Biggio Bellies Up to the Bar

Rumor No More: Downtown hotel partners with Astros legend for massive sports bar

Rumor No More: Downtown hotel, Astros legend partner on sports bar

Marriott Marquis Craig Biggio sports bar
A rendering previews Biggio's, the two-story sports bar coming to the Marriott Marquis. Courtesy image

A Houston sports legend is getting into the bar business. Houston Astros icon Craig Biggio has partnered with the Marriott Marquis on Biggio's, a two story sports bar that will be located inside the upcoming downtown hotel.

Set to open in November, Biggio's will feature memorabilia from the Hall of Famer, as well as the expected number of gigantic flat screen TVs to give fans a view of as many games as possible. Details on the food and beverage program are a little skimpy at this point, but patrons can expect "a large craft beer selection including many local brews from Houston’s best breweries, and a selection of crowd-pleasing menu items," according to a press release.

Houston sports fans scarcely need an introduction to Biggio, who spent his entire, almost 20-year long career with the Astros. He retired with 3,060 hits, which, combined with numerous All Star appearances and a raft of charitable work (most prominently with the Sunshine Kids) led to his being the first Astro inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015.

“For nearly 30 years, Houston has been my home town, and I am honored to partner with the Marriott Marquis to bring Biggio’s to the city,” said Biggio in a statement. “It is really a dream to open a first-rate sports bar just steps away from my second home, Minute Maid Park, with an esteemed partner like Marriott.”

The Marquis has yet to reveal who will operate the two specialty restaurants that will join Biggio's, although one is rumored to be a new project from a James Beard Award nominee. Look for details on that and much more as the hotel gets closer to opening.