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Patterson Park offers plenty of pours and TVs to get you ready for game day.
Alex Montoya & Duc Hoang

The 16 Best Sports Bars in Houston

The best game day spots for beer, burgers, and more

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Patterson Park offers plenty of pours and TVs to get you ready for game day.
| Alex Montoya & Duc Hoang

Houstonians love eating and drinking, and they love their sports, so it’s only natural that they love eating and drinking while watching their sports. This makes it all the more imperative to find the right spot to watch a game. Whether it’s the Astros, Rockets, Texans, Dynamo, Dash, or an alma mater, we’ve pulled together a list of everything from the trusted neighborhood watering holes to family-friendly pubs touting extensive beer lists, craft cocktails, and delicious bites.

While Pub Fiction, The Den, Underdogs Sports Pub, PJ’s Sports Bar, and Nick’s Place, were previously featured, we have made some space for other H-Town staples like Kirby Ice House, Little Woodrow’s, The Leaf, Patterson Park, and added in newcomers like Highline Park and East End Backyard.

Check out these 16 essential Houston bars that are sure to be a grand slam with friends and fans alike.

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One of the Heights’ busiest spots, Drift makes it easy to take the party from day to night, and with 50 TVs, there isn’t a bad spot to watch a game. Open specifically to ages 23 and up, the bar also features weekly rotating food trucks and plenty of drink options.

Cactus Cove Bar & Grill

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This family-friendly spacious and rustic spot brings comfort and ease to your game day experience. With a patio perfect for you and your pooch, the Creek Group’s Timbergrove joint boasts tangy wings, spicy fried pickles, and a rotating offering of frozen mimosas and beers.

Highline Park

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The Heights newcomer is nestled in MKT offering a stylish take on the patio bar. Directly off the Heights Hike and Bike Trail, you’ll find delicious pub fare like loaded queso and espresso martinis as well as a solid beer list. With TVs indoors and outdoors, Highline Park is ready for the big game, rain or shine. 

Patterson Park

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Make your way to this urban treehouse for your favorite sports match. With various TVs both indoors and outdoors, you can enjoy the game from different vantage points with a drink in hand — whether it be a cocktail or Ranch Water or beer on tap. Check out the daily drink specials and rotating food trucks.

People sitting at the bar watching the game at Patterson Park.
Patterson Park’s TVs and drink specials make game day complete.
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Christian's Tailgate Bar And Grill

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Famous burgers and high energy will find you at a local chain, Christian’s Tailgate, which offers plenty of TVs and drink options at all their locations (Heights, West U, Energy Corridor, and Midtown). Looking to ramp up the party? Check out their shots menu, with an abundant selection for $5 to $7 a pop. 

Ladybirds

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This family-owned bar and grill is the perfect spot if you’re looking to watch the game surrounded by chill vibes. With a large selection of craft beer and specialty cocktails, you’re sure to find the perfect refreshment while enjoying the game.

Saint Arnold Beer Garden

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At Houston’s oldest craft brewery, join friends and furry companions to catch the big game on the beer garden’s giant projection screen. Try out a seasonal beer or a tried-and-true pick like the H-Town Pils and chow down on a delicious pretzel or shareable pizza with a side of gorgeous downtown views.

Biggio's

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Can’t make it to the stadium? The namesake bar of former Astros’ player Craig Biggio, formerly known as Killer B, gives you a front-row feel with its two 30-foot HD screens. Plus, its comfy seating and impressive food and beverage options make Biggio’s “not your average sports bar.”

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Former Dynamo player and bar-owner, Brian Ching, has created a sports haven and soccer-themed bar in EaDo with nearly 100 beers on tap and awesome pub fare. Try out the loaded bacon fries with house-made onions and queso bravo or the jumbo wings tossed in unique sauces like dill ranch or michelada dressing. Their indoor soccer field features bar games like corn hole or dodgeball.

Little Woodrow’s Midtown

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Another H-Town classic, Little Woodrows is another one-stop shop for sports watching. With 100 beers, a buzzy atmosphere, and a dog-friendly patio, good times await. Catching a Thursday game? Stick around for the infamous Turtle Races.

George Country Sports Bar

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Just off Fairview, this LGBTQ Montrose sports bar offers plenty of TVs and bar games like pool and darts with a country western vibe.  Grab some friends and throw back a Lonestar and jello shot or two. Keep an eye out on their Facebook page for announcements on their famous steak nights.

George Country Sports Bar’s exterior.
George is a perfect place to watch a game.
George Your Country Sports Bar

The Maple Leaf Pub

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This Canadian-themed spot is Houston’s home of hockey. Catch an NHL game in the heart of Midtown. Enjoy a solid beer selection and classic poutine or their Indian-inspired bar fare.

West Alabama Ice House

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Opened in 1928, West Alabama Ice House knows a thing or two about beer and community,  two essentials for sports watching. The beloved watering hole keeps things light and breezy, but for a little spicy head over to grab some tacos at Tacos Tierra Caliente. 

Kirby Ice House

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Kirby Ice House and “Houston sports bar” are nearly synonymous when in the city. Boasting over 60 taps and a revolving door of food trucks, this Space City staple is great for groups catching a game. With a new location in Memorial and one on the way in the Woodlands, you’ll be sure to find an unmatched ambiance. 

Kirby Ice House’s patio area with umbrellas.
Kirby Ice House’s spacious patio is a perfect place to settle in on fall game days.
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The Patio At The Pit Room

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Grab some of Montrose’s best BBQ and share a bucket of beer with pals at this easy-going watering hole. Don’t miss out on the crawfish when it’s in season.

