Catch all the action of hometown teams and the world’s biggest sporting events at our picks for the best sports bars and pubs in Houston.
No matter the sport you support, from the hometown team to a club on the other side of the globe, we’ve gathered a dozen of the best sports bars and pubs in Houston where you can soak in the atmosphere, dine on delicious grub, and raise an ale to your favorite teams.
Check out our picks for the best spots to gather with others through all the heartbreak and sweet, sweet triumphs.
Top 11 Sports Bars & Pubs in Houston
Pitch 25 Beer Park in EaDo
From Houston Dynamo legend Brian Ching, this spacious soccer bar just one block from PNC Stadium is known to get packed for United States soccer, World Cup matches, Champions League, and all of Houston’s hometown teams and major sporting events. Gather your fanatical friends and take to the rows of seating that offer great views of the indoor soccer pitch, or head to the breezy outdoor patio to root on your favorite team as you sip from more than 100 beers on tap. Learn more.
8th Wonder Brewery in EaDo
Named for the iconic Astrodome, the popular EaDo brewery is a hometown headquarters for local sports on the road and down the road, where the Dynamo, Rockets and Astros all play. Sip on signature brews and catch games that play on the indoor screens or get some air on the back patio that spans the rest of the block. Learn more.
King’s Court in EaDo
Across the street from PNC Stadium in EaDo, you’ll find this sports haven serving up Indian-British fare while hosting supporters groups from across the sports spectrum (Minnesota Vikings and Chelsea FC fans take note). Soccer crowds are a popular sight (especially before and after Dynamo and Dash kickoffs), but all the hometown teams can also be seen here, plus all major sporting events. Learn more.
East End Backyard in East End
Near the corner of Scott and Polk Streets in East End, this dog-friendly patio provides spacious digs for casual hangs and local sports on their outdoor projector screen. Hard to beat on good weather days, East End Backyard offers up cocktails and beer from the tap to wash down eats from the food trucks that post up outside. Learn more.
Biggio’s in Downtown
In the ground floor of the Marriott Marquis that overlooks Discovery Green, you’ll find this sports bar and kitchen named for the Houston Astros second base legend, Craig Biggio. Grab a spot near the bar to munch on pub fare (think brisket tacos and plump cheeseburgers) and catch all the sports action on screens that stretch to the ceiling, or opt for more spacious seating around the corner, flanked by TVs so you don’t miss a minute. Learn more.
McIntyre’s in Downtown & the Heights
The two inner loop outposts of this popular pub (a third is on the way in Webster) offer distinct vibes for your gameday viewing experience. In the Heights, you’ll find an indoor full-service bar flanked by televisions and a dog-friendly outdoor patio complete with comfy swing seating and picnic tables so you can catch a breeze while watching your teams. The Downtown location takes over the former Spaghetti Warehouse spot and offers one of area’s largest covered patios, a full-service bar, and terrific views over Buffalo Bayou across three levels of indoor/outdoor space, making it a gameday destination in Downtown. Learn more.
Heights Beer Garden in the Heights
Just off Shepherd and 15th Street in the Heights, this sprawling beer garden offers plenty of shaded outdoor seating suitable for all sorts of weather and boasts an impressive beer list that you can sample from multiple bars throughout. No matter where you sit, you’ll have line of sight on televisions so you can catch all the action but consider arriving early on weekends as parking and seating tend to get packed. Learn more.
The Maple Leaf Pub in Midtown
This longtime home to hockey fans sits across Elgin from Whole Foods and provides a wonderful atmosphere for hockey season, but also for any other sporting event that you’re in search of. Its prime location along one of Houston’s busiest streets ups the ante on vibe, and you can fill up on traditional pub fare while you watch—including the cherished poutine. Learn more.
The Phoenix on Westheimer in Montrose
At the corner of Westheimer and Hazard, this English-style pub is a popular go-to for global soccer, hometown games, Dynamo and Dash road matches, and other sporting events across the spectrum. Grab an ale with some fish and chips and stake your spot in front of the numerous TVs and projector screens. Years of hosting watch parties for massive moments in sports means they’re skilled at handling the biggest crowds and can expand into the outdoor parking lot to allow a little more shoulder room, so attend with confidence. Learn more.
Richmond Arms in West Houston
In West Houston, Richmond Arms has long been a bustling spot for World Cup and global soccer matches, bringing in a truly multicultural crowd rooting on their home countries. The outdoor patio can be configured for covered seating in all weather, but expect a packed indoor environment for major events as the intimate pub space is known to fill up often and early. Still, if you’re looking to root on a soccer team, the atmosphere at Richmond Arms is one of the best in town. Learn more.
Hugh O’Connors in West Houston
With locations in the Energy Corridor and at the Marq-E Center on I-10, both outposts of this Irish pub are known to host supporter groups for soccer, football and plenty of locals looking to root on Houston’s beloved teams. An official spot for Denver Broncos and Liverpool FC supporters, Hugh O’Connors accommodates any fan with plenty of TVs, delicious grub and a classic pub vibe. Learn more.
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