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Top Bars To Watch Hockey In Houston

March 20, 2014 8:00 AM

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We may have lost the Houston Aeros, but there are plenty of places around town for hockey fans to get their fix. Whether you need a spot for the entire hockey season or are just looking for a place to enjoy the playoffs with other hockey aficionados, check out these Houston hot spots.
The Maple Leaf Pub
514 Elgin St.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 520-6464
www.themapleleafpub.com

The Maple Leaf Pub is a laid-back bar with a Canadian theme, and hockey is popular with the patrons of this bar. Not only do the TVs in this bar air all hockey games, all of the time, but there are other activities to keep people busy. Karaoke on Fridays, bingo on Mondays and steak night on Thursdays make the Maple Leaf Pub a top spot for hockey fans and those who enjoy comfortable bars alike. This pub was founded to be dedicated to hockey in all of its forms, and fans from all over can enjoy watching it at The Maple Leaf Pub.

Nick’s Place
2713 Rockyridge Drive
Houston, TX 77063
(713) 780-8338
www.nicksplacehouston.com

Nick’s Place is one of Houston’s most popular sports bars, and it is a great place to catch playoff hockey. While other sports may dominate during their seasons, hockey fans can still flock to Nick’s Place during the playoffs to meet with other fans and enjoy some of the famed pizza from this bar. The multiple TVs in this bar ensure that you will be able to see your favorite hockey game no matter where you sit.

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The Railyard
4200 San Felipe St.
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 621-4000
www.railyardhouston.com

The Railyard is tucked away in a strip center next to a set of railroad tracks close to the Galleria. You can easily duck out of bumper-to-bumper traffic on the West Loop here for happy hour and hockey. Don’t let the location at the border of swanky River Oaks fool you. The Railyard is a classic dive bar with a fun, laid-back atmosphere and plenty of hockey fans. Specials to indulge in include Beer and a Shot Thursdays and Margarita Madness Mondays. You can find both hockey games with your favorite NHL teams here as well as your favorite drinks.

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Mezzanine Lounge
2200 S.W. Freeway, Suite 150
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 528-6399
www.mezzaninelounge.com

The Mezzanine Lounge could be a sports bar that overdoes the number of TVs it has. Among the 30 available TVs, there is even a screen in the restroom. During hockey season, you can catch all of the NHL games that are on the NHL Center Ice channel. While waiting for the game to start, you can play pool or video games upstairs or enjoy a drink in the lounge area downstairs. There are TVs on both floors. You can order from a full menu or take a spin of the drink wheel at either of the bars to pick your drink.
The Locker Room Sports Bar and Grill
16227 Lexington Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77479
(281) 565-8795
www.lockerroomsugarland.com
At the Locker Room Sports Bar and Grill in Sugar Land, you can gather with others for fantasy hockey and see the NHL game of the night. This is also one of the few bars in the Houston area where you can see the local Sugar Land Imperials play. Specials during Imperials games are also available at the bar. If you visit the bar wearing fan gear from one of the teams playing in the featured game of the night, you get 10 percent off your purchase. If your kids like hockey, this bar even has a kids menu for them to enjoy while watching the game.
Crystal Hessong ia a freelance writer and a lifelong, fourth generation Houstonian. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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