Best Bars to Watch College Basketball in Houston

March 19, 2014 7:00 AM

The fast action, rowdy fans and tendency of the game to change direction quickly makes college basketball a fun sport to watch. The Houston area has several different night spots dedicated to viewing the sport.
Luke’s Ice House
903 Durham Drive
Houston, TX 77007
(281) 888-7028

A large interior with plenty of TV screens for your basketball viewing pleasure, Luke’s Ice House is a great place to watch some hoops while downing a few draft beers. Luke’s Ice House has a dog-friendly patio and a play area for the kids, so it’s certainly family friendly. Dozens of beers on tap offer a wide variety of the full-service bar can produce any drink under the sun. If you don’t see your favorite team on the screen in front of you, just look for another or ask one of the friendly staff members to change the channel. There are more than enough TV sets to please all patrons.

Big Woodrow’s
3111 Chimney Rock Road
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 784-2653

If Houston’s Galleria area is more your style, then you don’t want to miss Big Woodrow’s. This large sports bar can accommodate large crowds and is well known for its delicious Cajun food. Its outdoor patio is nice when you want some fresh air and the drinks are inexpensive at a place with so much to offer. Big Woodrow’s is quickly becoming one of Houston’s best bars for college basketball viewing.

Mike’s Ultimate Sports Bar
8670 Highway 6 N.
Houston, TX 77095
(281) 855-1194

Mike’s Ultimate Sports Bar is a west Houston favorite. The interior houses pool tables, dart boards and several HD TVs for your favorite college basketball games. A large 9×12-foot projection screen helps bring the players on screen to life as the hard-working staff strives to make sure your visit is fully enjoyable. Mike’s Ultimate Sports Bar has a typical bar menu of appetizers, sandwiches and pizza; but the food is delicious and the prices are more than affordable.

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The Deck on Fountainview
6002 Fairdale Lane
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 914-9990

An ample amount of televisions for watching college basketball is just one of the many reasons to visit The Deck on Fountainview. This sports bar is friendly, laid back, offers great service and is an excellent place to watch the game. The food is memorable as well, and some visit The Deck on Fountainview just for the crawfish alone. Prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is extremely warm and inviting. It’s easy to lose yourself and see time whiz by when you visit The Deck on Fountainview.

PJ’s Sports Bar
614 W. Grey St.
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 520-1748

Located in Houston’s Fourth Ward, PJ’s Sports Bar is a local favorite and a great place to wind down and watch some college basketball. PJ’s Sports Bar has two levels, including a more intimate arrangement upstairs with a large projection TV. Besides enjoying a game of hoops, many come here for the karaoke and the food. The prices are reasonable and the service is top notch, making PJ’s a great place to visit for sports and fun.

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Bryan Carey is a Houston, Texas resident with an avid interest in restaurants, dining, breweries, wineries, festivals, cultural events, museums, theatre, concerts, and other forms of entertainment. He has been writing about entertainment, travel, and related topics for more than fifteen years and has thousands of articles to his credit. His work can be found at

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