February 5th, 2010

The Procrastinator’s Plan 2.5.10

There’s a lot of stuff going on this weekend, but let’s face it, the Super Bowl is the big story. In Texas, Football is king, so what else could one possibly be doing this Sunday? If you still haven’t made plans to watch the Super Bowl, don’t fret, cause the MasterProcraster has got you covered. Whether you want to find a place to actually watch the game with your friends or you’re just looking for an excuse to drink copious amounts of alcohol and chow down on a never ending supply of hot wings – not that they are mutually exclusive, mind you – The Loop Scoop has the place for you. We’ve even got a few places to head if you not sure who’s playing in the game. As for you commercial watchers, just stay home. Without further ado, here are some of our best places to watch the Super Bowl.

My Boys
If you’re looking for a place to watch the game with your boys, Big Woodrow’s is the place to go. With big picnic tables, there will be enough room for everybody to squeeze in and the waitresses will make sure to keep the table stocked with pitchers of beer and crawfish. All you’ll have to do is sit back and enjoy the game. Far from swanky, Woodrow’s is the place to go if you and your mates plan to get a little boisterous.

Big Woodrow’s
3111 Chimney Rock Road
Houston, TX 77056-6237
(713) 784-2653

Uppity Yuppity
Did you forget that the Super Bowl was being played this weekend? Not sure who’s playing? If the game is merely an excuse to hang out, Sawyer Park is your destination. Leave the jersey’s at home and make sure you dress to impress, as you’re hanging with the see and be seen crowd. With tv’s scattered throughout the room, following the game wont be hard, but lets face it, if heading here, are you really interested in the game?

Sawyer Park
2412 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 398-8442

Family Ties
A family friendly place to watch the game, Texadelphia is also serving up a great philly cheesesteaks. If you’ve got kids, but you’re still looking to get out of the house and watch the big game like you did in college, try the location on Westheimer. They have the most room and the best TVs. They’ve also got a full bar, so if mom agrees to be the DD, you can knock a few brews back. Just remember, you’ve got your kids with you. If you head down to Texadelphia, definitely remember to start the meal off with their chips and queso. The queso is some of the best in town.

6025 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 785-6700

Tailgate like a pro
In Texas, it’s common knowledge that the best part of football is not the game, but the party in the parking lot, so why not enjoy the biggest game of all at the aptly named Christian’s Tailgate. For the best place to watch the game and enjoy a burger at the same time, definitely head to the Christian’s Tailgate location on Washington. The order at the counter restaurant serves some of the best burgers in Houston and has a wall full of beers on tap. Do you need anything else for a great tailgate party? They also have a few bigger TVs, so whether you find a place at the bar or sit at one of the tables, you can catch each and every play.

Christian’s Tailgate Bar and Grill
7340 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 864-9744

Wet n’ Wild
Does Football get you all hot and bothered? Yeah, it’s bathroom humor, but what else do you expect with a bar named the “Wet Spot?” This is one of my buddies favorite bars and I have to admit I can see why. It’s a no frills, no apologies sports bar, with a lot of bar space and table seating. They’ve even got fans to keep everyone cool in the summer, not that it matters much, since the SuperBowl’s in February, but it’s still nice. What gets my buddy Blake all wet about the Wetspot is the personal tv’s that they have sitting at the bar, so if you want to watch something else you can. Not that there is much else to watch on Super Bowl Sunday. If you head over there, make sure to say hello to Blake, he’ll be the one watching the “What not to Wear” Marathon on his personal TV.

Gp’s Original Wet Spot
160 West Gray Street
Houston, TX 77019-5509
(713) 523-7768

Two for One
Part Brewhouse, part restaurant and part sportsbar, Two Rows will cater to the discerning sports fan and those who are looking to eat some good food while everyone else is absorbed in the game. While the suds aren’t amazing, they’re better than a lot of beers out there and the food is better than you’ll find at most sports bars. This isn’t a typical sports bar, so the tv’s aren’t plentiful, but you’ll still be able to keep an eye on the game…

Two Rows Restaurant & Brew Pub
2400 University Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005-3252
(713) 529-2739

Old Faithful
Houston’s oldest sports bar, Griff’s is a great place to watch any game, let alone the super bowl. It’s one of the great neighborhood bars tucked away in the Montrose area. TVs abound and true fans pack Griff’s on any given night to watch their teams.  The Super Bowl will surely be an affair to remember in the historic bar. They’ve even re-modeled the bathrooms so the once perilous journey to the loo is not quite as treacherous anymore.

Griff’s Shenanigans Cafe and Bar
3416 Roseland Street
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 528-9912

Let’s Get Lucky
I’ve spent many a Saturday at Lucky’s cheering on my Houston Cougars. With two projection screens and multiple tv’s, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Of course, you’ll need to get there early if you want to guarantee yourself a seat. Service is a bit slow on packed game days, but you’re there to watch a football game, not get treated like a king.

Lucky’s Pub
801 Saint Emanuel Street
Houston, TX 77003-3030
(713) 522-2010

— Marc


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