WHERE SHOULD I PREGAME?
A bunch of venues are hosting festivals leading up to the blasts, offering food, live music, and fun throughout the day. If you are looking to raise a glass to the land of the free and the home of the brave at a local watering hole, there’s plenty of opportunity for that, too. Your first move should be to hit up one of Houston’s finest rooftop bars, and soak up as much sunshine as possible whilst tippling. Over in Midtown, new rooftop spot 77 Degrees is going Red, White, & Brew with bangers, burgers, and drink specials on July 3 and 4, and a fireworks watch party on Independence Day itself.
Washington’s Platypus Brewing also has views of the fireworks, so it’s celebrating with a free-all-day 4th of July celebration complete with craft beer and family-friendly activities. Nearby, B.B. Lemon will be hosting an all-American cookout from 6pm-close, with live music by Buck Yeager Band, yard games, and special Independence Day food and drink packages (you can also stick around for views of fireworks over Downtown).
Just blocks away from the Freedom over Texas display, Henderson Heights is getting Wet n’ Wild starting at 11am. The bar will be featuring "Truck Bed Pools," a swim up bar, water gun fights, and food and drink specials all day.
You can also celebrate ‘Murica with a $5 buffet of all-American classics at City Acre Brewing. All you have to do to unlock the special (unlimited burgers, hot dogs, and sides) is buy a beverage from 11am to 6pm.
Karbach Brewery is hosting its own July 4th Music and Fireworks Spectacular with legendary band Cheap Trick, $5 craft beers, and a lineup of food trucks before the fireworks pop off. Tickets are $28 for general admission and $100 for VIP and doors open at 6pm.
If a pool party hosted by Rick Ross is your idea of a proper pregame, you can hit up Rick Ross Pool Party at day and nightclub Clé. Get tickets for $30 and party from 2 to 8pm.