Yard House Houston

This California-based chain boasts the "world's largest selection of draft beers," and the large oval bar is certainly the centerpiece of this hopping place. Yard House is a cross between a sports bar -- there's a TV anywhere you look -- and a gastropub. The menu is extensive and features the usual burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas and salads, but also decent seafood and steaks. The only downside is that it's always busy.