Houston Food & Drink Specials for the Astros World Series 2022
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As the Astros head into their fourth World Series since 2017, the Bayou City is buzzing with excitement and hoping they win another trophy. Many Houston-area restaurants, bars and brewpubs are hosting watch parties, creating orange and blue cocktails and offering specials featuring ballpark favorites, especially hot dogs loaded with every topping imaginable. (There are at least three “Astroritas,” so take your pick.) Read on to find out where the fun is happening around town.
Top Picks for World Series Parties, Food & Drinks
William Price Distilling, 970 Wakefield: This local, award-winning distillery has plenty of festivities planned for those watching the World Series on its 20-foot-screen TV. Friday, October 28, the night of Game 1, coincides with live music by Charlie Perez and steak night, which features a steak and two sides by the Fusion Confusion food truck for $25. It’s Halloween as well, so on Saturday, October 29, there’s a costume contest for prizes starting at 9 p.m. There’s also a photobooth, DJ, hourly specials and onsite food truck. Tickets for game days are free and not required, but are recommended.
Daily Gather, 800 Sorella: This restaurant from the folks who brought you Dish Society actually serves an Astros-themed drink year-round. The Space City Citrus is made with Malfy Arancia gin, lemon and simple syrup and gets its Astros orange from a cap of orange foam. The cocktail is $9 when seated at the bar or during social hour anywhere in the restaurant, which is weekdays from 2 to 5:30 p.m. The rest of the time, it’s $12. The World Series will be shown on the TVs at the bar.
Kenny & Ziggy’s, 1743 Post Oak: One advantage of the revered deli’s new location is the Spritzer Bar. There you can kick back, order a beer and hot dog and watch the World Series. Prices on both are quite reasonable. New York-style hot dogs with artisan franks and “the works” are $5 and all draft beers are $4. Note this deal is exclusive to the bar area. With prices like that, just make sure to get there early enough to snag a seat. Hot dogs with fries are available to go, too, but at the regular menu price of $15.95.
There are a few other baseball-ready specials. The Houston Astros Home Run Sandwich is made with rye bread and stacked high with kosher salami, house-roasted turkey and Kenny & Ziggy’s fan-favorites, corned beef and pastrami. Coleslaw goes between each layer, and the sandwich is then dressed with provolone, sweet red peppers and Russian dressing. The cost is $23.95.
There are World Series brown-bag lunches, too, which include a six-ounce “Nosher-sized” sandwich, chips, pickles, condiments, a mini black-and-white cookie and a bottle of water. The bags cost $17.95, and are perfect for handing out during home or office watch parties — or taking to Minute Maid Park. (Yes, outside food is allowed during Astros games.)
The Original Ninfa’s, 2704 Navigation and 1700 Post Oak: Both locations of this classic Tex-Mex eatery are ready to toast the Astros with two orange cocktails. For the H includes Ilegal Mezcal, El Jimador Silver tequila, Aperol, apricot liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup and a marigold or apricot garnish. Crush City gets Charanda — a Mexican rum from Michoacan — orange juice, Rompope (an eggnog-like liqueur), orgeat, a topper of orange soda and an orange wedge garnish. For noshes — exclusively at the Uptown Park location during the games — Chef Alex Padilla and his team are serving Astro Dogs (grilled hot dogs topped with jalapeño chow chow, mayo and brown mustard) for $8.
If you are among the fortunate and actually have home game tickets (we are so darn jealous), the original location on Navigation offers complimentary shuttle service. Rides start an hour before the first pitch and end an hour after the final pitch (so don’t dawdle, or you’ll be catching a rideshare). If you don’t have tickets like the rest of us, you can catch the games at the bar or patio of either location.
Palace Social, 4191 Bellaire: This gaming and dining complex is well-outfitted with TVs and will be showing the World Series with sound. There are game day food and drink specials, too. Get two hot dogs and fries for $12, and enjoy $3 pints and $10 pitches of Karbach Crawford Bock.
Paulie’s, 1834 Westheimer: This Italian restaurant’s iced shortbreads are a perennial Houston favorite. Decorations and shapes change for seasons, holidays and big events. So, it’s not surprising that right now, there are special World Series cookies. These can be purchased at Paulie’s for $3.75 each. Place orders for larger quantities online. For a dollar extra, cookies can be individually wrapped.
Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House, 113 6th Street, San Leon: Should you be near chef Joe Cervantez’s James Beard-semifinalist restaurant in San Leon during the World Series, drop in for $4 pints of beer and watch the games on the big screens. Viewing areas include the indoor bar, both dining rooms and the outdoor patio bar. To go alongside your $4 pint, consider the smash burger, grilled oysters or a fried oysterman sandwich.
New York Deli & Coffee Shop, 9724 Hillcroft, New York Eatery and Bagel Shop Bakery, 5422 Bellaire: These three shops have game-day breakfast, lunch and dinner covered. First, drop by Bagel Shop Bakery for colorful blue-and-orange bagels worthy of Instagram. Then, score a legit Hebrew National Hot Dogs at New York Deli & Coffee Shop or New York Eatery for only $6.50, which is half off the regular price. Note that Bagel Shop Bakery is closed Mondays.
