With hundred of sports bars and pubs in the Houston area, sports fans have a great deal of variety to choose from. One of the joys of living in Houston is the variety available in a sports bar since they may serve everything from shots to fine wine and show every sport from soccer to tennis. The hard part is finding out what are the best places to enjoy your favorite sport. With the World Cup 2010 soccer fans in Houston are looking for the best places to go and those in the know choose from these.
Best Places to Watch Soccer and World Cup Action in Houston, Texas
The Richmond Arms Pub
5920 Richmond Ave Houston TX 77057 Ph: 713.784.7722
Voted best place to watch futbol by Houston Press The Richmond Arms Pub offers a beer list, wine list, daily specials, lunches, dinners, happy hours, quiz nights and their website features the World Cup games schedule and those available for viewing. World Cup games will be shown on the big screens inside, on the patio or even in tents in the parking lot. Shuttle service is available from parking behind the pub and valet parking is also available during big games. There is a 10.00 cover for the World Cup 2010 games but it includes two pints while you are watching. Also note no minors over 21 are permitted on big match days. A full menu is available with everything from appetizers to pizza and entrees.
Hours: Every day 11am-2am
2412 Washington Avenue Houston, Texas 77007 Reservations: (713) 398-8442
Daily specials, happy hours and a website to help you plan exactly which World Cup 2010 games you want to watch make this one of the best places in Houston to watch the World Cup this year. Karaoke, bingo and wings round out the “menu” of good times at Sawyer Park. A full dining menu is available online so you can plan your meal too.
Open Weekdays 4pm-2am; Weekends 12pm-2am
Stats Sports Bar and Grill
10850 Louetta Rd. Houston, TX 77070 Phone (281) 257-8287
Stats Sports Bar and Grill offers all the World Cup 2010 games live with 30 HD plasma screen TV’s, projection screens, video games, darts, pool, special events throughout the week and daily food and drink specials.
Hours Mon-Sat 11am-2am. Sun hours vary.
I agree with this Houston area contributor that two other great spots to watch soccer in Houston is Lucky’s Pub and Big John’s Sports Bar and Grill.
Neighborhood joints are among my favorites, so I enjoy watching soccer at places like Tobin’s, or Mike’s Ultimate Sports Bar and Grill.
Other Best Sports Bars in Houston include:
The Mezzanine Lounge
Located at Hwy 59 at the Greenbriar/Shepherd exit The Mezzanine Lounge is open every day of the year. Daily drink specials, happy hours, karaoke, beer pong, trivia nights and more this sports bar has it all including many televisions throughout the bar featuring whatever sport you like from the French Open to Astros, World Cup and Stanley Cup.
The Tavern on Gray
The Tavern on Gray is nothing like the Tavern on the Green, but it does offer you an assortment of sports bar entertainment that many can’t compete with. With two large outdoor bars you can enjoy the sunny Houston days and warm nights on the largest patio seating in Houston. There are over 100 televisions and projectors featuring the World Cup 2010, Astros and MLB and when football season is upon us you can sit back and enjoy your favorite football team, a meal, drink specials and happy hours. This sports bar also offers over 20 beers on tap, bikini contest and sports toys to keep everyone happy during commercials playing air hockey, ping pong, pool and video games.
Big Woodrows Bar and Grill
Voted best sports bar in Houston, Big Woodrows offers pint nights, steak nights, open mic nights, cold beer and crawfish. There are over 40 high definition televisions to provide World Cup 2010 watchers a great view and keep even the most avid sports fan in the know for football, baseball and even college sports.
No matter where you go from great neighborhood sports bar to World Cup headquarters you are sure to score a goal with your World Cup viewing in Houston.