I hung out at the Houston Street Bar & Patio in the "SoDo" area a few nights back and this is now my "Good Luck Bar". A buddy (ladies, he's single) and I were watching our beloved college Basketball team getting beat like a rug so we left another bar to come here. As the half started at the HSB&P, our team pulled it together, realized we changed locations, and won for us. Cheers all around. Those early season, non-conference games are so vital.
HSB&P is a skinny bar with the actual bar on one side, a skinny table down the middle and a skinny ledge down the right side. The tables are all at the bar height (or close) so you aren't sitting down. I hate sitting down low in bars. You always get some dude's butt in your face. Or, the other side. So either way its no good. Unless you're into that. If so, don't go here, go to Bent. Haha, just kidding Bent. Maybe.
Anyways, in the back of the bar is a staircase that leads you to the patio portion of the bar. Its on the roof. Sweet. The patio has a bar, a view out onto the street, and a giant screen so you can watch movies/games. I ran up there during a commercial break and they had just finished watching Indiana Jones. But, the guy told me you could watch whatever you wanted if you just let them know. This seems like it has plenty of possibilities to be Legen...wait for it...dary (If you watch "How I Met Your Mother" you'd get that, and probably be a better person).
Back downstairs. The main part of the bar is tackily decorated with general sports memorabilia, so it kind of feels like a Buffalo Wild Wings, but they make up for it with 800 televisions, give or take 790. Seriously, there are a lot of places to watch whatever game you're looking for.
You're thinking, gee this sounds ok, but why would you waste my time by writing about this. I will tell you impatient person. It is because this bar has a unique feature. Since they do not serve food (other than deli sandwiches) they will let you order a pizza or any other food that is delivered. You can get a game on the patio screen, call in a pizza or chinese and eat it at the bar. You can then purchase $2 bud lights (not sure how often this is the price) and enjoy the game, your food, and a patio that is in a really cool urban setting.
I wish we had some more places like this just on the fringe of Sundance Square. It's not the same as some of the more divey bars over in the West 7th area and it wont replace Wreck Room for anybody, but its a cool downtown place with a ton of tvs and a really cool patio.
Check it out and don't even try rubbing your butt in my face. But feel free to try it on my friends. Who knows, they may like it.