Super Bowl Sunday is upon us and, for those who don't want to watch this Chiefs/49ers matchup at home, here is a rundown of spots where you can eat, drink, and watch the dashing and charismatic Patrick Mahomes take on the chiseled Jimmy Garoppolo. (Meanwhile, we'll try to endure all the announcer mentions of the 49ers' Richard Sherman's smack talk or Mahomes' "cannon arm.") And of course, the commercials!
Who'll win? We'll leave the prognosticating to our Gow Media colleagues at SportsMap. Scream for your team, and be careful out there, football fans.
The Barking Pig
The Pig will have an axes-and-cocktails pre-game party — and that's exactly what you think it is. You can get really tipsy and toss some axes before the big game. $10 for 10 throws and $20 to enter the tournament. 1 pm.
Bobcat Teddy's Ice House
The ice house will celebrate the day with an old-fashioned tailgating party. They'll provide the entertainment, the game projection and the booze. You just invite your friends and cook up your favorites to share. Noon.
Christian's Tailgate Bar & Grill Downtown
The popular spot will, of course, also get their tailgate on, as they show the game on 20-plus TV screens and huge projectors. There will also be a full kitchen, drink specials, and live music during halftime and after the game. 21 and up only. 3 pm.
This spot seems to be ready to offer up a swanky, Super Bowl-viewing experience. There will be brunch from 11 am to 4 pm, immediately followed by the big show. Drink specials will be flowing during the game, as well as music from a few DJs. 11 am.
Hard Rock Cafe
The temple of hamburgers and rock memorabilia will have pre-order packages (big-game spread for $100, $25 and $100 beer buckets) available as well as all-day drink and food specials (tailgate menu starting at $25, $5 house margaritas). 11 am.
Lucky's will have a list of things going for its all-day, Super Bowl party: drink specials, football bingo, football squares, crawfish and shrimp by the pound, and DJs who will keep the music spinning both before and after the game. 21 and up only. 11 am.
Pearl Bar Houston
Pearl will literally get things boiling with a crawfish-boil pregame: $5.99 for a pound or $14.99 for three pounds. (Corn, sausage, and potatoes will also be available.) And don't forget about the $2.75 mimosas and $5.75 beer specials. 3 pm.
Penny Whistle Pub
Expect a potluck vibe before the game. They will provide the pizza, and you can bring your favorite dish that you usually whip up on this day. The spot will also be pouring $5 drafts. 4 pm.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
The beloved brewery will show the big game on a 16-foot super-screen. But before that, they will play the Puppy Bowl, starting at 2. BARC will also be around with mobile pet adoptions and a 9-foot-tall fire hydrant for all the Instagram shots. 11 am.
The Shiloh Club
The Heights dive will have hotdogs ready for people to munch on during its party. They will also have five-beer bucket specials for $13.50, along with $3 party shots, $4 Fireball shots, $5 Jameson shots, and $3 "Shiloh" Washington apple shots. 5 pm.