Top 10 Sports Bars in Houston

Along with being the fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston is notorious for passionate fans, which makes it one of our nation’s top sports cities.  With the Texans playing well and the new additions to the Rockets, excitement is in the air for Houston sports.  If you want a great sports atmosphere along with great food, here are our top ten sports bars for the greater Houston area.
 
10. Sawyer Park

With one of the best rooftop decks in all of Houston, Sawyer Park offers a great sports themed atmosphere.  For private watch parties, their Clubhouse room offers a big screen projector along with multiple TVs to accommodate twenty seated guests and forty standing, not to mention its own private bar.  Happy hour is daily from 4pm-8pm with dollar off all drinks, $2.50 domestic drafts & $10.00 domestic pitchers.  A Houston themed sports bar along with dodgeball tournaments on various weekends makes Sawyer Park an all-around fun experience.
 
Price:  $$
Location:  The Heights, Washington Corridor
 
9.  Home Plate Bar & Grill

Home Plate Bar & Grill is probably the best pre-game sports bar to check out before an Astros game because it’s located right across the street from Minute Maid Park.  A big University of Houston supporter, Home Plate is the spot to watch the Cougars in action. It’s game day menu is reasonably priced with burgers averaging around $5.25-$6.25 with all other entrees priced below $9.00.
 
Price:  $$
Location:  Downtown
 
8.  The Mezzanine Lounge

With all the major sports packages along with having Michigan Wolverines and Houston professional teams watch parties, Mezzanine Lounge is a great sports bar in Houston.  With over thirty TV’s, twenty-four drafts and bottled beers to choose from, along with drink tickets available to purchase on party dates, game time is always fun at  the “Mez.” They also feature daily food and drink specials along with a kitchen that stays open til 2am.
 
Price:  $
Location:  Near Greenway/Upper Kirby
 
7.  Christian’s Tailgate (The Heights)

Considered by many to have the best burger in all of Houston, Christian’s Tailgate has great food, attractive servers, cold beer, and non-stop sports action to watch!  With thirty-four TVs to choose from, there’s always a game on at Christian’s Tailgate of The Heights (One of its three locations around Houston).  Often called “Hamburger Heaven,” Christian’s is home of the one pound burger, and also has my personal favorite, a steak-night special for “a $1 an oz” on Wednesdays.
 
Price:  $$
Location:  The Heights
 
6.  360 Sports Lounge

With an upscale layout and decor, 360 Sports Lounge offers sports fan in Houston a more sophisticated sports-watching experience.  The main are has 3 High Definition projector screens on the wall above the room-length bar, and has numerous TV’s “floating” around the rest of the dining area. If you’re looking to hold a party, 360 has a private room available with a 60″ flat screen behind the private bar, a separate sound system, custom pool table, and free wi-fi.  360 fills up early on big game days or PPV events, so arrive early if you want a seat.  Happy hour runs from 3pm-7pm Monday-Friday with $2.00 domestic drafts and $4.00 appetizers.  Besides the hometown Houston teams, 360 Sports Lounge is a great place to watch UFC events and soccer.
 
Price:  $$
Location:  The Heights, Washington Corridor
 
5.  Saint Dane’s Bar & Grille

Probably the overall best value for beer and food out of any sports bar in Houston is found at Saint Dane’s.  Wednesday’s special is $1.00 drafts from 4pm-12am along with half-off wraps.  Thursday’s are .35 cent wing day from 4pm-12am.  Like many of the bars in the Houston area, Friday is Crawfish happy hour (when in season) from 3pm-7pm at 5.95 a pound.  Whether it’s University of Texas, Houston or any of Houston’s pro teams or UFC events, Saint Dane’s has a great sports atmosphere!
 
Price:  $
Location:  Fourth Ward, Midtown
 
4.  Coaches Pub Midtown

Coaches Pub Midtown has one of the best followings for watch parties in all of Houston.  With six NFL teams and ten college watch parties going on during the week, the atmosphere at Coaches Pub Midtown is second to none.  Having twenty HD TV’s all 42″ and larger–including a 120 inch HD projection screen–keeps the fans of all of the watch parties happy.  When it comes to drinks, Coaches probably has Houston’s longest happy hour, which runs from 11am-7pm.  Monday beer special is $7.00 domestic pitchers with all day .50 cent wings on Sunday and Thursday. Bring your friends, because parties of ten or more that book during happy hour can get fifty wings at $25.00.

Price:  $$
Location:  Fourth Ward, Midtown
 
3.  Big Woodrow’s Bar & Grill

Located in Houston’s Beltway/Galleria area, Big Woodrow’s is home to watch parties for LSU, New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys, and all Houston professional teams.  With seventeen beers on tap and thirty-seven to choose from in a bottle, beer-loving sports fans can kick back, relax and enjoy pretty much any cold beer they want.  “The Loft” is Woodrow’s private party room for fans inclined to start a watch party of their own.  Complete with its own bar, accommodations for more than 150, and over ten TVs, it’s the perfect place to watch your team taste victory–or watch your friends taste some fried alligator.
 
Price:  $
Location:  Beltway, The Galleria
 
2.  SRO Sports Bar & Café

With seventeen college watch parties, every Houston professional team & the Pittsburgh Steelers, get plenty of hype by on game days at SRO.  Counting the mini TVs at tables, SRO Sports Bar has over one-hundred TVs to watch your favorite team.  With twenty-four specialty beers and imports, fifteen beers on tap, and sixteen domestic bottles to choose from, there’s probably a beer for everyone at SRO.  Crawfish is an SRO favorite when in season, along with always fresh shrimp.  PPV events like UFC and boxing are also frequently shown at SRO, so stop on by if Pacquiao and Mayweather ever decide to fight.
 
Price:  $$
Location:  Lazy Brook/Timbergrove
 
1.  Lucky’s Pub

This place is a sports-lovers dream.  Lucky’s has the largest HD screen in all of Houston at twenty-one feet long.  It also has fifty more flat screens to go along with it. Lucky’s Pub has watch parties for eight college teams, every Houston professional team, the New England Patriots & UFC events.  Lucky’s also has a unique calendar on their website that allows viewers to click on links that show which watch parties are occurring during each month.  Lucky’s also has a free shuttle bus that will take fans to and from Astro games and Toyota Center events.  With the most beers in all of Houston to choose from at over 250, Lucky’s Pub is the place to be if you love sports, beer, or both.
 
Price:  $$
Location:  Downtown

By: Craig Emmert