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E.J.
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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2018 6:34 pm    Post subject: School me on Houston Reply with quote

Going to Houston for a short(3/4 nights) in and out work trip, end of May/first of June. Staying at the Hilton Americas, will not have a car.

Days should be fairly full, not sure what they have planned for the nights, but I may sneak away a bit. Good local eats and beers, hopefully walking distance or a quick Lyft?

Side note, Astros are in with the RSox. Usually I can walk up and scalp tickets for less than face value after 1st pitch at the Parks Iíve been to, but got stung at Fenway last Summer. Think itís worth doing that or just getting tickets 1-2 weeks before on StubHub?

Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2018 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as food/beers, just great hole in the wall. Iím old, married(sheís not traveling) and will probably be with a colleague or two. Flip flops and shorts, not loafers and sport coat.
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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2018 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disclamer-I am an old bastard and don't get out much.
It looks like you are staying downtown. Within the last 10 years they have really turned downtown around there are a bunch of good eating places/bars there. Astros are hot (obviously) right now but I doubt they will sell out. There is also a cool sports bar next to the stadium also I thank called Home Plate?. Houston does not have public transportation you want to ride plan on walking, uber/lyft everywhere you go.

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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't live in Houston, but I spend a few days a month there. Hilton Americas is good. It's right next to the Toyota Center which is where the Rockets play and where the good concerts are. You'll be a good walk from Minute Maid (Astros). Lots of good places to eat in that area. 3 Forks and Vic and Anthony's are good steakhouses. There's a good Mexican joint between the convention center and Minute Maid, but I can't remember the name of it. Guadalajara is more mainstream Mexican, but very good. Pappasitos is right by the Hilton which is kind of a Texas staple. Any of the Pappas restaurants (start with Pappa or Pappas in the name) are good. The Phoenician is an epicurean market with good breakfast within walking distance of the Hilton. The Flying Saucer is a good bar with lots of beers on tap. Also walking distance from Hilton.

There is public transportation (bus and rail) downtown, but I have no idea where it goes and I've never used it. Uber drivers are plentiful anytime of day. There is a tunnel system downtown to keep you out of the weather (heat and rain). See if you can find a map of it.

I haven't bought scalped tickets at the Astros, but have done it at many sporting events in Texas without any problems. I've always been able to find tickets for face value or less a few minutes before the game. I would plan on buying them off a scalper if I were in your situation.

You'll see plenty of people in their white collar work clothes at bars downtown, but I'm not aware of any place with a dress code and I don't think you'll get any funny looks in shorts and flip flops. The steakhouses I mentioned are higher end, but no dress code as far as I know.
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PostPosted: Apr 04, 2018 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a Flying Saucer on Main Street and the corner of I believe Texas. Tons of beer choices there. By Minute Maid, there are two bars that are pretty busy on game day - Home Plate being one of them. Hopefully it won't be too hot at that time of year.
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PostPosted: Jun 01, 2018 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Houston is a fun city. Good food, east transport, polite/friendly people.

Had some good BBQ and great fish. BSOX vs Astros game was fun. Minute Maid Park, beautiful, but a train wreck getting people in. We skipped crowds and hung in local watering hole waiting for the line to die(about 2nd inning).
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PostPosted: Jun 06, 2018 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they were having a give away, yes, it is a beating getting in. Were you at the bar across the street from the park? If so, that's a great spot to get a beer. I'm glad you enjoyed Houston.
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