The calendar says it is fall, yet Houston temperatures say otherwise! Despite our fall weather challenges there are a few other signs that fall is upon us, including football! Eventually the weather will cooperate and when it does, two of the greatest Sunday events converge to create the ultimate Sunday Funday! Brunch and Football!
So here is how I made this list. There are plenty of brunch spots around town, but many of them do not have ample televisions to really enjoy all of the Sunday NFL games. On the other end, many sports bars lack dedicated brunch menus, so you miss out on the good brunch eats while enjoying the games. This list includes restaurants with brunch menus plus plenty of televisions to catch the game!
You may be familiar with Live Oak’s late evening Sunday Funday party. While I have not been, from the IG pictures I have seen it looks pretty fun. But before you get to the late night fun, remember that Live Oak is a great spot to brunch AND watch the games. I did just that a few weekends ago and there were plenty of televisions all around . For their brunch menu, I would recommend the cinnamon french toast or red velvet pancakes!
Nestled in downtown, Springbok is a restaurant that you may not have heard of, but you NEED to put it on your radar asap. Springbok provides great traditional South African fare. Not only do they have a great brunch menu, but they also have a plenty of space upstairs to comfortably enjoy some good American football.
Pub Fiction is a true bar in the heart of Midtown that branched out into the brunch world as well! So if you are looking for more of a bar atmosphere that just so happens to serve brunch, Pub Fiction is for you! It also puts you right next to the company’s other properties 3rd Floor and Irish Cowboy so you can bar hop if you are looking for a different crowd.
Bovine and Barley
Located on main street, Bovine and Barley is a bar with a menu that takes it up a notch in terms of bar food! Pick Bovine and Barley if you are looking for a bar atmosphere with restaurant quality food. And if you roll up in the spot with the big HTX on the wall, you just make sure you are cheering for the Texans. (These aren’t their house rules LOL, this is just an Erika rule!)
Both the Galleria and Willowbrook locations have been popular spots to watch any sporting event for years. Known for their wings, Prospect added a dedicated a brunch menu to ensure you can have some good eats while catching up on football. Check out their brunch menu here and yes I do spy some of their famous wings on the menu!
Bosscat Kitchen and Libations
I stopped by Bosscat for a friend’s birthday about a month ago expecting just a brunch crowd, but there were definitely folks there to tune into the football games. With a large come as you go bar in the center of the restaurant, patrons can catch the game and enjoy their brunch menu! Bosscat offers a pretty good bottomless mimosa deal when you order an entree also!
You may be familiar with State Fare for their fabulous food and drinks, but do not forget about them on Sundays in the Fall! Yes, this local favorite actually has plenty of televisions in their bar area so you can enjoy great food and football!
So this spot is top of my list of new spots in Houston to try. From their IG page, it is clear they are football focused with plenty of televisions all around. For the foodies like me, they have a chef on deck which typically means higher quality food and a great menu. I am adding them because I have already heard great things, but I will update once I check it out for myself!
The key here is there are different things that bring us out on a Sunday from church to brunch and of course football. Consider this list as a means to address everyones likes and find spaces that attract a variety of folks! The takeaway from this is “find you a spot that can do both” brunch and football!