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The Full Menu: Houston’s Best Sports Bars

Food writers discuss their favorite places to eat and drink while watching sports in Greater Houston.

The Full Menu Sports Bars
A view of the many screens inside Biggio’s Sports Bar in downtown Houston.

With the Astros back in the playoffs, the Texans in the midst of another season, and the Rockets about to kick off another year, local food writers chat about their favorite places to eat and drink while watching a game in Greater Houston on this edition of The Full Menu.

Our panelists are Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Felice Sloan of the Swanky Maven lifestyle blog, and David Leftwich of Houston Food Finder.

The Full Menu Panelists 2019
(L-R) Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Felice Sloan of the Swanky Maven lifestyle blog, and David Leftwich of Houston Food Finder, discuss the local restaurant scene on The Full Menu.

HIGHLIGHTS

From Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston:

Biggio’s: Could there be any better place in Houston to watch the Astros run to the World Series than a sports bar named for one of the team’s most legendary players? Located in downtown’s Marriott Marquis hotel, this sports bar features two gigantic, 30-foot tall screens and comfy lounge chairs that give the space an upscale, Vegas sports book feel. A full menu of upscale bar food and a lengthy tap wall keep patrons well satiated.

Pour Behavior: Midtown’s newest sports bar/nightclub hybrid features dozens of TVs, an appealing selection of draft cocktails, and a scratch kitchen of elevated pub grub. Nashville-style hot chicken has become a trend in Houston recently, and Pour Behavior serves a solid version that will give diners a pleasant burn without melting anyone’s face.

From Felice Sloan of Swanky Maven:

Moxie’s Grill & Bar: Looking to watch the game or games in a whole new way? If so, give Moxie’s Grill & Bar a try — it’s a complete VIBE! I’m talking a full menu of tasty globally inspired bites and a bar that is turning out stellar cocktails. Then, after watching and cheering your favorite team on to a win, stick around an enjoy the DJ spin some of your favorite tunes.

Pub Fiction: If you’re looking for more of a traditional sports bar, this is the place to be on game day. You can enjoy multiple games since there are more than 20 TV’s. Get there early, and you get to be queen of the remote by selecting which game you want to watch. They also have a wonderful selection of beers on tap.

From David Leftwich of Houston Food Finder:

Johnny’s Gold Brick isn’t a sports bar. It’s a good neighborhood bar with a hidden big screen. They serve some of the city’s best cocktails—a well-priced menu of classics and a selection of creative monthly specials—and when there is a big game a hidden screen descends from the ceiling, which just might make it a sports bar speakeasy.

FM Kitchen & Bar:  With several big screens, a nice selection of craft beers, good cocktails, and one of Houston’s best burgers, FM Kitchen & Bar is a great place to catch a game, especially during a busy work week when you have no time to make queso before the first pitch.

Restaurants Mentioned in this Edition:

Moxie’s Grill & Bar
Biggio’s
Little Dipper
Johnny’s Gold Brick
Pluckers
Pitch 25
Beer Market Co.
Lucky’s Pub
Little Woodrow’s
Kirby Ice House
St. Arnold Brewery
8th Wonder Brewery
Eureka Heights Brew Co.
Good Dog
FM Kitchen & Bar
Eight Row Flint
Blood Bros. BBQ
On the Kirb
Pour Behavior
Topgolf
Brick House Tavern + Tap
Nick’s Place
The Branch
Preslee’s Southern Food Eatery
Pub Fiction
Fusion Taco

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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