Thursday, July 20, two European football squads will compete for the first time outside of the United Kingdom, right here in Houston, Texas. Manchester United and Manchester City have been rivals for over 100 years, and will soon have their 174th match-up at NRG Stadium, celebrating their Manchester Derby contest.
The all-star filled teams will kick off at 8:30 p.m. with stars like Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba, Sergio Aguero and David Silva. If you can't make it to the stadium, don't fret. There are plenty of Houston spots to kick back with food, drinks, and a large screen TV.
In East Downtown (EaDo) and next to BBVA Compass Stadium, Lucky’s is a favorite of Dynamo and Dash fans. With indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a wide selection of food and drink, the venue is an excellent spot to cheer your favorite Manchester team to victory on one of many screens. Look for street parking or one of the various lots in the area. Learn more about Lucky’s Pub.
Another EaDo favorite for soccer fans, the brewery showcases its love for H-Town, and all of the teams in it. For the craft beer enthusiast, 8th Wonder offers a selection of brews, while an Eatsie Boys food truck outside serves up some of Houston’s best grub. Find parking right outside of the brewery, or in their open lot on Dallas St. Learn more about 8th Wonder Brewery.
Choose any location from this award-winning bar & grill to catch Manchester Derby. With spots in The Heights, Midtown and Downtown Houston, enjoy open air seating, delicious food, and always great seating to catch the match. Much of the grill’s menu focuses around their signature burger, which has made national “Top-10” lists in the past. Parking varies by location. Learn more about Christian’s Tailgate in Midtown, Downtown Houston and The Heights.
Nearby many arts and dining destinations in Montrose, Revelry on Richmond is an upscale sports bar with craft beer, patios and a menu filled with bar fare with a twist. Don’t miss out on the Revelry nachos or Saint Arnold-braised short ribs, or even a cocktail or an option from their wine menu. Limited parking is available out front, but check out the surrounding residential areas for parallel parking options. Learn more about Revelry on Richmond.
The Midtown bar is known for its love of hockey and all things Canadian, but with lots of dining space, a full kitchen and great views for all screens, you can’t go wrong. At halftime, enjoy a game of darts, air hockey or bubble hockey, or enjoy the bar’s poutine options. Parking is available behind the bar, with street parking in the area. Learn more about The Maple Leaf Pub.
Little Woodrows, although a chain throughout Texas, has a local feel at each of its seven Houston locations. The Shepherd and Katy locations offer food, while others have food trucks and dining options nearby. Head to any of these locations for a perfect viewing spot:
What would make the experience of watching two English teams play in Houston? Heading to Watson’s House of Ales, an English pub located in the southeast side of the I-10 and the Sam Houston Tollway. With a patio area and a large food and drink menu, you’ll be among many European football fans in a great atmosphere. Parking is available at the pub, as well as street parking. Learn more about Watson’s House of Ales.
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