Southern Yankee Crafthouse, 1312 West Alabama: This Montrose brewpub has the distinction of offering beers from its own craft brewery, Southern Yankee Beer Company. The back patio is outfitted with an extra-large TV, perfect for showing the World Series. There are also two TVs inside. (Sound will be provided upon patron clamoring.) During the games, happy hour specials include $5 draft beers, $2 off wines by the glass and $3 off Crafthouse Classic cocktails, including the bar’s signature drink, the Citric Axis made with citrus aperitivo, Italian liqueur, orange and Southern Yankee Beer Company’s ReinheitsgeNOT Hefeweizen.
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway and 1140 Eldridge: The World Series will be shown in the bar area, and there are two $9 specials that make for a perfect pairing. One is a cocktail — the Astrorita, an orange margarita — and it will go great alongside Sylvia’s signature Fajita Chicken & Beef Nachos.
Tobiuo Sushi & Bar, 23501 Cinco Ranch: Show your team spirit by wearing your Astros gear on game days and get half off yakitori skewers and $2 glasses of hot sake. Make sure to mention the “Astros special” to your server/bartender. The yakitori skewer orders include two and can be grilled or panko-fried. The ones that cost only $3 with the discount include chicken thigh with white onion and tare and heritage pork belly with sweet onions and tare. Get a little fancy with the Hamachi Kama skewer with yaki tare glaze, togarashi and spicy ponzu for $8. Note that the promotion excludes the American Wagyu skewers. Tobiuo will be playing the World Series in the bar area.
Willie’s Grill & Icehouse, multiple locations: The day after an Astros World Series game win, order an entrée at any location of this laid-back eatery and get a free order of chips and queso. The offer is good for dine-in customers only, and there’s a limit of one free order per table.
Houston Restaurants & Bars Showing the World Series
Angel Share, 924 Congress: This beautiful bar, located in a historic building, contributes to a charity voted on by patrons every month. As if that’s not reason enough to visit, during the World Series, Angel Share will have $5 cocktails, and half-off select wine, draft beer and frozen cocktails. The bar is showing the games, but if you have game tickets, note that it is only five blocks from Minute Maid Park. Avoid overblown drink pricing; get cocktails at the bar and walk to the game.
Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, 4310 Westheimer: The Houston outpost of this SoCal classic is showing the game with sound as well as offering $5 canned Karbach Crawford Bock and a special cocktail in Astros colors: the Clutch City Cooler. The orange comes from Tang, the blue from a float of curaçao and rum provides the punch.
For some ballpark-style food, scope out the over-the-top Walk-off Home Run Dog. Priced at $25, it’s a giant hot dog bun stuffed with smoked brisket, barbecue sauce, pickles, onions and mayo. Just in case you’re still hungry, crinkle-cut fries are served alongside. Alternately, aim for Space City Nachos loaded with shredded chicken, jalapeños, cheese, sriracha sour cream, bourbon teriyaki sauce and cilantro for $19, or the Smash the Phillies Burger with four smashed beef patties, pickles, onion, ketchup, mustard, mayo and American cheese on a brioche bun with crinkle cut fries for a symbolic cost of $20.22.
Drift, 1207 W 20th: The Heights sports bar is hosting a parking lot party on October 28 and 29, complete with outdoor bars, a big tent and a 15-foot-by-8-foot screen. Game viewings will include audio (y’all be quiet so others can hear) and there will be as-of-yet-undisclosed Astros-themed drinks.
Feges BBQ, 8217 Long Point: The Spring Branch location of this barbecue business owned by chefs Erin and Patrick Feges is showing the games and has a host of specials, including a $10 Half Hog Platter, with chopped whole-hog barbecue and cracklin with mop sauce. Alongside is charred coleslaw and hog fat cornbread. Ten bucks will also get you a pound of rib tips or a sandwich with either chopped brisket or pulled pork. Rounding out the food specials are $12 smoked meatballs, $15 for 10 wings and $8 Frito pies. To drink, select beers are $3, some wines are half-off and there are $5 frozen margaritas, too.
Gristworkz, 1504 Chapman: During the World Series, this brewpub near Minute Maid Park is showing the game and serving a ballpark-themed menu created by chef Danny Leal. The menu includes a Jalapeño Sausage Corn Dog with housemade mustard, Loaded Hot Dogs with deep-fried links and Leal’s version of a Texas-style Frito Pie. If none of that sounds appealing, first off, we don’t understand you, but secondly, there are also pizzas and burgers. Game 5 happens to fall on a Wednesday, and that’s steak night. Of course, you’ll want to drink Gristworkz’ locally brewed craft beer with whatever you decide to eat.
La Calle Tacos & Tortas, multiple locations: The downtown and midtown locations are each giving away an order of street tacos to the guest who guesses the final game score correctly. During the games, cheer on the Astros with one of two themed drinks: the Astrorita, an orange margarita, or the Astrodoma, a paloma made with mandarina Jarrito. Cocktails can be made with the patron’s choice of tequila starting at $8.99. Happy hour is from 3 to 7 p.m., and dine-in customers wearing Astros gear get one free street taco upon request.
