There’s plenty of fun to be had at Minute Maid Park during baseball season, but the surrounding area also offers plenty to do, see, eat, and drink.

There’s a growing list of dining and entertainment options within walking distance of the ballpark, even if you’re not going to the game.

Whether you’re looking to grab a pre-game at EaDo or grab a late-night snack after an Astros win, here are 10 spots near Minute Maid Park you won’t want to miss.

Osso and Kristalla

Or: 1515 Texas Ave. (2 minute walk from Minute Maid)

Owned by Astros President Jim Crane, this Italian restaurant features an outdoor patio, full bar, and extensive wine selection. Plus, it’s right across from the ballpark, making it the perfect place for a great meal before a game. Or you can stay and watch the Astros there. The daily happy hour is on weekdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and offers drinks and food specialties.


Or: 1777 Walker St. (5 minute walk to Minute Maid)

Named after Astros legend Craig Biggio, this nearby sports bar has more than 30 screens (including two that are 30 feet tall), a long list of beers, and signature dishes like burgers and nachos. .

On Monday, Biggio’s will celebrate the home opener with live music, a batting cage, special guests, a pop-up pizza stand and more.

Former Astros second baseman Craig Biggio prepares to throw out the first pitch before Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 at Minute Maid Park in Houston.Karen Warren/staff photographer

Right now

Or: 2001 Commerce St. (6 minute walk to Minute Maid)

You’ll have to walk under the Eastex Highway to get to this little Minute Maid cafe, but it’s a great place to grab sandwiches, pastries and other quick bites if you’re not in the mood to eat. at the stadium.

Bahr of Neil

Or: 2006 Walker St. (8 minute walk to Minute Maid)

This gamer-themed bar features video games, a comic book library, and karaoke nights. Its convenient location makes it a great late-night hangout after an Astros win.

Pappasito’s Cantina – Downtown/Avenida

Or: 1600 Lamar St. (10 minute walk to Minute Maid)

If all else fails, you can’t go wrong with Pappasito. Although it’s closer to the Toyota Center, this Tex-Mex staple near Discovery Green isn’t that far from the Astros ballpark either.

rodeo goat

Or: 2105 Dallas St. (12 minute walk to Minute Maid)

On Mondays, this burger spot offers “Moontang,” a bright orange blend of Firefly Moonshine and Tang, for just $3 all day. On Wednesdays they have “worthy Wednesdays” and offer half price cheese fries all day. Rodeo Goat also offers a happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with $1 off beers, $2 off wine, and $3.50 off wells.

Whiskey Burger at Rodeo Goat

Whiskey Burger at Rodeo Goat

Mike Rawlings


Or: 2320 Canal St. (12 minute walk to Minute Maid)

Located in the East End, you can grab a drink and some pre-game fun here for just $10 entry. Cidercade offers over 275 arcade games and over 48 taps of hard cider, kombuchas, hard seltzers and hard smoothies. But you must bring your own food, unless there is a food truck outside.

truck yard

Or: 2118 Lamar St. (13 minute walk to Minute Maid)

Truck Yard is an adult play area with a beer garden, indoor and outdoor seating and a Ferris wheel. You can combine a drink and a ride for just $10.

A view of the outdoor food court at the Truck Yard, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Houston.
A view of the outdoor food court at the Truck Yard, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Houston.Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle

8th Wonder Brewery

Or: 2202 Dallas St. (14 minute walk to Minute Maid)

This brewery dining room is full of Astros memorabilia to accompany garden picnic tables and live music.

Honorable Mention: Lucky’s Pub

Or: 1800 Texas Ave. (1 minute walk from Minute Maid)

Although Lucky’s Pub permanently closed its EaDo location at 801 St. Emanuel St. in June 2020, the sports bar still hosts events in the parking lot outside Minute Maid from time to time.

Monday at 11 a.m., Lucky’s Pub celebrates the first set of Astros 2022 home games “block party style” with food trucks, DJs, drink specials, apparel and Houston games. Rod Ryan and SportsTalk 790 will also be live onsite, according to the event post. General admission is free all day, but fans can access a private big-screen TV, commemorative loot and more by upgrading to the MVP Zone for $50.

Lucky’s Pub at 17754 Katy Freeway remains open.