clock menu more-arrow no yes
Hay Merchant
Hay Merchant
Photo: Julie Soefer

The Best Places to Watch the World Cup in Houston

View as Map
Hay Merchant
| Photo: Julie Soefer

Here are our picks for World Cup watching destinations. Most come with large screens, cold beer, premium spirits and tasty bites. (Because who's going to be working at 3 p.m. today?) Of course, none of the spots on the list will be selling Belgian waffles, but several local haunts are adjusting their hours to show the game and offer discounted food and drinks. Do your patriotic duty and and head out to one of these fine places to watch America beat Belgium in the World Cup:


· All Other Eater Maps [-EHOU-] Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. MKT BAR

Copy Link
1001 Austin St
Houston, TX 77010
(832) 260-2222
Stop into the bar on the ground floor of downtown's Phoenicia for a discounted beer and a laid-back atmosphere. While the game is on they'll feature $15 craft beer pitchers, and all pizza will be $2 off the regular price.

2. The League of Extraordinary Brewers at the Brewery Incubator

Copy Link
907 Franklin St, Ste 150
Houston, TX 77002
(281) 406-0652
Visit Website
The downtown brewhouse will open at 11 a.m. with $3 craft pints and $5 snacks. They're also featuring "$2 bite sized-versions of our pulled pork mac, grilled beer cheese, sausage fest, Brazilian frito pie, Brazilian cheese pairing of guava and queso fresco AND beer ice cream" in honor of the World Cup game.

3. D&T Drive Inn

Copy Link
1307 Enid St
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 868-6165
Visit Website
This Heights-area beer bar will be open for the game with its warm-weather friendly, Angostura-topped shandy. There's nothing like rooting for the USA with Ritz crackers and a delicious pimento cheese spread.

4. El Big Bad

Copy Link
419 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 229-8181
Visit Website
This massive downtown gastro-cantina is opening at 10 a.m. for locals who want to watch all the games. Award-winning margaritas and inventive regional Mexican fare from chef Jonathan Jones enhance the big screen-watching experience.

5. The Pass and Provisions

Copy Link
807 Taft St.
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 628-9020
Visit Website
The bar at Provisions will be playing the audio of the game, and happy hour is from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

6. The Springbok

Copy Link
711 Main St Unit 1
Houston, TX 77002
(281) 501-9679
Visit Website
Step into downtown's newest sports bar for drink specials and prime game watching on one of Springbok's 80-inch screens .

7. The Hay Merchant

Copy Link
1100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 523-9805
Visit Website
This Montrose spot will open an hour early today at 2 p.m. for the big game today. Happy hour starts at 3:00 p.m. with $3 pints. Here's what's on tap now.

8. The Phoenix on Westheimer

Copy Link
1915 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 526-3100
Visit Website
With a World Cup party and food and drink specials in tow, this is the place to be for a lively atmosphere. Doors open at 10 a.m. with $5 drafts. Info here.

9. Sullivan's Steakhouse

Copy Link
4608 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 961-0333
Visit Website
Knockout Martinis are $7 and three cheeseburger sliders and fries are $12 in honor of the game today.

10. BRC Gastropub

Copy Link
519 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-2233
Visit Website
The bar is open and featuring $5 draughts at this Washington Corridor gastropub.

11. Cottonwood

Copy Link
3422 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77018
(713) 802-0410
Visit Website
The Garden Oaks spot will open early for the game today. With TVs playing the game on the patio and inside, it's a great place to watch the Cup while enjoying a stuffed-patty burger, refreshing cocktails and local craft beer (they have two cask engines).

Loading comments...

1. MKT BAR

1001 Austin St, Houston, TX 77010
Stop into the bar on the ground floor of downtown's Phoenicia for a discounted beer and a laid-back atmosphere. While the game is on they'll feature $15 craft beer pitchers, and all pizza will be $2 off the regular price.
1001 Austin St
Houston, TX 77010

2. The League of Extraordinary Brewers at the Brewery Incubator

907 Franklin St, Ste 150, Houston, TX 77002
The downtown brewhouse will open at 11 a.m. with $3 craft pints and $5 snacks. They're also featuring "$2 bite sized-versions of our pulled pork mac, grilled beer cheese, sausage fest, Brazilian frito pie, Brazilian cheese pairing of guava and queso fresco AND beer ice cream" in honor of the World Cup game.
907 Franklin St, Ste 150
Houston, TX 77002

3. D&T Drive Inn

1307 Enid St, Houston, TX 77009
This Heights-area beer bar will be open for the game with its warm-weather friendly, Angostura-topped shandy. There's nothing like rooting for the USA with Ritz crackers and a delicious pimento cheese spread.
1307 Enid St
Houston, TX 77009

4. El Big Bad

419 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002
This massive downtown gastro-cantina is opening at 10 a.m. for locals who want to watch all the games. Award-winning margaritas and inventive regional Mexican fare from chef Jonathan Jones enhance the big screen-watching experience.
419 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002

5. The Pass and Provisions

807 Taft St., Houston, TX 77019
The bar at Provisions will be playing the audio of the game, and happy hour is from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
807 Taft St.
Houston, TX 77019

6. The Springbok

711 Main St Unit 1, Houston, TX 77002
Step into downtown's newest sports bar for drink specials and prime game watching on one of Springbok's 80-inch screens .
711 Main St Unit 1
Houston, TX 77002

7. The Hay Merchant

1100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
This Montrose spot will open an hour early today at 2 p.m. for the big game today. Happy hour starts at 3:00 p.m. with $3 pints. Here's what's on tap now.
1100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

8. The Phoenix on Westheimer

1915 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
With a World Cup party and food and drink specials in tow, this is the place to be for a lively atmosphere. Doors open at 10 a.m. with $5 drafts. Info here.
1915 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

9. Sullivan's Steakhouse

4608 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027
Knockout Martinis are $7 and three cheeseburger sliders and fries are $12 in honor of the game today.
4608 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027

10. BRC Gastropub

519 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007
The bar is open and featuring $5 draughts at this Washington Corridor gastropub.
519 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007

11. Cottonwood

3422 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77018
The Garden Oaks spot will open early for the game today. With TVs playing the game on the patio and inside, it's a great place to watch the Cup while enjoying a stuffed-patty burger, refreshing cocktails and local craft beer (they have two cask engines).
3422 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77018

Related Maps