Restaurants and Bars Near Houston's Minute Maid Park

Astronomical prices and questionable quality put eating and drinking during a Houston Astros game into serious question--but we've found some restaurants and bars near Minute Maid Park to set things right for you. Many downtown restaurants close down after lunch, but the remaining choices aren't all that bad. We've found excellent Vietnamese, sliders and beer specials within a stone's throw from the park.

Updated: July 15, 2010

Houston Astros: Restaurants and Bars Near Minute Maid Park


1820 Bar

1820 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77002

A pool table, plush leather couches and Long Island iced teas at this bar hit all the bases for memorable evening out after seeing a Houston Astros game.


Huynh

912 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003

Though not exactly in walking distance to Minute Maid Park, this Vietnamese restaurant is just north of 59 and offers friendly service and crave-worthy noodle soup.


Lucky's Pub

801 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003

Since this Houston pub is next door to Warehouse Live, it catches folks both pre- and post-concerts and games. The appeal of its proximity to Minute Maid Park is only improved by the 21-foot TV screen and free shuttle to Astros and Rockets games.


The Original Ninfa's On Navigation

2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003

It's an institution in Mexican dining and offers a free shuttle to and from Houston Astros games. No brainer?


B.U.S. Bar

1800 Texas St, Houston, TX 77003

Houstonians tend to have rather extreme opinions about this beer and burgers joint, ranging from "it's a dump" to "it's an institution."


Home Plate Bar & Grill

1800 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77003

Right across the street from Minute Maid Park, this may or may not be a step up from the Bus. Bonus: The usual fried food options are discounted on game days.


III Forks

1201 San Jacinto St, Houston, TX 77002

With the Houston Pavilions up and running, there are a lot more dining options available to Houston Astros fans that are worth the extra few blocks. A martini and Kobe beef slider make for a sophisticated and satisfying start to the evening.


Polk Street Pub

1201 San Jacinto St, Houston, TX 77002

Also lodged in the Houston Pavilions, this pub offers a fairly limited beer selection but makes up for it with late night grub.