Griff's Shenanigans Cafe & Bar
3416 Roseland St, Houston, TX 77006
Primary Phone: (713) 523-4083
Griff's Sports Bar
Gnriffs Shenanigans Cafe and Bar
Cuisines: Brew Pubs, American
Price Range : Below Average
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03/18/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Great steak nights on Tuesday, Fried or blackend catfish for lunch on Fridays. They have a really good liquor selection, even several top shelf bottles. The Weekend bartenders are alot of fun. with the weather getting warmer it nice that they have two large patios to hang out on.
Also, the website has been changed from Griffshouston dot com to Griffshouston dot net
02/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
""GRIFF'S!! GRIFF'S!! GRIFF'S!!"" By the end of the night, my friends and I were chanting it. Been there twice during the summer, food is cheap and great. Wings, phillies, fries and rings all have my vote, especially with the gift certificate coupons you can find at a site that rhymes with westaurant dot com. Actually, the staff recognized us on our 2nd visit, and they were having pizza for some regulars and offered us some.
My brother went there for trivia recently and came in second place. Apparently he got owned by some law professors. Awesome; any place that can offer up folk who can take down my genius of a brother is deserving of a lot of love.
Good corn hole; can't wait to try it out for horns away games next football season and for this bloody mary bar that this site speaks of.
12/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Griff's is a great sports bar in the heart of Houston that has lots of history. I have watched the Rockets two championships here and have gone along in a group bus to many Astros and Texans games. The people that come here are a great bunch, from old timers to college kids. I love the dive feel of it as opposed to generic looking bars.
12/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Griff's is a great neighborhood bar (even if you have to drive 30 minutes to get to the neighborhood, as I do). The staff is great and the food can't be beat. The Tuesday steak night is awesome. They have the best St. Patrick's week festivities around. e.g., golf tournament, Irish queen contest, parade, live music, Irish stew cook-off etc... There are enough TV sets to see all the sporting events at the same time (or at least the ones you are interested in at the time). They have even been known to have pudding wrestling on occasion.
Griff's is one of the best Sport's bars around! In fact, it's the only one we go to now to watch college football. Great food, great bartenders, lots of TV's and a great front porch. Lot's of local old timers and regulars as well as the younger partiers. Always a fun late nite crowd with lots of dancing to a great DJ on Fridays and Saturdays.
Plus, don't forget they have the BEST St. Patrick's Day party in all of Houston! Party events start a week in advance w/special events every day up until the actual St. Paddy's day. Word of advice though, take a cab since everyone in Houston will be there and you'll have way toooo much fun to drive home!!!
Griff's is a true neighborhood bar, the type of place that brings an entire community together. Wander inside and you'll see tatooed hipsters chatting amicably with lawyers in suits, college kids sharing a drink and a story with senior citizens, and everyone cheering like hell for the Astros, Texans or Rockets. It's comfortable, authentic. It's the type of place where everybody is welcomed and has a chance to be a regular if they just show up again.
The bar food is pretty good, especially the cheeseburger which is fantastic in the greasy-spoon sort of way that demands two hands, your full attention, and roll of paper towels in arm's reach. On Tuesday nights they offer a ribeye, baked potato with all the fixings, and a cold bud for $11.
It's a great place to watch sports, have a few drinks, and feel like you're part of tight community in the midst of a big city.
I have been coming here almost as long as I've lived in Houston. Among the regulars I have made great friends who are like a family to me. This is the sort of place that will always give you a good time while you are there, and leave you with a memory to cherish. More than a bar, it is a second home.
Not only is Griff's the oldest sports bar in Houston (40+ yrs and counting), it's also the best.
They have lots of TVs for every sport and every team. They watch the Rockets, Texans and Astros. Saturday and Sundays are a must for football fans. They have all the college games and all the pros. Just pick a TV.
They also have a delicious menu and a great beer selection. They have weekly specials on drinks and food. Tuesday night is steak night! My favorite is the Griff's original hamburger and a Shiner Bock. Good times!
They have pool tables, an eclectic jukebox, and a patio for those nice days. All in all, a really good place to hang out and have some fun.
And don't forget about St. Patrick's Day. They have the largest festival in Houston.
i've been coming here for a year now and think it's a warm bar with lots of friends who enjoy each others company ... the owners buy lots of shots for everyone and the bartenders are fast and friendly ... and the wings are addictive ... everyone's passionate about their sports teams without being arrogant or cocky ... there are fans of lots of different teams, especially college teams, so if you're an arrogant azz about things and can't handle your alcohol, you will be called out for it, which keeps it REAL ... all in all, the quintessential neighborhood bar ...
Make sure you are a fan of the teams of the owners and friends because NO ONE at this establishment has a sense of humor. I came to visit Houston for 2 weeks LOVING this bar until one bad experience where I will never come back. I come from a football loving town where most normal people enjoy the game and sport and also can have a sense of humor, including the opposing team. This is not the case here. I love the bartenders but besides that the negative presence of such unfriendly owners (and friends) made this bar a never again. I love me some dive bars, but this one is a dump. By the way Vern, Go Gators!!!!
This is, at first blush, a GREAT neighborhood bar if you live in the Montrose area. Very unpretentious, decent food, a place to root for your favorite team. And the people seem very nice - at least that's what we thought at first. However, there's a reason it's not very crowded. Be VERY CAREFUL which team you're rooting for, as there can be some distinctly unsportsmanlike behavior. We all have off days, but... there's nothing worse than a cranky ""dry drunk"" who isn't rooting for the same team you are - especially if you're not part of Griff's ""in"" crowd. Yikes. Be careful here. You may not be as welcome as you at first think, so don't let down your guard! On the plus side, if the management DOES like you, it may take years, but you will have their undying loyalty, no matter what your behavior is! So they can be true friends, it's just that it's a very selective club-- especially for a Montrose ""living-under-the-bridge"" bar.
11/05/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Seeing is beleiving.
This is one of the best sports bars in town.
Griffs is chalk full of character.
Real Old School.
The moment you step in the door, you know this is the place.
The air is stil thick with spirit of the 94 & 95 championship Rockets Seasons.
Best Service in town.
Best Sports Fans by far
And lastly, hands down best Bar Food in Houston.
05/21/2007Provided by Citysearch -
What is best about Griff's is the personal feeling to it all. One of the owners is almost always there, which makes a big difference. It is normally a relaxed atmosphere, but the folks can get rowdy, a plus in my book - especially for Rockets games. There's lots of Texas spirit there!
05/10/2005Provided by Citysearch -
This is a wonderful little sports bar. The food is really good as well. It has the usual bar foods but it doesn't stop there. They have fire grilled steaks and a loaded potato on Tuesday nights and awesome pork chops all of the time! Not only that it's cheap!
So if you get the chance...go on a Tuesday and say steak it is!
09/05/2002Provided by Citysearch -
Liked the atmosphere. Great neighborhood bar. Beer was cold. Typical bar food of fried this and fried that. Burger looked like a good ""greasy spoon"" type that I would have liked. The pizza I order tasted identical to a grocery store bought Di'Gorno-type pie, which I really didn't care for.
08/01/2002Provided by Citysearch -
Griffs is a great neighborhood bar that provides sports fans a great place to watch games and enjoy the interaction with a diverse group of people. It is a relief from the cold big sports bars where you can get lost just going to the restroom. The griffs bus is the absolutely best way to go to an Astros Game or Texans Game.