The Texans' quest for the championship starts on the road this Monday as they face off against the Chargers at 9:20 p.m. CT. This is all the more reason to get out and watch the game at one of Houston's awesome sports bars.
Because we love nothing more than wings,
JJ Watt's ass football and our readers, we've put together a list of some of this city's best big screens and bar specials for Monday's game.
Without further ado:
360 Sports Lounge - Watch the game and wash down build-your-own pizzas and beef fajita nachos with $15 domestic towers. Shot specials are $5 after touchdowns.
Big Woodrow's - Gamewatch alongside $8 Coors Light and Miller Lite pitchers and munch on Texas hushpuppies, boudin balls, crawfish po-boys and more. Plus they have Saint Arnold's Oktoberfest on tap. Just sayin'.
Blackfinn American Grille - Hang out in the Saloon for the NFL Kick-off Gamewatch. There are plenty of TVs, two projection screens and an always rowdy crowd, amped up even further by the bartenders ringing the cowbell on big plays. Enjoy $3 Bud Light drafts, $18 Bug Light towers, $4 Shocktop drafts, $22 Shocktop towers, a special Game Day menu with wing and slider platters, and Monday happy hour specials from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Buffalo Wild Wings - Football is made for wings and wings are made for football. Enough said. Stop by one of the many locations to divulge in both.
Christian's Tailgate in the Heights - With 40+ flat-screens and four 8-foot projection TVs, there's no bad seat in the house here. Plus nothing tops off a Texans game like a Christian's one-pound burger.
Coaches Pub - Watch the game on the big screen and enjoy $7 domestic pitchers, $4 Jameson drinks and $6 1/3-pound burgers.
The Dogwood - Watch the game on one of the 28 flat-screen TVs scattered outside on the patio or in the restaurant's open-air indoor space. Munch on Southern apps like Gulf Coast shrimp sliders, Cajun-spiced risotto lollipops or Southwestern short ribs with spicy hoisin barbecue sauce.
Hefley's - It's Texican Monday. Watch the game and down $2 crispy beef tacos, $3 Mexican beers and $3 Dripping Springs.
Junction Bar & Grill - With over 40 TVs, this sports bar is always packed with fans. Get there early and enjoy $3 wells, $2.50 domestics, and $7 burger baskets and domestic pitchers (until 7 p.m.).
Lucky's Pub - Watch the game on the city's largest HDTV screen and enjoy $2 domestic drafts and wine.
Mezzanine Lounge - You won't miss a second of the game here -- there are even TVs in the bathrooms. Get half-price wings, $3.50 Texas beers, $2 Lone Stars, $5 bomb cups and $3 Texans touchdown shots.
PJ's Sports Bar - Enjoy $8 pitchers of Bud, Bud Light, Shiner and Miller Light until 11 p.m.
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Pub Fiction - You might as well watch the Texans game in a bar with one of the best TV setups in town. Grab $4.99 burgers till 11 p.m. -- like the famous "Royale with Cheese" or the heart-healthy Californication, an Akaushi burger served in a lettuce cup. Other Monday night specials include $4 wells, $5 sangria, $6.50 Millers/Coors pitchers, and Football Bingo. And if you can make it for a happy hour pregame before 8 p.m., enjoy $2.5 domestic drafts and $3.50 imports drafts.
Saint Dane's Bar & Grille - Steak night and the Texans game? Dreams really do come true! Feast on $10 rib eyes (+ two sides) from 4 to 12 p.m. And starting at 7 p.m., enjoy $7 domestic pitchers.
Sam's Boat - Enjoy $2.50 domestic bottles, $9 domestic pitchers, 50 cent regular and boneless wings, plus a late-night menu (10 p.m. to close) with $5 appetizers like oysters on the half shell, popcorn shrimp and pulled pork sliders.
Texans Grille in CityCentre - Not surprising, since this place is hopping during Texans games. Drink your $3.50 20-ounce Bud Lights with fellow fans as you watch the game on one of 65 HDTVs. And if you can't wait until Monday to get your fandom on, you can always check out their Road to NY-XLVIII Kickoff Party, Thursday, September 5, at 5:30 p.m. with prizes, the Texans Cheerleaders, KHOU's Katherine Whaley guest bartending, and more.