HOUSTON - The Houston Astros have reached the American League Championship Series for the sixth straight year after sweeping the division series.
The best-of-seven series will begin at Minute Maid Park with Game 1 on Wednesday and Game 2 Thursday. The Astros will travel for Games 3, 4, and 5 (if necessary), and then return to Minute Maid Park if the series stretches into Game 6 or 7.
If you can’t catch all the action at the ballpark, here are some bars and restaurants hosting watch parties and offering specials in the Houston area.
Minute Maid Park road game watch parties
While the Astros are away, you can watch them play at Minute Maid Park. Watch parties will be held for Games 3, 4, and 5 (if necessary). You can catch the game on the big screen and enjoy festivities around the park. You will need to claim a $1 voucher. Proceeds benefit the Astros Foundation. Click here for more.
501 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002
(Photo courtesy of Finn Hall)
Downtown Houston food hall Finn Hall will host Major League Baseball’s Official Astros Watch Party for ALCS Game 1. The hall has eight restaurants, a bar, giant screens for watching the game, and drink specials from Swallow’s Nest including $5 Crawford Bock and $15 buckets.
712 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
(Photo courtesy Saint Arnolds Brewing Company)
Catch the game on the Super Screen out in the Beer Garden. You can also get a five-beer bucket for $25, and you get to keep the souvenir Saint Arnold branded bucket.
2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020
Karbach Brewing Co.
Karbach Brewing Co. will be showing all the games on the big screens, except for Game 5 if it is needed. You can also grab some Crawford Bock while you are there.
2032 Karbach St, Houston, TX 77092
Ducky McShweeney’s Pub
Ducky McShweeney’s Pub (Credit Al Torres Photography)
Ducky McShweeney's Pub, open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, has game day specials and themed frozen cocktails. For $25 you can get a bucket of beer and a cheese pizza. You can also sip on a blue #ForTheH frozen cocktail or an orange Frozen Orbit.
2025 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
Bovine and Barley
(Photo courtesy Bovine and Barley)
Catch the game at Bovine and Barley and enjoy $4 beer and $5 bar bites. If you wear Astros Gear, you can get 10% off your tab. They also have a private room upstairs that can host up to 25 people. There will be a DJ after the game.
416 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
Tikila's in the Heights
(Photo courtesy of Tikila's)
Get a free Jell-O shot when the Astros hit a home run at Tikila's in the Heights. Drink specials include $2 Jell-O shots and $7 happy meals (beer + shot). On Wednesday, get half off specialty cocktails. Get half off whiskey on Thursday.
2708 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77008
Second Draught Interior (Courtesy of Taylor Cooper)
The Ion’s Second Draught taproom will offer a rotating "beer of the day" each game day that will be discounted $2. The game will be playing on all the TVs in the taproom with the sound on. Second Draught, which opened in September, has a variety of local beers across 18 taps, as well as two wines on tap. It is open Monday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to 9 p.m.
4201 Main St Suite 130, Houston, TX 77002
Frito Pie (Courtesy Monkey's Tail)
Watch the game inside or outside at Monkey’s Tail. For the playoffs, they are offering a $12 Tecate Lite bucket special with six beers and a $7 Frito Pie. You can also sip on a frozen Orange Fantarita. On Tuesday game days, they are offering a $1 hotdog.
5802 Fulton St, Houston, TX 77009
Max's Wine Dive
(Courtesy MAX's Wine Dive)
MAX's Wine Dive is offering their Space City Combo with a choice of a 2-piece and fries or three tenders and fries for $15, or six barbecue wings for $6 during the game. There will also be $6 Orbit Froze and $6 Crawford Bock while the Astros play.
GJ Tavern (Credit: Michael Anthony)
This Downtown Houston restaurant and bar will be offering happy hour menu prices starting immediately after all Astros games. For late games, they will offer happy hour pricing from 9 p.m. until closing.
737 Preston St, Houston, TX 77002
Kin Dee (Credit Alex Montoya)
Thai restaurant Kin Dee in The Heights is offering half-off Thai beer if you’re seated at the bar during the Astros games. Customers will have a choice between pale lagers Singha and Chang, which will be $3 when the special is applied.
1533 N Shepherd Dr Suite 160, Houston, TX 77008
Roots (Credit: Michael Anthony)
This self-serve wine bar and restaurant will be projecting the games this playoff season. You can get 20% off your food and drink if you wear Astros gear.
3107 Leeland St, Houston, TX 77003
Photo courtesy Wild Oats
Texas-inspired restaurant Wild Oats is offering $3 Lone Star beers during the Houston Astros playoff games.
2520 Airline Dr Suite C-315, Houston, TX 77009
The game will be playing with sound on in Wakefield Crowbar’s sports bar room. The kitchen is open until 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and until midnight Thursday through Saturday. Click here for more information on reservations.
954 Wakefield Dr, Houston, TX 77018
This Kemah restaurant and bar will be offering game day drink specials every game. You can watch the game inside or out on the patio, although sound will be off on the patio when there is live music.
625 N Hwy 146, Kemah, TX 77565
The Pub Fountains
The Pub Fountains in Stafford will be showing the game on their TVs, and they have happy hour until 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
12720 US-59, Stafford, TX 77477