Way back in 1965, Michael Griffin wanted to open a neighborhood bar. With his love of sports and sports fans and the wee bit o' Irish in him, he created Griff's Irish Pub. Since then, Griff's has become the oldest surviving sports bar in Houston and the site of the largest
St. Patrick's Day Festival in Texas.
Though Michael has since sold the bar to a younger bunch, you never know when you may walk in and see him sitting at the bar!
Many of the traditions Michael started are still in practice today - especially the
GRIFF'S ARMY! The ARMY is made up of sports enthusiasts of amateur, college, semi-pro, and professional teams of all sports. To become a member of the Griff's Army, just show up at Griff's and join the other enthusiasts! The Army gathers at Griff's to watch games or to meet up before going to the games!
Come join us for a free jello shot anytime the Astros hit a home run, the Rockets win, or the Texans score a touchdown!
"Best Sports Bar" by Houston A List 2015
"Best Sports Bar" by Houston Press 2007
"Best Bloody Mary" by Houston Press 2006
"Best Irish Pub" by City Search 2007 and 2008
"Best Annual Party - Griff's St. Patrick's Day Festival" by Inside Houston 2001, 2002, and 2003
#8 of the "Top 25 Sports Bars in America" by Sports Illustrated February 2005
"ESPN's Best Sports Bar in America" in the Cold Pizza Episode 2004
"One of the 10 Best Bars in America to Belly Up and Cheer" by USA Today May 1998