Whether you're looking for the best sports bar to watch the NCAA tourney, NBA finals, or go-kart races, chances are this list of the best sports bars in Houston will have something for you.
Buffalo Wild Wings at Rice Village
BWW is basically the Wal-Mart of sports bars: it’s got pretty much everything you would hope for it to have. The Rice Village location gets super-packed super-quick, so get here early. Don't forget to order the mozzarella sticks, they're some of the best in the city.
Home Plate Bar and Grill
Located across from Minute Maid Park, this place has a built-in younger, louder, sportier vibe than a lot of other places. As such, you're either going hate it here or love it — there's no in between. It's the Tom Brady of sports bars.
The best part about Underdogs Pub is that you can bring your pup along for the evening. There is a dog park in the back of the bar where dogs can enjoy themselves while we humans enjoy a drink and watch the big game.
Revelry on Richmond
If you're looking for great beer on tap and lots of screens, Revelry is a safe bet. It's also one of the best happy hour spots near the Houston Med Center in no small part because the food is delicious. Try the Revelry Burger — which comes on a soft pretzel bun and topped with bacon, crispy onions, and blue cheese. Their Facebook page lists upcoming specials.
PJ's Sports Bar
If you're looking for a no-frills, quasi-dive bar to grab a steak, drink a beer and watch a game, PJ's does the trick quite nicely. Swing by on Thursdays for specials on steaks, or for happy hour deals Monday through Saturday 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Pimlico Irish Pub
For an Irish Pub, Pimlico has a surprisingly impressive cocktail selection. And when you're not watching a game, you can hang out in their large outdoor patio. Word of caution though: Pimlico doesn't always have food or a great selection, so plan accordingly.
Nick's Place has wall-to-wall TVs so that you never miss a moment. The food is largely your run-of-the-mill Italian cuisine — including pizzas, calzones and even gelato — but the menu is extensive and has plenty of options for everyone.
The Boot specializes in a cajun/creole atmosphere and cuisine, and walking in, it has a distinct crawfish-boil-type feel. If you're the kind to prefer to sit outside, this is the place for you.
Beer Market Co.
With a wide selection of brews from all over the country, Beer Market Co. truly lives up to its name. Combine that with an excellent menu and a large selection of TVs, and it's a great place to catch any game.