Rally with Astros fans for food specials & playoff watch parties in Houston

Celebrate the big playoff moments with Astros fans at watch parties in Houston | Photo by Evan Triplett; courtesy of Houston Astros

Swing by bars, restaurants and Minute Maid itself to party it up with ‘Stros diehards for every game of the 2022 MLB postseason.

Astros fans know that October brings postseason baseball to H-Town, and many of the city’s popular bars, breweries and restaurants are popping up with watch party plans, where you can catch all the action with fellow fanatics and enjoy specials during the game and all month long.

Of course, the best place to catch the series is at Minute Maid itself—provided you can score a hard-to-find ticket to the games.

Here are more than a dozen places you can stop by to see the Houston Astros on their journey for another World Series berth.

2022 MLB Playoffs Houston Astros Watch Parties

  • Official Watch Parties at Multiple Locations | No Cover – While the team heads north to play Seattle in the ALDS, the Astros will be hosting official watch parties at popular Houston destinations. For Game 3 on Saturday, October 15 at 2pm, head over to Karbach Brewery in Spring Branch; and for Game 4 on Sunday, October 16 at 1pm, Pitch 25 in EaDo will be the official watch party location. Both stops will include photo ops and special appearances by Orbit and the Shooting Stars.
  • Postseason Cocktails & Complimentary Shuttle at the Original Ninfa’s on Navigation – In addition to craft cocktails on offer throughout the playoffs (highlighted by For the H which blends mezcal and El Jimador Silver with a touch of apricot, and Crush City which builds orange flavors on top of Charanda Mexican rum), Ninfa’s on Navigation is also providing a free-to-ride shuttle to the game that runs continuously from one hour before first pitch to one hour after the game concludes (available to those with any purchase). Hours vary.
  • Taproom Screenings at 8th Wonder Brewery in EaDo – Just blocks away from Minute Maid, the iconic H-Town brewery opens the taproom and sprawling patios for more than 20 taps of cold brews and playoff baseball across screens throughout.
  • Equal Parts Brewing in East End – Whether you’re looking for a pre-gaming spot or just want to watch the game, the taproom and brewery off Harrisburg Boulevard is a prime location for both, plus you can enjoy free parking when you ride the rail into the stadium. Hours vary.
  • Happy Hour Specials at La Calle Tacos & Tortas – At each of the three locations from this street food–inspired eatery, Astros playoff games bring happy hour prices with draft beers for $3.99, select spirits at $4.99, plus frozens and piña coladas, and food specials that start at $5.99. For each game, if you can guess the final score correctly, you’ll also take home a free order of street tacos. Swing by locations at Bagby Park, Downtown and Greater Heights to check it out. Hours vary.
  • Free Milkshakes at the Burger Joint – When the Astros pop one over the fence, visitors at all three locations of the Burger Joint—Montrose, Heights and Baybrook—will bring home a free milkshake coupon that offers you chance to try out the Crush City creamsicle shake, available during the playoffs. Hours vary.
  • $12 Pitchers & Astro Dogs at the Upside Pub in Garden Oaks – Enjoy bar specials at the Shepherd Drive drinkery during Astros playoff games, where you can take in $12 pitchers plus beer shots after every ‘Stros homer, and when it comes time for stress eating, then dish on the Astro Dog, a brisket hot dog wrapped in bacon and covered in queso in a toasted potato bun. Hours vary.
  • Beer Garden Watch Parties at Saint Arnold Brewing Co. – Take in the Astros postseason on the big screen in the beer garden, with views of Minute Maid and the Downtown Skyline to boot. Check them out early in the playoffs and you might spot their limited annual release of Pumpkinator on the taps, plus many of their other ale and cider offerings to go with an elevated pub grub menu. Hours vary.
Sip on “For the H” and “Crush City” cocktails while you cheer on Astros at Ninfa’s | Courtesy of Ninfa’s on Navigation
  • Be More Pacific Kitchen & Bar in the Heights – The Filipino spot on Yale in the Heights will offer gameday special where you can score discounts on food if you show up in Astros gear and eat at the bar. Plus, enjoy $3 beers and dollar-off Filipino brews.
  • Bobcat Teddy’s Ice House in the Heights – The Heights dive will be running each game on all of its TV screens, indoors and on the spacious outdoor patio, and they’re known to roll out a large projector screen for the big evening games, deeper in the playoffs.
  • Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Downtown – All the TVs will be tuned in to the game and you can take your pick from more than 80 beers and new selections on tap at the Downtown and Sugar Land locations of this longtime brew slinger, with an outpost just three blocks away from the action at Minute Maid.
  • Game Day Specials at Eight Row Flint in the Heights – The Heights craft cocktail bar with a sprawling patio will tune in for game day action, and you can enjoy new happy hour offerings and game day specials throughout the games.
  • Biggio’s in Downtown – The Downtown spot across from Discovery Green honors its namesake, ‘Stros legend Craig Biggio, by providing every minute of the playoffs on two 30-foot screens inside, along with plenty of lounge and booth seating, and delicious dishes.
  • Draft Beer Deals at Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House on Galveston Bay – All playoffs long, the Bay Area seafood slingers are offering $4 pints during games, plus big screens will be playing the game throughout the indoor dining rooms and out on the patio bar. Try your hand at pairing with popular offerings like the smash burger, grilled oysters or a fried oysterman sandwich. Hours vary.
Guess the final score and bring home free street tacos from La Calle’s three locations | Courtesy of La Calle Tacos & Tortas

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.