Where to watch the game and score good food
Big-screen TVs, cold beer and game day grub. Coast Monthly has huddled to deliver just a few of the popular sports bars in these parts.
6th St. Garage Bar & Kitchen
On Texas City’s revitalized 6th Street, you’ll find a place to satisfy your appetite for sports and some good comfort cuisine. All the game day foods are there — pizza, tacos, jalapeño poppers, Southwest egg rolls, club sandwiches and more. Kiddos tagging along? There’s something on the menu for them, too.
522 6th St. N., Texas City, 409.229.7676
The go-to eatery for the avid sports fan, Hooters has something for every kind of eater — even the picky ones. If wings aren’t your thing, try a salad, burger with curly fries, Buffalo chicken or a Philly cheesesteak sandwich. The fried pickles will have fans cheering, as well as pitchers of ice-cold beer and other drink specials.
6028 Heards Lane, Galveston, 409.744.2395; 1818 NASA Road 1, Seabrook, 281.474.4629; 20796 Interstate 45 S., Webster, 281.332.9464
Legends Sports Grill
Craving ceviche with your football? You can get that here, along with American sliders, mac-and-cheese egg rolls, nachos, sweet potato fries and more. Try the legendary wings in a variety of flavors, burgers with all sorts of toppings, shrimp po-boys or even a juicy steak.
6011 W. Main St., League City, 832.932.3974
Novelli’s Deli & Sports Bar
This sports bar inspires touchdown dances for its food, plus the 15 beers on tap. There’s the burgers, “Tato” Tot Pie, Frito pie, pizza, sandwiches and more. Wash it down with a cold one.
3209 state Highway 3, Dickinson, 281.534.6352
The Press Box
Known for its famous bloody marys, this island joint has been called the “best sports bar on the island” for years. Does it get more game day than nachos? The Press Box serves them, along with burgers, salads and more. Watch the big game on the giant TVs strategically placed all around the venue.
2401 Postoffice St., Galveston, 409.765.5958
You can’t visit Galveston Island without making a stop at this iconic beachfront locale that features five venues in one spot. Sports fans can find fish tacos, hamburgers, seafood, salads, drinks and more. Here’s what one reviewer on TripAdvisor had to say: “Good food, cold beer, lots of big screens and screaming football fans. Queso and onion rings are yummy!”
3204 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 409.621.5237
Craft food, beer and cocktails — we could go into overtime listing game day menu items to try. This tavern displays local and national sports on the TV screens while serving such fare as cracklins, pub-style pretzels, sliders, pulled pork and pepper jack nachos, and poutine, a dish of waffle fries and cheese curds topped with brown gravy. Take one for the team and try them all.
111 23rd St., Galveston, 409.497.4972; 10000 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City, inside Mall of the Mainland, 409.316.9408
Chicken wings are a tail-gating staple. This chain is known for such varieties as Mango Habanero, Dragon’s Breath, Atomic and the popular Lemon Pepper. Don’t forget about the lemon Parmesan or cheese fries, Cajun fried corn, potato salad and tangy dipping sauces.
6202 Broadway, Suite B, 409.740.9464; 6402 Interstate 45 S., Suite G, La Marque, 409.986.1000; 3010 Interstate 45 S., Suite N, League City, 281.534.2000; 212 FM 518, Suite 110, Kemah, 281.538.5800