Faithful cheer at Houston Texans Grille in CityCentre.: Todd Spoth photo
Every bar and restaurant with a television will be tuned into Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff game pitting Houston’s beloved Texans and (insert sneer here) the New England Patriots.
So just where are the prime seats for game-day viewing? It depends on what you want.
Here are a few recommendations if you like your game-day experience …
These Bigger Than The Great State of Texas Nachos are the No. 1 sellers on game days at Houston Texans Grille.: Thomas B. Shea photo
… to be loud and Battle Red proud:
The reason folks go to Twin Peaks: the views.: Jordan Graber
The other reason to go to Twin Peaks: the food.: Jordan Graber
… to be in the company of eye-catching servers:
- Twin Peaks: The chain recently opened its third Houston-area location, off the Northwest Freeway near Bingle. The drafts are served at an extra-cool 29 degrees, and the man food is delivered by ever-so-lovely servers.
Kirby: 4527 Lomitas, 713-520-7730
Northwest: 12830 Northwest Freeway, 713-939-8946
Webster: 20931 Gulf Freeway, 281-338-7325
- Brick House Tavern & Tap: The décor is pleasant, you’re never more than a head tilt away from a big-screen television, and you can even kick back in a comfy leather recliner to which the server will gladly attach a TV tray for your manly size plates of man food.
Houston: 12910 Northwest Freeway, 713-462-0576
Humble: 140 FM 1960 Bypass E., 281-319-4410
Galveston: 3502 Seawall Blvd., 409-763-5649
- Also see Hooters (find the nearest at hooters.com) and Bikinis Sports Bar, 25657 I-45 in Spring.
Christians Tailgate: where a burger and beer cannot be beat.: Bill Olive photo
… at a Houston institution:
- Christian's Tailgate: One of the city’s best burgers served in dining rooms filled with flat-screens TVs? We’re in. The excellent bar food (oh, glorious Frito Pie), fair drink prices and laid-back spirit make the Heights and Midtown locations favorites on game days. Now, if they could just do something about the parking.
Midtown: 2000 Bagby, 713-527-0261
Heights: 2820 White Oak, 713-863-1207
- Also see Griff's, 3416 Roseland, and Big Woodrow's, 3111 Chimney Rock.
… to be in the company of family:
- Center Court Pizza & Brew: A longtime favorite for its friendly staff, spotless dining rooms, tasty pizzas and easy-on-the-pocketbook beer prices.
Pearland: 9721 Broadway, 713-436-3927
Missouri City: 7425 Highway 6, 832-947-0440
- Stadia Sports Grill: You can still have a sports-bar experience at this family friendly chain that got its start in Katy. The quality and number of screens is impressive, even if the bar fare is not. Stick with the burgers.
Pearland: 11200 Broadway, 713-436-3300
Sugar Land: 2105 Lone Star, 281-265-4889
Katy-Cinco Ranch: 22762 Westheimer Parkway, 281-347-6077
Katy-West Green: 20900 Katy Freeway, 281-578-9900
The Woodlands: 9595 Six Pines Drive, 281-298-1818
- Texas Mesquite Grill: Not a sports bar per se, but this Katy restaurant (housed in a former sports bar) offers a good option for those dining with family at game time. Try the quail bites or the pork ribs, and be sure to save room for the most moist bread pudding you’ll ever put in your mouth.
20095 Katy Freeway in Katy, 281-829-0444
- Also see Bullpen Pizza & Sports Bar, 14019 Southwest Freeway in Sugar Land; Champps Americana, 1121 Uptown Park; and Bill’s Burgers & Beer, 466 Rayford in Spring.