Originally Posted by GlassHalfFull
Midtown (lower downtown area) has really changed. A ton of good bars. If you are looking for more of a beer type place try Woodrows or Christians tailgate.
Two good suggestions from GHF. Woodrows is the more traditional ice house and Christians is more upscale but not to martini bar level. Alabama Ice House is just east of Shephard on Alabama - they have a bomb taco truck in the parking lot that is dirt cheap.
If you can find someone with a ride there is the Texans Grill out at I-10 and Beltway 8 but get there early or you will be standing the entire game.