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After a nail-biting Game 6, NBA fans are ready for the NBA Finals Game 7 against Texas’ own San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. Houstonians can enjoy monstrous plasma TVs, cheap food and strong drinks at various sports bars around town.

Located in the heart of downtown, Lucky’s pub is an ideal Game 7 viewing location because this bar features Houston’s largest HD projection screen at twenty-one feet long. The pub also 50 more plasma TVs conveniently placed throughout the establishment. Enjoy some libations while rooting for your favorite team with $2 domestic drafts and $3 wells served in the traditional “Red Solo” party cup.

360 Sports Lounge

For those looking for a more sophisticated Game 7 experience, 360 Sports Lounge offers a more upscale decor than a traditional sports bar. This lounge offers three HD projector screens, as well as numerous plasma TVs mounted on all walls. A private room is also available for booking featuring a 60” flat screen, private bar and pool table, and free Wi-Fi.

Sam’s Boat

It’s crawfish season, which means seafood restaurants are now dishing out summer’s favorite red critters. Specially known for their spice, Sam’s Boat offers a pound of crawfish for $4.99. With indoor and outdoor screens, fans can watch Game 7 while enjoying some of Houston’s freshest seafood. Get there before the game and enjoy happy hour from 11 am-8 pm featuring $2.75 wells and $3 domestic pints and bottles.  Sam’s Boat is located off of Richmond Avenue.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Make it a family affair at this kid friendly sports bar. Thursdays feature bottomless boneless wings for $12.99, perfect for a two to three hour NBA final.  For those who prefer  to have a private viewing party, Buffalo Wild Wings also offers  .60 cent boneless wings available for takeout. With nearly a dozen locations throughout Houston, there’s a “B-Dubs” in any side of town.

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Where basketball and beer unite, Flying Saucer is perfect for beer lovers and connoisseurs. With over 200 beers to select from, it’s safe to say there’s a beer for everyone. Thursday’s feature “Tap Night” where a rare, specialty beer is released for sale at 6 pm.  Thursdays also include the “Fire Sale” featuring a pint of selected beer for $3. Flying Saucer has two locations including downtown Houston and Town Center in Sugar Land. 

AT&T Center in San Antonio

Die-hard Spurs fans are in luck. The AT&T Center is opening its doors to the public for free. Fans can feel closer to their favorite team by watching them from their home court. This watch party will include live entertainment, food, and drink specials.  Tickets must be picked up at participating San Antonio H-E-B locations. Check the Spurs official NBA website for locations and addresses. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

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