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Houston Sports Bars to Watch the Game at

Are you planning a vacation to Houston, Texas, otherwise known as Space City? If so, there are loads of fun activities and sites to check out.

a view of the inside of one of the best sports bars houston has to offer

You don’t want to miss out on visiting the Houston Zoo, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Space Center, or the Kemah Boardwalk with its waterfront amusement park.

However, after a fun day out, you likely want to check out a few of the best sports bars Houston locals recommend. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place to find the top sports bar and drink.

Check out my list of the best sports bars in Houston below!


Pour Behavior

2211 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (833) 623-4283
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The upscale sports bar Pour Behavior has a relaxing atmosphere right in the middle of the restaurant scene. You can select from a wide cocktail menu or wine list.

The draft beer options are also endless. Try the oaky, delicious Live Oak Hefeweizen, savory chicken wings as an appetizer, NY Strip steak with soft mashed potatoes for the main meal, and sweet and creamy chocolate cake for dessert.


Social Beer Garden HTX

3101 San Jacinto St, Houston, TX 77004
Phone: (713) 636-9357
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The Social Beer Garden HTX sits between Midtown Park and Baldwin Park. The sporty bar has a huge variety of beers to choose from.

A few great options include the Belgian White beer, the smooth HefeWeizen beer, the sweet Texas Strawberry cider, and the hoppy and fruity Blueberry Crumble stout.


Pitch 25

2120 Walker St, Houston, TX 77003
Phone: (713) 814-8157
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If you’re wondering where to get a drink, check out Pitch 25. The laidback sports bar sits next to PNC Stadium and is a few blocks from the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Here, you will find all types of fun alcoholic drinks to try, like the Sour Monkey, the Smart Cookie stout beer, or the Ken Wright ‘16 Reserve Pinot Noir. You can also try their pulled pork sandwich or jumbo wings.


Little Woodrow’s

Multiple Locations
Phone: (713) 522-1041
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Located in midtown Houston on the corner of Brazos Street and Hadley Street, this sports bar sits amid the restaurant scene with Barkley’s Grill, Gotham Pizza, and Lazy Bagel in the general neighborhood.

Out of all the sports bars in Houston, Little Woodrow’s has some of the best beer. I loved having a glass of whiskey and a mug of IPA at the colorful and laidback bar. 


McIntyre’s

1230 W 20th St, Houston, TX 77008
Phone: (713) 333-5531
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When looking for places to go out, visit McIntyre’s on West 20th Street. The bar has a fun and entertaining patio set-up. There are numerous restaurants in the area, like Moonshine Deck for casual fare or The Boot for Cajun food.

Here, you can enjoy an Old Fashioned or a Moscow Mule cocktail with a savory cheeseburger and crunchy fries.


Biggio’s

1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010
Phone: (346) 229-2577
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Biggio’s on Walker Street is a good choice for watching your favorite sports team on one of the 30 large-screen televisions. I love this bar’s sleek look with a lively and casual atmosphere.

Along with a Tex-Mex burger, you can try the Crush City Mule cocktail, a Blue Moon wheat ale, or a Stella Artois pilsner.


The Maple Leaf Pub

514 Elgin St, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 520-6464
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Out of all the fun places to get drinks in Houston, the Maple Leaf Pub should end up on your list due to their sweet drinks, crunchy tacos, Tandoori Chicken Salad, and poker games on Wednesdays.

The sports bar always has a fun event, like the Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz, to win a free beer and karaoke nights for those who enjoy singing.


Kirby Ice House

3333 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098
Phone: (713) 524-2752
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Kirby Ice House is a few blocks away from Levy Park. The trendy and laidback sports bar has 60 beers on tap and a large wine and liquor selection.

Try their Galveston Island Tiki Wheat beer if you like the smooth taste of a darker ale. Or try their Saint Arnold Amber Ale if you want a thicker taste.


Drift

1207 W 20th St, Houston, TX 77008
Phone: (281) 804-5920
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The Drift sports bar sits right by numerous restaurants like the Moonshine Deck and the Hubcap Grill. It’s also a few blocks away from Wright-Bembry Park.

