12 home run hot spots near Minute Maid Park to pregame before the Astros

CultureMap, by Jayme Lamm
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There’s no better time to catch your World Series champs than right now in Houston. The hot bats, the All-Star pitching rotation, Orbit’s hilarious antics — it all adds up to an amazing fan experience in one of only six covered, air-conditioned ballparks in the league.

To add to that fan experience, we’ve rounded up some of the best Astros pregame destinations. These bars and restaurants’ happy hours, free shuttles, and nearby free parking make them go-to, pregame favorites. So, don your favorite orange and blue gear, grab your tickets, and hit up these 12 Houston hot spots before the game.

Potente
An upscale Italian restaurant may not seem like the most ideal setting for grabbing drinks before a baseball game, but Potente definitely makes this list, not to mention it’s owned by Astros owner, Jim Crane, so baseball is part of the drill at this spot. Boasting one of the best happy hours in downtown Houston, you can grab drinks starting at $4 and light bites for $3, seven days a week from 5-7 pm. Pro tip: Potente offers an even better atmosphere post-game. 1515 Texas Ave.

Distance from Minute Maid Park: Across the street

Parking: Valet parking $8

Osso & Kristalla
Also owned by Jim Crane, this concept is more casual than Potente, making it another convenient option (it’s just across the street from Minute Maid) for drinks before catching a game. The modern and relaxed spot serves up great food and delicious cocktails and if the weather cooperates, the outdoor patio makes the perfect start before an Astros game (or hopefully to cap off a W at the end of the night). Daily happy hour is from 3-7 pm with wine, bubbles, cocktails, and beer — all for just $2.50. 1525 Texas Ave.

Distance from Minute Maid Park: Across the street

Parking: Valet parking $8

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