Best Places to Watch Football in the Heights

Put your game face on – it’s playoff season! We love to sit with a tasty beer and some appetizers while we watch football, and we know just the right places to go to cheer on your favorite teams. Grab a friend, dust off your jerseys, and head on down to these Heights hangouts for a good time. 

Eight Row Flint

Like a cold beer or some whiskey with your tacos? If so, you have plenty of options at Eight Row Flint. Located at 1039 Yale Street in Houston Heights, this eatery serves up delicious bites to pair with beverages from a drink menu that is several pages long. With creative cocktails marked by memorable names like Coffee and Figarettes, Cornstar, and Queen Anne’s Revenge, Eight Row Flint is a popular spot for cocktail connoisseurs. The margaritas are also amazing! The bar’s beer list includes familiar local names like Karbach, 8th Wonder, Eureka Heights, Saint Arnold’s, and more, so you can feel good about supporting local business while you watch the game.

There’s no reason you have to wait until game day to enjoy everything this restaurant has to offer. Head on over on Sunday through Thursday from 11 AM to midnight or from 11 AM to 2 AM on Fridays through Saturdays.

For the love of tamales! This is the perfect dish to warm you up on a cool winter day. Source: Eight Row Flint.

Little Woodrow’s

This popular watering hole situated at 631 White Oak Drive is a real touchdown! Guests can find multiple HD TVs around the restaurant, and get this – they have actual sound. This means no more turning your head for a moment and missing all the action. After you’ve been seated and have spotted a channel with the perfect view, take a look at the restaurant menu. You won’t be disappointed – Little Woodrow’s offers delicious bites. With grilled goodies and food trucks to choose from, visitors never stay hungry for long!

It’s also worth noting that Little Woodrow’s has a dog-friendly patio with cheery seating and games on the lawn. It’s always a riot to compete in a game of cornhole over a few beers. Saturday deals on Karbach beers and alcohol specials on most other days of the week are also big attractions. If you don’t head over for game day, stop by some other time! The relaxed atmosphere makes it an awesome place to hang out any day of the week.

Little Woodrow’s is open until 2 AM daily. It’s a great place to check out when you think a game or outing might run late into the night!

Source: Little Woodrow’s in the Heights.

Christian’s Tailgate

This restaurant may be casual, but don’t be fooled – it’s award-winning! With accolades like “Best Burger in Houston,” you know you’re in for a treat at Christian’s Tailgate. Located at 2820 White Oak Drive, this restaurant serves up mouthwatering appetizers like fajita quesadillas, fried pickles, heart attack fries, chicken nuggets, and more. In case you’re curious about the heart attack fries, the dish is a combination of French fries, jalapeños, bacon, pulled pork, pico de gallo, and melted cheese – everything one needs to make their stomach sing! Save room for one of the eatery’s classic burgers for your entrée, or select from a variety of wraps, sandwiches, salads, tacos, fried favorites, hot wings, and sliders. If you still have room for dessert, the fried Oreos are a can’t-miss!

Due to the restaurant’s extended hours, this is a fantastic place to go to chat about the nail-biters you just can’t stop talking about. Christian’s Tailgate is open on Sunday through Wednesday from 11 AM until 12 AM and on Thursday through Saturday from 11 AM until 2 AM.

Source: Like Christian’s Tailgate captioned this photo on Instagram, these are “nacho average nachos!”

Cedar Creek Bar & Grill

Cedar Creek Bar & Grill is always a great choice for Houstonians looking to watch the game or celebrate a hard-won victory. This spot is famous for its huge variety of tasty alcoholic beverages. Select from 25 tap beers, local and craft brews, wines, creative signature cocktails, and frozen drinks. Customers can take advantage of amazing happy hour deals every weekday from 3 PM until 7 PM. You can even get a cocktail to-go if you’d prefer!

You can find more than just great drinks at Cedar Creek Bar & Grill. The food is just one of the reasons the restaurant is so highly rated! Menu highlights include finger-licking game-day classics like tacos, nachos, and wings to keep fans feeling satisfied. After your appetizers or entrée, consider ordering a donut churro for dessert. There’s nothing quite like it! You can also stop by on Saturday or Sunday from 9 AM until 2 PM to fuel up with a flavorful brunch and $5 classic mimosas.

Open seven days a week with the earliest closing time at midnight, this is another great spot to go to chat about those games that keep you up until the wee hours of the morning. They also have an amazing outdoor area to enjoy the cooler weather in!

The Barking Pig

With Saturday karaoke, Tuesday trivia nights, and plenty of TVs for watching sports, the Barking Pig on Ella Boulevard has all of guests’ entertainment needs covered. Share a plate of quesadillas, onion rings, or dumplings before digging in to your main meal. Although the Barking Pig doesn’t have an expansive menu, it’s known around the Heights for its incredible loaded burgers and pizzas. Wash your meal down with a hard seltzer or a bottle of Miller draft.

In addition to being a great spot to enjoy game day, the Barking Pig offers unique specials every weekday. A DJ even stops by on Fridays from 8 PM until midnight! Since reverse happy hour runs on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 PM until midnight, Friday nights are great opportunities to get out and enjoy discounted drinks and live music. 

The restaurant also has space to host private events, serves pre-made drinks, and can even staff your next party with a professional bartender. Pretty cool!