Walk into any of BreWingZ Sports Bar and Grill's 19 locations, and you'll be faced with many decisions. First, of course, is the food: the sports bar's crisp, juicy wings come in more than 25 different sauce flavors from classic suicidal hot to orange ginger. The mozzarella cheese sticks are carved from a cheese brick, breaded, and fried to order. And then there are the salads, sandwiches, burgers, and wraps. The family-friendly restaurant even gives kids an extensive selection with six child-friendly dishes, some of which include the same signature items their parents enjoy. But once you've ordered your food, there are a few more dilemmas: Which of the plentiful beers do you choose? Which game on the many massive HD televisions do you watch? Which one is the fork, again? Luckily, the spot's easygoing atmosphere and bounty of entertainment doesn't quite necessitate speedy decision making.
Cuisine Type: Wings/American
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 50+
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Wings
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out: Metered street parking
It's easy for first-timers looking at ZZ Gators Pizza and Pub's menu to become overwhelmed with all the choices. The staff can bedeck custom pizzas with more than 20 different toppings, which range from traditional items such as pepperoni and sausage to gourmet options such as feta cheese and artichokes. This means that customers craving a three-topping pizza are faced with more than 1,100 different topping combinations. Calculators break when attempting to compute four-topping pizzas. The addition of appetizers further expands the tasty math formula, which scientists have yet to crack because they always wind up passing out from hunger halfway through the process.
Zum Barrel Tavern puts a German spin on the sports bar. Mimicking a Bavarian beer hall, the sprawling gastropub features long, high-top communal tables. In true sports-bar fashion, 23 televisions look over those tables, providing a constant stream of sports coverage and German vocabulary lessons. Venture outdoors into the German-inspired beer garden, which includes a barbecue pit and covered patio seating.
From behind the gleaming wooden bar, bartenders slake thirsts with 32 draft beers, including popular American craft beers and German staples, such as Spaten lager and Bitburger pilsner. Chef Matthew Lynn complements these brews with sauerkraut-laden bratwursts and other pub food, such as sauce-glazed wings and sandwiches loaded with slow-smoked brisket or rotisserie chicken.
Since opening in 2003, The Tasting Room has morphed from a wine bar to a full-service restaurant with four locations—all while retaining its wine-bar charm and racking up numerous awards and accolades. Diners can select libations from a list that boasts more than 200 wines, pairing them with contemporary dishes whipped up by executive chef Jonathan LeBlanc. TTR offerings run the gamut from small plates of mini grilled sandwiches and classic bruschetta to entrees including creole-spiced quail and Jamaican jerk chicken breast, which diners can savor at windowside tables or on the plant-ensconced patio and garden area.
The eatery doesn't just sate hunger for eclectic classics and thirst for fermented grapes. It also hosts live music, meetings, and events such as 2011's Grapes vs. Grains, which pitted beer against wine in a liquid wrestling match. The owners have their hands in other culinary enterprises, too. There's the Houston Cellar Classic, for example, an annual celebration of food and wine. Also popular is MAX's Wine Dive, a destination for gourmet comfort food best defined by its slogan—"Fried chicken and champagne? ... Why the hell not?"
Find something on the menu for everyone at Three Sheets Bar and Grill in Houston. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. Round out your meal with a little tipple — Three Sheets Bar and Grill has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more. Perfect for after-work outings, Three Sheets Bar and Grill's happy hour is hard to beat. Access the internet free of charge via Three Sheets Bar and Grill's complimentary wifi. The patio tables outside of Three Sheets Bar and Grill are the perfect spot for a summer meal. If space is what you're looking for, Three Sheets Bar and Grill has plenty of room for larger parties. The restaurant also features a DJ, and visitors are encouraged to strut their stuff on the dance floor.
Fridays and Saturdays the restaurant can fill to the brim, so be prepared to wait with their no-reservation policy. Jeans are just right for a meal at Three Sheets Bar and Grill, which embraces a casual vibe. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
You'll like your bill almost as much as your meal at Three Sheets Bar and Grill, with meals usually costing less than $15.
For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, Baker Street Pub and Grill is a top pick. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. Baker Street Pub and Grill diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Just around the workday bend are Baker Street Pub and Grill's happy hour food and drink bargains. Tap into the free wireless internet at Baker Street Pub and Grill. Baker Street Pub and Grill provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late. Baker Street Pub and Grill patrons enjoy a taste of live music with their food as well. The lively clientele and reverberating tunes result in a noisy scene, so don't plan any quiet conversation at the restaurant.
You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the restaurant tend to be packed. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Baker Street Pub and Grill's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Prices at Baker Street Pub and Grill are a bargain (usually less than $15 for a meal), so you'll have plenty of cash left over to treat a friend (or two).