Where to Drink: Super Bowl Sunday LIII

The Pats and the Rams are facing off this weekend to determine 2019’s NFL champion. Not interested in the teams? Maybe you’re not even a fan of football? No problem! One of our favorite Super Bowl traditions is prop betting (strictly within the rules of the law, of course). Basically, grab this, print out a couple copies and distribute to your friends, put some cash in the pool, and watch as Jesus takes the wheel and determines the winner! Check out the rest of our guide below for our top picks around Houston to guarantee you’ll have a super weekend:

8th Wonder Brewery is offering the trillest of Superbowl Sundays with their Wonder Bowl hosted by Bun B.” For $30, you’ll get a limited edition shirt, a pour of BrewGK Apple Kolsch, and a souvenir can signed by Bun B himself! Note that you can only buy tickets at 8th Wonder Brewery and there will only be 100 available so if you’re looking to party down with one of The Source’s 5-mic rappers while the game is on, bust ass over and buy up a ticket.

Spring Street Beer & Wine Garden will be projecting the game on a massive outdoor screen. A minimalist indoor bar surrounded by open-air and covered patio space set on loose gravel grants Spring Street a relaxing, chill atmosphere to spend a few hours. If the weather’s good and you’re traveling here on your bike, make sure to let them know to receive a discount on your tab!

Poitín Bar & Kitchen will be hosting their special event “PigSkin on the Patio.” If you’ve never scoped out the views of Downtown Houston from Poitin’s patio, you’re missing out. Their craft cocktails offer a wider variety than most bars in town — make sure to ask about their teapot drinks which are as beautiful to drink as they are to look at!

BCK Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures in the Heights for their 100″ screen and Sunday specials. With a stunning backdrop for their U-shaped bar with wrap-around seating, enjoy a great selection of Houston craft beer alongside traditional cocktails and some house creations. If you’re unsure what to eat off their delicious menu, try out the duck tacos or one of their savory custom burgers.

Johnny’s Gold Brick for their free buffet. We’re pretty partial to the small-format bar and table setup over at Johnny’s. We’d be remiss if we didn’t include them on this Super Bowl list though because they’re offering up free, as in beer, food for their “Big Game” patrons on Sunday. While we’re not sure exactly what Himalayan food is, Chef Kaiser Lashkari’s regular catering menu sounds pretty damn tasty.

St. Arnold’s “Super Beef Sunday” for their 6th annual BBQ featuring whole briskets available for $100 and racks of beef ribs for $75. Tickets aren’t exactly Space City Happy Hour priced at $50 but include tastings from all three pitmasters, beer and a commemorative pint glass you won’t find outside the event. If you’re heading over, make sure to purchase your meat when you buy your ticket though or you’ll be beef-out-of-luck!

NettBar knows what Houstonians want as soon as possible: crawfish. During this Sunday’s “Pink Party,”, guests can enjoy cajun & garlic buttered crawfish served up by Hungry Pho and Kouture Kuisine catering. A couple of giant projectors will make sure you never miss a down. That is, of course, unless you’re tanked on their $2 train shots (we’ll keep them a surprise if you’ve never been there), $10 carafes of Mimosas made with fresh OJ, $6 select liquors, $20 domestic beer buckets, and $20 bottles of Pink Party Rose.

If you’re looking for somewhere off the beaten path, D&T Drive Inn’s the place you want to chill for the game. You’ll find $15 domestic buckets there but they’re also offering a short list of $4 beers that includes 8th Wonder’s Cougar Paw, Cedar Creek’s Patio Pounder, Great Heights Brewing Co.’s Lager-ish Kolsch, and Backpew’s Black Habit. G&D Pop Ups will be on the scene providing all the football munchies you can handle.

As always, The Crew recommends having a designated driver or taking rideshares to get around if you’re going to be drinking. Keep Houston’s roadways safe!