Maybe you’re new in town and haven’t found your people yet, or maybe you just don’t feel like going to the effort of hosting a party where you’ll miss important moments of the big game going to refill the guacamole (again), but if you’re still figuring out the best place to watch Super Bowl LIV, we’ve got a few suggestions to fit whatever vibe you’re looking for. This list will help you find out where to watch the Super Bowl LIV in Houston Heights! It’s going to be sunny and in the 70s on Sunday, so we recommend you take advantage of the glorious weather and pick a spot with a patio to watch the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Safety: Little Woodrow’s
2631 White Oak Dr,
Houston, TX 77009
Little Woodrow’s patio is always fun and a laid-back place to cheer on the team of your choice. The bar and additional seating can be found indoors, but it’s all open-air. Little Woodrow’s has a full bar but we lean more towards an ice cold beer when visiting this watering hole. Grab a group of friends, bring your pups (always welcomed on the patio) and enjoy the game in this casual atmosphere. Hungry? A food truck can be found on site, ready to serve. Little Woodrow’s is hosting a Super Bowl watch party, and the game will be playing on multiple HDTVs, so you don’t miss a second of the action when you go to the bar for a refill.
Circa’s Neighbor: Harold’s Tap Room
350 W. 19th Street
Suite C Houston, TX 77008
A smaller setting than the others listed, Harold’s Tap Room is perfect for two people to catch the game. The bar offers simple Southern dishes that stay true to the restaurant’s use of fresh and local ingredients. You’d be hard-pressed to find better bar food than Harold’s Tap Room has to offer. We recommend the Slow Dough pretzel sticks with cheese fondue, loaded chili cheese fries, and Valentina & Honey chicken wings. (But we’re traditionalist when it comes to gameday snacks.)
The Houston Institution: West Alabama Ice House
1919 W Alabama St,
Houston, TX 77098
This 90 year old ice house may not be in the neighborhood, but we couldn’t leave it off our list. This Houston institution stays true to the traditional ice house, serving only beer, wine and cider. Located on the corner of W. Alabama and McDuffie, this bar is an adult’s playground. A basketball hoop, cornhole, ping-pong, billiards and darts are just a few games that can keep you occupied during commercial breaks. (Or during the football parts, if you’re one of those who mostly watches for the hilarious commercials.) The bar and a few tables are covered, while the rest of the place is outdoors (there are heaters in the winter, but it won’t be cool enough to need them). The Ice House does not serve food, but a food truck is always on site. Across the street, you can also find the Tacos Tierra Caliente food truck permanently parked. Dogs are welcome provided they stay leashed. There are eight TVs plus a large projection screen, and you can bet all nine will be playing the Super Bowl.
You Want a Cocktail, They Want Beer: Beer Market Co.
920 Studemont St #900,
Houston, TX 77007
While beer is right in the name, we have not been able to find another sports bar that makes better cocktails. Beer Market Co. is unpretentious but definitely not a dive. The bartenders will serve you craft cocktails and wine, in addition to the eponymous beer. There are over 365 varieties available, you could visit Beer Market Co. every day of the year and never have the same beer twice (we do not endorse this challenge). Choose from standard bar fare like wings and fried mac and cheese balls, or opt for flatbread pizzas, sandwiches or one of their delicious salads. 30 TVs are placed throughout the indoor and outdoor space so you won’t miss a minute of the game.
The Dive: T-Bones Sports Pub
1971 W T C Jester Blvd,
Houston, TX 77008
T-Bones is a fan favorite. This dive bar boasts TVs and an easy-going atmosphere. You’ll find great specials on local beers, delicious burgers and plenty of rowdy sports fans. If you’re seeking refuge from the loud techno beats and pricey drinks at the trendy bar of the week, T-Bones is here for you. This bar opens at 11 AM, so show up plenty early to ensure a good seat for the 5:30 kickoff.
The Heights Staple: D&T Drive Inn
1307 Enid St, Houston,
When the weather is nice, D&T Drive Inn is the perfect place to watch the game, and Sunday is going to be ah-maze-ing weather for an al fresco evening. This open-air beer garden provides plenty of shade and a small indoor area. In addition to a rotating tap wall of 50 craft beers, D&T offers wine, coffee, house-made lemonade shandy and frozen sangria. If you can’t decide between the shandy and sangria, go wild and order the half and half (a swirl mix of both frozen drinks). You can thank us later. The menu features more grown-up options than the usual dive bar burger and nachos. The atmosphere is relaxed, great for groups and dogs are always welcome. Word to the wise: Order the Cauliflower Grilled Cheese and do not share. That sucks is YOURS.
DIY-ish: Bobcat Teddy’s
2803 White Oak, Houston TX, 77007
If you’d feel remiss not to have something on the grill during the Super Bowl, but also want to get out of the house and watch the game with a crowd, Bobcat Teddy’s is your spot. They’re throwing a tailgate party that brings the best of both worlds. They’ll provide the projection screens and booze, and you set up your own grill in their lot and set up shop with folding chairs and all the hot dogs you can grill.
International Flair- Moxie’s Grill & Bar
5000 Westheimer Rd, Ste 250, 77056
Are you more into the social aspect of the Super Bowl and the commercials and halftime show than the actual sportsballs parts? You’ll probably dig the vibe at Moxie’s. In addition to more traditional gameday snacks like baby back ribs and nachos that boast a full pound of cheese, Moxie’s serves up a diverse menu with international options like sushi cones, poutine, Thai and Indian curries, ramen, and Scottish salmon and veggies. Plus, their sticky toffee pudding is bomb and you have to save room for it.
You’re Feelin’ Fancy: Hay Merchant
1100 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77006
Another bar outside of the Heights, Hay Merchant is in the heart of Montrose. This bar is dedicated to two things: beer and great food to go with beer. Hay Merchant does offer cocktails, but ordering one goes against the whole ethos of the place. This bar was built to store and deliver craft beer under the most ideal conditions. They have over 70 beers on tap and we guarantee you’ll find the beer for you. Owner/Chef Chris Shepherd has re-imagined classic bar food and the results are exceptional (the burger made national news). Our personal favorite is the gochujang wings, but the PB&J wings are also a must-try take on a gameday classic. Note, this is not a dive or a bargain but it’s worth a trip. If your knowledge of beer is limited, sit at the bar! Ask the bartender questions, get recommendations or ask to try a sip of one or two beers before you decide. The bartenders know about the drinks they serve and are happy to help.