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