Best Sports Bar Houston 2001 - Nick's Sports Bar & Grill
1448 Wilcrest Drive
Houston, TX 77042
Readers' Choice: SRO
Ain't nuttin' fancy 'bout Nick's. And "nuttin'" is definitely the way it's pronounced around here, where the Up Nawth atmosphere is thick (the Web site offers links to the official team sites for the Rockets, the Astros and the Green Bay Packers). Nick's ain't no flashy, Vegas-style establishment with TVs on every table and the all-too-standard display of jock paraphernalia on the walls. It's just a neighborhood place for people with a sports jones and a healthy appetite -- for both big burgers and the occasional lingerie show (dat Nick, he's all class). The kitchen stays open late. You got your pool and darts, and you got people screaming at the big-screen TVs like they were at the stadium -- especially if that stadium is Lambeau Field. Sure, it's a long way out Westheimer, and parking can be a hassle, but Nick's is an unpretentious antidote to the big-bucks sports bars you can find all over the city.