Top Ten "Sports Bars" in Town with Great Food

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Photo from Lucky's Pub
Celebrating a Dynamos win at Lucky's. Football is even crazier and more badass.
Finally, football season is back!

That means jerseys, beer and drunken shouting matches with the TV at your favorite watering hole over the ref's ridiculous call. And though we're fans of drinking dinner every now and then, we think football nights should involve some good food, too.

Most sports bars stick to the tired old menus of mediocre wings and soggy fries, but we've got a few places here in town that take pub grub to the next level. Granted, they aren't all sports bars in the traditional sense, but for the purposes of watching the game with fellow fans and eating some fine food, they'll definitely do the trick.

10. Lucky's Pub
Let's forget the food for a second and remember that Lucky's has the city's largest HDTV screen. Ahhhhhh, HD. Okay, back to the food. Yes, Lucky's is pretty much your quintessential sports bar, with sticky concrete floors and nearly every Anheuser-Busch product on the market. And yes, it's far from what anyone would call gourmet. But Lucky's makes a fine burger. It's thick and juicy and comes with fresh veggies and a fluffy, buttery, grilled bun. If burgers aren't your thing, try something else from the extensive and eclectic menu, which offers everything from steamed edamame to fish and chips to meaty pizzas cooked in a stone-deck oven.


Location Info

Venue

Map

Lucky's Pub

801 St. Emanuel, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Pub Fiction

2303 Smith, Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Bull & Bear Tavern

11980 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Brick House Tavern + Tap

12910 NW Freeway, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Christian's Tailgate Grill & Bar

7340 Washington, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Nick's Place Italian Sports Bar & Pizzeria

2713 Rockyridge Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Music

BlackFinn American Grille

1910 Bagby St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Pistolero's

1517 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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7 comments
Michael Baird
Michael Baird

LOL Hay Merchant at #1? Hay Merchant is a place for craft beer bar where you go for nice beer. Even the picture posted on the article only shows one tiny TV.

damsel427
damsel427

How did Hay Merchant even make this list? Their small tvs do not make for a good sports bar - a good bar with excellent food and beer, but not a place to go for sporting events.

susanterrywilhelm
susanterrywilhelm

Big miss -- The Hideaway on Dunvale.  Home of one of Houston Press' favorite steaknights and on K. Shilcutt's top 10 dishes (crawfish) in the city.

skquinn1
skquinn1

How did Mezzanine Lounge not make this list?

KaitlinS
KaitlinS topcommenter

@damsel427 Have you been there during a game? I recommend it.

KaitlinS
KaitlinS topcommenter

@susanterrywilhelm Aw, man, I haven't been there yet! I'll check it out ASAP. I love me some crawfish. 

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