For Game 4, which is Tuesday, November 1, the midtown location of La Calle Tacos & Tortas is hosting a watch party and an inaugural taco-eating contest. It starts at 5:30 p.m., and competitors will have a chance to win cash, gift cards and the title of La Calle Taco Eating Contest Champion.
Lyric Market, 411 Smith: The brand-new downtown food hall is offering all-day happy hour on World Series-game days. Visit Rhapsody Bar, helmed by Mongoose vs Cobra veteran “Imperial” Andy Charlton, for $8 cocktails, $6 house wine and $5 draft beer. Among the cocktails is a special Astros Crusta with applejack, Aperol, lemon, orange, simple syrup and a blue sugar rim, while the happy hour beers include Saint Arnold Art Car IPA. Going to the game? Spend $35 or more anywhere at Lyric Market and get free garage parking during the game.
Maize, 14795 Memorial: Come early to grab a seat at the bar so you can watch the World Series while imbibing in an $8 Astrorita cocktail made with tequila blanco, blue curaçao, lime, orange and agave, in a glass rimmed with chili-lime salt. For an inexpensive nosh, try the $10 Hamburguesa de Pescado (fish burger) featuring a fried striped bass filet, avocado, slaw and tomatoes. Sweet potato fries are served alongside. Want to host your watch party at Maize? Call (346) 409-2733 to reserve.
The Upside Pub, 3402 North Shepherd: This Garden Oaks bar is offering specials during every game, including shots of beer after every Astros home run. Chef David Browne has created some special game-day bites, too, including a $12 Brisket Hot Dog, which is wrapped in bacon, covered in queso and served in a toasted potato bun. There are $7 Frito pies as well. Patrons can also win prizes by playing free games of Baseball Squares every three innings.
Game-Day Food & Drink Specials
7Pie, multiple Locations: As the Astros win each World Series game, head to one of the five Greater Houston-area locations for an amazing pizza deal. Pepperoni pizzas will be only $5; limit one per customer. Additionally, 7Pie has something to enjoy during the games, too: a tailgate package for $77. It includes four pepperoni pizzas, 16 jumbo chicken wings, a dozen chicken tenders, family-size fries and a half-gallon of iced tea.
Kolache Shoppe, 1031 Heights Boulevard and 3945 Richmond: Just for the occasion of the World Series, this well-regarded shop has brought back the Chasing the DREAMsicle kolache, and it’s available daily at both locations throughout the World Series. It was first served in 2017 when the Astros went to the World Series, and is filled with sweetened cream cheese and topped with locally made orange curd from Just Pure Flavors. The cost is $3.05 each.
Those who are feeding a crowd might consider a Savory or Sweet Kolache pack. The Savory version includes two each of 10 flavor choices, including bacon, egg and cheese, Kiolbassa jalapeño and cheese or ranchero, while the Sweet pack has two cinnamon rolls, four cinnamon twists and eight sweet kolaches. The Savory pack costs $50 to feed 10 to 12 people or $90 to feed 20 to 24, and the Sweet pack costs $30 to feed 10 to 12 and $50 to feed 20 to 24. Add a carafe of locally roasted Boomtown Coffee for $25.50.
Milk Mustache, 13718 Office Park Drive: Need a dessert for your game-watching party? This new dessert shop is offering not only Astros-themed cookies but also an orange-and-blue cookie cake. The cake comes in two sizes: 9 or 12 inches. Delivery is available in a 10-mile radius from the shop on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Orders received after 11 a.m. on delivery days will be delivered on the next one.
URBE, 1101 Uptown Park Boulevard: One feature of this Hugo Ortega and Tracy Vaught restaurant is an onsite bakery creating fresh Mexican pastries daily. During the World Series, it’s selling special Astros Conchas for $3.50 each or $36 for a dozen. Quantities are limited, and those placing large orders should call ahead by calling (713) 726-8273.
Voodoo Doughnut, three Houston-area locations: Local locations of the Portland-based shops are offering Astros-themed cake doughnuts adorned in blue, orange and white sprinkles available for 25 cents on game days. Custom orders are available if placed with 24-hour notice.
Winfield’s Chocolate Bar, 2411 West Alabama and 2521 University: Get to know this rebranding of The Chocolate Bar in the best way with the WIN @ home FIELD special. The day after the Astros win a World Series game, Winfield’s is giving away either one free scoop of ice cream or one chocolate-covered Oreo. Limit one per customer.
Xochi, 1777 Walker in Marriott Marquis Houston: This Tracy Vaught and Hugo Ortega restaurant is only two blocks away from Minute Maid Park, so it’s a great bet for pre-game dining. For those who don’t have tickets, the World Series will be shown in the bar area. On game days, a Tlayuda de Res (big, crispy tortilla with skirt steak, refritos, housemade Oaxacan string cheese and fresh veggies) and choice of draft beer are $22.
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