World Cup watching in Houston

So, you couldn't make it to Germany this year. The bills, the shopping, the mortgage payment, yada, yada, yada. No need to sweat, get depressed, or go crazy! Here in Houston you have plenty of options to watch all the games of this year's World Cup, without the hassle of getting stuck in security, the danger of having no luggage when you arrive, or even worse: the possibility of missing your flight out to good ol' Deutschland. So, are you ready to live the Weltmeisterschaft from the comfort of a lounge chair? These are some of your options and their locations:

Big John's Sports Bar & Grill

6150 Wilcrest Dr

Houston, TX 77072

International sports bar that satisfies big eaters and the World Cup crowd. The bar features about 70 Big Screen TVs, most of which are High Definition.

Hours: Open every day, from 11am-2am

For more information, call 281-498-5016

Live Sports Café

407 Main St.

Houston, TX 77002

Happy Hour

Hours: Monday - Friday 2 pm - 7 pm

$2 Domestic Drafts - $6 Domestic Pitchers

$3 Well Drinks

For more information, call (713) 228-5483

Home Plate Bar & Grill

1800 Texas Ave.

Houston, Texas 77003

Open Daily, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

For more information, call 713-222-1993

(Astros games have priority over World Cup Games)

The Bull & Bear Tavern & Eatery

11980 Westheimer Rd Ste A

Houston, TX 77077

This is the official Viewing Party venue of the Houston Dynamo. Great crowd, great ambience, great fun!

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 11am-7pm

For more information, call (281) 496-6655

The Mezzanine Lounge

2200 Southwest Fwy, Suite 150

Houston, TX 77098

Daily Happy Hour 4pm-8pm($1 off beer and drinks)

For more information, call (713) 528-6399

Hyatt Regency Downtown

1200 Louisiana St.

Houston, TX 77002

Hours: Open daily 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

For more information, call 713-646-6935


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