At the upscale sports bar, I had my pick of drinks. I enjoyed a sweet and light margarita, but you may like a Mai Tai or a Live Oak Hefeweizen beer.


Christian’s Tailgate Bar & Grill

Multiple Locations
Phone: (832) 925-7922
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Christian’s Tailgate Bar & Grill has a casual and divey atmosphere where the sports bar holds various events like Bachelor parties, fundraisers, graduations, or birthday parties.

Here, you can enjoy a White Oak Mule cocktail, a Spicy Patron Pineapple Margarita, or a glass of Pinot Grigio along with a jumbo pretzel or a country-fried bacon burger.


Patterson Park

2205 Patterson St, Houston, TX 77007
Phone: (832) 804-6912
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The Patterson Park patio bar has a laidback and trendy look. I found it very functional, too. The bar had fans to keep their guests cool and large television screens for watching sports games.

A few of the best drinks here include the flavorful Thai Chili Margarita, a smooth Villa Pozzi Cabernet, and the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.


Nick’s Place

2713 Rockyridge Dr, Houston, TX 77063
Phone: (713) 780-8338
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Do you love sweet cocktails, hoppy beers, and many authentic Italian cuisine dishes? If so, check out Nick’s Place.

Try a fresh Tuscan salad with a garlicky dressing and the cheesy lasagna or savory chicken florentine dish to go with your drink.

When I visited Nick’s Place, I also loved the sporty feel of the bar and the laid-back environment.


Highline Park

600 N Shepherd Dr. Suite 499, Houston, TX 77007
Phone: (832) 538-1056
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The Highline Park sports bar sits across from Lawrence Park, which has a great basketball court. The upscale bar Highline Park serves a variety of cocktails like a Mojito or an Espresso Martini.

Try a Guinness Draft stout beer with your chicken sandwich or burger. I enjoyed the sweet and velvety taste of my glass of Banshee Pinot Noir.


R Bar

1302 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 713) 485-4077
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The R Bar is a few blocks away from Summer Street Park. I found the R Bar fun and sporty and liked playing the billiard games here.

The drinks you can enjoy at this bar include a wide variety of beers, such as the light Coors beer and different dark lagers. The best dishes here include savory buffalo wings and burgers.


The Phoenix on Westheimer

1915 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
Phone: (713) 526-3100
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I found The Phoenix on Westheimer in the general neighborhood of the River Oaks Country Club and the River Oaks Elementary School.

The Phoenix on Westheimer had a divey feel. The sports bar serves delicious beers like the fruity Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin, the hoppy Karbach Hopadillo IPA, the tasty Samuel Adams Octoberfest, and the sweet Bold Rock Honeycrisp Apple hard cider.


Final Thoughts

When visiting Houston with your family, you should take your kids to the Children’s Museum of Houston or the Downtown Aquarium.

However, when you leave your children with the babysitter in the evening, you’ll want to visit a few of the best sports bars Houston locals love.

Do you know of any other great sports bars in Houston? Leave me a comment below, and I’ll check it out next time I’m in Houston.


Best Sports Bars in Houston, Texas

  1. Pour Behavior
  2. Social Beer Garden HTX
  3. Pitch 25
  4. Little Woodrow’s
  5. McIntyre’s
  6. Biggio’s
  7. The Maple Leaf Pub
  8. Kirby Ice House
  9. Drift
  10. Christian’s Tailgate Bar & Grill
  11. Patterson Park
  12. Nick’s Place
  13. Highline Park
  14. R Bar
  15. The Phoenix on Westheimer

Written by Rocco

Rocco is a Florida State University alumnus with years of bartending and hospitality experience. From slinging hundreds of vodka sodas a night in jam-packed college bars to serving carefully crafted cocktails in upscale restaurants, there’s not much he hasn’t done behind a bar. Now, Rocco shares his knowledge and passion for all things alcohol-related here on My Bartender for bibulous readers everywhere to enjoy.

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