Sports Bars in West University Place

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For all the poshness of its sleek two-level interior, SWAG Sports Lounge's menu is a stars-and-stripes salute to soups, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Snack on jalapeño poppers ($5.95) and honey barbecue wings ($15.99 for 24 wings) without ungluing your eyes from the 32 HDTVs broadcasting the day’s top live sports and political roundtable knife fights. For something more in an entree size, indulge your inner werewolf with a hearty 10-ounce rib eye steak ($9.95), or idle away long commercial breaks by demolishing Big Bob's fish basket ($8.95) piece by battered piece, with occasional tartar sauce slam-dunks. SWAG’s many dartboards, pool tables, and video games let interactive eaters supplement their snacking with as much needle tossing, ball clinking, and barrel jumping as they like. Challenge friends to a game of darts, then steal fries from their buffalo chicken sandwich plate ($7.95) after “accidentally” hitting them with the game’s designated tranquilizer dart. Otherwise, cap a game of blindfolded pool with an equally befuddling chocolate confusion cake—a mocha-tornado of Oreos, fudge brownies, cream-chocolate mousse, and chocolate-chip cake topped with swirling fudge frosting and chocolate chips ($3.95). Along with a respectable array of beers on tap, SWAG stocks its full bar with many high-end liquors—allowing sports fans to upgrade to stiffer drinks every time their team’s quarterback runs off the field in tears.

324 Fm 1960 Rd
Houston,
TX
US

Texadelphia's menu of cheesy, steaky, 100%-Angus-beefy goodness kicks off any meal with a bang. Order some chips and guac ($5.49–$5.99) and chicken tenders ($6.49–$6.99) before tearing into the Founder's Favorite, the cheesesteak that started it all (Angus beef or thin-sliced chicken breast, cheese, mushrooms, and jalapeños, $6.89–$6.99). Branch out along southern lines with the Texican, a beef or chicken cheesesteak with all the trimmings and a side of chili con queso for topping or spooning ($6.89–$6.99), or the Hickory, laden with house-recipe hickory barbecue sauce and manned by a crew of mouth-pleasing cherry peppers ($6.89–$6.99). Items of non-Philly origin also dot the menu, such as the grilled-chicken sandwich on a toasted wheat bun ($6.29–$6.59) and the smoked turkey and guacamole salad ($6.79). Prices and menu offerings vary slightly between the two locations.

6025 Westheimer Rd
Houston,
TX
US

Tell us about your business.
360 Sports Lounge is an upscale yet laid back sports bar and lounge. Our chef-driven menu offers many housemade selections and special recipe items such as our famous Uncle Billy's wings. We have 360 degrees of TV screens, including three projector screens. We have a private lounge for special occasions and a great patio. We offer pool, foosball, darts, Golden Tee, and billiards. We also offer specials every day of the week and happy hour 3 p.m.–7 p.m., Monday–Friday with reverse happy hour 10 p.m.–2 a.m.

What kind of special events do you host?
We have special events such as foosball tournaments, Wild Wednesday bingo, and Paint Nite parties.

The decor in a restaurant can tip you off about the type of food—candlelight and crisp white linens are popular at romantic French restaurants, while crazy knick-knacks on the wall generally indicate family fun and hamburgers. How does your decor inform your culinary practice?

Rich wood and Italian granite bar and tabletops are accented by earth tones and indirect lighting. Our lounge seating, chairs, and upscale patio furniture invite you to linger and enjoy your favorite sporting events or games in comfort and style.

How would you describe your menu, in your own words?

Our menu is not average bar food. We make most of our items from scratch, from our pizza dough to our hand-battered onion rings. We also take pride in making the extra effort to bring our customers quality food prepared fresh daily.

Business Basics

Cuisine Type: Freshly Prepared Bar Fare
Established: 2010
Reservations: Optional
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 25–50
Parking: Parking garage
Most popular offering: Uncle Billy's wings
Kid-friendly: No
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out: Yes
Outdoor Seating Available: Yes

4601 Washington Ave
Houston,
TX
US

Thick branches of 140-year-old oak trees stretch above Live Oak Bar and Grill, shrouding its wooden outdoor patio in a gentle blanket of leafy shade. The patio stands behind the restaurant itself, a home built in 1876 that is still decorated with photos of its original occupants and recent shots of their poltergeists.

And while the building itself is steep in century old history, the grill's cooks prefer to use ingredients whose age doesn’t match Live Oak's historic surrounds. Instead, they source fresh, natural ingredients from local farms to create their homestyle versions of classic bar dishes, from half-pound burgers to fish tacos smothered with jalapeno ranch dressing. Feasts unfold amidst rounds of billiards, sports flashing on flat-screen TVs, and weekly karaoke, while outside, live musicians occasionally take to the stage to serenade diners.

10444 Hempstead Rd
Houston,
TX
US

Since 1984, Champps Americana's kitchen has sizzled with made-from-scratch dishes, satiating sports fans and families with a comfortable atmosphere. Amid sunlit dining rooms, diners seated at wooden tabletops can root for their favorite pixels on flat-screen TVs broadcasting live sports. In the kitchen, chefs prepare pastas with grilled chicken and roasted artichokes, pile buns with barbecued pulled pork and spicy buffalo chicken, and fill soft taco shells with grilled steak. Behind the bar, bartenders whip up specialty cocktails and margaritas and fill goblets with wine and local craft beers on tap.

1121 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston,
TX
US

Platters of traditional bratwursts and kielbasa sausages march across Bar Munich’s menu in a Bavarian brigade of flavors crafted without any preservatives, fillers, hormones, or antibiotics. The juicy, beer-cooked bratwurst ($7.50) adopts the caramel maltiness of Breckenridge Avalanche ale, and the cheddar bratwurst ($7.50) hides its cheesy center beneath a thick coat of meat. Taste buds embark on a continental tour with the Eastern European–style kielbasa ($7.50), whose spices reflect the culinary traditions of countries such as Poland and the Czech Republic. All bratwursts are served on a baked roll with kraut and chips. To supplement their meaty offerings, Bar Munich teams up with a local German baker who twists fresh Bavarian-style pretzels ($5) to dunk into sides of hot or sweet mustard. Though this Groupon is not valid toward alcohol, Bar Munich fills steins and waterproof boots with Hofbräu beers by the liter. This lively nightspot also boasts an events calendar that includes regular movie nights and themed drinking games.

2616 Louisiana St
Houston,
TX
US