When we first visited the Crowe Bar, we knew immediately we had found yet another dive, and a great one at that. On a Saturday night at about 11 p.m., fewer than 20 people were in the bar, but all of them were enjoying themselves. Along with cheap drinks and a friendly staff, the bar also offers shuffleboard, pool, darts and tabletop video games. Although many bars provide identical amusements, when you're inside the Crowe Bar, you won't feel like you're in the big city. Inevitably, you'll end up talking to one of the regulars. They know you're new, but they'll be happy to meet you, a nice change of pace from most bars in greater Houston. The Crowe also hosts pool tournaments every Friday at 6 p.m.