by MeredithDeliso - 379 Reviews - 13 List
Sure you could just watch the game on your own TV at home, but there's nothing better than sporting your team's colors and heading out to a Houston sports bar to cheer them on with other fans. Given the abundance of bar food and beer at sports bars in Houston, there's not a bad seat to be had. (Photo: Lucky's Pub)
Updated: October 24, 2011
This self-described oldest sports bar in Houston--keeping the game on since 1965--has kept up with the times. There are 20 TVs, including three big screens that broadcast the latest college and NFL games. The only thing competing for your attention is bar food--including the World Famous Griff's burger, Philly cheese steak, chips and queso, and Buffalo wings.
Anywhere you sit, you can see the game at this laid-back bar's 21-foot hi-def screen. Lucky's Pub spots plenty of athletic memorabilia to help set the mood, as well. During commercials, get in some action of your own, thanks to the bar's arcade games and Skee-Ball.
This German sports bar in the Fourth Ward wears its nationality on its sleeve, with pints of German booze, bratwurst and kielbasa to fill up its patrons. But it still knows how to give Houston sports fans what they want, with Texas craft beer on hand and free pizza during every Houston Texans game. There's some German hospitality for you.
This casual Upper Kirby bar has the best of both worlds. Upstairs, you can take in the game on its more than 20 screens (there's even screens in the restroom, so you don't miss a minute!), or get your own competition started at the pool tables or dartboard. For when you do need a break from all the action, just head downstairs, where the vibe's more conversation-friendly.
Houston's Canadian expats find a friend in this Midtown bar--just in name alone. Fans can also get their hockey on, as the bar, which has little competition in the way of hockey bars, will play most any game you?d hope to catch during the season. Including, of course, the Houston Aeros.
On Tuesday nights, Hendricks draws them in for some fierce trivia competition. But on weekends, fans get their fill of sports action at this grown-up River Oaks spot. It doesn't get more adult than brunch, and the game-day brunch features hearty Belgian waffles, French toast, and crab cake eggs Benedict.
For a no-frills experience that's just about the game and never-ending cans of domestic beer, this massive North Loop bar has you covered, with a game on pretty much every night of the week. In addition to Buffalo wings for bar food, SRO does you one better--Texas-style spicy boiled shrimp.