Maybe you’re concerned about missing the big game because you’re away on vacation, or you’re just looking for a fun and laid-back place to hang out with your family and friends. Whatever you’re in the mood for, a sports bar is the perfect destination to just hang out, catch up or cheer on your favorite sports teams. Here are a few local favorites to check out during your trip to Corpus Christi. Game on!

Big Sam’s Grill & Bar

With a name like this, you know it’s going to be a fun afternoon or evening cheering on your favorite sports teams. Big Sam’s Grill & Bar is located in Northwest Corpus Christi and features plenty of pool tables, arcade games and more than 50 large TVs so you’ll never have to miss any of the action.

Stay entertained during halftime or intermission by challenging your friends to a round of karaoke every Friday night from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. If the big game is on earlier in the day, be sure to take advantage of their Happy Hour specials Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Looking to host a large party or event? Big Sam’s can hold up to 400 people, so no matter how big your family or group is, there’s plenty of space to gather everyone together.

Hard Knocks Sports Bar & Grill

With over 83 HD televisions - yes, 83 TVs - there are more than enough games for any sports enthusiast to enjoy. There is a huge game room for everyone, a delicious menu and friendly service and PLENTY of seating; Hard Knocks is your place to catch all the sports you love. Make sure to check out the spacious outdoor patio with even more TVs.

On any given night, you can enjoy karaoke, fan nights or even a foosball tournament! 

Boathouse Bar & Grill

Calling all beach lovers! This spot is the perfect mix of laid-back and high energy. Boathouse Bar & Grill sits right along the waters of the Gulf of Mexico on Padre Island. Come hungry and ready to cheer on your favorite teams at any of their four bars, including a full sports bar to watch all the games you want.

Grab a drink during happy hour Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or kick back while sipping on a mimosa or bloody mary during Sunday Funday brunch. This fun spot offers indoor and outdoor seating with gorgeous views of the water. Be sure to catch the live entertainment on weekends!

Gators Sports Bar and Grill

What’s a Texas vacation without a round of Texas Hold ‘Em? That’s just one of the many games you can challenge your friends to while at Gators Sports Bar and Grill. Spend some time in Central Corpus Christi at this lively and energetic location with a mouth-watering menu.

In addition to card game tournaments every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, Gators also has several pool tables so you can take more of your friends’ money. Stop by and grab a drink during daily happy hour from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and get comfortable in their indoor or outdoor seating areas.

Bubba’s 33

The name has an interesting backstory and you’ll want to celebrate the good times all night long. Bubba’s 33 was inspired by the end of Prohibition in 1933, and named after its founder, Bubba. He is also the mastermind behind the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain, so you know all of the food and drinks will be tasty.

Everything is made from scratch and you can enjoy the huge menu and drinks in the family dining section or at the garage bar. The walls are lined with TVs, the sports jerseys of famous athletes and tons of South Texas flair. Also located in Central Corpus Christi, you won’t have to worry about missing the big game, even if you’re miles from home. Bubba’s 33 is perfect for the whole family or your entire group of friends, there is something for everyone at this easy-going and spirited sports bar.

Watching your favorite sports is a great way to unwind. With all of the tasty food, cold drinks and fun atmospheres these awesome sports bars in Corpus Christi offer, you may never want to go home. Get your head in the game and start planning your trip to Corpus Christi today at!