Houston's Top 10 Family-Friendly Bars
As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeehouse or live-music venue is fair game.
Hey you! Yeah, you. The one dragging that sticky little creature by the hand, looking bedraggled and in major need of a drink. We have a bar list for you.
facebook.com/jakesphillysteaks Jake's Philly Steaks & Sports Bar
And you won't even have to pawn your spawn off on a sitter. All these bars are spawn-friendly, and some of them even have sandboxes to negate the stick.
10. JAKE'S PHILLY STEAKS & SPORTS BAR
Sure, Jake's sells a mad decent Philly cheese, but you know what else they sell? Beer, and lots of it. This place is as much of a sports bar as it is a Philly mill, so if your kid is driving you insane, pull him along to Jake's with the promise of more sugar.
You'll get a break and some much needed alcohol, and Buster can run around annoying the other patrons for a bit. None of the staff will even side-eye you for it. No promises on the patrons though. You're on your own with them.
2944 Chimney Rock, 713-781-1962, jakesphillys.com
9. CENTER COURT PIZZA & BREW
Brew is the key word in this equation; you can grab a refreshing adult beverage and your kid can grab a root brew, or whatever it is the under-21 crowd is drinking these days. And you won't be alone: plenty of Pearland parents flock to this place to escape the constant kid-badgering that comes with weekend boredom. You can also guarantee that whatever game is being broadcast will be on, so you won't even have to choose between football, beer, and your sanity. For once, anyway.
9721 Broadway, Pearland, 713-436-3927, centercourtpb.com
8. THE GOOSE'S ACRE BISTRO & IRISH PUB
Not only can you drag along your little offspring at The Goose's Acre, but your offspring can drag along their little dog to keep them entertained while you drink away the pain on the patio. Hurray!
The Goose's Acre may be one heck of a drive for the inner-loopers, but you'll be patting yourself on the back for this bar decision once you're chillin' out by the water with no whining child glued to your leg. They'll be too busy feeding their food to the dog to bother.
21 Waterway Ave., 281-466-1502, thegoosesacre.com
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