Things to do in Houston Super Bowl Weekend

We at Kapow are excited about Superbowl LI coming to Houston. And as a Houston native—I’m particularly pumped. According to the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau, one million people are expected to attend some component of the Super Bowl experience. And that number includes 140,000 out-of-town visitors. To help out those 140,000 visitors, we’ve created a local’s guide to our favorite Houston hot spots. So when you’re in town to celebrate one of the biggest sporting events in the U.S., be sure to check out these great Texas-sized experiences to get a taste of Houston! 

Local creations

Yellow Rose Distilling – If you’re looking to try some authentic Houston whiskey, this is the spot. The Houston-based distillery pays homage to small batch distillation and the chronicles of Texas’ rich history. yellow-roseBook a distillery tour and whiskey tasting to get the real Texas experience.

8th Wonder Brewery
– Awarded the Gold Medal at the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship for its brown porter, this renowned brewery is hard not to love. Houston-made and Houston-proud, 8th Wonder Brewery is known as “the craft beer of the home team.”
Cacao & Cardamom – If you’re looking for something a little sweeter, check out Cacao & Cardamom. Houston’s premier Chocolatier, Annie Rupani, uses exotic chocolates and spices in her bite-sized treats, making them extremely innovative and original.

Texas flare

Pinto Ranch Western Wear – If you want to fit in with the pinto-ranchlocals, you’re going to need some authentic Western wear. And the best place to get it is at Pinto Ranch Western Wear. Book an in-store experience to browse the largest inventory of handmade cowboy boots in the United States, while sipping whiskey and enjoying Texas small bites. 

Boots ‘n Shoots – This Southern drinking establishment is the best place to submerge yourself in Texan decor and  grab a drink. With a wide selection of Texas-inspired cocktails, beer and wine, you can’t go wrong. 

Houston-inspired cuisine 

Underbelly – Widely regarded as one of the best dining experiences in the South, this acclaimed, James Beard award-winning eatery features hearty dishes. Learn about Houston cuisine pizzitoladuring a guided tour, then sit down to enjoy a four-course meal from Chris Shepherd.
La Fisheria – This local favorite creates some of the best and most authentic Mexican coastal cuisine in Houston. (They also have amazing cocktails.) La Fisheria is incredibly easy to get to, located right in the middle of downtown Houston.
Pizzitola’s Bar B Cue – BBQ lovers in Houston have been flocking to Pizzitola’s for classic barbecue bites since the 1930s. Sample the famed BBQ and enjoy an interactive pitmaster class during an event at this Houston staple. 
If you’d like more expertise on the best spots in Houston, click on the green icon in the lower right corner of the screen to chat with an expert.


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