The Best Places to Watch the Super Bowl in Houston
Chiefs or Eagles—no matter who wins, beer, wings, and HD TVs are always a sure bet.
It’s official. Hailing from the “Paris of the Plains,” the AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs will be taking on the “Land of Delicious Cheesesteaks and Roast Pork Sandwiches” NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl LVII showdown. And down here in Mutt City, we can’t wait to watch. The game kicks off at 5:30 pm CST, which gives you plenty of time to tug on some real pants and snag a seat somewhere. Houston’s finest sports bars are a super good place to start, but we’re tackling even more ways to watch. From fun loving drinking dens, barbecue joints and breweries throwing dedicated Super Bowl parties to one bayside gem with 50-cent game time oysters, these are Houston’s finest places to watch the Super Bowl this year.
Holman Draft Hall
Sporting swing seats, plush couches, and 18-plus TVs alongside its 94-tap beer wall and full bar, this popular watering hole is Super Bowl Sunday’s real winner. Show up early to score a prime spot, and keep yourself satiated during the game with Game Day Boards ($180, feeds six to 10), piled high with munchies including Lemon Pepper Wings, Fried Cheese Curds, BBQ Ribs, Pigs in a Blanket, Sloppy Joe Sliders, and Meatball Subs.
Head to Lindale Park to watch the SB action at this Mexican-American kitchen and dive. The laidback spot sports flatscreens, a cozy patio, excellent cocktails, and delicious stuff like Birria Tacos, Smashed Chango Burgers, and Pastor and Barbacoa Pizzas. Those pizzas, by the way, will be half-off all weekend long, starting Thursday and through Super Bowl Sunday.
The Patio at the Pit Room
This time of year in Houston, Sundays are for two things, football and crawfish. The Patio at The Pit Room has both in the lineup this Super Bowl, with multiple screens for viewing and Third Coast Crawfish Boils starting at $12.95 per pound. Add on Snow Crab Clusters, Andouille Sausage, and local craft brews and you have yourself quite the little game day.
Pier 6 Seafood
If you can make your way over to San Leon, you’ll earn a Super Bowl Sunday with a fresh bay breeze, as Pier will be hosting a watch party complete with coastal views, big screens, drink specials from $6 cocktails to $16 - $20 buckets, and inexpensive eats including Sea Dogs ($14.99), Bacon-Wrapped Quail Poppers ($12.99), Smash Burger Sliders ($12.99) and Crab-stuffed Jalapeño Peppers ($12.99). Perhaps most important, however, are the game time 50-cent oysters.
If you want your Super Bowl watch party to go real heavy on the party side of things, this massive, bubbly-popping sports bar is where you want to be. Come for the gargantuan 250" video walls and endless roster of 65" screens. Stay for the DJ music, Draft Beer and Mojito Towers, and sparkler, LED sign, and confetti popper fueled bottle service. Advance table reservations and VIP packages are available.
If watching the Chiefs and Eagles face off while stuffing your face with delicious barbecue sounds like a good time, Feges BBQ is all yours. Its Spring Branch locale will be screening the game inside and on the patio with full audio, and you can score specials throughout the game, including deals on wings, ‘cue, brews, and the return of an old fan favorite, the absolutely bomb Cracklin’ Nachos.
The Sporting Club
One of the most opulent spots to watch Super Bowl LVII is this high-energy sporting club, which rocks a 360-degree marble bar with an LED TV matrix, luxurious 5,000-square-foot dining space, dope retractable roof that’ll make you feel like you’re literally at the stadium, and garage-style doors opening up to a 3,000-square-foot patio. Pop some bubbly, slurp down ice cold oysters and fiery ‘nduja pizzas, and cheer on your multitude of DraftKings lineups.
Saint Arnold Beer Garden
The craft brews will be a-flowing as Saint A projects the game onto its giant outdoor screen, set to the backdrop of the Clutch City skyline in the beer garden. Also flowing? Fire Emoji Wings, Mucho Meatcho Pizzas, Churro Pretzels, and certifiably excellent times.
Pitch 25 Beer Park
Sure, it’s a soccer bar first, but a lineup of 55-plus strategically placed flatscreens and extensive, 100-strong beer list make the 25,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor space a choice spot for (American) football, too. Expect Super Bowl Sunday Funday shenanigans like a DJ, photo booth, and pub games. Plus, there’s always axe-throwing, in case your team’s losing.
Pluckers Wing Bar
Wings are front and center at this cult favorite sports bar, where you can get ‘em smothered, dry-rubbed, and mouth-numbingly hot in increments from five to 100 pieces. Consider pairing your order with a frosty beer or two this Super Bowl Sunday, when the ever-lively fanatical crowd is sure to be at their liveliest. This year, fans can secure a spot by reserving seats at $10 a pop and participate in a social media contest with the chance of scoring free wings for a year.
Christian’s Tailgate Bar & Grill
This Houston institution has four locations and a yuge menu. The one-pound burger is its very worthy claim to fame, but you’ll also find tailgate classics including wings, nachos, chili cheese dogs, and pulled pork sandwiches. Oh, and cheap pitchers, an extensive TV spread including projection screens, live DJ music during half-time, and rowdy, ready-to-party crowd.
Social Beer Garden
As KC takes on Philly, you can take on drink buckets, shot and beer specials, food from wings and tacos to crawfish, and a colossal outdoor LED screen (plus plenty of indoor ones) at this fun loving beer garden’s Big Game watch party. The string-lit patio sports views of the Downtown cityscape, and—bonus—it’s also dog-friendly and kid-friendly (until 9 pm). A cozy hammock garden, corn hole and mini golf, and a smattering of vintage arcade games keep guests entertained if the half-time show goes south, and get there early if you want to scope out the cuteness at its puppy adoption drive before kick off.
Not only does this swanky, two-story sports bar inside Downtown’s Marriott Marquis house two 30-foot-tall high-definition screens, it also has first-come, first-served front row leather recliners. You’ll definitely have to plan ahead to snag one, but there’s also plenty of other seating, and, of course, bar space, since you’re probably too nervous to sit anyway. Another option: guarantee yourself a comfy landing spot by booking a private VIP booth.
Front Porch Pub
Multiple TVs with the game and sound on? Check. Beer flowing? Check. Nachos on deck, drink specials all day long, and a shotski ready for when your team (or DraftKings team) scores? CHECK, CHECK, CHECK. Game day goes hard at this small-but-mighty Midtown pub.
If it’s a nice night, this sports bar and party spot has outdoor seating up the wazoo. Grab a swing seat or covered table to cheer on whichever team you’ve bet on, and play some corn hole and sip big ass Texas beers while you’re at it. You can expect equal amounts of fun at its other locations around town, including Bellaire, EaDo, Katy, Rice Village, Shepherd, and The Heights.
Fun fact: You can watch Super Bowl LVII from the comfort of your very own swing at the Shady Acres location of this cool kids’ patio bar, which also boasts 49 TVs, covered and open-air seating, pub games, and booths inside just in case the Houston weather decides not to cooperate (the brand’s three-level downtown hub is an equally worthy game-watching spot). Beers and draft cocktails will keep your thirst quenched while you scream at the screen, and your bar tab transfers easily to the resident El Guajillo Grill food truck, so you have one less chance to forget your debit card.