Sometimes, half the fun of watching the Super Bowl is watching it with a crowd. So we've rounded up a few places that'll ensure you're not alone this Sunday evening -- and that you're not hungry or thirsty, either.
El Real Tex-Mex Cafe is showing the Patriots-Giants showdown on its own version of the Jumbotron: its big movie screen, which normally shows old westerns during service. The restaurant used to be the site of the old Tower Theater, and decided to keep the big screen element intact when it remodeled -- perfect for instances just like this one. The Tex-Mex joint will also be offering food and drink specials all evening long.
Plonk Wine & Beer Bistro is amping up its regular Sunday tailgating tradition this weekend, starting at 2 p.m. Owner Scott Miller and chef Erin Smith will be grilling hand-cut Angus ribeyes, filet mignon, fingerling potatoes, cold-water lobster and sweet corn among many other specials. The drink of the day will be Jeb Stuart's own signature Bloody Mary and the game will be shown on Plonk's flat-screen TVs.
The brand-new Houston Texans Grille at CityCentre has the longest bar in town and it just might have the most TVs, too: The Super Bowl will be showing on all 66 screens. Yes, 66. But even with all those screens, it'll still be packed. Guarantee a seat for yourself by booking ahead for $75 a person, which gets you three drink tickets, an appetizer, an entree and a good seat.
Byzantio, one of the many living rooms of Montrose, will be showing the Super Bowl on all of its many TVs. It's also offering drink specials all day long: half-off all bottled beers, and only $3 for Bloody Marys, mimosas, margaritas, bellinis and sangrias. And if you're lucky, owner Ilias Giannakopoulos might be outside grilling, too.
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Three Sheets will be the place to relive your college days this Sunday, as the west Houston bar isn't just offering $14 all-you-can-eat barbecue (which includes brisket, pork ribs, sausage, baked beans, potato salad and jambalaya rice) during the Super Bowl: It's also going be tapping three kegs and passing out the red Solo cups for $8 all-you-can-drink beer. Sure, it's just Budweiser, but don't act like you were all that fancy in college.
Goode Co. Bar-B-Q is offering something a little different for the game: party packs, which you can pick up at any location and take back to your own Super Bowl viewing party at home to hearty rounds of applause. The party packs come with five pounds of meat, three quarts of sides and a loaf of jalapeño cheese bread for $115, which feeds 10 people. Plates and utensils are included, and there are also party packs for larger groups too: groups of 16, 40 or 50. Call ahead to reserve your party pack today.