If you’re among the thousands of people flooding into Houston for the Super Bowl, don’t waste an opportunity to explore a new city by spending the whole time at your hotel and the stadium. There’s a lot more Houston has to offer, including some of the country’s most unique food and drinks. And during the week before the event, locals and visitors will be out and about pre-gaming for Super Bowl Sunday.
The area right around NRG Stadium is mostly a drinking desert, but the METRORail will take you between the game and some of the city’s popular and up-and-coming neighborhoods. Here are some bars to swing by before the final teams face off.
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Suzannah Weiss is a freelance writer and editor whose work has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Village Voice and more.