If you are looking for the right spot to settle in and root for your favorite baseball team, check out some of these local favorites. Here are Houston’s best bets for beer, baseball and fun.

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Home Plate Bar & Grill
1800 Texas Ave
Houston, TX  77003
(713) 222-1993

Hours: 11 a.m. to about 2 hrs after the game

Located directly across the street from Minute Maid Park, Home Plate Bar & Grill is a Houston favorite when it comes to Astros fans. This three-story sports bar is always packed before, during and after the game. Home Plate features a balcony that overlooks Downtown Houston and as it is home to the Astros Fan’s Home Game Headquarters, it features Game Day Specials during all home games.

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B.U.S. Bar
1800 Texas St
Houston, TX  77003
(713) 222-2287

Hours: Mon to Fri. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sat to Sun 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

B.U.S. Bar is situated right across the street from Minute Maid Park, but this place is set up warehouse-style with high ceilings, big steel roll-up doors, scattered couches and lots of flat screens. B.U.S.’ interior is huge and complete with darts, pool, shuffleboard and multiple bars throughout the open-air bar. Often big name liquor companies promote inside the bar and you can scoop up free drinks and other swag. It’s usually crowded around game time, but head to the back where there’s less people if you want to avoid the masses.

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Lucky’s Pub
801 St. Emanuel
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 522-2010

Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Lucky’s Pub is home to the largest beer selection in Houston and the city’s largest HDTV, which boasts 21 feet of Astro heaven. A great place to catch the game, Lucky’s also features 50 other TVs throughout the popular bar. The food is great and it offers a full menu including daily special and the usual game day fare.  As a bonus you can catch the shuttle to and from Minute Maid Park during all Astros home games.

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Christian’s Tailgate Washington
7340 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 864-9744

Hours: Mon to Sat – 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Christian’s is not only one of Houston’s best places to watch the game, but is home to one heck of a burger. For more than 70 years it’s called Houston home and features 34 TVs and 6 big screen plasmas to catch the Astros in all their glory. If you’re looking for a healthy veggie-burger to go with your ‘Stros, this isn’t the place to be.  If, however, you’re thinking nothing could be better than a hamburger dripping with greasy-goodness and ice cold beer, you couldn’t pick a better place.

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Hefley’s Bar
138 W. Gray St
Houston, TX  77019
(713) 527-8100

Hours: Daily – 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Hefley’s Bar on West Gray is another Astros fan favorite that actually has plenty of free parking. This sports bar has multiple big screens for watching the game and oftentimes makes use of the parking lot as it wheels out tents and more TVs for your viewing pleasure.  With good food and a great view of Downtown, Hefley’s has two outdoor areas and plenty of baseball fans to cheer along with you.

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