Houston attractions

Visiting Houston for a Patriots game? What to see, eat and drink while in Houston


There is no shortage of places to see and things to do in Houston. Check out this list of great sites and attractions to enjoy in our fair city.


Houston is a mecca of diversity, and as such we have some of the greatest eats and drinks you'll find in the United States. From classic BBQ to Indian, Tex Mex to Vietnamese, Houston has something for every pallet. 


Craft beer is a passion in Houston, and we have the breweries to to prove it! We've assembled an excellent list of our finest local breweries for those who want to create their own Patriots "Kraft" Beer Tour. Many of the area's restaurants & bars also carry local craft beers. We encourage everyone to ask their waitstaff for a list of local brews to sample. 


Museum District

Our Museum of Natural Science and Museum of Modern Art are excellent. These are very close to Herman Park, which is a beautiful public park with centennial garden displays, a traditional Japanese garden, water structures and also the Houston Zoo. It's a nice place to spend an afternoon.


Downtown Theater District

If you enjoy theater, we have several professional companies and theaters that host touring Broadway shows. We also have the Houston Opera, Houston Ballet and the Houston Symphony housed in this area of downtown.


Discovery Green

Another really nice park/public space in downtown. Not as extensive as Herman Park, but usually is nice to pass an hour or two


 The Toyota Center

Located near Discovery Green, the Toyota center is the home of the Houston Rockets



Accessible by Car/Cab/Uber


Galveston Island

Located 50 minutes south of Houston, Galveston has beautiful waterfront, scenic mansions and excellent restaurants. Moody Gardens located just before the island is a particularly wonderful place for families to see wonders

NASA Johnson Space Center

No trip to Houston is complete without Mission Control and Space Center Houston is a great destination. However, this is 35-40 minutes south of Houston, so car transportation  is required.


Houston Galleria
Our world class shopping mall. If you enjoy shopping, this is the finest Houston has to offer. It is on the west side of the city. The area surrounding it has a lot of restaurants and bars


City Center

An area farther west of the city with shopping and dining and public park space.


iFly (Multiple Locations
Indoor skydiving that has a few locations around town


Top Golf (Multiple Locations)

Gun Ranges

If you like to fire off a few rounds, we have ranges a-aplenty for you.


If you are interested in driving out of the city to see other sites, San Antonio is 2 hours away and is of course home to the Riverwalk and the Alamo. Austin, the state capitol is 2.5 hours away, Dallas is 4 hours away  New Orleans is 5 hours away. .



Best Burgers:

Lankford Grocery (Fourth Ward)

88 Dennis St

Houston TX 77006


Stanton City Bites (Sixth Ward)

1420 Edwards St

Houston, TX 77007


Hubcap Grille (Downtown) 

1111 Prairie St

Houston, TX 77002


Best BBQ:

Blood Brothers BBQ - Home of the Wilfork Platter (Downtown)

888 Pork Chop Ln
Houston, TX 77006

Gatlin's BBQ (Oak Forest/Garden Oaks)

3510 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77018

Jackson Street BBQ (Downtown)

209 Jackson St
Houston, TX 77002

Hickory Hollow (Heights/Washington Coordidor)

101 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007

Killen's (Pearland)

3613 E Broadway
Pearland, TX 77581


B&B Butchers - Steaks (Sixth Ward)

1814 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

Pass and Provisions (Fourth Ward/Midtown/Montrose)

807 Taft St
Houston, TX 77019

Uchi Sushi (Fourth Ward)

904 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

Steak 48 (Highland Village/Uptown)

4444 Westhiemer
Houston, TX 77027

Caracol Mexican (Uptown/Galleria)

2200 Post Oak Blvd
Ste 160
Houston, TX 77056

Pappas Bros Steakhouse (Uptown/Galleria)

5839 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

Brennan's of Houston -Cajun (Midtown)

3300 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006

Rainbow Lodge- Grill/Game Meats (The Hieghts)

2011 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77008


Mai's Vietnamese (Midtown)

3403 Milam St
Houston, TX 77002


Ninfa's on Navigation - Texmex & Locally famous (Second Ward)

2704 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77003

Hugo's -Best for Brunch (Montrose)

1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

Tiger Den Ramen (Chinatown)

9889 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036

Houston's Restaurant (West University & Galleria)

4848 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098


5888 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

General Sports Bars & Clubs:

Pub Fiction (Midtown)

2303 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006

Irish Cowboy (Midtown)

2300 Louisiana St
Houston, TX 77006

Little Woodrow's (Midtown)

2306 Brazos St
Houston, TX 77006

Revelry on Richmond (Montrose/Museum District)

1613 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006

Live Sports Bar and Grill (Downtown)

407 Main St
Houston, TX 77002

Drink Houston (Spring Branch)

7620 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 7702



Buffalo Bayou Brewing (Owner is a Pats fan)

5301 Nolda St.

Houston, TX 77007


8th Wonder

2202 Dallas Street

Houston, TX 77003



Eureka Heights

941 West 18th Street

Houston, TX 77008



Saint Arnold

2000 Lyons Avenue

Houston, TX 77020



Brash Brewing

508 W. Crosstimbers Rd.

Houston, TX 77018



Karbach Brewing Co.

2032 Karbach Street

Houston, TX 77092




Town in City Brewing Co.

1125 W Cavalcade St

Houston, TX 77009



Under the Radar Brewing

1506 Truxillo St

Houston, TX 77004


Whitmeyers Distillery (Excellent local Vodka)

16721 Hollister St
Houston, TX 77066