Pit Room’s outdoor patio.
Grab some food and hang out on Pit Room’s patio for game day.
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Diablo Loco Sports Bar

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This Richmond Avenue bar bills itself as having the best wings in the city, while also dishing a slew of appetizers, margaritas, fishbowls, and $5 Mexican Candy, White Gummybear, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch shots daily. The TVs here are also plentiful, with screens lining the ceilings and featured inside booths.

Drift

One of the Heights’ busiest spots, Drift makes it easy to take the party from day to night, and with 50 TVs, there isn’t a bad spot to watch a game. Open specifically to ages 23 and up, the bar also features weekly rotating food trucks and plenty of drink options.

Cactus Cove Bar & Grill

This family-friendly spacious and rustic spot brings comfort and ease to your game day experience. With a patio perfect for you and your pooch, the Creek Group’s Timbergrove joint boasts tangy wings, spicy fried pickles, and a rotating offering of frozen mimosas and beers.

Highline Park

The Heights newcomer is nestled in MKT offering a stylish take on the patio bar. Directly off the Heights Hike and Bike Trail, you’ll find delicious pub fare like loaded queso and espresso martinis as well as a solid beer list. With TVs indoors and outdoors, Highline Park is ready for the big game, rain or shine. 

Patterson Park

People sitting at the bar watching the game at Patterson Park.
Patterson Park’s TVs and drink specials make game day complete.
Alex Montoya & Duc Hoang

Make your way to this urban treehouse for your favorite sports match. With various TVs both indoors and outdoors, you can enjoy the game from different vantage points with a drink in hand — whether it be a cocktail or Ranch Water or beer on tap. Check out the daily drink specials and rotating food trucks.

People sitting at the bar watching the game at Patterson Park.
Patterson Park’s TVs and drink specials make game day complete.
Alex Montoya & Duc Hoang

Christian's Tailgate Bar And Grill

Famous burgers and high energy will find you at a local chain, Christian’s Tailgate, which offers plenty of TVs and drink options at all their locations (Heights, West U, Energy Corridor, and Midtown). Looking to ramp up the party? Check out their shots menu, with an abundant selection for $5 to $7 a pop. 

Ladybirds

This family-owned bar and grill is the perfect spot if you’re looking to watch the game surrounded by chill vibes. With a large selection of craft beer and specialty cocktails, you’re sure to find the perfect refreshment while enjoying the game.

Saint Arnold Beer Garden

At Houston’s oldest craft brewery, join friends and furry companions to catch the big game on the beer garden’s giant projection screen. Try out a seasonal beer or a tried-and-true pick like the H-Town Pils and chow down on a delicious pretzel or shareable pizza with a side of gorgeous downtown views.

Biggio's

Can’t make it to the stadium? The namesake bar of former Astros’ player Craig Biggio, formerly known as Killer B, gives you a front-row feel with its two 30-foot HD screens. Plus, its comfy seating and impressive food and beverage options make Biggio’s “not your average sports bar.”

Pitch 25

Former Dynamo player and bar-owner, Brian Ching, has created a sports haven and soccer-themed bar in EaDo with nearly 100 beers on tap and awesome pub fare. Try out the loaded bacon fries with house-made onions and queso bravo or the jumbo wings tossed in unique sauces like dill ranch or michelada dressing. Their indoor soccer field features bar games like corn hole or dodgeball.

Little Woodrow’s Midtown

Another H-Town classic, Little Woodrows is another one-stop shop for sports watching. With 100 beers, a buzzy atmosphere, and a dog-friendly patio, good times await. Catching a Thursday game? Stick around for the infamous Turtle Races.

George Country Sports Bar

George Country Sports Bar’s exterior.
George is a perfect place to watch a game.
George Your Country Sports Bar

Just off Fairview, this LGBTQ Montrose sports bar offers plenty of TVs and bar games like pool and darts with a country western vibe.  Grab some friends and throw back a Lonestar and jello shot or two. Keep an eye out on their Facebook page for announcements on their famous steak nights.

George Country Sports Bar’s exterior.
George is a perfect place to watch a game.
George Your Country Sports Bar

The Maple Leaf Pub

This Canadian-themed spot is Houston’s home of hockey. Catch an NHL game in the heart of Midtown. Enjoy a solid beer selection and classic poutine or their Indian-inspired bar fare.

West Alabama Ice House

Opened in 1928, West Alabama Ice House knows a thing or two about beer and community,  two essentials for sports watching. The beloved watering hole keeps things light and breezy, but for a little spicy head over to grab some tacos at Tacos Tierra Caliente. 

Kirby Ice House

Kirby Ice House’s patio area with umbrellas.
Kirby Ice House’s spacious patio is a perfect place to settle in on fall game days.
Kirby Ice House

Kirby Ice House and “Houston sports bar” are nearly synonymous when in the city. Boasting over 60 taps and a revolving door of food trucks, this Space City staple is great for groups catching a game. With a new location in Memorial and one on the way in the Woodlands, you’ll be sure to find an unmatched ambiance. 

Kirby Ice House’s patio area with umbrellas.
Kirby Ice House’s spacious patio is a perfect place to settle in on fall game days.
Kirby Ice House

The Patio At The Pit Room

Pit Room’s outdoor patio.
Grab some food and hang out on Pit Room’s patio for game day.
Brian Gaither

Grab some of Montrose’s best BBQ and share a bucket of beer with pals at this easy-going watering hole. Don’t miss out on the crawfish when it’s in season.

Pit Room’s outdoor patio.
Grab some food and hang out on Pit Room’s patio for game day.
Brian Gaither

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Diablo Loco Sports Bar

This Richmond Avenue bar bills itself as having the best wings in the city, while also dishing a slew of appetizers, margaritas, fishbowls, and $5 Mexican Candy, White Gummybear, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch shots daily. The TVs here are also plentiful, with screens lining the ceilings and featured inside booths.

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