LOCAL Houston | The City Guide March 2017 - Page 52

WHERE TO WATCH By Tim Moloney | Illustration by Christy Sanderson Year round in Houston, it’s always “game on” when it comes to professional sports. Baseball, football, basketball and men’s and women’s soccer can be enjoyed at the city’s four state-of-the-art sports facilities that have been built in recent years. Downtown, you’ll find a vibrant “stadium district” that includes Minute Maid Park (Astros), Toyota Center (Rockets) and BBVA Compass Stadium (Dynamo and Dash). Catch the game at any of these places, or at one of the nearby sports bars and watering holes that dot the district. To see the Texans play, you’ll have to head south on Main, past Rice, past Hermann Park, past the Medical Center, arriving finally at NRG Stadium, which just a few weeks ago hosted Super Bowl LI with great success. NRG is an indoor/oudoor venue with natural grass and a retractable roof. Restaurants near NRG Stadium Asahi Sushi Capt. Benny’s Seafood Candelari’s Pizzeria Glazed The Doughnut Cafe The Duck Off Sports Bar Tiff’s Treats Restaurants near Toyota Center Andalucia Tapas Restaurant & Bar Caffé Bene Hearsay on the Green McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar The Grove Restaurants near Minute Maid Park Biggio’s Sports Bar Eighteen Twenty Lounge HTX Fan Tavern Irma’s Southwest Grill Jackson Street Barbecue The Balcony Bar Restaurants near BBVA Compass Stadium AHH, Coffee! Chapman & Kirby Bar + Kitchen Huynh Restaurant King’s Court Bar and Kitchen Texas Bar-B-Que House Tout Suite 52 LOCAL | march 17