Minute Maid Park
Home of the Houston Astros
Experience the Park Minute Maid Park Fan Guide
Just across the street from Minute Maid Park is the Home Plate Bar and Grill, a casual restaurant and bar that’s crowded with Astros fans most game days. Beer is served in plastic cups so you can take drinks up to the balcony overlooking Texas Avenue. Right next door is B.U.S. Bar, a place for serious drinkers that can get rowdy. It’s open late and besides a full bar, fans can fill up on pizza, fries, hot dogs, burgers and other bar food.
For more local action, walk six short blocks over to Main Street, the lunch, happy hour and after hours headquarters downtown. You’ll find bigger bars like The Flying Saucer as well as smaller ones like Molly’s Pub. In between are various other bars and restaurants. Main Street is also where you can catch the Light Rail and ride down to Midtown, where you’ll find even more bars and restaurants.
Fans combining a trip to the game with other sightseeing activities will want to check out Space Center Houston, which features exhibits and activities for kids and adults. Visitors can take a tour of NASA and the Astronaut Gallery, and experience what it’s like to float around in space by slipping into the Living in Space Module. Space Center Houston is located about 25 miles south of downtown.
Back in the city is the Museum District, home to parks and 18 different museums, like the Children’s Museum of Houston, Holocaust Museum, Houston Center for Photography, Museum of Fine Arts and others.
For a chance to hang out with the locals, pay a visit to the St. Arnold’s Brewery, Houston’s first microbrewery. Saturday afternoon tours are cheap, and Houstonians pile in to take advantage of the free beer afterwards. Outside food and snacks are welcome, so bring your own sandwiches for lunch.