cactus Cove’s famous frozen drinks.
Biggio’s Sports Bar
This list would be incomplete without mentioning Biggio’s Sports Bar. The establishment boasts over 30 screens, including two enormous 30-foot-tall HD TVs. If there’s a televised game that you’re hoping to see, Biggio’s is airing it. In addition to providing a wide variety of game day coverage, Biggio’s offers an extensive beer list and a food menu filled with dishes like loaded nachos and chicken and waffles that are perfect for munching on while you watch your team compete.
The TVs at Little Woodrow’s feature turf from all across the country. Source: @littlewoodrowseado on Instagram
Little Woodrow’s is one of Houston’s favorite watering holes, and there are locations all across the city. The EaDo location always features a ton of sports events and has a vibrant athletic atmosphere everyone can love. The turfed patio makes this a definite hangout spot, and there are plenty of drinks, food trucks, and screens to enjoy. Of course, you can’t go wrong with any of the Little Woodrow’s locations. Game day festivity is this brand’s specialty!
Underdogs Sports Pub
This laid-back sports-centric bar on Washington Avenue offers a long alcohol menu featuring local brews and a variety of whiskeys. The bar airs the most popular games on its TVs, and there’s a pool table for those who’d like to get a little active themselves. The establishment is also dog-friendly, so if Fido is your good luck charm, bring him along! The atmosphere here is ultra-casual for ultimate relaxation. There are few better sports bars in Montrose to get a drink and watch some touchdowns.
Maple Leaf Pub
NHL fans, this one’s for you! The Maple Leaf Pub is known for its love of hockey and all things sports-related, and you can definitely catch a game here. It’s also a great place to visit to pop open a beer and order some light bites to share with a friend. It’s worth mentioning that patrons can also enjoy poker, karaoke, and trivia at this location.
Whatever teams you are rooting for this year, I hope you have fun while doing it!
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