Texas is known for things like cattle, oil wells and wide open spaces. One thing you might not know is that the Lone Star State is also home to a lot of cool sports bars. Here are five of our favorites:
Luke’s Icehouse has two Texas locations. The one in Beaumont is fun, but the Luke’s Icehouse in Houston is something to rave about. Located at 903 Durham Drive, Luke’s offers everything you could ever want in a sports bar. The kitchen serves up tasty ribeyes, and the bar offers a splendid selection of ice-cold beers and cask whiskeys. Luke’s daily specials include 2-for-1 burger Thursdays and a Sunday hangover crawfish brunch. As a bonus, Luke’s Icehouse provides an outdoor patio where dogs on leashes are welcomed.
Time Out Tavern
If you’re a sports fan in Dallas, drop by Time Out Tavern any night of the week. TOT offers full bar service, plenty of high-def TVs (and 32″ TVs for gaming) tuned to an array of sporting events, and an outdoor patio where you can smoke ’til the cows come home. The raucous, slightly-divey atmosphere makes it a great venue for hanging out with fellow sports enthusiasts. Find Time Out Tavern at 5101 W. Lovers Lane.
Located at 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas’ Upper Greenville neighborhood, Twin Peaks serves the best venison chili in Texas. The poblano chicken sandwiches and pork sliders are worth mentioning, too. There’s a free parking lot right across the street and ample bike parking in front of the bar. Every seat in Twin Peaks sports bar provides a perfect view of the giant high-def TV screen that’s always tuned in to the most exciting athletic events.
4212 Washington Avenue in Houston is the place to be, if you’re up for playing a lively game of shuffleboard while sampling more than 300 different liquor items. Of course, if you just want a place to chill, watch the big game and knock back a few of your favorite brews, Underdogs Pub can supply that, too. With an array of sports on the TVs that are placed around the bar, there’s never a shortage of games to root for. Be sure to say hello to bartenders Dustin and Steve– they’re the owners of Underdogs Pub. They also have a nice gaming room, where they sell several TVs under $300.
TNT Sports Page
If you’re looking for a Texas sports bar where you can root for the Vikings or the Bears, TNT Sports Page is for you. Remember the bar in the TV show, “Cheers?” TNT Sports Page is like that. You’re bound to make plenty of new friends here, and the bartenders will get to know your name. Find TNT Sports Page at 14902 Preston Road in North Dallas.
These are only a small sampling of the great sports-themed bars to be found in and around the Dallas and Houston areas. Texas can be a lot of fun, especially when you know where to find the coolest sports bars. Bookmark this page and be sure to check back for updated info about fun places to hang out in Texas.