Burlap has made a big come back! Tuesday night trivia is great. I highly recommend going to see Big Jim and the rest of the crew on a Thursday night, the place gets packed. Plan on not going to work the next day the drinks are pretty potent.
Best Bar Games Houston 2010 - The Burlap Barrel
Here at Spring Branch/West Houston's gateway dive bar, the owners don't stop at pool and all those golf and deer hunter electronic games. Nor do they add in good-to-great cork dartboards and call it a day. Nope. The Burlap Barrel does strip-mall dive bars everywhere proud by also rocking a full-size, very well-maintained shuffleboard set and a cup-flip table. There's also a ping-pong table. As the Barrel is super-popular with waitstaff and other industry types from the many restaurants in the nearby Energy Corridor, Westchase and Memorial City Mall districts, all these indoor sports could help you unlock the heart of the Chili's server of your dreams. PS: As the official home of Kansas Jayhawk sports-viewing in the Houston area, the Barrel's unofficial official sport might just be (Missouri) Tiger hunting.
Not to be a total buzzkill, but this is definitely not the official KU sports bar. In fact, I don't actually know any local alum that have even heard of it... Still, sounds like an awesome place and is just around the corner from where I live, so might have to check it out. Especially now that our official watch spot (Ernie's on Banks) is no more!